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Friday, July 13, 2007

Harvard doctors will blog on Gather.com

By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff

Harvard Medical School physicians will begin blogging under a new agreement with Gather.com, a social networking site for adults. Harvard Health Publications, which provides content from the medical school, announced this week that it is launching 35 online communities focusing on different chronic conditions, including depression, diabetes and insomnia.

Physicians will blog on each disease, offering expert advice and allowing for back and forth conversations with consumers, who also will be able to join online discussions with each other.

LifeMasters Supported SelfCare Inc., a leading provider of disease management programs, also is part of the venture.

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