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US patients turn to FaceBook to find health information

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A recent survey of nearly 23,000 U.S. residents found that 41% of respondents reported using social media as a health care resource. Of those, 94% said they use Facebook to find health information, such as health education videos, and diet and exercise tips.
Facebook pages are more interactive than traditional organization websites.
Facebook lets patients connect to other patients with similar illnesses, ask their health care providers questions and provide feedback about health care facilities

Written by hbasset

March 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Posted in Science 2.0

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