Revolution Health adds to its online health network

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Revolution Health has acquired the online properties HealthTalk and SparkPeople in an attempt to challenge WebMD as the web's No. 1 health destination. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

HealthTalk serves as an online health information network for patients and caregivers living with a chronic condition.

SparkPeople is designed to help consumers set diet and fitness goals.

“With HealthTalk and SparkPeople,” Steve Case, Revolution Health Group CEO, said, “Revolution Health Network is now the second largest health property on the Internet, generating more page views than Mayo Clinic, EverydayHealth, Yahoo! Health, iVillage Total Health and RealAge combined, putting us in striking distance of being number one.”

Following the acquisition, Revolution Health Network now owns or co-owns five websites.
In late October, Revolution Health laid off 60 employees in an effort to cut costs to match lower-than-expected revenue. However, with the HealthTalk acquisition, Revolution Health will add at least 50 more workers.

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