At the first sign of a cough, an ache, or a few too many sleepless nights, do you dial your regular doc or just Google the symptoms? Probably the latter: 88 percent of Americans turn to the web, apps, and other sources to get more information about a health problem before visiting a professional, according to a new survey from SleepRate, a company that partners with Stanford University to address sleep issues.
We all know WebMD isn’t as good as a real doctor: 43 percent of adults surveyed admit they have concerns that this online info might lead to a mis-self-diagnosis. The good news? 88 percent still report seeing a doctor at least once a year for professional care.
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