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The HealthCentral Network Wins eHealthcare Awards for Breast Cancer and Migraine Web Sites
Date:12/12/2007

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com) has received top recognition from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards for its breast cancer site, MyBreastCancerNetwork.com, and its migraine site, MyMigraineConnection.com.

Honored for their health industry innovation on the Web, the sites received awards in the category of best consumer disease-focused site. MyBreastCancerNetwork.com won a Gold Award for Best Interactive Site, while MyMigraineConnection.com received a Distinction Award for Best Overall Internet Site. The sites were judged in comparison to other health sites on the Web and were given scores based on overall Internet excellence.

The HealthCentral Network's more than 30 health-specific Web sites offer expert medical information and interactive tools and resources, while fostering a community of patient-to-patient and patient-to-expert support and insight. MyBreastCancerNetwork.com and MyMigraineConnnection.com are two of the condition-specific sites.

"This is a great honor, and we're excited to be recognized by such a prestigious award," said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "These awards are a true tribute to the community members, expert patients and medical professionals who have created a vibrant, supportive and trustworthy online community for those affected by these conditions."

About The HealthCentral Network

The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.healthcentral.com) 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 (http://www.carecentral.com). 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 MyDiabetesCentral.com and the Health Care Standard of Excellence WebAward from the Web Marketing Association.


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