HealthESites
September 19, 2001
Vol. 2, No. 33
ISSN 1530-3608
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The News
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DEALING WITH TERRORISM
In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks, this article
briefly describes Web sites that offer help in dealing with the
psychological aftermath. It particularly focuses on sites that
provide advice about helping children cope.
Source: Los Angeles Times - Sept. 17, 2001
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/
la-000074703sep17.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dhealth



AGENCIES TEAM UP IN WAR
AGAINST INTERNET HEALTH FRAUD
This article in the Food and Drug Administration's magazine
describes the joint effort by the FDA, other federal agencies,
and state agencies to crack down on health fraud on the Internet.
Sidebars describe how to report suspicious Web sites and list
some of the signs that a site is offering fraudulent products.
Source: FDA Consumer - September/October 2001
http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2001/501_war.html


DOCTORS IN NEW YORK
USE ROBOT TO OPERATE IN FRANCE
A woman who had her gall bladder removed in France was separated
from her surgeons by an entire ocean in what's being billed as
the world's first long-distance operation. The surgeons, who were
in New York, controlled movements by a robot in France that
actually performed the surgery, and monitored its progress using
video technology. One of the surgeons said long-distance robotic
capability could revolutionize surgery around the world.
Source: Reuters - Sept. 19, 2001
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010919/sc/
health_robot_dc_1.html



W3C RECOMMENDS ONLINE ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES
The World Wide Web Consortium has released guidelines that aim to
make Web browsers, multimedia players, and other Internet
software accessible to people with disabilities. The W3C earlier
released accessibility guidelines for authoring tools and Web
sites
Source: Computerworld - Sept. 18, 2001
http://computerworld.com/storyba/0,4125,NAV47_STO63996,00.html
W3C guidelines: http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/CR-UAAG10-20010912


GROWTH IN HEALTHCARE IT
LEADS TO EXCITING, PRODUCTIVE CAREERS
This article discusses information technology careers that are
available in health care. It does so primarily by profiling
several people in the industry and describing how they got
started.
Source: Diversity/Careers - August/September 2001
http://www.diversitycareers.com/articles/pro/aug-sept-01/health~1.htm


INTERACTIVE COMPUTER PROGRAM
CAN AID GENETIC COUNSELING
An interactive computer program is helpful in providing basic
information to women who seek genetic counseling because they
have close relatives with breast cancer, according to a study
published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The
authors cautioned, though, that the program should supplement
rather than replace one-on-one sessions with genetic counselors.
Source: Reuters Health - Sept. 17, 2001
http://www.medscape.com/reuters/prof/2001/09/09.18/
20010917prof003.html



CHOLESTEROL MADE (RELATIVELY) EASY
Consumer Reports has posted a new interactive tool at its Web
site that's designed to help people determine where they fall
under the federal government's new guidelines about cholesterol.
Users who type in seven pieces of personal information get back a
raw score and an estimate of the likelihood that they'll have a
cardiac event within the next decade.
Source: Washington Post - Sept. 18, 2001
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/health/print/
A45043-2001Sep17.html



WEBMD SAYS ATTACKS
MAY AFFECT Q3 REVENUE ESTIMATES
The Internet health care firm WebMD said that travel, shipping,
and telecommunications problems related to last week's terrorist
attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., may hurt its
third-quarter revenues. Company officials said WebMD is likely to
record revenues of $170 million to $175 million in the third
quarter.
Source: Reuters - Sept. 16, 2001
http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/010916/n16315611_2.html


PHARMACIES SEEK
TO AUTOMATE PHYSICIAN TRANSACTIONS
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National
Community Pharmacists Association, which together represent about
55,000 retail pharmacies in the United States, have joined to
create a company that will encourage electronic transactions
between physicians and pharmacies. The company will not develop
technology, but instead will work with companies that sell
software to physicians and pharmacists to create uniform
technical standards for computer communications.
Source: American Medical News - Sept. 24, 2001
http://www.ama-assn.org/sci-pubs/amnews/pick_01/tesb0924.htm


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