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Consumer Health Information

This consumer health resource is a joint effort of the Savitt Medical Library of the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, and the Lyon County Library System, Yerington, Nevada. This website was created to help health consumers find online health information. The website is intended for informational purposes only, and the information provided herein is not meant to replace the advice of a physician or other health care professional.

The creators of this website are not responsible for the accuracy or currency of information provided at other sites. While those working on this website took every effort to insure the reliability and authoritativeness of resources linked to from this website, linking to an external site in no way implies endorsement of information, products, or services by the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, and the Lyon County Library System.

Because anyone can place information on the Internet, it is important to evaluate what you find and use judgment in determining if the information can be trusted. Some useful guides to help you evaluate the authority of online health information resources can be found here: https://nnlm.gov/initiatives/topics/health-websites and here: https://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information/How_To_Evaluate_Health_Information_on_the_Internet_Questions_and_Answers.aspx
 

In general, it is important to keep in mind the source of the information and the sponsor of the website. Websites sponsored by government, educational institutions, or credible professional organizations may be more likely to provide unbiased information than commercial websites. Look for contact information and an ‘About Us’ link to help you understand the organization’s purpose in maintaining a health information website.

This website was made possible through funding from the The Institute of Museum and Library Services' Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants to States program Sub-Grant Number 2016-26.

Disclaimer

The Savitt Medical Library Web site was compiled from a variety of sources and should be used for informational purposes only. The Savitt Medical Library disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of, or any way related to any errors in or omissions from this Web site and the content, including but not limited to technical inaccuracies, time sensitive information and typographical errors. The Libraries may make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality, or content at any time.

This Web site contains links to other World Wide Web sites. Please be advised that the Savitt Medical Library do not control or endorse the information presented on these Web sites. The  Savitt Medical Library is not responsible for the information policies or opinions of other sites. The Web privacy practices, disclaimers and security of these sites are not representative, either implicitly or explicitly of the Savitt Medical Library.