The New England Journal of Medicine has signed an agreementwith Lifetime Medical Television to produce a weekly,physician-directed medicinal news program based on contentfrom the weekly magazine.

The half-hour series , titled This Week in The New EnglandJournal of Medicine, will be broadcast nationally at least twiceeach Sunday on Lifetime beginning this fall. It is the NEJM'sfirst television venture.

The program will focus on the NEJM's articles and willoccasionally deal with issues such as health care reform, bio-ethical concerns and legal matters.

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