By Dr. Brian McDonough

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Are we becoming a nation of Cyberchondriac?

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According to a Pew Research Center study, 72-percent of us went online to find health information in the past year, and 59-percent of the people said they went online specifically to figure out what medical conditions they have.

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Web surfers admit they also look at what other people might have.

Women are the most likely to go online for a possible diagnoses as well as younger people and whites. Those in the highest income brackets and those with more education are also more likely to go online.

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There is good news is 46-percent of online diagnosers say they actually go to doctors if they see they have a problem.