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WebMD – Brain and Nervous System

WebMD's "Brain and Nervous System" is a resource the covers general topics related to many well-known neurological conditions. Among the 11 conditions covered here, users can learn about Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and more. Information provided includes symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment, caregiving, support resources, etc.

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Review Date: 11/16/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

Visitors begin with a brief overview and provides a list of subtopics for more detailed reading. The problem is numerous articles, blogs, message boards, and advertisements that clutter the page and interrupt the user's journey. Additionally, those topics highlighted seem randomly chosen.

Visual Design

The pages here have too much information on them, which adds up to a disorganized jumble of often unrelated content. But most pages appear to incorporate some form of visual multimedia top engage users.

Quality

WebMD provides authoritative, detailed information about common brain disorders. Unfortunately, the poor organization makes it difficult to uncover all the pertinent information about a single condition. Thankfully the content is referenced and reviewed by medical professionals and specialists.

Credibility

WebMD boosts the credibility of its content by employing frequent content reviews by a staff of doctors, medical professionals, and health reporters. The site does feature sponsored content, though it's clearly labeled as such.

Pros

  1. Good amount of multimedia content to augment the text articles
  2. Numerous valuable resources for people with these conditions
  3. Content is readable and easy to understand for the general consumer

Cons

  1. The section is limited to topics about the more well-known conditions
  2. Pages are cluttered with commercial advertisements and links to news and additional information
  3. Searching keywords returns an overwhelming number of results

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: Internet Brands, LLC, a for-profit consumer media company

Accreditations: URAC (2018), HON seal (2018), TRUSTe Certified privacy

Additional Features: News, blogs, videos, support services, slideshow, quizzes, Q&A, message boards, specialist finder tool

Languages: English

Contact: mheinley@webmd.net

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