Consumer Health Information: Untangling the Web

ConsumerHealthLiteracyBannerHave you ever been frustrated in trying to research a health condition by Googling, only to come up with hundreds of results, many of them contradictory?  It’s not just you – when it comes to finding reliable information on the Internet relevant to a medical/health condition, it’s like sorting through tangled threads.  But there is help!  Join us for Consumer Health Information: Untangling the Web on Thursday, May 18th from 2:00 to 4:30 in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room. This program aims to demystify the searching process when it comes to finding reliable and authoritative health information for Seniors.  Tom Cummiskey, MLS,  (experienced Medical Librarian) will share his knowledge of the National Library of Medicine’s databases and how to easily locate information written for the layperson.  Co-presenting will be Marian de la Cour, RN, MLS, Medical Librarian at Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth Hospital.  Both will share practical examples using health topics of interest to seniors.  Learn new ways to access reliable information that is easy to navigate!

Posted in Past Programs, Seniors & Outreach.