Re: [MOL] site for breast-cancerers [00972] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] site for breast-cancerers



Thanks Joicy. Will definitely check it out.
Christine

At 11:01 AM 12/10/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Hope the following is helpful...love, Joicy
>
>Web site aims to explain breast cancer information
>    [10/09/98; Chicago Tribune]
>
>When Barbara Krohn's mother died of breast cancer in the mid-1970s,
>educational resources about the disease were sparse. Information
>is more plentiful today, she said, but not as user-friendly as
>it should be. 
>
>"Much of it is clinical and hard to interpret or put into everyday
>perspective," Krohn said. With a $750,000 grant from the National
>Institutes of Health, Krohn hopes to help change the situation.
>Her company, Crystal Lake-based Leap of Faith Technologies, received
>the money to develop a Web site:
>
>	http://www.thinkhealth.com
>
>on breast cancer and study its effectiveness. The interactive site, which
>went on-line Oct. 1 to coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness
>Month, provides prevention and treatment information, along with
>chat rooms and prayer groups. It offers personalized screening
>plans, suggesting when individuals should do self-exams and schedule
>mammograms. 
>
>The full article can be found at:
>
>http://chicagotribune.com/splash/article/0,1051,SAV-9810090116,00.html
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