Trusting Information

As you learn about your condition and access information, it’s important to confirm you are referencing trusted sources of information.

Whether or not you can trust information is probably one of the last things you want to think about, but here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Talk to your doctor or nurse about information you find online. Ask them for recommended resources. They can even prescribe them to you electronically, which brings us to #2.

2. Take a look at our online Prescription to Learn®, otherwise known as the Health GPS, where we’ve curated content from trusted sources for you so that you can focus your energy on what matters most—getting better. Ask members of your health care team to prescribe recommended resources to you through the system!

3. Use your judgment as you review health content, which can be misleading or incorrect. As you search for information and interact with online communities, you can use some of the tips here.