-- Is the information updated regularly? Health information changes
constantly as new knowledge about diseases and treatments is gained
through research and patient care. Web sites should reflect the
most up-to-date information. (Tip: Look for "Last Updated"
at the bottom of each page, or for the date an article was written
-- Are links to other pages kept current? The presence of "dead"
links is a sign the site is not well maintained. (Tip: Click some
of the links to see if you get "Page not found" error
Go to Mayo Clinic – Pain
1. Click on any section. Does it have a date at the end?
2. Click on a few links under “Related Information”
or “Additional Resources.” Do all the links work?
Go to Dr. Ivan's Depression Central and click "Begin Here to Read about Mood Disorders." Look at a few of the sections and notice the lack of dates.