New Features for Health Site. Dot-coms may be dying daily, but the business
of health information online is still as serious as a heart attack. Consumer
Health Interactive
, a health-related Webzine, unveiled two new "Self-Care"
centers, or online databases with information about diseases and medical conditions.
The San Francisco-based publisher covers healthy living, everything from pregnancy
to repetitive stress injury, and makes medical professionals available to answer
questions via email. CHI's original content (found at
is piped out to Web sites of several HMOs around the country. Executive Editor
Diana Hembree says the new features reflect CHI's increased focus on
disease information and work-related health issues. "We're helping people lead
healthier lives without being cloying or heavy-handed," she says. (Diana
Hembree, CHI, 415/344-1109,