The team at MayoClinic.com is delighted to receive this recognition
Rochester, Minn. (PRWEB) May 29, 2008
Mayo Clinic's consumer health information site, http://www.MayoClinic.com, has been recognized as an "Official Honoree" for the health category in the 12th Annual Webby Awards, an international awards program honoring excellence on the Internet.
This year's program received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Fewer than 15 percent of the entries were deemed Official Honorees.
"The team at MayoClinic.com is delighted to receive this recognition," says Roger Harms, M.D., medical editor-in-chief for MayoClinic.com. "This distinction recognizes our efforts to provide evidence-based quality information and tools to help individuals lead healthier lives."
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, the Webby Awards recognize achievement on the Internet, including Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile Web sites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
Launched in 1995 and visited more than 14 million times a month, this award-winning Web site offers health information, self-improvement and disease management tools to empower people to manage their health. Produced by a team of Web professionals and medical experts, MayoClinic.com gives users access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 3,300 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic. MayoClinic.com offers intuitive, easy-to-use tools such as "Symptom Checker" and "First-Aid Guide" for fast answers about health conditions ranging from common to complex; as well as an A-Z library of more than 850 diseases and conditions, in-depth sections on 24 common diseases and conditions, 16 healthy living areas including food and nutrition, recipes, fitness and weight control, videos, animations and features such as "Ask a Specialist" and "Drug Watch." Users can sign up for a free weekly e-newsletter called "Housecall" which provides the latest health information from Mayo Clinic. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.com.