MedHelp and GE Announce New Mobile App to Help Track Mood

Free "Moody Me" application helps users better manage their mental well-being

January 5, 2011 -- MedHelp, the world's largest health social network, has partnered with GE to create and introduce a new mobile mood diary app, Moody Me, that helps users keep tabs on their mood to better understand their mental well-being and improve their overall health. The app is available as a free download on iTunes for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Moody Me Mood Diary iPhone app features a mood tracker that allows users to record and update how they are feeling whenever and wherever they are. It also allows users to take pictures of what makes them happy or sad to see what triggers changes in mood. When users are feeling down, the slideshow function allows them to play pictures of their "happy photos" to lift their mood.

"Whether people are interested in what makes them feel the way they do or want a tool to help manage their mood, Moody Me is a powerful app to help people feel better," said John de Souza, CEO of MedHelp. "We are excited to once again partner with GE to empower people to take control of their health."

Additional features of the Moody Me mood diary iPhone app allow people to record events, like work stress and financial and relationship issues; various symptoms, like anxiety or fatigue; and any medications they may be taking to see exactly what affects their mood. A calendar view displays overall mood trends and easy-to-read charts detail daily and monthly mood changes.

"Our partnership with MedHelp is the latest demonstration of our continued healthymagination commitment to help consumers achieve better health," said Linda Boff, global director of marketing communications at GE. "Together we are revolutionizing the way consumers manage their health by using the latest technologies to put the power of information directly in users' hands. Given the strong tie between mental and physical health, we are excited about the potential of Moody Me."

Users can wirelessly sync their data to MedHelp's free online Mood Tracker application, giving them the ability to access their information from any computer. This allows consumers to better communicate with their health care providers about the issues at hand, giving them more control of their health care discussions. In addition, users can pose questions to doctors from top U.S. hospitals and get advice from other people in MedHelp's online medical support communities.

Moody Me Mood Diary iPhone app is the third in a series of mobile applications that GE and MedHelp are creating for consumers everywhere, enabling them to live better, healthier lives. The first was the popular iPhone pregnancy app, I'm Expecting, which was released in July 2010, followed by Sleep On It, a sleep tracker and alarm app, which was released in October 2010.

"MedHelp is blazing trails in the consumer-driven health care movement by giving people immensely popular and feature-rich mobile apps like Moody Me which allow them to easily keep a daily record of their personal health," said de Souza.

Moody Me, Sleep On It and I'm Expecting can be downloaded for free from the Apple iTunes App Store or from www.MedHelp.org.
About MedHelp
MedHelp is leading the consumer health revolution by empowering people to take control of their health. As the world's largest health social network, 11 million unique users turn to MedHelp each month to achieve better health. With more than 300-condition specific communities, 150 ask-the-expert forums, partnerships with top U.S. hospitals and a robust suite of 50 online health tools, award-winning mobile apps and personal health records, MedHelp is the savvy consumer's health destination of choice. For more information, visit www.medhelp.org.

About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified infrastructure, finance and media company taking on the world's toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, and television programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

About healthymagination
Healthymagination is GE's $6 billion commitment that was launched in May 2009. Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. For more information, visit www.healthymagination.com.

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Marta Debski
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