August 17, 2010 17:30 ET

Phoenix Mercury and EmpowHER Team Up for Women's Health

Team Experts Share Health Knowledge With Leading Health Media Company for Women to Help Make a Difference

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) -  The Phoenix Mercury and EmpowHER are joining forces to provide women with the knowledge and resources to deal with sports-related health issues. EmpowHER has recorded a series of interviews with Mercury staff and team members, which are available on at no cost.

On the site, visitors will find the reigning 2009 WNBA champions' athletic trainer Tamara Poole discussing topics from icing sore muscles, to proper ankle taping techniques, to supplements female athletes should take. The Mercury and EmpowHER will add new content to the site regularly on topics such as skin care for athletes, working out after pregnancy and maintaining focus and determination in times of struggle. Visit the Phoenix Mercury's featured page on EmpowHER to view these new interviews as they are published.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with the Phoenix Mercury to offer our visitors exceptional women's health information from an athletic point of view," said EmpowHER Founder, Chairperson and CEO Michelle King Robson. "It is interesting to learn how the Mercury takes care of their athletes to keep them healthy and strong, and in top performance mode. The information they share can help so many of us take better care of ourselves and those we care about."

"With our health and bodies constantly changing with age and especially with the stress athletes put on themselves, it's comforting to know that women have a consistent and reliable source of knowledge to turn to at," said Mercury President and General Manager Ann Meyers Drysdale.

About EmpowHER
EmpowHER is an award-winning health media company for women. The Company's website provides visitors access to one of the largest women's health and wellness content libraries on the web, as well as the largest online community of women discussing their health and wellness issues. EmpowHER promotes a "24 Hour Promise" to its visitors, who can come to the site, ask any health question and receive a response within 24 hours. Health care marketers rely on EmpowHER for reaching the most influential health and wellness buying audience on the Internet -- women. Millions of women visit every year, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing resources dedicated exclusively to women's health and wellness. For more, visit

About The Phoenix Mercury
The Phoenix Mercury has been providing affordable and entertaining basketball in the Valley for 14 seasons. Tickets to catch the Mercury's last regular season game against the league-leading Seattle Storm on Aug. 20 are available for purchase on or by calling 602-252-WNBA. The Mercury is currently in second place in the Western Conference. WNBA playoffs tipoff August 25 and Mercury playoff ticket packages are available starting at $10 a game. 

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