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Tips for Managing Diabetes Over the Holidays Offered Online via Mediasite

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 General News J E 4
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Health centers use webcasting to share medical education with new audiences



MADISON, Wis., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Managing diabetes successfully depends in large part on personal lifestyle choices, and online education is making that easier this holiday season. Health centers across the nation are providing education to health professionals and their patients with Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management.



"We want to make sure people are getting the correct information and know that educational resources are available if they need individual care and Mediasite is part of how we do that," said Jean Kostak, M.S., R.D., CD-N, C.D.E., a diabetes education specialist at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Anyone can now access such information through a quick online search of the Mediasite presentation catalog for the UConn Health Center's Celebrate Women program.

(http://mediasite.uchc.edu/Mediasite41/Catalog/Front.aspx?cid=5af6c02c-6cc2-400c-87a0-8033066c778e)



In her presentation, "Managing Diabetes Around the Holidays," Kostak offers a number of easy tips for people with diabetes to maintain their normal blood glucose levels over the holiday season, including:





"During the holiday season, there are more opportunities to get away from meal plans. Only the patients can control their own lifestyle changes, and people who do get educated about their illness are better able to manage it," Kostak says.



At the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, diabetes education is also streamed online. The center webcasted all sessions of its recent school health conference, including presentations on child obesity and diabetes risk factors. The knowledge presented is now publicly available via the University's Mediasite catalog for physicians to reference after the event. Visit the catalog here. (http://aisvid.uthscsa.edu/mediasite/Catalog/?cid=8b0310c8d1e7457e9e0b8c1ce63ffd41)



"The UConn Health Center and the University of Texas Health Sciences center are part of a growing movement among our Mediasite customers to embrace new approaches to sharing medical information and reach new audiences. We are proud to be their partners in providing online communication tools for medical education that hold the potential to truly transform the quality of healthcare," said Sonic Foundry president and CEO Rimas Buinevicius.



Since its introduction in 2003, Sonic Foundry's Mediasite has set the standard as a transformational communication medium for delivering critical information and sharing knowledge. The patented Mediasite webcasting and content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of rich media presentations that combine audio, video and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing.



About Sonic Foundry(R), Inc.

Sonic Foundry (Nasdaq: SOFO, www.sonicfoundry.com) is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for more than 1,200 customers in education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Events Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance.



Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



-- bring a favorite healthy appetizer to a holiday party -- while baking, substitute a mix of applesauce and margarine for butter -- give away the leftovers to avoid a "never-ending holiday" -- make time to exercise - and take the cold weather into account

SOURCE Sonic Foundry, Inc.
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