Ask Dr. Hallberg: 'Self-diagnosing' using the Internetby Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio,
Dr. Jon Hallberg, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — More than 35 percent of Americans have tried to diagnose an ache or pain using the Internet with services like WebMD, according to a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life project.
That number is growing as health information is more and more available at our fingertips.
Dr. Jon Hallberg, a regular medical analyst on All Things Considered and a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, spoke with Tom Crann about the growing trend.
- All Things Considered, 01/22/2013, 4:49 p.m.
Tom Crann is the host of All Things Considered for MPR News.
Assistant professor in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, and medical director at Mill City Clinic.