Health Q&As

Go Ask Alice! is Columbia’s health Q&A Internet resource. It provides the Columbia University community and readers all over the world with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.

If you have a health-related question, search or browse the Go Ask Alice! site for an answer. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, submit your own question to Go Ask Alice! For additional information, check out the Related Resources and FAQs below.

FAQs

What is Go Ask Alice!?

Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University — a department of Columbia Health.

This site has three frequently used features (among the many):

  • New Go Ask Alice! Q&As of the Week gives you the most recently published inquiries and responses — this section is updated every Friday.
  • Search Go Ask Alice! lets you find health information by subject via a search of the ever-growing Go Ask Alice! archives containing thousands of previously-posted questions and answers, and reader responses.  The search box is located at the top of every page on the site.
  • Ask Alice! gives you the chance to ask and submit a question to Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is produced and funded entirely by Columbia University. The site does not receive funding to promote specific products, nor does it accept advertising of any sort.

Who answers the questions?

Go Ask Alice! is supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers. Our team members have advanced degrees in public health, health education, medicine, counseling, and many other relevant fields.

What is the mission of Go Ask Alice!?

Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet resource. It provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.

Last updated April 04, 2016