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The patient's guide to authoritative health information on the Internet.

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About the Portal

Welcome to Darnall Medical Library's Patient Health Education Portal. It is our goal to provide you with links to authoritative health information on the Internet.

There is a good deal of inaccurate information on the web. If you want to look up information online about a health topic, what sites should you trust? This portal answers that question.

The websites listed here have been evaluated by medical librarians based on credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers. They contain reliable health information that you can trust. This portal also recommends free and inexpensive mobile health apps that have been reviewed by doctors.

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Ask the Doc

What is health literacy?

"Health literacy refers to how well a person can find and understand the health information and services that they need. It is also about using the information and services to make good health decisions."

To learn more about health literacy, why it is important, and how it impacts your health, please visit

Contact A Librarian

Do you need help finding health information? Contact our clinical librarian.

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Disclaimer: The librarians at Darnall Medical Library are happy to respond to requests for health information from WRNMMC patients and families. The librarians are not doctors and cannot provide medical advice or interpret the information provided. Only health care providers can evaluate how health information may apply to a patient's specific situation, discuss medical conditions, and make health-related recommendations and suggestions.

Links, photos, or content shared from another site do not indicate endorsement by WRNMMC or by any other federal agency. Advice on the treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a physician who has examined that patient or is familiar with that patient's medical history.

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