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FRAN0426 SparkPoints: (271,140)
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7/11/14 1:50 P

Thanks will be checking for the health news once again under the articles.

7/11/14 9:32 A

Thanks - good to know.

LITTLEFAY Posts: 319
7/10/14 1:14 A

Thank you. Good to know!

VICKIZIG Posts: 21
7/8/14 9:56 P

It's so sad that SP didn't renew its license. If you want to access the same basic feed from the vendor that previously supplied this to SP, you can find it at:

The HealthDay site also lists their licensees, and some of these sites are attractive options too. For those interested, you can find the list here:
m. Here's a sample of their information on licensee sites, including some diet/health sites:

HealthDay is featured on more than 5,000 websites including:

eHealth & Media
MSN Healthy Living
Everyday Health
US News & World Report
Western Schools
Better Medicine from HealthGrades
ShareCare from Dr. Oz

LITTLEFAY Posts: 319
7/8/14 9:35 P

I really miss the health news. It was a highlight for me.

6/30/14 6:03 P

I really miss the section of health news too!

MAINEALI SparkPoints: (76,253)
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6/15/14 1:07 P

I did notice the change from 25 to 30 pts for articles. Consolidating isn't so bad!

LITTLEWIND53 Posts: 17,013
6/14/14 9:16 P

Sorry, I misunderstood what you were trying to say.

BTW, yesterday was only 25 points total for articles but when I saw you say 30, I looked again and it is 30 today. Things can change in an instant....

FLYER99 SparkPoints: (206,381)
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6/14/14 5:45 P

To clarify, when you clicked on My Sparkpoints previously, you could get 25 points for reading articles (max 5 articles x 5 points) and 6 points for reading Health News (max 2 articles x 3 pts).

Now, they have eliminated the category of reading Health News and incorporated it under Read Articles to a maximum of 30 points (6 articles of any type or kind x 5 pts each).

So, to be picky, in effect they have lessened the total points to be earned by one (1), from 31 (25 plus 6) to 30.

LITTLEWIND53 Posts: 17,013
6/14/14 12:09 P

Not sure what you mean. It used to be 3 points, but Spark upped it to 5 when they combined the Health News with the Health A-Z.

The Health News is gone but A-Z is still there and I just got 5 points for reading an article.

Edit: P.S. Did you click on the button to get your points? You have to scroll to the bottom of the page to find that button, but it is still there....

Edited by: LITTLEWIND53 at: 6/14/2014 (12:10)
MAINEALI SparkPoints: (76,253)
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6/14/14 11:34 A

When you go to the Health A-Z listing on the drop down menu, it says you receive points for reading the article but of course we don't. Why not? The stuff is there and so is the points button. Points don't cost Sparkpeople anything and it's a way to stay motivated. Sparkpeople just keeps taking away ways to earn points. Are they going to do away with points altogether soon? I love the points!

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 61,423
6/14/14 10:30 A

Here is the site we licensed the content from:

Coach Jen

FLYER99 SparkPoints: (206,381)
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6/14/14 10:21 A

Spark_Coach_Jen stated in her reply, "So hopefully this will improve the info shared on our site overall."

Are you serious? How can the REMOVAL of such a timely and informative feature such as Health News contribute to "improved" info????? Think about what you are saying here.

VICKIZIG Posts: 21
6/14/14 10:01 A

Can anyone provide information on the vendor that provided the Health News feed to SP, or know whether any other diet sites have a relationship with them and post their articles? I'd really like to find a way to continue to get that feed. Any info appreciated.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 61,423
6/14/14 5:21 A

The previous poster is correct. In addition, we feel the content we create ourselves is higher quality and more focused on a healthy lifestyle. So hopefully this will improve the info shared on our site overall.

Coach Jen

TOWHEE Posts: 3,429
6/14/14 12:44 A

The health news was provided by a third party for a fee. SP and the third party couldn't agree on a new contract. Sigh. emoticon

MTTIDY Posts: 9
6/13/14 11:05 P

Well that stinks. I read the health news section every day. Any idea why they did away with it?

UKNOWITNOW SparkPoints: (64,539)
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6/12/14 11:32 P

I will miss it emoticon

FLYER99 SparkPoints: (206,381)
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Posts: 10,362
6/12/14 10:46 P

It was announced today by Spark People that this feature has been removed and is no longer available.

EMMACORY SparkPoints: (185,021)
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6/11/14 4:21 P

Thank you! I always had accessed it from the spark point page.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 61,423
6/11/14 3:32 P

If you click on Articles and Videos and go to Health News, you'll find it there.

Coach Jen

EMMACORY SparkPoints: (185,021)
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Posts: 12,303
6/11/14 3:29 P

Does anyone know what happened to the daily news in health? I always enjoyed reading the latest entries.

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