Founder and Humor Author, Cathy Hamilton, Joins The HealthCentral Network's

Friday, November 16, 2007 General News
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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15 The HealthCentral Network, Inc. ( today announced that Cathy Hamilton, author, humorist and Web site founder, will join as a blogger. Hamilton first gained online prominence through her site,, an Eppy Award-winning venture that is devoted to wellness in women born during the Baby Boom.

Hamilton will educate and empower community members through weekly blogs that tackle the challenges of getting and staying in shape, as well as review the latest trends in diet and nutrition. provides users with targeted information and interactive tools to help them make healthful food choices and maintain an active lifestyle. Hamilton joins a powerful network of experts who support and encourage community members by sharing their personal stories and in-depth knowledge.

"I'm beyond thrilled to be writing for," Hamilton said. "I have been all over the site using the handy calculators and taking the quizzes, and they're so helpful to keep me in check. I especially enjoy the sense of camaraderie there, too. There's sort of a 'we're all in this together' vibe, which is exactly the way online communities should feel."

"Cathy Hamilton's electric personality is evident in every piece she writes," said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "Her candid personal stories and knowledgeable advice will be a great source of inspiration and motivation for the community."

Hamilton is also a freelance writer and has written 16 humor and gift books for Andrews McMeel Publishing. Her latest book, Menopause Means Never Having to Say You're Chilly, was released in September 2007. was named a finalist for 2007's prestigious Freddie Award in the category of health and wellness.

About The HealthCentral Network

The HealthCentral Network, Inc. ( 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 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 ( 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 and the Health Care Standard of Excellence WebAward from the Web Marketing Association.

SOURCE The HealthCentral Network

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