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People have been saying good things about, and we wanted to share some of them with you. has been named one of the winners of a 2006 Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism. The Knight-Batten Awards spotlight the creative use of new information ideas and technologies to involve citizens in public issues. They are administered by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at the University of Maryland.

The site is also a finalist for a grand prize that will be announced Sept. 18 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The site has also been written about recently in the following places:

CBS Public Eye website : "Grading the Nation’s Health Care Coverage"

Editor & Publisher: "Site Looks for ‘Sick’ Health Stories"

National Public Radio, On the Media, "Health News Gets a Checkup"

Minnesota Public Radio, Midmorning, "Separating hype from fact in health news"

We’re gratified by the recognition and by the response from journalists, consumers and health care providers.


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