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More Americans using mobile phones to look up health information
Modern Healthcare

Here’s the latest rundown of mobile application usage in healthcare from a survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and the American Life Project and the California Healthcare Foundation: Of the 3,014 adults surveyed between Aug. 7 and Sept. 6, 85% own some form of mobile phone, and 45% own a smartphone. The 31% of all mobile-phone owners who said they use their phone to look up health or medical information is not quite double the 17% who said the same in a similar survey conducted in September 2010.