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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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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
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
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.
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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.