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Will eHealth Help or Harm to Our Health?
 

Will eHealth Help or Harm to Our Health?

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With the distribution of medical information to over 160 million people in the United States, the Internet has been rapidly changing the consumer’s view of medicine by providing a key opportunity ...

With the distribution of medical information to over 160 million people in the United States, the Internet has been rapidly changing the consumer’s view of medicine by providing a key opportunity for consumers and patients to become actively involved in the provision of his or her health care.

While the growing availability and use of Internet health information and social networking tools can benefit consumer awareness and participatory medicine, such tools may also expand the chance of consumer health risks associated with misleading information and studies showing that only 1 out of 40 self-diagnosis results in a visit to a physician

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