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WebMD is the First Choice for Consumers and Physicians Seeking Information on the Top Health and Wellness Topics

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source of health information, continues to attract the largest, most engaged audience seeking health and wellness information. WebMD attracted the most visitors of any health information site in September and is again number one in page views in the health category. According to the comScore® Media Metrix U.S. report, comScore's monthly analysis of U.S. web activity of the top online properties, WebMD ranked number one in reach and engagement within the health information sector in August and September 2012. The ranking reaffirms why WebMD is the number one choice for consumers and physicians as their trusted source of health information through every step of healthy living and along the patient's journey.

Only WebMD has the ability to reach a targeted audience that is seeking health information with a sense of purpose. WebMD is the leading destination for information across a wide range of healthy living categories, delivering marketers the audience they need most. According to the comScore Plan Metrix August 2012 report released in September, WebMD reached more people than any other health site in 23 of the 25 comScore health topics, including allergies, arthritis, cholesterol, chronic pain, high blood pressure and weight management. WebMD is the first stop and last word on everything from headaches to hearing to heartburn.

"This data confirms WebMD inspires consumers to live healthier lives every day, whether they want to take preventive health measures, understand the symptoms of a particular condition, cope with a new diagnosis, or manage an ongoing chronic condition," said Dave Marek, EVP WebMD Consumer Services.    

In addition, WebMD continues to be number one in the mobile health care information category for a sixth consecutive month, according to comScore's Mobile Metrix report. WebMD empowers and enables health decisions anytime, anywhere, across a multi-screen experience. WebMD provides consumers the information they want across platforms with a 100% mobile-optimized user experience for consumers on WebMD.com and health care providers on Medscape.com. WebMD continues to create top-rated, condition-specific, and healthy living apps that help people live healthier lifestyles. Its suite of innovative mobile apps includes the WebMD App, WebMD Pain Coach™, the Medscape App, the WebMD the Magazine App, and WebMD Baby App, the 2012 Medical Marketing & Media Gold Award Recipient for Best Mobile App for Consumers. 

To learn more about WebMD, visit www.WebMD.com.

About WebMD

WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through our public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications.

The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicineHealth, RxList, theheart.org, Medscape Education, and other owned WebMD sites.

All statements contained in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including those regarding: our expectations concerning market opportunities and our ability to capitalize on them; and the benefits expected from new products or services. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are based on our current plans and expectations, and they involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future events or results to be different than those described in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include those relating to: market acceptance of our products and services; relationships with customers and strategic partners; and changes in economic, political or regulatory conditions or other trends affecting the healthcare, Internet and information technology industries. Further information about these matters can be found in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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