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Mayo Clinic – Men’s Health

Mayo Clinic - Men's Health offers a general overview of many of the most common men's health topics. The recommended information here is written and reviewed by medical professionals and is updated regularly. Unfortunately, many articles featured on the page appear randomly chosen and offer an incomplete view of men's health.

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Review Date: 4/30/2018

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Ease of Use

Users can easily browse available topics by using the category tabs. Articles are sorted alphabetically by title, which helps to locate additional information on a topic. Unfortunately the site's search bar is not limited to the Men's Health section and pulls information from across the entire Mayo Clinic website. Additionally, the limited amount of information on the page may leave many users wondering if they've missed something.

Visual Design

The Mayo Clinic's Men's Health page is designed like every other page on the Mayo Clinic. There are very few images to engage the reader, and the sparse black text on white background is dull. Advertisements and potentially intrusive links to other Mayo Clinic resources could make the site feel crowded and confusing to users as well.

Quality

The Mayo Clinic's Men's Health page is a limited source of information on common issues related to men's health. The articles are referenced by books, review articles, and websites, which gives them an additional layer of quality. But the depth of content is limited in scope and detail. Users will certainly need to consult other web resources to get an adequate look at any topic presented here.

Credibility

All content is developed and reviewed by Mayo Clinic, a highly credible organization. Many of the expert reviewers include Mayo-affiliated subspeciality physicians. Each article features a date of last reviesion, although several are more than two years old. Otherwise this website is a credible and reliable source of information.

Pros

  1. Articles on 22 common men's health topics from credible medical experts
  2. General information about healthy lifestyles, symptoms, diseses and conditions, and drugs and supplements
  3. The writing is clear, friendly, and authoritative, geared toward a general audience
  4. The site is very user-friendly, and information can be located quickly
  5. Information is adequately referenced

Cons

  1. "In-Depth" section is superfical and includes a limited number of articles
  2. Many of the same articles are used as resources throughout the site's different sections
  3. Patient Care & Health Info, Expert Answers, and Multimedia sections seem sparse and limited
  4. Much of the content is about Mayo Clinic resources and access

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit healthcare organization that provides medical care, research, and education services

Accreditations: HON seal (April 2018)

Additional Features: Expert Q&A, virtual appointment making tool, patient assistance programs, news, billing and insurance information, clinical trial finder, blog, physician resources, online store

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic

Contact: mayoclinicsupport@mayoclinic.com

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