Healthline Announces Winners of the 2011 Best Health Blog of the Year Competition

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”FU Diet” Selected by Healthline.com Readers; Runners Up: “A Health Blog” and “Simply Healthy”

Healthline Networks, the fastest growing provider of intelligent online health information services, announced winners of its Best Health Blog of 2011 contest. The top spot and $5,000 prize goes to weight loss and fitness blog, FU Diet. Second and third place winners, A Health Blog and Simply Healthy, will take home $750 and $250, respectively. The winners are showcased on Healthline’s website and will receive increased visibility from its extensive network of visitors.

Healthline asked consumers to vote for the best fitness, health, weight loss, mental health and lifestyle blogs on the Web, and more than 400 sites were nominated for the inaugural contest. More than 11,000 votes were cast between Dec. 2 and Jan. 31, showing that consumers are turning to the Web and blogs to read about health information and experiences by peers.

“It’s wonderful to see that people who read my blog have taken the time to vote and it’s a testament to how much people are focused on their health and finding ways to get healthy,” said FU Diet blogger Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D. “Congrats to all the bloggers that were nominated in the Best Health Blog of 2011 contest. We all have the same mission and it’s to spread the word about living a healthy lifestyle. Here’s to an even healthier 2012.”

Healthline’s editors also reviewed all contest entries and selected the following five blogs as winners in the Editor’s Choice Awards: Stupid Cancer Blog, Health Blawg, Our Bodies Our Blog, The Health Care Blog, and Weighty Matters.

About Healthline Networks
Healthline Networks is the fastest growing provider of intelligent health information services, enabling 100 million consumers a month to make more confident, informed healthcare decisions. The company's proprietary consumer healthcare taxonomy, the largest of its kind, powers a suite of intelligent health search, content and advertising services. Combining advanced search technology with deep medical expertise, Healthline partners with a network more than 50 trusted destination sites that include publishers, portals, search engines, employers and health plans. Headquartered in San Francisco and named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 in 2010 and 2011, Healthline is backed by Aetna, Comcast Ventures, GE, Investor Growth Capital, Kaiser Permanente, Reed Elsevier, U.S. News & World Report, and VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information, visit http://www.healthline.com.

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