WebMD now answers questions through Amazon Alexa

WebMD users have a new way of getting answers to their health-related questions: through Amazon Alexa.

Users can ask Alexa a question, and WebMD will provide physician-reviewed answers.

To use the function, users must enable the WebMD skill by saying, "Alexa, enable WebMD skill." After that, users can ask about everything from Type 2 diabetes to treatment for a sore throat.

Additionally, users can request more information to be sent to their Alexa app in text form.

"We're excited that WebMD is bringing its skill to Alexa," said Rob Pulciani, director of Amazon Alexa, in a statement. "With the WebMD skill, customers can get answers to health questions simply by asking Alexa. It highlights the convenience of a more natural spoken language experience."

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