About Health.comVital information with a human touch
Health.com delivers relevant information in clear, jargon-free language that puts health into context in peoples' lives. Through medical content, insights from experts and real people, and breaking news, we answer: how it happened, what it feels like, what you can do about it, and why it matters.
Health.com is produced by editors and journalists dedicated to delivering accurate, trusted, up-to-date health and medical information, for consumers. We focus on problem-solving content to help you make decisions during complicated, stressful times. We write in plain English, using real-life examples. For additional medical and diagnostic information we partner with the medically accredited sources listed below.
Health.com is lead by Editor-in-Chief Amy O'Connor. Our staff also includes:
Theresa Tamkins, Executive Editor
Ray Hainer, Senior Editor
Danny Deza, Associate Producer
Alyssa Sparacino, Editorial Assistant
Each of our Health.com Health Journeys retains independent (i.e., not employed by us) nationally recognized medical advisers who specialize in the condition covered in that Journey. We consult with these advisers about difficult, complex health issues and ask them to periodically review content. Health.com content is not produced by our advisers. To read more about each adviser, click the Start Here link in each Health Journey (find all Health Journeys from this page).
Accuracy and Review of Content
Hundreds of doctors, experts, patients, and advocates have been interviewed during the production of our original content. Our content is also fact-checked and reviewed periodically for accuracy.
Read our User's Bill of Rights and Editorial Policy to learn more about our commitment to editorial integrity and service to our users.
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About Health Magazine
Since 1987, Health magazine has been an innovative leading women's health and lifestyle magazine, and it is now part of the larger Health brand. Health.com and Health magazine editors work closely on projects that are jointly relevant. Scores of articles and features from our print magazine can be found on Health.com.
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Our Content Partners
In addition to our original content, Health.com licenses a comprehensive online medical encyclopedia of disease, symptom, drug, and condition information from Healthwise, a nonprofit company founded in 1975 that is dedicated to producing clear, accessible information for people who need to make health decisions. Healthwise is URAC-accredited for accuracy and updated on a quarterly basis.
HealthDay is a news and information company whose editors and writers provide Health.com with daily updates on important health-news stories.
San Francisco–based Healthline is our search partner. Healthline's search engine is powered by a rich, constantly evolving "semantic taxonomy" that allows you to find the most relevant content within Health.com and on the Web. Healthline data is also used to power our symptom checker, drug and natural remedy checker, and drug interaction checker.
About Time Inc.
Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, owns Health.com and Health magazine. The company publishes many of the nation's best-known magazines and websites, including Time, People, Real Simple, Essence, Cooking Light, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, MyRecipes, and many more. Each month one out of every two American adults reads a Time Inc. magazine, and one out of every seven Internet users visits a Time Inc. website (more than 26 million unique visitors).