eMedicineHealth is a medical information site sponsored by WebMD that provides patient-friendly information about many common conditions and treatment. There is also information about medications and much of the information is contained in videos and slide shows. The site is recommended as a good web resource for general consumers interested in learning more about common health conditions, procedures, and emergency medicine.
Users can browse the site's content alphabetically by medical topic or drug name. Multiple toolbars running horizontally and vertically make it difficult to know where to begin searching. Even more difficult to manage is the site's search result page, which bombards users with numerous advertisements, links, filters, and toolbars.
The site's design is professional, but too much space is devoted to internal and external advertisements. Otherwise there's a good use of images and multimedia to keep the reader engaged. Font is easy to read, and headings and links all stand out so that visitors don't get lost in the details.
Content featured on the website covers a wide array of diseases and conditions. The website is up-to-date, well-organized, and easy to maneuver. The resources page includes a wealth of informative articles, videos, tables, and tools. Searching the website could not be easier and returns a comprehensive list of results that are investigated in depth and supported with reliable, credible source. Some of the information is highlighted as trending topics and there are links to Medscape Reference, Medscape, MedicineNet, RxList, OnHealth, WebMDRx.
Articles include the names and credentials of the authors and editors, lending a sense of authority and transparency. Authors and editors are physicians, with some articles written by experts in the field. Occasionally articles rely on outdated sources or too few references, including some with only a single reference. Otherwise most articles show recent dates of update and review.
Extensive collection of medical articles written by licensed physicians covering 32 health and medical categories
Focus on specific drugs and health conditions that can be searched alphabetically
Slideshows communicate information rapidly
Large collection of images with clear descriptions
Some of the information is superficial
Website format is outdated and unappealing
Pages are cluttered with clickbait, advertisements for specific treatments and products/services
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Slideshows, videos, images, news coverage, quizzes, symptom checker, medical dictionary, links to other patient education websites and medical professional websites, patient stories