American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
For Immediate Release Jan 28, 2008

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The American Medical Society For Sports Medicine and SelfCareNet Partner to develop a Self-Care Symptom-based Healthcare Information

 “I wanted to be involved authoring the SCN sports information because the demand for pre-visit sports information is growing,” said Dr. Madden. My patients want to have access to credible information 24X7 to will help answer questions such as “Should I call my physician?” or “What can I do for home care?” or “What is a credible Web site that I can visit for more information?” Based on my experience the SCN sports information will meet a growing demand for sports related information.” 

The SCN sports information will be made available to patients, constituents, members and employees through office-based physicians, hospitals, Managed Care Organizations and employers to help them make decisions about sports related injuries and symptoms. The sports symptom/injury-based information will answer real life scenarios such as: 

My son was playing football and sustained a concussion? What symptoms do I need to watch for? When should I take him to the doctor? When can he play again?

I just injured my back lifting a heavy object. I have pain going down my right leg? What can I do to feel better? When should I call my doctor?

My knee began to hurt over the kneecap after running. What may be causing my pain? How can I treat it? Is it safe to exercise again and when? What exercises can I do to get better?

“The SelfCareNet information is well suited for lay people to access easy to understand, easy to use information that will help them answer their sports related health questions” said Richard Thompson, CEO, and SelfCareNet. “An important part of the company’s formula for credibility is to have the information authored by a physician and peer-reviewed, the AMSSM is well known in the industry for their credibility, innovation and excellence, and we are happy they will peer-review the information.”

“AMSSM is pleased to be able to assist in providing high quality patient information to its members and their patients” said Craig Young, M.D., President AMSSM.

About American Medical Society For Sports Medicine
The American Medical Society For Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is a multi-disciplinary organization of physicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, collaboration and fellowship within the field of Sports Medicine. Founded in 1991, the AMSSM is now comprised of over 1000 Sports Medicine Physicians whose goal is to provide a link between the rapidly expanding core of knowledge related to sports medicine and its application to patients in a clinical setting.
The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in Sports Medicine who then combine their practice of Sports Medicine with their primary specialty, but the AMSSM also includes members who specialize solely in non-surgical sports medicine, serve as full-time team physicians, or specialize in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams, or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

About SelfCareNet, Inc.
SelfCareNet is a provider of physician authored, peer-reviewed content that consumers can trust to make wise health-related decisions with their healthcare providers. SelfCareNet, Inc. is a privately held, C Corporation based in Colorado. For more information, visit,

Media Contacts:

SelfCareNet, Inc.
Richard Thompson, 303-681-0787
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American Medical Society For Sports Medicine
Jody Gold, 913-327-1415
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December 28, 2007 – American Medical Society For Sports Medicine (AMSSM), an international organization of sports medicine physicians and SelfCareNet, Inc. (SCN), the leading provider of self-care information, announced an agreement that the AMMSM will peer-review the SelfCareNet’s sports information that was authored by Chris Madden, M.D., who is board certified Family Physician and Sports Medicine.

NOTE: For more information, please contact the AMSSM, 4000 W. 114th St., Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, (913) 327-1415.

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