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'Don't believe everything you read on the net.'
"Here I was, all this time, worrying that maybe I'm a selfish person, and now it turns out I've been suffering from compassion fatigue."
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'Dr.Davis was beginning to wish that he'd taken a little more care in wording his advert.'
"The internet says I have an eating disorder, I might be anorexic!"
"I've been using the latest home tech and apps to monitor my health....And after feeding the results into some online medical sites I discovered I was dead!"
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"Sometimes I wonder why I spent ten years at medical school and another 20 honing my skills..."
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"I feel fine but according to my new watch I might be DEAD!"
"So I'm perfectly healthy? That's good but will I still be able to research symptoms online and panic?"
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'I checked my symptoms on the internet and I think I might be dead!'
According to the internet Harry's growth was a lucky four-leaf-clover wart.
Kim was beginning to wish she hadn't started down the self-diagnosis route
'I can't examine you, but your health insurance does allow you access to a self-diagnosing website.'
"I'm going to be as blunt as I can, Mrs. Jones. Being misinformed and neurotic can greatly increase your perceived health risks."
'I'm very impressed with your web research, this self-diagnosis would be 100 accurate...if you were a patagonian fruit bat.'
"Doc, I don't have just a second opinion, I have 143 Facebook friends saying you're wrong!"
"Nurse! Call the doctor, I've found out what is wrong with me."
'He's a very good doctor, and I trust him, but I must confess that I always double check his diagnosis on Google.'
"No, I won't write your prescription legibly...you'd just google it and ask a lot of dumb questions."
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'We don't offer health insurance, but we do allow to Google your medical condition on your lunch hour and see what you find.'
"No fat, no salt and no internet doctors..."
'But surely if I'm convinced I'm a hypochondriac that makes me one?'
"Because we dismissed his original self-diagnosis, he wants to give us his second opinion."
"And there's a surcharge if you insist on annoying the doctor with any self-diagnosis you found on google."
"I looked up my symptoms on the Internet and it said I might get old!"
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"Here's the list of the drugs I think I need."