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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.
Feb 12, 2013
The internet can be used as a diagnostic tool, for peer-to-peer healthcare, and for self-tracking. We look at the statistics behind these activities.
Feb 11, 2013Susannah Fox
We posted a preliminary version of the September 2012 health survey data.
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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.
Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOm
Jan 27, 2013
It may just be early adopter tech types who log every step they take or calorie they burn using Fitbits, Nike Fuelbands, and other devices, but that hardly means they’re the only ones who track their health.
About 7 in 10 American adults told the ...
Milt Freudenheim, New York Times
Whether they have chronic ailments like diabetes or just want to watch their weight, Americans are increasingly tracking their health using smartphone applications and other devices that collect personal data automatically, according to health indust...
Jan 25, 2013Susannah Fox
Stanford Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and emerging technologies. Stanford Medical Student Joyce Ho interviews Susannah Fox about her upcoming report, “Tracking for Health.”
Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
Jan 15, 2013
"Dr. Google" has a booming virtual medical practice, but it doesn't compete with a real health professional when it comes to providing care and information about health concerns, according to a new survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Proje...
Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times
Thirty-five percent of American adults said they had used the Internet to diagnose a medical condition for themselves or someone else, according to a new Pew Research Center study. Women are more likely than men to turn to the Internet for diagnoses....
Kim Painter, USA Today
Could that mole be melanoma? Is this cough just a cold? If you have ever gone online to try to diagnose yourself, your spouse, your child or a friend, you have plenty of company, a new survey confirms.
About 35% of U.S. adults say they have used ...
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.
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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.