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    For 70 years, the Prevention brand has been a leading provider of trustworthy health information, empowering readers with practical strategies to improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. With a problem-solving mission and inclusive approach, we recognize that everyone’s path to wellness is unique.

    Prevention.com’s award-winning content is more than just factually accurate and up to date—it’s also written in friendly, jargon-free language that provides real-life context around complex information, and truly helps readers make important decisions about their health.

    Prevention.com reaches more than 5 million monthly unique users, and a highly engaged social media audience of more than 3 million.

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      Editorial Team

      Prevention.com is produced by a team of journalists and editors who are not only passionate about healthy living, but also highly trained in reporting and editing content about everything from medical conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease to the latest nutrition and fitness trends.

      Frequent Prevention.com contributors

      Brittany Risher, Jane Bianchi, Karen Pallarito, Markham Heid, Emily Abbate, Kiera Carter, Natalie Rizzo, RD, Emily Shiffer, Brielle Gregory, Macaela Mackenzie, Jessica Migala, Abigail Libers, Maria Masters, Marygrace Taylor, Krissy Brady, Cassie Shortsleeve, Korin Miller, Karla Walsh

      Prevention Medical Review Board

      Every story published on Prevention.com that offers advice impacting your well-being is backed up by the Prevention Medical Review Board, which is made up of board-certified experts from a wide range of medical fields—from weight loss to heart health to dermatology—who review and ensure that our articles meet the highest standards of accuracy, integrity, and excellence. Our review process requires that each article cites relevant scientific studies and experts, covers all points relating to the article’s topic, and contains accurate, up-to-date information.

      In addition to our medical review board members, hundreds of experts—medical doctors, registered dietitians, certified personal trainers, and more—are quoted throughout Prevention.com, representing diverse points of view and expertise. Here’s a selection of other experts Prevention trusts:


      Mark Wolff, DDS, PhD; Jonathan Schwartz, DDS; Alex Sharifian, DDS; Soo-Woo Kim, DMD


      Joshua Zeichner, MD; Francesca J. Fusco, MD; Meera Sivendran, MD; Howard Sobel, MD; Suzanne Friedler, MD; Meghan Feely, MD; Mona Gohara, MD; Debra Jaliman, MD; Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, MD


      Osama Hamdy, MD; Leann Olansky, MD; David Nathan, MD; Deborah Malkoff, MS, RDN; Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD; Helena Rodbard, MD


      Wayne L. Westcott, PhD; Jordan Metzl, MD; Natalie Jill; Larysa Didio; Daniel Destin, ACSM; James Shapiro, NASM; Lindsey Clayton; Adam Rosante

      Heart health

      Steven E. Nissen, MD; Eric Topol, MD; Laurence Sperling, MD; Arthur Agatston, MD; Monika Sanghavi, MD; Martha Gulati, MD

      Integrative medicine

      Aviva Romm, MD; Andrew Weil, MD

      Mental health

      Paul Hokemeyer, PhD; E. Blake Zakarin, PhD; Christine Moutier, MD; Shizhong Han, PhD; Richard Kravitz, MD, MSPH; Helen Odessky, PsyD


      Wendy Bazilian, Dr.PH, RD; Isabel Smith, RD; Tanya Zuckerbrot, RD; Keri Gans, RD; Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN; Karen Ansel, RD; Joy Bauer, RDN; David L. Katz, MD

      Women’s health

      Mary Jane Minkin, MD; Lauren Streicher, MD; Mae K. Borchardt, MD; Paul Nyirjesy, MD; Alyssa Dweck, MD; Monica Prasad-Hayes, MD; Susan M. Love, MD (breast cancer)

      Editorial Policies


      The Prevention.com content production process includes interviews with qualified experts, as well as a thorough editing and fact-checking protocol prior to publishing. Published content is periodically fact-checked and reviewed to ensure the information provided is accurate and up to date.

      Editorial Independence

      Though Prevention.com is supported in part by advertising, our content is produced independently and held to rigorous standards for quality, accuracy, and integrity. In some cases, sponsors may be allowed input regarding broad concepts, but they hold no material influence over the end product. Content created in partnership with advertisers is clearly marked as such. You may review Prevention’s Media Kit here.

      Affiliate links

      Prevention.com participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites.


      We understand that health is a sensitive topic, and we maintain a strict privacy policy.

      Prevention.com subscribes to the HonCode principles

      The international HonCode ethical guidelines are as follows:

      1. Authority: Any medical or health advice provided and hosted on this site will only be given by trained and qualified medical professionals unless a clear statement is made that the advice offered is from a non-medically qualified individual or organization.
      2. Complementarity: The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and the patient’s/site visitor’s physician.
      3. Privacy policy: Personal information about patients and visitors to a medical site, including their identity, is confidential. The website’s owners pledge to respect the legal requirements for medical information confidentiality applicable in the country in which the server (as well as any mirror sites) is located.
      4. Attribution and date: The source of the information provided on the site is explicitly mentioned and includes, if possible, a hyperlink to the original source. The date of the last modification of the content must appear on the web page (for example, at the bottom of each page).
      5. Justifiability: Any claims relating to the benefits or performance of a particular treatment, product or commercial service will be supported with appropriate and balanced evidence and referenced according to principle 4 above.
      6. Transparency: The creators of the site aim to provide the information in a manner as transparent as possible and will provide contact information for visitors who seek further information or support. This address (email) must be clearly displayed on the website pages.
      7. Financial disclosure: The financial support of a site must be clearly identified, including the identities of commercial and non-commercial organizations that provide funding, services or materials for the site.
      8. Advertising policy: The site will clearly indicate if advertising is a source of funding. The website owner will provide a brief description of the advertising policy adopted. Advertising and other promotional material will be clearly presented to the user to differentiate it from the information created by the institution managing the site.

        About Hearst Magazines Digital Media

        Hearst Magazines Digital Media, a unit of Hearst Magazines, is home to a powerful portfolio of brands, from iconic industry-leading fashion and lifestyle properties to some of the fastest-growing voices in food and commerce. In addition to Prevention, Hearst owns several other global leaders in health and wellness, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, and Netdoctor. Learn more about Hearst, Hearst Magazines, and Hearst Magazines Digital Media.

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