CHICAGO, IL., September 18, 2007 –, the leading health information website for consumers with back pain and other chronic pain, was awarded the Medical Standard of Excellence Award by the Web Marketing Association in the 2007 WebAwards competition.

More than 2,400 websites from 40 countries participated in the 2007 WebAwards competition across 96 industry categories. competed in the Medical Website category and was selected alongside other winning health sites including and The websites were evaluated according to seven key criteria: content, copywriting, interactivity, technology, innovation, ease of use and design. was recognized in particular for its excellence in health content, with judges emphasizing the site’s content depth and freshness. also received high marks for the interactive nature of the site, including the vast support network created by its popular patient-to-patient message boards (

About the WebAwards: The WebAwards ( is an annual competition held by the Web Marketing Association, Inc., an independent organization founded to evaluate and recognize the best websites on the Web. The judges include nationally recognized Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design professionals. Now in its 11th year, the WebAwards is the premier annual website award competition.

About ( is a respected health information resource with over 1,000 pages of original, peer reviewed patient education that serves over 7 million individuals with chronic pain each year. The site’s strict editorial standards and medical review process have made it a favorite of consumers, physicians, researchers and more, and the active community of patients on the site has made it the preferred destination for people dealing with back pain, chronic pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, pain management, medications, surgery, fitness and weight loss, depression, insomnia, and more.

Sylvia Marten


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