UncategorizedFebruary 25, 2013

How many people use “ask a doctor” sites?

An estimate of how many people go online to seek a doctor’s opinion about something, such as on an “ask a doctor” site (hint: a fraction of a subgroup).

CommentaryFebruary 19, 2013

A mirror and a window

How were you first introduced to the Pew Research Center? Do you share our research with other people? If so, how?

InteractivesFebruary 12, 2013

The Internet and Health

An infographic summing up key findings from Internet and health reports.

UncategorizedFebruary 11, 2013

2012 Health Survey Data

We posted a preliminary version of the September 2012 health survey data.

UncategorizedJanuary 28, 2013

Tracking for Health

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.

UncategorizedJanuary 25, 2013

A Conversation with Susannah 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.”

UncategorizedJanuary 15, 2013

Health Online 2013

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.

UncategorizedDecember 17, 2012

Is there hope for SMS health alerts?

85% of American adults have a cell phone, yet just 9% have signed up for health alerts via text. What is the potential for this type of intervention?

UncategorizedDecember 10, 2012

The Mobile, Social Present

Susannah Fox provided an overview of the Pew Internet Project’s health and mobile adoption research, particularly as it relates to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.

UncategorizedNovember 26, 2012

Rural e-patients face access challenges

Rural residents in the U.S. lag behind those in suburban and urban areas when it comes to technology adoption.