I have a new post up on Medium, illustrated with this gem from a 2012 post: An excerpt: We can’t let misinformation—or worse—go by without comment. I think it’s time for more people to speak up in health care. More pediatricians should express their measles outrage. More people should chronicle the reality of living with chronic conditions.
Each one of these people cuts through hype and makes me feel smarter: Hilda Bastain – Editor & curator, PubMed Health. I’m addicted to her cartoons: Statistically funny. And I’m a new fan of her SciAm blog: Absolutely Maybe. @Laikas – Medical librarian, scientist, mom, human. I’m addicted to posts like: “Medpedia, the Medical Wikipedia, is Dead. And […]
In response to popular demand, my Pew Research colleagues and I posted detailed demographic tables for the “Tracking for Health” study. I should warn you: These are not pretty tables. You may need a ruler to keep track of the rows and columns since we crammed as much data into each table as possible. But […]
I had the great honor of being part of the first Medicine X conference at Stanford University last weekend. I presented a sneak preview of new survey results collected by the Pew Internet Project and the California HealthCare Foundation. Overall, the conference was magical, as I wrote in a previous post. In this post I […]
For the past 5 months I have been immersed in data and narrative about chronic disease. The result, “Chronic Disease and the Internet,” is a report sponsored by the Pew Internet Project and the California HealthCare Foundation. We find that living with a heart condition, lung condition, high blood pressure, diabetes, and/or cancer has an […]
Just before Thanksgiving, Microsoft released a study entitled, “Cyberchondria: Studies of the Escalation of Medical Concerns in Web Search.” Ryen White and Eric Horvitz took advantage of a data set that few people have access to (log files from Microsoft’s Live Search engine and MSN Health and Fitness) as well as a survey of 515 […]