According to a new report from Pew Research Center, 64% of adults in the US own a smartphone. What they are doing with that phone just may surprise you. Almost two-thirds of adult smartphone owners have used their phone to look up information on a health condition. The younger they are, the more likely they are to use their phone for this purpose -- 77% of owners ages 18-29, compared to 39% of those age 50 and older -- which means the trend will only strengthen as the younger users age. But the internet is full of medical information that may not be credible. For the sake of your employees’ health, you may want to steer them to credible resources that will have a positive impact on the type and quality of care they receive. Just make sure that your employees can access those resources via their smartphones.
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