The Mount Sinai Medical Center Partners With MedHelp To Answer Medical Questions Free Of Charge

Over 125 Specialists Now Provide Free Medical Answers on MedHelp.

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MedHelp is a great venue for our doctors to share their expertise with people throughout the country, as well as an international audience, who are in search of answers to their most pressing health concerns.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 3, 2008

MedHelp announced today a partnership with The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Starting immediately, specialists from The Mount Sinai Medical Center will personally questions on a variety of health topics, on the MedHelp website. The service is provided free of charge.

This partnership brings expert physicians from The Mount Sinai Medical Center, which ranks in 11 specialties in U.S. News's 2008 publication of America's Best Hospitals, to MedHelp's online health community, the largest in the world with over 5.5 million unique visitors each month. MedHelp's site connects visitors with each other and to the best doctors in the world to get high quality medical information and share health-related experiences.

"We are honored to partner with such a prestigious medical institution as The Mount Sinai Medical Center. This partnership allows us to further expand our medical expert forums to give personal help to many more people who come to MedHelp each month in search of answers to their medical questions", said John de Souza, MedHelp CEO.

"Excellent medical care is the hallmark of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and one of the keystones of medical education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine," said Dr. Deborah Marin, Blumenthal, Professor and Director of Physicians Access Services. "MedHelp is a great venue for our doctors to share their expertise with people throughout the country, as well as an international audience, who are in search of answers to their most pressing health concerns."

The following Mount Sinai Medical Center expert physicians are currently available on MedHelp on a daily basis:

Eric M. Genden, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and his associate Vivek Gurudutt, M.D. answer Otolaryngology questions in the newly created Ear, Nose & Throat Forum.

Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, answers questions about Hepatitis C in the newly created Hepatitis C Forum.

Thomas D. Schiano, M.D., Professor of Liver Diseases at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, answers Liver Transplant questions in the newly created Liver Transplant Forum.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 50,000 people were treated at The Mount Sinai Medical Center as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.

About MedHelp
MedHelp, with over 5.5 million monthly users, is the largest online health community site connecting people with shared medical experiences. MedHelp provides its users with access to advice from experts at the top medical institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, National Jewish Health, Partners Healthcare, and The Mount Sinai Medical Center. MedHelp members can access an online archive of millions of posts across hundreds of medical conditions. In addition, MedHelp offers personalized user accounts, information on health topics and treatments, and an extensive set of health tools to help users track and monitor various health conditions. For additional information, please visit http://www.medhelp.org.

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