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    Health Information Online

    Eight in ten internet users have looked online for information on at least one of 16 health topics, with increased interest since 2002 in diet, fitness, drugs, health insurance, experimental treatments, and particular doctors and hospitals.

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    Low-income Internet users search for health information online

    EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE AT 5PM EASTERN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2003 CONTACT: Susannah Fox, Pew Internet & American Life Project (202) 296-0019A case study of Californians finds that poorer Internet users report their health searches helped them with medical issuesWASHINGTON – Low-income Californians who use the Internet are just as likely as more well-to-do Internet users […]

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    Americans Search Online for Mental Health, Insurance, and Drug Information

    WASHINGTON (July 16, 2003) – In the first comprehensive national survey on the scope of health topics that Americans are searching online, the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that one in five Internet users has looked for mental health information, one in four has looked for health insurance information, and one in three […]

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    Internet Health Resources

    Half of American adults have searched online for 16 health topics ranging from disease information to smoking cessation strategies. Health seekers go online to become informed, to prepare for appointments and surgery, to share information, and to see…

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    Most Americans expect to find what they are looking for online in news, health care, government information, and shopping

    WASHINGTON—The growing ranks of experienced Internet users as well as the deepening reach of the Internet into all aspects of American culture has raised all Americans’ expectations about what is available online. New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project finds that most Internet users (80%) and many non-users (about 40%) expect that […]

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