NORD’s Mary Dunkle Comments on Diagnosis Challenges and Urges Caution on Using Internet Sources in New Article

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In a recent article published by HealthDay entitled “‘Dr. Google’ Helps Some Patients Diagnose a Rare Disease,” NORD’s Mary Dunkle notes common reasons for rare disease diagnosis delays and cautions patients and caregivers regarding online sources, recommending that people “use only trusted sources such as the U.S. National Institutes of Health, teaching hospitals and patient organizations whose information is reviewed by medical experts.”

The article can be read in its entirety here.


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