Beware “Dr. Web” and the Dreaded Google Self Diagnosis

December 31, 2013 | By

Ever since America at large discovered the convenience of the Internet, people have been using it to research everything from recipes to real estate listings. Add to that, we’re a society that leans a bit paranoid when it comes to our aches and pains–and it certainly comes as no surprise that health concerns are one of the more popular search topics on the Web.

A 2013 survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project revealed that “Dr. Google” seems to have a thriving practice indeed, with 59% of U.S. adults surveyed stating they’ve used the Internet to look for health information. This infographic from Soliant Health looks at this in more detail.

Beware Dr. Web and the Dreaded Google Self Diagnosis


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