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Google screen cap One in 20 Google searches are for health-related information, giving the tech behemoth insight into things that we would never admit to a doctor.

Thanks to a combination of Google, WebMD and the $6,000 deductible on my health insurance, I haven’t been to a doctor to talk about an illness in years. Millions of Americans have similar habits; in fact, one in 20 Google searches are for health-related information. “Dr. Google” may not have an MD or a board certification, but it does have the clinical knowledge of a primary care provider who sees millions of patients a year.

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