Staying Connected: The Internet and Older Adults

Published 03/12 2014 02:49PM

Updated 03/12 2014 05:03PM

Guess what everyone? Not everything you find on the internet is true. This is particularly the case when it comes to health information. Andy Crocker, the Gerontology and Health Specialist from the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, reminds the older adults in our lives of just that. 

More than 60% of adults use the internet to find health information, but o
nly about 20% of search results provide relevant information.

When Searching the Web:
- Check the author
- Check the sponsor
- Check the date
- Check for sensational claims
- Always discuss with a health provider

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