Beyond Dr. Google: Finding Reliable Health Information Online with UCLA Medical Librarian Kelli Ham

April 17, 2017

Beyond Dr. Google: Finding Reliable Health Information Online with UCLA Medical Librarian Kelli Ham

Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8600

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 17, 2017
Contact:  Jeff Schwartz, Reference Librarian
Phone: (310) 458-8631


Beyond Dr. Google: Finding Reliable Health Information Online with UCLA Medical Librarian Kelli Ham

     Santa Monica, California – It is easy to find health information on the Internet, but how can you tell if it is trustworthy? Which websites are the best for learning about symptoms, treatments, medications, and "what the doctor said?" On Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 6:30-9PM in the Main Library Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, UCLA consumer health librarian Kelli Ham will present tips and tricks for finding quality health information on just about any topic. Attend this session to see a demonstration of "what the science says" about the effectiveness of complementary and alternative treatments. Learn how to spot the red flags and warning signs of questionable websites, and take home a list of the best, easiest-to-use health information resources.
     This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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