From Web-Savvy Patient To a ‘Cyberchondriac’

Anonymous Patron writes The WSJ Doctor’s Office Column describes ‘Cyberchondriacs’

Dr. Brewer says proliferation of medical information over the Internet has helped people take more responsibility for their health. Patients are able to educate themselves in ways we never thought of several years ago.
It seems that individuals affected by nearly any medical condition have a Web community to turn to for support and education. The Web lets patients help each other and takes some of the work of patient education off of the doctor’s hands.

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