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Monday, August 23, 2004

After shakeout medical websites find new health

After shakeout medical websites find new health: "When a 32-year-old patient with rapid heart palpitations showed up in the emergency room at Massachusetts General Hospital saying she suffered from Holt-Oram Syndrome%2C Dr. Jonathan Adler had no idea what this syndrome was. But he knew he had to work quickly. Using his computer%2C he looked up a comprehensive description on a Nebraska-based Web database of various diseases and conditions. He got his answer in minutes -- an inherited disorder that causes abnormalities of the upper limbs and heart."


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