If you’re like one of the more than 900 million people in the world who was curious or concerned about a possible medical condition, you probably used one of WebMD’s health tools. Its network of websites, headed by WebMD.com, has become a valuable tool for consumers and professionals as the world becomes increasingly focused in online markets.
As popular as its services have become, the company, which was founded in 1996, is on rockier ground than it has been in the past. A failed sales attempt earlier this year has made its investors restless and sent its stock plummeting thirty-two percent. WebMD is expected to post lower profits than projected, another factor making its investors uneasy.
But the fact remains that the people who use WebMD are, in all likelihood, unaware of its financial woes. And due to its staff of professional journalists and board certified physicians, the information remains as reliable as ever.