The Internet As Nurse Or Doctor

A lot of us have probably used the Internet as a way to look up the symptoms of an unexpected ailment; it's an uncertain proposition though, as a search engine is not designed to give you carefully filtered, accurate medical diagnoses. Even if it did, many of us may get caught up ascribing a dire prognosis to a bruise that was actually just the result of that stupid screen door. How can you use some of the valuable information that is available, while not making yourself crazy? Lifehacker has some answers, in this article.
Sure, you probably know if your stomachache just happened to set in a few hours after visiting the oyster bar, but keep in mind that a heart attack can have symptoms very similar to a bout of bad indigestion, and it can be difficult even for trained and experienced professionals to tell the difference without equipment or specific tests.

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