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June 19, 2014 MedBlog Wins APEX 2014 Grand Award

Thorofare, NJ – SLACK Incorporated, publisher of MedBlog, takes home a 2014 APEX Grand Award for Publication Excellence (APEX). Earning the highest honor in the annual competition, Medblog was selected from more than 103 entries in the Social Media category. Nearly 2,100 entries in total were submitted in 11 major categories.

A single resource at, MedBlog provides one place on for physicians to see what their colleagues in other specialties are talking about today – and are invited to contribute to the conversations. Current topics range from clinical to regulatory to practice management.

APEX Awards recognize excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. APEX Grand Awards honor the outstanding works in each main category, while APEX Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional entries in each of the individual categories.

“We are honored to be a Grand Award Winner for MedBlog. It recognizes the growing importance for a cross-specialty dialogue to the health care community,” said Joan-Marie Stiglich, ELS, Chief Content Officer of SLACK Incorporated.

The diversity of expertise at’s MedBlog allow physicians to view regular topics of interest, as well as share their knowledge beyond their own specialty with other medical specialties. MedBlog includes a growing list of more than 40 blogs in these specialties: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Orthopedics, Orthotics/Prosthetics, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.

SLACK Incorporated is currently in development of Healio’s next release, further enhancing its personalized approach to content delivery.

For more information visit, or contact Lee Gaymon, Senior Director, Audience Development & Marketing, at, 856.848.1000 ext. 356.




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About SLACK Incorporated
SLACK Incorporated, publisher of, is a leading provider of information to targeted health care specialties. SLACK produces 42 publications in print and online; publishes more than 250 medical and allied health books; creates custom print and Internet-related projects; and produces convention daily newspapers and meeting supplements for a growing number of health care meetings. For more information, visit

About the APEX Awards
The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for writers, editors, publications staff and business and nonprofit communicators. It is sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., publishers of business communication reports, including Writing That Works, a subscription bimonthly for professional communicators, and special reports on topics such as writing feature articles and Web publishing. Visit