To use a search engine or not to use a search engine? In today’s techno-crazy world, it’s simple to go to your favorite search engine, type in a symptom and get enough printouts to wallpaper a mansion. No doubt more people are going to Google, Bing, Dogpile, etc., when they’re experiencing a headache, sore throat or tummy ache.

I don’t really like the idea of handing your doctor an inch-thick stack of computer printouts whenever you experience a weird symptom. I put my trust in my doctor, even though I’ve been guilty of spending many an hour on Google, trying to self-diagnose.

Check out this Time.com piece from Dr. Zachary F. Meisel. You’ll learn that some doctors may be seeing the benefits in going online.

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