“Healthcare in the US may be ridiculously expensive but, hey, at least there’s Doctor Google.
“Diagnosing yourself via Google is quick, free and often extremely alarming.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve discovered that what I suspected might be a hangover is actually a very rare terminal illness.
“According to my various Google diagnoses I should be dead several times over by now, leading me to suspect that I may be a medical miracle.
“I’m not the only one self-diagnosing via search. Around 72% of Americans look up health information online, according to a 2013 Pew study.
“And last year, Google reported that about 1% of the site’s searches relate to medical symptoms.”
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