Archive for the ‘healthcare’ Category

Traditional roles still in play for most Americans when dealing with a health issue

July 17, 2010

American adults continue to turn to traditional sources of health information, even as many of them deepen their engagement with the online world according to 2010 Pew Internet & Life Project Report.

When asked, “Now thinking about all the sources you turn to when you need information or assistance in dealing with health or medical issues, please tell me if you use any of the following sources…”
* 86% of all adults ask a doctor.
* 68% of all adults ask a friend or family member.
* 57% of all adults use the internet.
* 54% use books or other printed reference material.
* 33% contact their insurance provider.

Knowledge to Action Science Clips Top Ten

July 5, 2010

Each week, to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge, selected science clips will be posted here for the public health community. The focus is applied public health research and prevention science that has the capacity to improve health now.

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