Does anyone else remember those Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials from the 1980s? “Your peanut butter is in my chocolate!” “Your chocolate is in my peanut butter!” I knew I was getting older when I referred to a partnership as a “two great tastes that taste great together” event and my younger colleague had no […]
Open Internet vs. Closed Doctor-Directed Systems–Susannah Fox
Our research shows that most people just use a general search engine when they have a health question, but many report feeling overwhelmed by what they find. What’s the trade-off? What other resources are out there for e-patients?
E-patients With Chronic Conditions–Susannah Fox
Sometimes my research becomes a little too much for me to bear alone. Like when I find that people living with chronic disease and disability are among the least likely to have access to the internet, but who, once online, are among the most avid e-patients. Or when I am emailing with an ACOR member […]
Gov Gab on Organic Food–Susannah Fox
USA.gov just launched a blog and one of the first posts explains the 4 categories of “organic” food, a good basic tool for people trying to avoid hormones, pesticides, etc.
Poor and Elderly E-patients
The current issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved features an article based on a August 2006 survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Unfortunately, the full text of the article, “The Telehealth Divide,” by Mary Schmeida and Ramona McNeal is behind a subscription wall and press coverage […]