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Medem Launches E-mail Service For Parents and Children.

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SAN FRANCISCO--(BW HealthWire)--Aug. 7, 2000

Smart Parents' Health Source Offers Parents News and

Information on Children's Health Issues, Building on Medem's

Mission of Providing Authoritative Medical Information

Medem, the e-health network founded by the nation's leading medical specialty societies and the American Medical Association (AMA), today announced the launch of Smart Parents' Health Source, a new e-mail newsletter service that provides parents with the latest pediatric news, as well as access to current healthcare information and helpful resources.

Smart Parents' Health Source -- offered free of charge three times a month and sent directly to the e-mail inboxes of busy parents -- provides the most trusted medical information for the health and well-being of families. The service features a monthly health column by pediatric and family health experts, as well as medical information focused on children's health topics of national importance such as breastfeeding, anti-tobacco education, and learning disabilities. Two other newsletters go out to parents each month, featuring the latest pediatric health news, recent studies and relevant clinical information from the nation's leading medical societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics.

"Smart Parents' Health Source offers parents important, cutting-edge medical information so they can make informed decisions about their children's health," said Joe M. Sanders, Jr., M.D., FAAP, Executive Director of American Academy of Pediatrics.

"We are very excited about offering this service, which I think really represents the essence of Medem, " said Nancy W. Dickey, MD, Medem Editor-in-Chief and past president of the American Medical Association, who also maintains an active practice as a family physician in College Station, Texas. "We are providing comprehensive health information by drawing on the combined medical resources of Medem's partner societies, delivered directly to parents."

To register for this service, parents can go to www.medem.com and click on the Smart Parents' Health Source link at the bottom of the page.

About Medem

Established in October 1999 by the nation's medical societies, including the AMA, Medem's rapidly expanding network already represents more than two-thirds of American physicians. Medem is building the premier secure patient-physician network featuring the trusted clinical content of America's leading medical societies and direct patient access to their own physician's Web site.

Medem was founded by the American Academy of Ophthalmology; the American Academy of Pediatrics; the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; the American Medical Association; the American Psychiatric Association and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Among the newest societies to join the Medem network are the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; the American College of Preventive Medicine; and Michigan State Medical Society.

For more information call Cheya Pope at 415/591-5939 or visit the company's Web site at www.medem.com.
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