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Pew survey: Health consumers find more help on Web

Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2009

Mobile devices, doctor review sites, and blogs are changing the way millions of health consumers find and share find health information, according to a new survey released by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and the California HealthCare Foundation. Nearly 60% of respondents said they have consulted blog comments, hospital reviews and doctor reviews, listened to podcasts about healthcare and signed up to receive updates about health or medical issues. And 20% have posted comments, reviews, photos, audio or video online related to healthcare.