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Consumer Health: Health Information

To help you navigate the wealth of consumer health information out there effectively and safely, the MCW Libraries have created lists of reliable, trusted resources you can turn to as well as tips and tricks to evaluate health information.

Search Medline Plus

MCW Libraries recommends making MedlinePlus your first choice when it comes to looking for health information. MedlinePlus covers health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language. Information is provided in multiple languages. Search in Español

General Health Resources

Evaluating Health Information

A lot of misleading health information is published in books and magazines, and is featured on TV and the web. Therefore, it is important to get our health information from trusted resources like MedlinePlus, which has an excellent overview on evaluating health information. When reading health information, it is also helpful to ask yourself questions about the source of the health information. Below is an outline of questions to consider.

Evaluating Online Health Information

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Specific Health Topics

Below are links to resources for specific health topics. 


Heart Health



Blood Pressure

Eye Diseases

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