Know the Science
Why is it important to know the science of health? Simply put, because there is a lot of misinformation out there—from anecdotes disguised as evidence to excessive claims made by supplement manufacturers to TV doctors touting the latest "miracle cure."
On this page you'll find tools to help you better understand complex scientific topics that relate to health research so that you can be discerning about what you hear and read and make well-informed decisions about your health. Know the Science features a variety of materials including interactive modules, quizzes, and videos to provide engaging, straightforward content. Learn more about how the Know the Science initiative got started.
So, what are you waiting for? Dive in, and get to know the science.
Know the Science is now available in Spanish!
Know the Science Tools
Understanding the basics of scientific studies to help you make better health decisions.
Find out if the drugs and supplements you take may interact in a harmful way.
Understanding what “natural” means can help you choose health products wisely.
Find out how to tell whether websites and apps are trustworthy.