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