WebMD: Symptoms, Doctors, & Rx

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Description of App

WebMD for iPhone offers physician-reviewed health content and interactive tools in addition to on-demand healthy living information. The innovative design marries content and utility informed by more than five years of user insights and feedback. WebMD for iPhone also features Healthy Target, an innovative health improvement program that will help you create and sustain healthy habits. By connecting an activity tracker, wireless scale, or glucometer you'll be able to view all of your data in one location and receive WebMD contextual content and insights. Get access to your favorite WebMD health tools like Symptom Checker and local health listings, in addition to the most up-to-date information about medicine and first aid essentials. All in one elegant app. From the most trusted brand in health information. Key Features: • WebMD Symptom Checker – Select the part of the body that is troubling you, choose your symptoms, and learn about potential conditions or issues. • Healthy Target – Create and sustain healthy habits by tracking your progress daily, connecting wearable devices, and getting actionable insights at the end of each week. • Healthy Living – Choose the healthy living interests that matter most to you to customize a daily lifestyle magazine of tips, fun facts, articles, quizzes, and slideshows. • Conditions – Find medically reviewed information about conditions relevant to you and learn more about causes, treatments, and related symptoms. • Medicine – Search our extensive database for information on drugs, supplements, and vitamins. Read about uses, side effects, and warnings, and access our Pill ID tool. • First Aid Essentials – Your handy guide for medical emergencies. From insect stings to broken bones, helpful treatment tips are always available, even without an Internet connection. • Local Health Listings – Find the closest physician, hospital, and pharmacy based on your current location or search by city, state or zip. Customization: • Create and save your conditions, medicine, first aid information, doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and healthy living articles for secure, easy access and reference. Additional Features: • Email – Send conditions, medicine, first aid information, and Healthy Living articles to yourself or your family and friends. • Social Media – Share Healthy Living articles on Facebook or Twitter. • Maps - View local health listings & individual physician, hospital, and pharmacy locations in a map view. About WebMD: WebMD is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans. The online healthcare information, decision-support applications and communications services that we provide: - Help consumers take an active role in managing their health by providing objective healthcare information and lifestyle information. - Make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate with peers. - Enable employers and health plans to provide their employees and plan members with access to personalized health and benefit information and decision support technology that helps them make informed benefit, provider and treatment choices. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, MedicineNet, emedicineHealth, RxList, theheart.org, drugs.com and Medscape Education. SOURCE WebMD Health Corp. WebMD. Better Information. Better Health. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the WebMD mobile application.



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Accessibility Comments

AppleVis Editor Note: this app was submitted before Usability Ratings were introduced, so one has been chosen on the basis of the accessibility comments made by the original poster. If you have used this app, please post a comment to let us know if you agree with the Rating.

Original Comments: This app is very accessible. The buttons are labeled, and the content is displayed in an html area, so you can navigate by heading, link, etc.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads no page elements.

Button Labeling

No buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is totally inaccessible.

Other Comments

This app provides content from Web MD, one of the most trusted providers of medical information on the internet. You can get information about first aid, medications, as well as diseases and conditions. For most of the content to work, you need to be connected to the internet. The only content that is built in is the first aid topics, since these may be needed when you don't have internet access.

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Submitted by Gadget Meistress on Friday, August 15, 2014

As of this latest update, Web MD is completely inaccessible with Voice Over. The screen appears to be blank completely no matter whether one drags their finger or does the left/right one finger swipe. The only thing I can see is the status bar when swiping.

Submitted by Dawn 👩🏻‍🦯 on Monday, March 12, 2018

Hi. With this latest version, it's pretty accessible. There are some kinks, but if you're willing to find the workarounds, you should be good.

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