February 26th, 2012 | University

Medical School starts blog to answer health questions

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Photo by Michelle Hackman.

Got a medical question? A new blog from the Yale School of Medicine may have the answer.

“Ask Yale Medicine” enlists experts from across the school’s faculty to field emailed questions and post replies on the site. A number of blogs have already been posted — questions answered include “How can I prevent winter sports injuries?” and “Do I need to worry about sun exposure in the winter?”

In an inaugural post explaining the website’s mission, the founders emphasized that the tool was intended as an information source that would supplement, but not replace, patient-doctor relations.

“This blog is your opportunity to ask questions of the physicians of Yale School of Medicine,” the post read. “The information provided here may help you make more informed choices.”