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Trusting Health Information on The Internet

Sympatico's HealthyWay's current feature is on trusting health information obtained through the Internet. They introduce the Health On the Net Foundation (HON), a non-profit organization based in

Geneva, Switzerland. This group has developed a code, a set of eight principles that all health Web sites should follow. The feature also includes links to other "well-respected medical and academic

institutions, as well as government health agencies" where up-to-date health information can be found.



See http://www1.sympatico.ca/healthyway/HEALTHYWAY/feature_hio1.html



Submitted by Deb Bang, St. Joseph's Community Health Centre, Consumer Health Information Service