Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Webinar Series: Online Health Literacy

Better Health Is Just a Click Away

Information is power, especially when it comes to health. This three-part webinar series is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to make better health-related decisions, expand understanding of online health-related tools and resources, and make good choices relating to health concerns.

Part I: Ways to Use the Internet to Improve Your Health

The first webinar in this series is an overview of the emerging world of online health information. With hundreds of websites offering information and resources to enhance health and wellbeing, it is important to learn about the types of online social media and how to effectively use them.               

Part II: Evaluating Health Information Online

The internet is an invaluable resource for understanding and improving knowledge of health concerns, if you know where to look! This webinar offers a set of criteria that can be applied to health-related websites to determine which are credible sources and which should be ignored.

Part III: Alternative Medicine: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Which alternative medicines work, and which should be avoided? Hear a lively discussion on the pros and cons of alternative medicine. Learn how alternative medicine differs from complementary medicine, discover the different types of the most commonly used alternative medicines and the evidence for and against their effectiveness, and find out additional concerns to be aware of when considering whether or not to use alternative medicine.

$ 129/3-part series OR $49/individual webinar.

For more information or to register, contact Louise Lyons at (847) 492.7433 or

Upcoming dates:

Evaluating Health Information Online: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11 a.m. – Noon (CT)

Alternative Medicine: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11 a.m.-Noon (CT)


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