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Children's National Medical Center Program Director to Provide Expertise to DiabeTeens.com, The HealthCentral Network's Teen Diabetes Site
Date:7/23/2008

ARLINGTON, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com) today announced that Dr. Fran Cogen, MD, director of the Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children's National Medical Center, will provide her expertise to HealthCentral's DiabeTeens.com, a site offering connections to a community of teens with diabetes.

Dr. Cogen, along with appropriate consultation by a dietician, social worker, and a psychologist from her Diabetes Program at Children's National, will write a weekly blog for DiabeTeens.com. Dr. Cogen will also provide answers to teen questions and give tips for healthy diabetes management. A 15-year veteran of treating teens with pediatric diabetes, Dr. Cogen was named one of 2007's best doctors in America by Best Doctors Inc. She will lend her expertise to address teens' concerns and help them take an active role in their health.

DiabeTeens.com provides teenagers with diabetes a place to ask questions, get information and connect with one another, sharing the true experiences of living with diabetes day to day.

"I'm excited to work with the teens on HealthCentral's DiabeTeens.com, many of whom have questions about managing diabetes and want to reach out to both peers and experts they can trust," Dr. Cogen said. "It is my hope that through improved communication we can learn from each other and empower those who live each day with diabetes."

"We are honored to provide the forum for furthering Dr. Cogen's commitment to helping teens with diabetes," said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "Teens with diabetes are coping with a lot of responsibility in their lives, and DiabeTeens.com's mission is to both arm them with the information they need to successfully manage this condition and let them know they are not alone in it."

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