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The HealthCentral Network Announces Participation in the Launch of Microsoft HealthVault

Plans to integrate suite of health tools and unique patient-centric content

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (, a leader in quality, patient-focused online health information, tools and communities, today announced its participation in the launch of HealthVault, Microsoft Corp.'s newly launched consumer health platform, with plans to integrate a suite of health tools and unique patient-centric content to provide consumers with the ability to search, store and connect their health information.

"The Health Solutions Group at Microsoft has shown they understand how important it is to help individuals take control of their health decision-making, and that of their loved ones, in trusted interactive environments," said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "This is the essence of the unique experiences we offer throughout The HealthCentral Network, and we are pleased to be a part of this launch."

"Industry-leading companies such as The HealthCentral Network are going to be key to providing unique content and tools for HealthVault's consumers," said Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice president of Health Solutions Group at Microsoft Corp. "Through our cooperative efforts, we will enable consumers to make better choices regarding their health by arming them with information and putting them in control of their health records."

About The HealthCentral Network

The HealthCentral Network, Inc. ( is a new and unique online offering, comprised of over 30 general health and highly specific condition and wellness web properties, each committed to offering a voice in everyday and personal language people can understand and connect with at critical points in their lives. Each site provides timely, interactive, in-depth and trusted medical information (from Harvard Health Publications among others), and connections to leading experts and thousands of people who share their related experiences and inspiration.

The HealthCentral Network recently launched personal health tools including the most comprehensive web solution for caregivers managing their communities of friends and families ( The company also produces the nationally syndicated television show, "Medical Breakthroughs with Dr. Dean Edell," and has a library of nearly 1,000 short-form, condition-specific videos throughout its network.

The HealthCentral Network was acquired in 2005 by Polaris Ventures, Sequoia Capital, The Carlyle Group and Allen & Company, and has built a management team that combines decades of experience in interactive media and medical, science and news journalism. The company received top recognition from The International Health and Medical Media Awards with a 2006 FREDDIE Award for and the Health Care Standard of Excellence WebAward from the Web Marketing Association.

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