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Information Quality—Part 4 of 4

Here are some other hints: Look at the general tone of the information. Is it too emotional? Does it sound too good to be true?

Be cautious about sites that make unbelievable claims or promote "miracle cures."

Neither of these sites present information this way.

Next, check to see if the information is current. Out-of-date information can be hazardous to your health. It may not reflect the latest research or treatments.

Look for some sign that the site is reviewed and updated regularly.

Here is an important clue. The information on this site was reviewed recently.

In the footer area on the Physicians Academy for Better Health example website, it states the information last reviewed January 15, 2017.
The example on the Physicians Academy for Better Health site states the date of the review.


There are no dates on this site's pages. You do not know if the information is current.

The header area on the Institute for a Healthier Heart website states only 'helping families live healthier lives since 2015'.
The example on the Institute for a Healthier Heart site does not state the date of the information, only the date the organization itself was formed.
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