September 15, 2009 09:00 ET

EmpowHer Releases Health Events™ -- The First and Largest Online Health Event Resource in the United States

Features Nearly 1.7 Million Free and Low Cost Health Events

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - EmpowHer, the home of women's health online, announced today the formal launch of its Health Events calendar featuring nearly 1.7 million free and low cost health events and improved search functionality.

"This is our own dose of health reform," said Michelle King Robson, founder and Chairman of EmpowHer. "Having my vision for Health Events take shape and come to life for millions and millions of women across this country for whom finding the right information about a health issue, support for their own health condition, or care for their families regardless of their location, economic circumstance or health condition, is a dream come true."

Health Events features nearly 1.7M events in all 50 states from over 560 providers including Maxim Health Systems, CVS, Walgreens, Curves, and The Red Cross, among others, offering low cost and free health events, flu shot clinics, blood drives, exercise classes, yoga, support groups and more.

"As an EmpowHer partner, Maxim Health Systems is pleased to participate in Health Events," said Steve Pellito, National Director for Maxim Health Systems. "To support EmpowHer's mission of providing health information to women, Maxim has provided nearly 17,000 flu shot clinics in the Health Events calendar to help women get themselves and their families prepared for what is likely to be one of the most unique flu seasons in recent times."

Health Events is simple to use, giving women the ability to search by City, State or Zip Code and / or by Health Topic. Users can browse listings of events by state, and can also sort their search results by date and distance from their location. Additionally, Health Events has a location auto-populate tool that will automatically drop in the user's location based on her IP address, eliminating the need for the user to re-enter her information each time she uses Health Events. To find a health event in your area, visit

Providers wishing to publish their health events to can learn more at

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EmpowHer, the home of women's health online, is a unique resource dedicated to improving women's health and well-being. EmpowHer provides up-to-date medical information, access to leading medical experts, advocates, and a devoted community of women who ask questions, share stories, and connect with one another in a safe and supportive environment. For more, visit

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