Tips for Parents: Find Medical Advice Online

How to separate the information from the misinformation―especially crucial when it comes to your children’s health. 

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  • Find out if your doctor’s office has a website. Many offices publish validated information from other sources.
  • Look for sites associated with children’s hospitals or medical centers, such as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Exhausted the dot-org sites? Health.com, a sister site of RealSimple.com, and WebMD.com (children.webmd.com) are other good sources of reliable information.