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How many people use the internet for health information?

Research suggests that healthcare websites and blogs increasingly do make a difference. Eight out of 10 Internet users -- roughly 60 percent of American adults -- sought health  information online in 2010, according to a Health Topics report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.  A decade ago, only 25 percent of American adults relied on the Web for health information. 
 

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