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MyMigraineConnection.com and Migraine Expert Teri Robert Announce Seventh Annual Migraine and Headache Poetry Contest
Date:3/25/2008

ARLINGTON, Va., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Author and Patient Advocate Teri Robert knows the pain migraine sufferers face each day -- she's been experiencing headaches and migraine attacks herself since childhood. Finding writing therapeutic and wanting to further help those in the migraine community, Robert, in conjunction with The HealthCentral Network (http://www.HealthCentral.com), today announced the launch of the "Putting Our Heads Together" Poetry Contest 2008.

Now in its seventh year, the contest encourages sufferers to find creative ways to express their pain. "Putting Our Heads Together" is free and will be published on HealthCentral's MyMigraineConnection.com and Roberts' HelpForHeadaches.com. Entries will be judged by MAGNUM, the National Migraine Association (http://www.migraines.org) and will be collected until April 21. Winners will be announced on April 30, in recognition of National Poetry Month.

"This contest started in 2001, and the work submitted has been amazing. Writing can be very therapeutic, as can reading what others have written," said Robert, who currently educates and supports patients as Lead Expert for the MyMigraineConnection.com community. "Migraine disease and headaches can impact our lives more than many people could ever imagine."

"People coping with migraine disease continue to reach out to one another, forming incredibly supportive communities online," said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "It's an honor to provide the forum where users can creatively tell their stories and inspire others."

Migraine disease affects nearly 36 million people in the United States alone, and at least 80% of the world's population will be affected by tension-type headaches at some time in their lives. Headache disorders cause more than 1 percent of all disability and 9 percent of all lost labor in the U.S. every year.

More information and the online entry instructions can be found on MyMigraineConnection at http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/poetry-contest.html.

About Teri Robert

TERI ROBERT is a health writer and patient advocate. In 2004, she received the National Headache Foundation's (http://www.headaches.org) "Patient Partner Award." Formerly the About.com "Guide" for Headaches and Migraines, Robert is now the Lead Expert at MyMigraineConnection.com, a part of The HealthCentral Network. She also produces a weekly podcast about Migraine disease, headaches, and related issues called "MigraineCast" (http://www.migrainecast.com) and serves as the support advisor for MAGNUM, the National Migraine Association. Robert is the author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need To Know," published by HarperCollins.

About The HealthCentral Network

The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com) is one of the top health destinations on the Web, with more than 30 condition-specific, wellness and general health Web properties. By offering connections to renowned experts, a network of patients and caregivers who share "real world" experience, and in-depth information, sites in The HealthCentral Network make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and caregivers.

The HealthCentral Network was acquired in 2005 by Polaris Venture Partners, The Carlyle Group, Sequoia Capital, and Allen & Company. In January 2008, the Company received a significant minority investment from IAC/InteractiveCorp and additional investment from its original investors. HealthCentral's management team combines decades of interactive media, medical and journalism experience: CEO and President Christopher Schroeder was the CEO and Publisher of the interactive subsidiary of The Washington Post Co., and General Manager Bill Allman led Discovery Channel's interactive division.


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