HealthESites
May 16, 2001
Vol. 2, No. 18
ISSN 1530-3608
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WEB-SAVVY CONSUMERS HIGH ON HEALTH
Forty percent of American Internet users visit health-oriented
Web sites regularly, according to a poll that the research firm
Roper Starch Worldwide conducted with the magazine Yahoo!
Internet Life. Yet only four percent of Internet users have
purchased vitamins or drugs online.
Source: HealthScout - May 12, 2001
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20010512/hl/
web-savvy_consumers_high_on_health_1.html



DOCTORS GO DIGITAL
This article profiles a new medical office in Washington, D.C.,
that's almost entirely paperless. The sidebar explains some of
the steps that doctors took to set up the office and get it
running smoothly.
Source: Washington Post - May 15, 2001
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/health/A26648-2001May14.html
Sidebar:
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26607-2001May14.html


ONLINE DRUG SALES GETTING HIGHER
The online market for health care products, beauty aids, and
drugs will reach $2.2 billion this year, according to an estimate
by eMarketer. That's double the figure for 2000, and eMarketer
estimates the market will top $7.1 billion by 2004.
Source: eMarketer - May 9, 2001
http://emarketer.com/analysis/ecommerce_b2c/20010509_b2c.html


DOWNLOAD AND RUN
In this pair of articles, two Washington Post reporters detail
their experiences with the Vivonic, a $200 handheld computer on
which you record your food intake and exercise. The first
reporter loved it, but the second hated it.
Source: Washington Post - May 15, 2001
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27025-2001May15.html
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27026-2001May15.html


E-VERYBODY MUST GET STONED
"Marijuana" is one of the most-searched terms on the Web. Most
sites just offer information - about everything from
marijuana-inspired music to drug testing - but a few claim to
deliver the real stuff.
Source: Wired News - May 12, 2001
http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,43524,00.html


DOCTORS FAIL TO PROCESS CLAIMS OVER THE INTERNET
Seventy percent of physicians use the Internet and about
one-in-four have Web sites, according to a survey conducted by
the American Medical Association. The doctors' favorite Web
sites: Medline, WedMD, Medscape, and the AMA's own site.
Source: Reuters Health - May 10, 2001
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010510/hl/internet_1.html


SEX ADDICTION HITS THE INTERNET
This story falls into the category of this-is-really-old-news-
but-the-reporter-just-stumbled-across-it-and-thinks-she's-onto
something-hot. Yes, there are sexual activities on the Internet.
Yes, some people - but nobody really knows how many (a point
ignored in a recitation of scary-but-really-dubious statistics)
have problems with sex online. So what's the big deal?
Source: United Press International - May 12, 2001
http://www.psycport.com/news/2001/05/12/up/
0000-6971-bc-us-cybersex-feature.html



PARENTING START-UP ROOTED ON SPOCK
Never mind that oodles of commercial Web sites are going belly up
at an astonishing rate. The widow of pediatrician Dr. Benjamin
Spock has started up a Web site - although her business will also
produce content for offline media like books and television. So
far the company has raised $12.8 million in funding.
Source: Associated Press - May 9, 2001
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010509/tc/dr_spock_web_1.html


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