Healthline Media, Inc. is a privately owned provider of health information headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2006 and established as a standalone entity in January 2016, Healthline Media's digital properties help people better understand and live with medical conditions.[5]

As of Aug 2016 it had a global ranking by Alexa of 1,603 and a United States ranking of 647.[6]


Healthline Media was founded in 1999 as, by endocrine specialist Dr. James Norman.[7] In 2006, the company was re-launched as Healthline Networks.[4]

By 2013, the digital health information provider had over $21 million in revenue and 105 employees, according to information retrieved from InsideView.[4]

Deloitte ranked Healthline Media as one of the top 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.[8]

In January 2016, Healthline raised $95 million in growth equity financing through Summit Partners. Under the terms of the agreement, Healthline’s media business was established as a standalone entity with David Kopp, former general manager, as CEO.

Healthline Media, Inc. acquired sister websites and in May 2016. [9] Both resources are free to use, allowing people to look up news and information on conditions, treatments, and medications, as well as meanings for acronyms and abbreviations from the fields of medicine, pharmacology, biotechnology, agrochemicals, and healthcare. is a medical news site, joined,, and as Healthline’s family of health properties. is an online database of medical abbreviations with over 200,000 definitions.

The company’s product portfolio consists of health search and navigation products (BodyMaps, HealthLinks, HealthAnswers), including clinical applications of these products (Symptom Search, Treatment Search, Doctor Search, Drug Search).[4] The product suite also includes display, banner and rich media advertising services, and medical reference content.[4] is the Healthline Media’s website,, is a destination site for health and wellness information, and a competitor to WebMD.[7][2] In 2009, Kim Komando, a technology columnist with USA Today, listed as a top health information website.[2]

In addition to, the company also provides health-related content, tools and services to more than 40 other sites.[12] In 2010, Healthline Media signed an agreement to provide medical and health-related content and tools to Yahoo Health[12] Other partners include and[7] Healthline Networks software also powers Aetna’s patient portal.[2]