Our Editorial Process
Our writers are these individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.
Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.
Our highly-skilled editorial team manages all of our content. Each individual piece of content has several people behind it working to make sure that it’s responsible, accurate, understandable, helpful, trustworthy, comprehensive, up-to-date, and inclusive.
Medical Review Board
Our Medical Review Board—composed of certified physicians across a variety of different specialties—vets content containing statements of medical fact. They work tirelessly to provide the necessary critique that ensures our information is accurate and current.
Content is reviewed by a board-certified physician whose specific area of expertise aligns with the content topic. A Medical Reviewer will confirm that a piece of content—whether article, illustration, video, tool, or other resource—is thorough and contains facts and guidelines that reflect the latest in evidence-based research and health information.
If improvements are suggested, they are shared directly with our editorial team to be addressed and implemented immediately. It is only when a Medical Reviewer approves a piece of content that it is officially stamped as such in the byline.
We also rely on our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers who provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.
Times change and so does information. With help from our subject-matter experts and Medical Review Board, our editorial team routinely evaluates our existing content to ensure all information is updated and reflective of the most current research, guidelines, and statistics.
If needed, content is re-worked, re-edited, and re-certified by our Medical Review Board. If you happen to come across any inconsistencies or outdated facts, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
The Verywell Voice
We understand that online health information can be impersonal, overwhelming, and scary. But it doesn’t have to be. That’s why we approach everything through the lens of our readers, making sure that all of our content is presented in an authoritative yet compassionate manner.