With HealthTalk and SparkPeople, Revolution Health Network is now the second largest health property on the Internet, generating more page views than MayoClinic, Everyday Health, Yahoo! Health, iVillage Total Health and RealAge combined, putting us within striking distance of being number one.
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) December 5, 2007
"Revolution Health Network is the online health property for people at all stages of health - from people seeking to improve everyday health and fitness to people managing chronic conditions to people receiving care," said Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution Health Group. "With HealthTalk and SparkPeople, Revolution Health Network is now the second largest health property on the Internet, generating more page views than MayoClinic, Everyday Health, Yahoo! Health, iVillage Total Health and RealAge combined, putting us within striking distance of being number one."
Revolution Health Network is a collection of five online properties owned or represented by Revolution Health Group. It includes:
-- RevolutionHealth.com, the comprehensive online site with health and wellness information, RevolutionRatings (a doctor search and rating tool), Medicine Chest (a leading source of information on treatments) and RevolutionHealth Groups (an online health community);
-- CarePages.com, the leading online service to connect those who need care with friends and family;
-- drugstore.com, the web's best source for online health-related purchases;
-- HealthTalk.com, the most respected site for in-depth information on various health conditions; and
-- SparkPeople.com, the web's most used online site for goal setting (with its affiliates BabyFit.com, SparkTeens.com and SparkRecipes.com).
The fusion enables Revolution Health Networks to grow its audience while providing consumers with an even more robust offering of content, services and community for every stage of their lives and the lives of their loved ones. It also establishes Revolution Health Network as an essential media property for advertisers seeking to reach consumers of health and fitness products and services.
Today's transactions continue Revolution Health's ascent past established online health properties such as NIH.org, EverydayHealth.com and MayoClinic.com. With the new additions to the Revolution Health Network, it is expected that in December it will become the second online web property ever to top 200 million page views in a single month.
"Like Revolution Health, SparkPeople believes in offering consumers the tools and information they need, then providing the online community and support to help them become healthier," said Chris Downie, founder and CEO of SparkPeople. "We look forward to the collaboration our partnership will spark."
"We are very excited about becoming part of Revolution Health," said Mike Cunnion, president of HealthTalk. "We are philosophically aligned in our mission to provide the best and most useful health information to consumers and to provide valuable new opportunities to our advertisers."
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), the leading service that enables communication among family and friends when someone is receiving care. For more information go to http://www.RevolutionHealth.com.
SparkPeople's mission is to help millions of people be healthy and reach their goals. That's why we offer similar diet and fitness tools and services that people pay for on sites like Weight Watchers and eDiets.com, but for 100% free. Also, those who do not want to lose weight can still use SparkPeople's tools and meet others in our healthy living community. We've seen thousands of people succeed on our program, and find that when they start reaching their health goals that they enjoy their lives and reach even more goals, making their life a true adventure! For more information, log onto (http://www.sparkpeople.com)
HealthTalk is a leading Internet-based health information network for patients and caregivers living with a chronic condition. HealthTalk reaches over 500,000 community members each month. The mission of HealthTalk is to inform and empower the nation's growing chronic care population by providing indispensable, hyper-relevant information and support through active communities, multimedia programming and advice from the nation's leading medical experts. http://www.HealthTalk.com