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Health Questions? Visit the New WebMD Answers

The Leading Source of Consumer Health Information Adds Free Access to Answers From Experts, Organizations, and Peers

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source of health information, announced today the launch of WebMD Answers, where consumers can pose personal health questions that can be asked and answered in a trusted environment. WebMD Answers' Q&As are contextually integrated throughout the WebMD experience as well as through WebMD Search, so that consumers can now access information from leading health experts, organizations, and other consumers when they need it.

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Tens of millions of consumers come to WebMD with a sense of purpose, seeking answers to their health and wellness questions. WebMD Answers harnesses WebMD's trusted consumer relationship by delivering the most comprehensive experiential feedback and responses, perspectives from qualified WebMD experts, and information from third-party experts and organizations. The answers are clearly labeled, sourced, and ranked by WebMD and consumers. 

"As consumers take a more active role in preventive care and treatment options, they want convenient health information from reliable sources to support their healthy living decisions," said Dr. Michael Smith, WebMD Chief Medical Editor. "With such an immediate need for health and wellness information, anytime, anywhere, WebMD Answers provides a trusted environment for consumers to ask health-related questions and receive information from physicians, experts, and peers."

WebMD Answers is also a way to keep up to date on the latest information that's important to you. WebMD Answers gives you the ability to "follow" topics, people, organizations, and trending questions that are relevant to your life. Consumers can stay informed on the latest information relevant to their interests either via email messaging or by signing into WebMD and accessing their very own personalized WebMD Answers experience.

WebMD Answers gives brands the ability to place contextual messaging at the "point of purpose" — when engaged consumers are actively seeking, commenting, sharing, and acting on information. Marketers can participate in WebMD Answers through sponsorships of targeted search categories and/or specific condition/lifestyle-related questions to reach consumers who are looking for actionable health and wellness information.

WebMD has partnered with the nation's leading organizations to provide expert answers to health and wellness questions through WebMD Answers. Partnering organizations include:

To learn more about WebMD Answers, visit webmd.com/answers.

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.

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