People Coping With Rare Disease Are Internet Power Users (via Google Reader)

When people go online searching for health information, they’re often also looking for someone who’s grappling with the same problem. That’s especially true if they’re dealing with a rare disease.

The Internet provides a gateway to all kinds of medical facts and also to people who have come by that information the hard way.

That’s the news from a survey just out from the Pew Internet Project and the California Healthcare Foundation. They found that people dealing with rare diseases are the undisputed power users of health information online.

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