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Surfing Health on the Web

Are you one of the thousands of people that have turned to 'Dr. Google' for help with your medical problems? You may be playing a dangerous game of Russian Roulette with your health!

"People are likely to turn to the internet rather than their local library for answers, and, while it may seem to them that every answer is on the internet--it isn't! Neither is every answer true, accurate, factual, or evidence-based. Searching for health information is a crap shoot, but it doesn't have to be if you search the right sites, incorporate a few search tips, and navigate the relevant websites. Knowing these sites and tips will not only lead to good answers for your health questions, it will also provide a background to help others with theirs". 

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