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The HealthCentral Network Wins W3 Award for Breast Cancer Web Site

Leading Online Health & Wellness Destination, The HealthCentral Network, Recognized by the International Academy of the Visual Arts W(3) Awards

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. ( received recognition from the International Academy of the Visual Arts W3 Awards for its breast cancer site, The W3 Awards, which honors creative excellence on the Web, named a Silver Award winner on Oct. 16, 2007. was judged on several criteria, including creativity, usability and navigation. By offering thorough medical information, interactive tools and a rich online community, empowers breast cancer patients, survivors and their supporters to manage the condition and connect with a diverse network of individuals undergoing similar experiences.

The HealthCentral Network's health-specific Web sites offer expert medical information while fostering a community of patient-to-patient support and insight. is one of the more than 30 condition-specific sites offered by The HealthCentral Network .

"We are proud to be recognized by this prestigious award," said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. " gives individuals affected by breast cancer the opportunity to share their unique perspectives and connect with other patients and medical professionals, and it is this vibrant community that truly deserves recognition."

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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