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Apr 23, 2013Susannah Fox
Highlights of the Pew Internet Project’s research related to health and health care.
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Eight in ten internet users have looked online for health information. Read a summary of Pew Internet's health research.
Jan 28, 2013Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan
69% of U.S. adults track a health indicator like weight, diet, exercise routine, or symptom. Of those, half track “in their heads,” one-third keep notes on paper, and one in five use technology to keep tabs on their health status.
Jan 15, 2013Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan
35% of U.S. adults have gone online to figure out a medical condition; of these, half followed up with a visit to a medical professional.
Nov 8, 2012Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan
Half of smartphone owners use their devices to get health information and one-fifth of smartphone owners have health apps
More in: Health, Mobile
Jul 12, 2012Susannah Fox, Joanna Brenner
Thirty percent of U.S. adults provide support to a loved one. The internet is a key information and communications resource for this front-line labor force.
Sep 18, 2011Susannah Fox
Peer-to-peer healthcare is a way for people to do what they have always done – lend a hand, lend an ear, lend advice – but at internet speed and at internet scale.
More in: Health, Social Networking
Aug 2, 2011Susannah Fox
How the internet is transforming health communications by providing us with access to information and each other.
More in: Health, Social Networking, Mobile, Web 2.0
May 12, 2011Susannah Fox
The online conversation about health is being driven forward by two forces: 1) the availability of social tools and 2) the motivation, especially among people living with chronic conditions, to connect with each other.
Feb 28, 2011Susannah Fox
Many people – especially those living with chronic or rare diseases – use online connections to supplement professional medical advice.
More in: Health, Communities
Feb 1, 2011Susannah Fox
Food safety, drug safety, and pregnancy information are among eight new topics included in our survey, which finds that 80% of internet users gather health information online.
More in: Health, Digital Divide
Jan 21, 2011Susannah Fox
People living with disability are less likely than other adults to use the internet.
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The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.