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Health information remains high on the list of popular uses for the Internet

02 Feb

Advice
Seeking health information is the third-most-prevalent activity among American Internet users, according to a report being issued Feb. 1 by the Pew Internet Project. The only things more universal were exchanging e-mail and using search engines.
Eight out of 10 Internet users report going online for health information, even if it’s only occasionally. “Health-care information is there when they need it,” said Susannah Fox, associate director. People most commonly look up diseases, treatments and doctors, often on behalf of a child or other dependent.
In many ways, the Internet has become the de facto second opinion,” she said. “People go online to prepare for a doctor’s appointment – or recover from [it].”
via Washington Post

 

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Health information remains high on the list of popular uses for the Internet

  1. drneelesh

    February 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

     

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