October 25th, 2011

‘Cyberchondria’ gives doctors a pain

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Based on the results of a survey released in 2010, the Harris Poll company reported that the number of American adults who had ever gone online to look for health information was 175 million, up from 154 million the previous year.… Pieter Ouwerkerk, a University of Chicago senior, said he regularly visits sites such as mayoclinic.com and uses a smartphone application called Epocrates.

Chicago Tribune, by Kristen Kridel, 10/25/11

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