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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 Gather, Harvard Medical School doctors are contributing insight on health topics that matter most to people and engaging in conversation around those issues. With the launch of our newest programs we can further engage with the community by participating in real time conversations during live chats, and providing videos with our perspective on breaking health news stories."

"Gather has the best conversations online and health is always a hot topic," said Tom Gerace, founder and CEO of Gather. "We are thrilled to be a place where people can have conversations with leading research physicians from Harvard Medical School. Their participation over the past year has enriched our community, and we are very excited that they are expanding their involvement with Gather with the new rapid response video and live chat programs."

About Gather

Gather is the social network with substance for the adult, 30+ demographic, the site where busy people go to keep up with the people, conversations, and moments that matter. Gather has half a million members, and more than one million unique visitors to the site each month. Approximately 90% of visitors to Gather are older than 25. Several of the world's most prominent brands partner with Gather to interact online with consumers and reach a more adult and affluent audience. Gather is a privately held, privately funded company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Investors include Allen & Company, The American Public Media Group, Hearst, The McGraw-Hill Companies and Southern California Public Radio. For more information, visit http://www.gather.com.


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