Do you Google for medical advice? Here’s a new feature to help your quest…
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s time to just admit it; you use Google for medical advice.
Whether you’re looking for advice about a sore back, or bug bite photos on your child’s behalf, you can now ask Google to help diagnose your trouble.
This week, Google launched a new “overview” medical feature. It’s designed as a helpful, concise directory of information that will save you the time of scrolling through endless pages and links. The feature works on Google’s mobile site, as well as its iOS and Android apps.
The “overview” will appear beneath an aqua-colored bar; including “potential conditions, possible treatments, directions on how to get more information online and which type of doctor may be able to help.”
Google stresses however, that its feature should never replace an actual doctor’s medical advice. If you have a condition, you should contact an expert in person.