Dr. Google Is Ready to See You Now
Check out Google’s new health search feature
When it comes to questions about your health, the Internet can be a scary place to look for answers. (Who hasn't spiraled down a path of panic from reading article after article on [insert ailment here]?)
To help cut through the clutter, Google just launched a new and improved health search function. The tech giant teamed up with the trusted Mayo Clinic to develop in-depth information about common medical conditions that will float to the top of search results.
Here’s how it works: You input your question into the search bar (or ask the app)--say, how do I know if I have Lyme disease? Google will then provide you with basic health information (a summary of the condition, symptoms, treatment, etc.), and every fact present in said result has been reviewed by an average of 11 doctors.
Obviously, Google can't take the place of your real-life doctor, but hey, we'll take vetted and carefully curated health information where we can get it.