People Go Online For Health Questions

Thursday - 6/18/2009, 6:41pm EDT

Forget reading health journals or waiting to talk to your doctor. When people want their health questions answered, they go online. That's according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The survey found 61 percent of American adults look for health information online. Those online activities include reading about other people's medical experiences or health issue on blogs, looking at online rankings or reviews of doctors and hospitals, signing up for emails or listening to health-related podcasts.