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The Scary World of “Doctor Google”

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Aug 18, 2016 1:41:59 PM

As a practicing physician, you’ve probably encountered this scenario before: a patient comes to you with symptoms of a minor ailment, and is convinced, thanks to self-diagnosis, that he or she has a rare, life-threatening disease. How did they come to this conclusion? They learned it from their friend, “Doctor Google.”

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