McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine Becomes First Medical Online Service To Launch Free Podcasts

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing, a leading provider of print and digital reference and educational content, announces free podcasts from AccessMedicine.com, an innovative online service that provides researchers, physicians, medical students and health professionals with internationally recognized resources. The podcasts are created by the authors of Harrison's Online and Hurst's the Heart Online -- leading resources available with McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine.com.

Busy medical professionals and students need instant access to late- breaking medical updates wherever they are and however they choose. Now with free AccessMedicine podcasts, the medical community can listen to new medical advances and treatments at their convenience.

"Making medical information widely available to health professionals quickly and easily is AccessMedicine.com's mission," said Michael Hays, vice president of McGraw-Hill Digital. "Our launch of podcasts makes the availability of information from the most trusted sources even easier for clinicians and students."

AccessMedicine's weekly podcast series includes Harrison's Grand Rounds Lecture Series, Harrison's Online updates, and Hurst's the Heart Online updates, all provided by world-renowned physicians in the field. Harrison's Grand Rounds lectures address key topics in internal medicine focusing on clinical management and treatment of common diseases. Harrison's Online updates represent the latest, most significant advances in medicine and Hurst's the Heart Online updates include examination and review of the most recent cardiology news from medical journals. Weekly medical podcasts from McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine keeps medical professionals and student abreast of the latest developments in medicine.

A simple yet sophisticated transfer of audio content over the Internet, a podcast allows audio files to be shared among people around the world. Because they can be downloaded onto a computer and transferred to an iPod or another portable MP3 device, these audio files are ready to play whenever medical professionals and students are ready to listen and can go anywhere they go. The URL to subscribe to the podcasts is AccessMedicine.com.

About McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine

McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine.com is an innovative online service that provides instant answers from trusted content for researchers, students, residents, practitioners, and allied health professionals. Updated daily, AccessMedicine provides access to world-renowned medical references including Harrison's Online, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, a LANGE educational library, and much more. The premier resource for medical information, AccessMedicine includes special features including content updates, the Gold Standard Clinical Pharmacology drug database, an innovative search platform, the ability to download content to a mobile device, and much more. For more information, visit http://www.accessmedicine.com.

For more information, visit http://www.accessmedicine.com.

About McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing

McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing is a leading global provider of print and digital reference and educational content for the healthcare industry. It is a unit of McGraw-Hill Professional, a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies , a global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as McGraw-Hill Education, Standard & Poor's and BusinessWeek. Founded in 1888, the Corporation has more than 300 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2004 were $5.3 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

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