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MedHelp to Add Top Stanford Surgeons and Specialized Forums to Online Health Community

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 General News J E 4
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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5 MedHelp, the leading online healthcommunity connecting people to medical experts, information and sharedexperiences, today announced Stanford University School of Medicine surgeonsDenise L. Johnson, M.D. and Stephen Ryu, M.D. have joined their premier rosterof more than 35 doctors and over 14 of America's leading medical institutionson MedHelp.org. In addition, MedHelp has also added respiratory andasthma/allergy forums with medical experts from National Jewish Medical andResearch Center to its steadily growing list of more than 100 medical forums.

MedHelp's active online health community of more than 4 million peopleeach month consistently maintains their position among the top ten most-visited Web sites in the U.S. in the health and medical information industry(Hitwise, June 2007). The health forums range in topic from allergies, cancer,child behavior, depression, diabetes, heart disease, infertility, nutrition,sexually transmitted diseases, urology and many more.

"We're focused on expanding our active expert community to provide thebest medical resources for our users to take control of and learn more abouttheir health. With the addition of top Stanford Surgeons to our MedHelproster, we continue to provide a home base for those who seek healthinformation and advice outside of the doctor's office," said MedHelp CEO Johnde Souza.

MedHelp's extensive roster of top-tier affiliated medical professionalscontinues to grow with the addition of two high-profile surgeons from StanfordUniversity:

"The Internet is a great resource for getting and giving advice inaddition to learning about health. It can also be an excellent place tosupport and learn from each other's experiences," said David Tinkelman, M.Dand VP Health Initiatives, National Jewish Medical and Research Center."National Jewish is pleased to participate as a resource for those who seekinformation about asthma and COPD from MedHelp."

As an online health resource since 1994, MedHelp is a pioneer in themovement to empower consumers to seek health information and advice online asa complement to regular doctors' visits. In addition to helping doctors buildcloser relationships with their own patients and connect with additionalpotential patents outside of the office, MedHelp provides medicalprofessionals an opportunity to showcase specific expertise and specialtiesand to establish thought leadership in the field among colleagues, hospitalsand patients.

To see a full list of affiliated doctors and specialists please visit:(http://www.medhelp.org/physician_profiles.htm).

To see a full list of affiliated hospitals and medical centers pleasevisit: (http://www.medhelp.org/medical_partners.htm).

For more information on the new Asthma/Allergy forum please visit:(http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Asthma-Allergy/wwwboard.html)

For more information on the new Respiratory Disorder forum please visit:(http://www.medhelp.org/forums/RespiratoryDisorders/index.htm)

About MedHelp

Founded in 1994, MedHelp was created out of the need to have one reliableresource for people to access the highest quality medical information, expertadvice and shared experiences. As one of the oldest and most active onlinehealth community, MedHelp has over 13 years of patient and doctor commentaryand feedback on a wide range of health-related topics and information. MedHelpconnects 4 million people each month with the best doctors, hospitals andspecialists in the world as well as with others with shared healthcareinterests and experiences. MedHelp is based in San Francisco and is self-funded. For more information, visit http://www.medhelp.org.-- Denise L. Johnson, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery; Advising Dean; and Director of the Melanoma Program at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is also a member of th
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