Sunday, May 1, 2011

By way of introduction...

As Partners Asthma Center enters its 22nd year (having begun as the Longwood Medical Area Adult Asthma Center in 1989), it is high time that we enter the modern internet world of social networking and electronic media. Part of our mission has always been to share reliable and up-to-date information about asthma and related diseases with our patients. Via our website – – we have also made this information available to anyone who wishes to join us online. Now we propose to take the next step, as we launch our Partners Asthma Center Asthma Blog.

Partners Asthma Center is a collaboration of allergists and pulmonologists at Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and North Shore Medical Center. We are committed to excellence in patient care, research, and teaching about asthma and related diseases.

Where exactly are we hoping to go as we enter the “blogoshere?” We have three goals in mind. The first is rapid dissemination of information, posting new pieces about asthma every week or two. The second is the opportunity for interactive dialogue about asthma. With a few keystrokes on your computer keyboard, you can let us know what you think about our blog or anything else about asthma that you have on your mind. You can share your thoughts with a huge community of people worldwide living with similar medical challenges related to their asthma. And third, we can achieve these first two goals at no cost for printing, mailing, or mailing list management. Quicker, more interactive, open to all, and free… that is the promise of the information highway. To it we hope to bring a reliable source of useful information and trustworthy medical opinion.

So join us as we venture boldly forward: visit Beam us up, Scottie!