This morning’s NPR story, “Patients Turn to the Internet for Health Information,” featured data from our e-patients report, but also some research that has been conducted at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Wisconsin. CHESS researchers Robert Hawkins and Suzanne Pingree talked about how breast cancer patients in their study seemed to benefit from being directed to doctor-approved health information online.

If you are interested in learning more about such doctor-directed health information sources, I recommend looking into the Center for Information Therapy, as well as some health search engines, like Organized Wisdom, Kosmix, Healia, Healthline, Mamma Health,and Medstory.