2008 Aesculapius Award Recipients Announced

Bethesda, Maryland (December 18, 2008) — Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, Gainesville, FL, received the 2008 Aesculapius Award for websites. Winners of Aesculapius Awards were announced today by Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt, President and Founder of the Health Improvement Institute.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association received the top honor for their website, www.endthepain.org. This website contains comprehensive information for patients suffering with trigeminal neuralgia and related face pain, their family members, and for the medical professionals who treat them.

Winners of the Award of Excellence for health-related websites included:

Winners of the Award of Excellence for health-related television Public Service Announcements included:

"People need reliable information about lifestyle and health care choices presented in an appealing way. The Aesculapius Awards are designed to promote and encourage excellence in the communication of good information about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and health care treatments," said Dr. Goldschmidt. “This year's winners continued the very high standard of creativity and quality that we have seen since the awards began. We are delighted by the wide variety of organizations that choose to submit entries this year. We congratulate the winners of awards of excellence.”

A panel of judges, representing the health care, web publishing, and multimedia fields, evaluated entries. The annual award is named for the ancient Greek god of healing, Aesculapius. This award was established by the Health Improvement Institute, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Bethesda, Maryland, to promote informed consumer lifestyle choices and health care decisions. For more information about 2009 Aesculapius Award competition

For more information about 2009 Aesculapius Awards competition.