Cyberchondria: The Good, The Bad, and The Neurotic Side of Internet Diagnosis

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In typical GeekMom fashion when someone in the family gets sick, I hit my favorite medical sites to diagnose their illness. Sometimes this helps us avoid an expensive trip to the doctor and other times it causes us to make an appointment. Since I am a bit of a hypochondriac and have just enough medical knowledge to be dangerous, I usually jump to the worst possible disease that even remotely matches the given symptoms.

I just recently diagnosed myself as a cyberchondriac, but I digress.

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