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Pew Mobile Health Survey

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The Pew Internet project puts out its latest survey on mobile technology being used for health purposes. The survey indicates growing use of health apps and health information search capabilities, but with variable presence among demographic groups.

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2010 Potpourri XL

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Is there anything scary about health care? Yes if you have to pay for it! Nothing scary about our Potpourri, just soothing health care nuggets, covering alternative therapies for back pain, CBO’s view on the reform law, peer interaction to help manage diabetes, diabetes prevalence, Massachusetts physician information, accountable care organizations, bias in clinical trial results and the effects of the health law on employer provided insurance.

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Home Is Where the Care Is

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The complexity and rate of change in health care sometimes makes spotting major trends difficult. One appears to be growth of home-based diagnostic and therapeutic care. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses drivers for this trend.

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