Does surfing for health information do you more harm than good?

“. . . people who use their computer to find out more about their condition end up in worse health than those who do not.”

I certainly support increased information flow and patient empowerment. However, there is a reason why physicians endure 7 or more years of medical school and residency. It is how the information is interpreted and applied that matters. People who take their health solely into their own hands, without physician guidance, are asking for trouble.

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