HealthCentral’s Wellsphere.com Grows to More Than 3,000 Health and Wellness Bloggers

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ARLINGTON, Va. and SAN MATEO, Calif. (October 6, 2009)With largest network of health bloggers online, fast-growing Wellsphere continues adding high-quality health writers – Online health and wellness resource Wellsphere today announced that it has exceeded 3,000 members of its blogger network, more than doubling its number of high-quality health writers in the past year.

Owned by online health enterprise HealthCentral, San Mateo-based Wellsphere is one of the fastest growing online health properties, with more than 40% audience growth over the past 6 months. The company’s HealthBlogger Network, which promotes bloggers’ work to Wellsphere’s rapidly growing audience, focuses on bringing high-quality blogs to those seeking health information and support online.

The network attracts health bloggers –physicians, health professionals, expert patients, caregivers, reporters, and others – with a commitment to increasing visibility to the writers’ work and providing exclusive access to offers, features and tools for their individual blogs. Writers retain control and ownership of their content (more information on the HealthBlogger Network is available at http://www.wellsphere.com/health-blogger).

“We are thrilled that Wellsphere’s HealthBlogger Network continues to be a popular and useful asset to the many writers sharing their health knowledge and experiences online,” said Christopher M. Schroeder, CEO of HealthCentral. “We share the mission of our bloggers – to make quality health information and support accessible to all those seeking it.” Schroeder will discuss HealthCentral’s commitment to connecting and supporting health seekers with CNN anchor Elizabeth Cohen at San Francisco’s Health 2.0 conference tomorrow.

HealthCentral’s patient and expert voices include Wellsphere’s HealthBlogger Network and more than 200 top health experts in 35+ condition areas.

About HealthCentral                                                                                                                                         
HealthCentral (www.HealthCentral.com) empowers people to improve and take control of their health and well-being through more than 35 condition- and wellness-specific interactive health sites, including Wellsphere.com, one of the fastest growing health and wellness technology companies. HealthCentral is venture backed by IAC/InteractiveCorp, Polaris Ventures, Sequoia Capital, The Carlyle Group and Allen & Company.

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