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Harvard Health Publications Launches H1N1 Flu iPhone Application
Date:10/28/2009

demic in a generation."

The H1N1 flu iPhone application includes science-based information on the state of the pandemic's spread; practical steps people can take to mitigate their risk of infection; key symptoms to watch for; and how to act in case of a suspected infection. The application includes video content as well as text, animated illustrations, and links to government databases. In addition, the application provides businesses with specific information on how to best prepare their enterprises for managing through the pandemic, developed in collaboration with Harvard Business School Publishing.

The H1N1 iPhone application is the first of a series of such applications that will be part of HMSMobile, which was developed in cooperation with The Imagine Network as a strategic partner. HMSMobile represents the commitment of Harvard Medical School's doctors and scientists to provide people with knowledge and skills that will improve their health. Over time HMSMobile plans to expand its offerings to include content for additional platforms beyond the iPhone series, as different mobile devices add functionality that allows for similar integration.

About Harvard Medical School and Harvard Health Publications:

Harvard University established the medical school in 1782. The mission of Harvard Medical School is to create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in ending human suffering caused by disease. It encompasses 17 affiliated hospitals and research institutions. Each year, more than 10,000 faculty members train hundreds of medical students and thousands of resident physicians and research fellows. Harvard doctors have developed a broad range of medical breakthroughs, scientific discoveries and innovations for which they have received numerous awards, including 15 Nobel prizes. Harvard Health Publications is a division of Harvard Medical School responsible for cr
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