Med-Tech

‘Doctor Google’ Isn’t Replacing Actual Doctors Any Time Soon

To be fair, the Internet is WAY less awkward. (Photo:flickr.com/thart2009

As much as we can accomplish over the Internet these days, sometimes there’s just no substitute for IRL. Case in point: That mysterious rash that won’t disappear no matter how much lotion you apply.

A study released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project says that while 59 percent of Americans have looked online for some sort of health information, only 35 percent have turned to the Internet with the specific aim of diagnosing themselves or someone else online. A mere third! That seems a little low, no? Read More