RevolutionHealth.com's Dr. Val Jones Honored: Best New Medical Blog of 2007 -- Blog praised for balancing news and research with anecdotes and humor

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Dr. Val and The Voice of Reason, authored by Dr. Val Jones, senior medical director of Revolution Health, was named Best New Medical Blog of 2007 by MedGadget.com. The blog launched in April of last year and has drawn an increasing and dedicated readership.

Dr. Val's consumer-friendly analysis of new medical research combined with her personal insights provides meaningful information that resonates every day with the millions of RevolutionHealth.com users.

    "This award is a tribute to Dr. Val's hard work and her dedication to her online community at RevolutionHealth.com," said Tim Davenport, president of Revolution Health Network. "Dr. Val's consumer-friendly analysis of new medical research combined with her personal insights provides meaningful information that resonates every day with the millions of RevolutionHealth.com users."

While blogging is growing exponentially, 72 million blogs in 2007 compared to 35 million in 2006, medical blogging is a relatively new phenomenon. There currently exists approximately 700 medical blogs in the blogosphere. Unlike many other medical blogs which are written by doctors for other doctors, Dr. Val and The Voice of Reason speaks directly to consumers.

"It's an honor to have won this highly coveted award from MedGadget.com," said Dr. Val Jones. "It says a lot to be counted among the high caliber finalists, and it's nice to be recognized for helping people to understand health news and research."

MedGadget.com readers submitted nominations to the MedGadget.com editorial board. The editorial board selected a group of five finalists and opened voting up to readers to choose a winner. Dr. Val and The Voice of Reason won with nearly 50 percent of the vote among the finalists in her category.

About Revolution Health

Revolution Health Group LLC was created by AOL Co-Founder Steve Case to create products and services that empower people by putting them at the center of the health system. The cornerstone of the company is RevolutionHealth.com, which was recently named the Best Overall Internet Health Site by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. The free consumer health and medical web site marries expert content and online tools with the power of social networking. Revolution Health also offers premium services that enable companies to provide health content and customized online tools to their employees, an insurance marketplace and CarePages (http://www.carepages.com), health care's largest social network that provides the emotional support needed for healing and well-being. For more information go to http://www.RevolutionHealth.com.

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