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Publish Date: 11/17/00
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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NetWellness Expert Creates Web Series on Laboratory Testing

Cincinnati--NetWellness expert Amadeo Pesce, PhD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, has created a new Web series on laboratory testing. This series, one of the first of its kind to be published on the Web, attempts to shed light on the process of laboratory testing by explaining it in a clear and understandable manner and can be found on the internet at netwellness.org.

The results of a lab test can reveal important information such as how a prescribed drug is acting on a patient's body and if a patient is receiving too much or too little of a drug. Many people view laboratory testing as a complex and mysterious process. As a result, they often hesitate to undergo testing since they do not know what to expect. "My hope is that by giving people information up front, they will be less anxious when they visit their doctor," said Pesce.

The NetWellness Laboratory Testing Series contains information on topics such as AIDS testing, diagnosing and monitoring diabetes, laboratory testing for cholesterol, and urine testing (Urinalysis). It can be accessed by going to the NetWellness homepage (netwellness.org) and clicking on "Health Topics" then choosing "Laboratory Testing."

NetWellness is a non-profit consumer health Web site that provides high quality information created and evaluated by health professional faculty at UC, The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. Started in June 1995, NetWellness was one of the first health Web sites. For more information contact Manish Kalvakota, (513) 558-8766, or email media@netwellness.org.



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