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[December 06, 2012]

Alliance Health Networks and meQuilibrium Partner to Offer Free Online Stress Management Support During Holiday Season

SALT LAKE CITY & BOSTON --(Business Wire)--

Alliance Health Networks, the leading social networking company serving consumers and the healthcare industry, and meQuilibrium today announced a partnership that will provide meQuilibrium's online stress management solutions to members of Alliance Health's condition-specific social health networks this holiday season.

Through the end of the year any Alliance Health member will be able to try meQuilibrium's meQ - an interactive coaching system designed to help users understand and manage their stress - free for 45 days. meQ was built upon years of research and clinical validation, and will give Alliance Health members already coping with the stress of managing a chronic health condition a personalized action plan tailored to their individual needs. Alliance Health has a growing portfolio of social health networks currently serving more than 1.5 million registered members across more than 50 condition-specific communities - such as www.diabeticconnect.com or www.depressionconnect.com.

"Dealing with a health condition can be stressful in and of itself, but this stress is magnified with abundance of activities and demands associated with the holidays," said Dan Hickey, senior vice president of product at Alliance Health Networks. "We recognize that everyone's health journey is unique, and we love that meQuilibrium approaches stress management in much the same way. I have no doubt that our members will benefit this holiday season from the personalized assistance they'll get from this offer."

Alliance Health members can access the free tral offer by linking to the meQuilibrium site through any participating Alliance Health community. After creating a meQ account, members will be asked to take an in-depth stress assessment that identifies the fundamental factors influencing one's ability to manage and respond to stress. Once a personalized action plan is created, users will be taken step-by-step through progressive skill building techniques and will have round-the-clock online support from meQuilibrium's community of professionals.

"Alliance Health Networks leads the market in building and maintaining high quality patient communities, and we see tremendous value in our partnership," meQuilibrium CEO and founder Jan Bruce said, "Together we provide the essential proven support systems for improving well-being when you are managing chronic disease - self-awareness, a system for dialing down stressors, and social support to maintain behavior change. "

For information on how to become a member of one of Alliance Health's social health networks, visit www.aliancehealthnetworks.com. For more information on meQuilibrium and the meQ system, visit www.mequilibrium.com.

About meQuilibrium

meQuilibrium provides people with measurable methods to improve their lifestyles and optimize their potential - to live dramatically healthier, more productive and satisfying lives. The company's product is an online, interactive program that offers personalized support and guidance for people wanting to take charge of their stress. The system offers a next generation blend of web, video and mobile technologies to deliver highly personalized, measurable 360° lifestyle programs that promote wellness in mind, body, surroundings and community connection. Using stress as an entry point, meQuilibrium focuses on the wellness/productivity/personal-growth marketplace. meQuilibrium is sold as a modular, self-paced subscription service.

Available to individuals and as a corporate SaaS (News - Alert) solution, meQuilibrium's digital program is based on the clinically validated research of Chief Science Office and Brookings Institution Fellow Dr. Andrew Shatte and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Perlman, Executive Director of Integrative Medicine and Wellness at Duke University. Headquartered in Newton, Mass., meQuilibrium is led by CEO Jan Bruce, a successful serial entrepreneur in consumer health and wellness. The company is backed by Chrysalis Ventures and notable investors in healthcare and technology.

About Alliance Health Networks

Alliance Health Networks is building a free and independent social engagement platform that gives people the power to navigate their personal health journey. The company owns and operates more than 50 social networks and 20 mobile versions serving over 1.5 million registered members. Alliance Health leverages social networks to help consumers more actively manage their care through personal connections, powerful tools, and deeper insights. The company's investors include New World Ventures, Physic Ventures, Highway 12 Ventures, EPIC Ventures and Voyager Capital. For more information, visit: www.alliancehealthnetworks.com.

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