Friday, January 20, 2006

STAYIN' HEALTHY: What's wrong with you?

Ever feel sick with seemingly random symptoms, and want to figure out what the heck is wrong with you? A few years ago I found this website that helps you with the process. Yeah, it's free.

You simply click on the body part relating to your symptom (there are also lists, if the non-graphical approach is easier) and go through the selection process. So, say you have dizziness. You click on the model's face, then choose dizziness and vertigo from the list of symptoms. That brings up a list of groups of symptoms. You choose the set of symptoms that relates most to you, and click the arrow next to it. Voila, instant diagnosis!

Not really though... of course this is just a computer program and not an MD. Self diagnosis should always be taken with a huge grain of salt, but it can be useful information when used wisely.

Here's the site:
http://www.myelectronicmd.com/step2.php

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