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WebMD Launches Leading Consumer Health App for Android

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 General News J E 4
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WebMD expands its mobile footprint across all major mobile platforms

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today announced the launch of its leading consumer health app on the Android platform.  With over 5 million downloads since launching WebMD for iPhone and iPad, the release of WebMD for Android is the latest move by WebMD to meet increasing consumer demand for its trusted health information.

WebMD for Android helps consumers in their decision-making and health improvement efforts by providing 24/7 access to mobile-optimized health information and decision-support tools, including WebMD's Symptom Checker, Drugs & Treatments, First Aid Information and Local Health Listings. WebMD for Android incorporates the new voice search functionality by providing users with voice activated search for information on a health condition, drug, treatment or first aid topic.  

"WebMD for Android is the next significant step for expanding our multi-screen market presence," said Wayne Gattinella, President and CEO, WebMD. "We are proud to be selected by Google to showcase the new WebMD for Android App at their annual developer conference today."

WebMD for Android can be found by searching for WebMD at the Android Market www.android.com/market/ or by typing 'mobile' at WebMD.com.

About WebMD

WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through our public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications. More than 90 million unique visitors access the WebMD Health Network each month.

The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, MedicineNet, emedicineHealth, RxList, theheart.org, drugs.com and Medscape Education.

SOURCE WebMD

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