NEW YORK – Users of Amazon Alexa can now ask questions about health-related topics and get physician-reviewed, medically appropriate answers in plain, accessible language from WebMD. “WebMD is committed to providing consumers with health information that they can trust wherever and whenever they need it, and voice represents a promising new communication channel,” said Steve Zatz, WebMD CEO, in a statement. Users can ask questions about conditions, drugs, medical tests, side effects, symptoms, treatments and more. WebMD will also give users the opportunity to request that additional information be sent in text form to their Alexa app. “With the WebMD skill, customers can get answers to health questions simply by asking Alexa,” said Rob Pulciani, director, Amazon Alexa, in a statement.
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