Live Online Call-in Program HealthTalk Live! Debuts April 18

Leading Medical Experts to Provide Answers for Those Living With

Chronic Conditions



Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from HealthTalk Interactive

    SEATTLE, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based HealthTalk Interactive(R)
 ( http://www.healthtalk.com ) has announced the debut of a new series of free,
 live, twice-monthly webcasts that will connect top medical experts and
 experienced patients with callers and on-line visitors.  Each magazine-style
 format program will address a main topic and several additional subjects in an
 open exchange of ideas, information and experiences relevant to people living
 with serious and/or chronic conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis,
 multiple sclerosis, cancer, and more.  HealthTalk Live! will be co-hosted by
 HealthTalk Interactive's co-founder and cancer survivor Andrew Schorr and
 medical director Royce Morrison, M.D., a 25-year board-certified medical
 internist.
     The first program in this provocative series will air Wednesday, April 18
 at 5:30 p.m. PDT (8:30 p.m. EDT), with the topic "How to Get the Best
 Treatment for You," with these segments:
 
     ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION - These experienced patients and family members
 will share their insights and take questions from callers on how to get the
 best possible treatment:  Barbara "Grannybarb" Lackritz (author of the new
 book "Adult Leukemia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Their Families");
 Stephanie Wolff, mother of two young boys and living with MS; Nancy Sander,
 Founder of the organization Mothers of Asthmatics (www.aanma.org) and mother
 of three children with asthma.
 
     PEDIATRIC ASTHMA - Phillip R. Corsello, M.D., Medical Director, National
 Jewish Disease Management Programs and Associate Medical Director of Pulmonary
 Rehabilitation Program for the National Jewish Medical and Research Center
 talks about the latest in asthma treatment, including understanding new
 medications, and the tremendous progress that has been made in treating this
 condition among children.
 
     WOMEN AND CANCER - Julian Schink, M.D., professor and vice chair of
 Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin, and founding member
 and chief medical officer of MDExpert Link (www.mdexpert.com) will discuss
 women's health issues including the risks and benefits of hormone replacement
 therapy, how to lower the risk of cancer, and coping with a cancer diagnosis.
 
     COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE - Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., Doctor of Naturopathy and
 member of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
 and author of Total Wellness talks about what place complementary medicine has
 in your care, and how to have a dialogue about the subject with your regular
 physician.
 
     Questions may be submitted by e-mail in advance at www.healthtalk.com or
 by e-mail or open phone lines live during the program.
     Host Andrew Schorr commented, "People dealing with a chronic illness find
 out quickly that they need help navigating the fractured healthcare system.
 Doctors don't have the time to answer questions in depth, and finding the
 expert in your condition can be daunting and expensive.  There are many
 issues, however, that are shared by most people dealing with a chronic or
 serious health condition, and we will be addressing these issues on every
 edition of HealthTalk Live."
     HealthTalk Interactive, Inc. (HTI) provides extensive, in-depth
 communications designed for patients and families coping with chronic,
 long-term health conditions. The Company's content is available at in-person
 forums, on the phone, and through its newsletters and websites. Since 1985,
 HTI has been a pioneer in multi-channel, interactive communications with
 patients, family members, and healthcare professionals, and continues to
 attract thousands of visitors daily to the HealthTalk website at
 www.healthtalk.com.  While on the site, visitors find "unique disease-focused
 networks" for several health conditions including certain cancers, asthma,
 diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and women's health.  Leading
 physicians and researchers provide perspective on the conditions as well as
 existing and emerging treatments.  Visitors view photos and video clips, read
 interview transcripts, and hear the voices of the speakers.  Each network has
 connections with notable advocacy groups and leading medical centers.  HTI
 serves the community utilizing the internet to access important healthcare
 information through two unique websites:  HealthTalk.com, a patient
 information site, and RxSite.com, a unique new direct-to-consumer
 product-focused service.
 
     Contact:
      Dashiel Wham, HealthTalk Interactive
      206-957-0111   dashw@healthtalk.com
 
 

SOURCE HealthTalk Interactive
    SEATTLE, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based HealthTalk Interactive(R)
 ( http://www.healthtalk.com ) has announced the debut of a new series of free,
 live, twice-monthly webcasts that will connect top medical experts and
 experienced patients with callers and on-line visitors.  Each magazine-style
 format program will address a main topic and several additional subjects in an
 open exchange of ideas, information and experiences relevant to people living
 with serious and/or chronic conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis,
 multiple sclerosis, cancer, and more.  HealthTalk Live! will be co-hosted by
 HealthTalk Interactive's co-founder and cancer survivor Andrew Schorr and
 medical director Royce Morrison, M.D., a 25-year board-certified medical
 internist.
     The first program in this provocative series will air Wednesday, April 18
 at 5:30 p.m. PDT (8:30 p.m. EDT), with the topic "How to Get the Best
 Treatment for You," with these segments:
 
     ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION - These experienced patients and family members
 will share their insights and take questions from callers on how to get the
 best possible treatment:  Barbara "Grannybarb" Lackritz (author of the new
 book "Adult Leukemia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Their Families");
 Stephanie Wolff, mother of two young boys and living with MS; Nancy Sander,
 Founder of the organization Mothers of Asthmatics (www.aanma.org) and mother
 of three children with asthma.
 
     PEDIATRIC ASTHMA - Phillip R. Corsello, M.D., Medical Director, National
 Jewish Disease Management Programs and Associate Medical Director of Pulmonary
 Rehabilitation Program for the National Jewish Medical and Research Center
 talks about the latest in asthma treatment, including understanding new
 medications, and the tremendous progress that has been made in treating this
 condition among children.
 
     WOMEN AND CANCER - Julian Schink, M.D., professor and vice chair of
 Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin, and founding member
 and chief medical officer of MDExpert Link (www.mdexpert.com) will discuss
 women's health issues including the risks and benefits of hormone replacement
 therapy, how to lower the risk of cancer, and coping with a cancer diagnosis.
 
     COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE - Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., Doctor of Naturopathy and
 member of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
 and author of Total Wellness talks about what place complementary medicine has
 in your care, and how to have a dialogue about the subject with your regular
 physician.
 
     Questions may be submitted by e-mail in advance at www.healthtalk.com or
 by e-mail or open phone lines live during the program.
     Host Andrew Schorr commented, "People dealing with a chronic illness find
 out quickly that they need help navigating the fractured healthcare system.
 Doctors don't have the time to answer questions in depth, and finding the
 expert in your condition can be daunting and expensive.  There are many
 issues, however, that are shared by most people dealing with a chronic or
 serious health condition, and we will be addressing these issues on every
 edition of HealthTalk Live."
     HealthTalk Interactive, Inc. (HTI) provides extensive, in-depth
 communications designed for patients and families coping with chronic,
 long-term health conditions. The Company's content is available at in-person
 forums, on the phone, and through its newsletters and websites. Since 1985,
 HTI has been a pioneer in multi-channel, interactive communications with
 patients, family members, and healthcare professionals, and continues to
 attract thousands of visitors daily to the HealthTalk website at
 www.healthtalk.com.  While on the site, visitors find "unique disease-focused
 networks" for several health conditions including certain cancers, asthma,
 diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and women's health.  Leading
 physicians and researchers provide perspective on the conditions as well as
 existing and emerging treatments.  Visitors view photos and video clips, read
 interview transcripts, and hear the voices of the speakers.  Each network has
 connections with notable advocacy groups and leading medical centers.  HTI
 serves the community utilizing the internet to access important healthcare
 information through two unique websites:  HealthTalk.com, a patient
 information site, and RxSite.com, a unique new direct-to-consumer
 product-focused service.
 
     Contact:
      Dashiel Wham, HealthTalk Interactive
      206-957-0111   dashw@healthtalk.com
 
 SOURCE  HealthTalk Interactive