Back in the day, if I had a strange pain or a weird symptom, I would head for the closet and dust off that old medical reference book. Years later, I remember calling Tel-Med to hear a recorded message describing a symptom or disease. Now it’s the digital age and medical advice is available as soon as you turn on your computer. It’s that simple. You have a stomach cramp or dizzy spell and it’s time to Google a medical site. Remember that reliable websites are a great source of information. But the more you weave through the web, I can almost guarantee that you’ll discover your symptom is caused by a life-threatening disease. Just remember that a website can’t replace your doctor; a website should tell you when to see the doctor. When you have a symptom, does web surfing increase your worry level? Are you able to break your reliance on medical websites? Please share.

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