Cyberchondriac

Rise of the 'Cyberchondriac'

Do you have a rash between your clavicles? A bump where there shouldn't be? Dry mouth, itchy throat, dandruff? If so, you may have looked online for the answer.

That's the conclusion of a new Harris Poll released this week, which found that more and more connected Americans are looking online for the answers to health-related questions: roughly 88 percent of all Americans who go online.

In raw numbers, over 175 million Americans viewed health information online, up from 154 million last year and 50 million American adults in 1998.

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