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It may be cliché, but “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” Today, formal training has been pushed aside as people are flooded with information—so much so that they can unofficially deem themselves as experts. This is especially true in the area of medicine with TV ads selling prescription medicine and websites overflowing with symptoms, causes and treatments, so people can literally try to diagnose themselves.

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