MayoClinic.com named one of 50 best sites of 2010

MayoClinic.com was recently named one of the top websites of the year, according to editors at TIME.com.

The complete list includes everything from the helpful to the distracting, the big hitters to the unknowns.

Other top picks include the personal finance website Mint, the video sharing site Vimeo, and up-and-coming blogging platform Tumblr.

According to TIME.com:

“The renowned Mayo Clinic’s website keeps its tips legitimate, combining ease of use with sound medical advice. The site offers an encyclopedic index of diseases and a symptom checker to see what that forehead pain could mean. With an editorial staff full of M.D.s, you’ll be sure to get your information from expert sources, though nothing can replace an actual doctor.”

MayoClinic.com is produced and managed by Mayo Clinic Global Products and Services (GPS). The website began in 1995 and now gets more than 17 million visits per month worldwide, according to clinic officials.

“We’re extremely proud to be the trusted source of medical information for people everywhere,” Roger Harms, medical editor-in-chief of MayoClinic.com, said in a statement. “We are honored to be recognized in our quest to deliver credible health and wellness information that is timely, relevant and accurate.”

The site offers health information, self-improvement and disease management tools to empower people to manage their health. It’s produced by a team of web professionals and medical experts working side by side.

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