Magnus Health Portal is Going Under the Clippers for Children's Cancer and Personal Health Record Awareness

Magnus Health Portal (, a secure web-based Personal Health Record (PHR), enables individuals and families to collect, store and share personal medical information in one location anytime, anywhere with no hardware or software to install. Today, Magnus Health Portal announced a fundraising effort with the St. Baldrick's Foundation which raises funds and awareness to cure childrens' cancer by shaving the heads of volunteers.

Raleigh, NC, February 20, 2009 --( Magnus Health Portal is going under the clippers at a St. Baldrick's event Saturday, February 28 at The Hibernian in Raleigh on Glenwood to raise money for childhood cancer research. To stimulate donations to this great cause, Magnus Health Portal is offering a free 6-month subscription to its StandardPHR for every donation over $50. Magnus Health Portal will issue a promotional code to individuals at the completion of every donation over $50 starting today and extending until March 31, 2009.

To donate and receive your free personal health record, visit the Magnus Health Portal team page

"We are committed to helping people improve their healthcare by putting them in control of their health information. Knowledge is power and it's important to work as a partner with your healthcare provider to ensure the best treatment possible," said Chas Scarantino, CEO of Magnus Health Portal. "Magnus was co-founded by a local radiation oncologist, so cancer patients and cancer research are close to home. Cancer patients can have over 10 doctors, so it is important to have all of their medical information organized, and in one location to ensure their current health information flows from one doctor to the next, accurately and in a timely manner. On top of the treatment benefits, maintaining a personal health record creates an empowered patient who can assist their doctor in their treatment as they are more keenly aware of their side effects and symptoms. It is essential that everyone starts to understand the need and benefits of managing their health and medical information. If a member of our team has to lose a little hair to help others gain a little awareness of children's cancer and personal health records, then that is what it takes."

Magnus Health Portal gives members a place to store and manage their actual medical records from different doctors. This information can only be viewed by trusted people granted access by the patient. Through a single, secure web-based account, Magnus Health Portal can connect a patient's family, physicians, pharmacists, and nurses to all aid in the care of the patient. Not only is this information stored on a fully encrypted and health industry compliant system, but the team at Magnus Health Portal will assist you in collecting your records. "We assist our customers in navigating the healthcare community to collect their information," says Scarantino. "Managing health information is new territory for most people, so we deliver customer service as well as cutting edge software. Essentially, our team focuses on medical record collection and management so you and your family can focus on staying healthy. We are excited to be able to partner with St. Baldrick's in their 2009 fundraiser."

About Magnus Health Portal
Magnus Health Portal is a secure, online platform for the ownership of health and medical information. A robust online product suite allows individuals and families to collect their actual medical records, maintain a personal health record, track wellness and health statistics, analyze health risks, research health topics, control access to their account, and provide log in instructions during an emergency to emergency personnel. Magnus Health Portal was formed in 2006 with the intent of improving healthcare by allowing patients the ability to create and share their personal health records with healthcare professionals. A Radiation Oncologist from Raleigh, NC conceived the idea of an online safe deposit box for all of a patient's records when a patient came to him with his complete medical record scanned onto a CD. The treatment was able to quickly take a direct and pointed approach to that specific patient because the doctor was able to see his entire medical history. No time was lost waiting for other practices to collect and send records for the physician to review. More importantly, the patient was actively involved in the decision making of his own treatment. To date Magnus has serviced individuals and doctors in 23 different states. It’s your health, take control.

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About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Since its inception seven years ago, St. Baldrick’s events have raised over $51 million for childhood cancer research with over 73,00 shavees at over 1,700 head-shavings in 48 states and 18 countries. In 2008 alone, more than 565 events were held throughout the USA. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation makes grants to research institutions to find new cures for childhood cancer, and to find treatments to ensure a better quality of life for patients and survivors. The Foundation funds research projects conducted by established pediatric cancer experts, as well as younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, offering the best available care for every child. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is grateful to its many volunteers (bald or not!) and donors, including Headblade Ultimate Headcare, PartnerRe, elope and QBE for making life-saving childhood cancer research possible. For more information, visit

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