Half of all health searches in the U.S. are done on behalf of someone else. That’s been a core finding of the Pew Research Center’s health portfolio since 2000. We have called information the new chicken soup of the digital age, brought to the bedside by people who want to help. Now, in the social […]
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The Pew Research Center will release a new report about caregivers in June. As we prepare, I’m looking for stories to share with reporters so they can better understand the context for our data. If you have experience caring for a family member, a friend, or a neighbor, either now or in the past, please […]
That’s a Tim O’Reilly maxim, not original to me. I quoted it, exasperated, after reading this article: The biggest merger you didn’t hear about yesterday If you haven’t read it yet, please do. It is damn good and damn right. Sorry. It’s just that I feel like the frog in the pot who just saw the […]
I’m looking into public perceptions of patient safety as a possible research topic and have run up against a question I can’t answer. Can you help?
For over a year I’ve been the accidental manager of a community garden. All I did — I swear — is point out an open plot of land and people started pitching in, planting, asking friends to join them. All of a sudden we’d transformed a bare patch into something beautiful. I thought for sure […]
Warning: this doesn’t end well. Not for anyone in the story. Unless it changes you, as it did me. Jonathan Welch, MD, teaches at Harvard Medical School and practices in the ER at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. But, as is often the case in life, the information that really matters is more personal: […]