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Description: Google is attempting to alleviate the incorrect self-diagnoses of those googling symptoms and then jumping to conclusions about their health.

Source: Mashable

Date: October 13, 2014

 

It seems Google is trying to bring an end to all the fake “diagnoses” resulting from folks searching for their symptoms and arriving at the wrong conclusions — or at least alleviate the problem. An image posted to Reddit shows a Google search for knee pain, and an option for the user to video chat with a doctor about their symptoms. Read Rest of Story

Questions for discussion:

1. Have you ever googled symptoms you may be experiencing to gain answers about your health?

2. Would you google research symptoms before heading into a Dr.’s appointment?

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