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Gather and Harvard Health Publications Launch New Programs to Bring Harvard Medical School Doctors' Expertise Online
Date:10/28/2008

Public Can Directly Interact with Harvard Medical Doctors Via New Series of Live Chats, Articles, and Online Videos

First Live Chat with Dr. Julie Silver, Harvard Medical School Doctor, Author, and Cancer Survivor, Scheduled for TONIGHT at 8 p.m. EDT

BOSTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, anyone can obtain medical information by talking to a top Harvard Medical doctor -without leaving your laptop. Gather (http://www.gather.com), the social network with substance for the over-thirty crowd, today announced that Harvard Health Publications, a leading provider of health content from Harvard Medical School, is launching several exciting new programs on the Gather site that make it easier than ever for Americans to tap into Harvard Medical School doctors' expertise and experience. These programs include the first-ever ongoing series of bi-weekly live chats about medical topics with Harvard Medical doctors, as well as exclusive weekly health and wellness articles for the Gather community, informational videos about breaking medical news, and pediatrician advice and articles for the Gather "Baby Talk" group.

Dr. Julie K. Silver, M.D., from Harvard Medical School, will participate in the first Harvard Health Live Gather chat today, October 28th from 8-9 PM EDT in Gather's Health Essential Group (health.gather.com). Dr. Silver, a breast cancer survivor, will share excerpts from her latest American Cancer Society book, What Helped Get Me Through, a compilation of wisdom and hope from celebrity and everyday cancer survivors.

According to Harvard Health Publications Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D., "Research shows that more and more people are turning to the Internet for medical information, advice and support without receiving the quality of content that Harvard Medical School professionals can provide," he said. "By participating in the social networking world via Gath
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