Health content published on The Edge goes through a rigorous editorial process. Each individual piece of content has several people behind it working to make sure that it’s responsible, accurate, understandable, trustworthy, comprehensive, up-to-date, and inclusive.
We rely only on the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.
Our sources also include experts in their fields. Sources are listed both inline and at the bottom of every article.
The Edge sets high journalistic standards for our content. Our articles are unbiased, research-backed, honest, and comprehensive, and represent our core values. We only work with journalists, expert writers, and contributors who agree to maintain these standards. We train them on research and best sourcing practices, and provide regular feedback and answer questions.
Our health information is reviewed for accuracy by our Advisory Board, which is comprised of a team of physicians and subject matter experts who have extensive knowledge in their field. Advisory Board members review medical statements, claims, and recommendations for accuracy and timeliness. They also bring critical perspectives thanks to their expertise in clinical practice and research.
Our review process ensures that each health article meets the following criteria:
Health information can be confusing or overwhelming. We make sure that all of the content on The Edge Is written in language that is accessible, easily understood, and actionable. Our voice is conversational and motivating. We are curious but objective, truthful but not alarmist, and inspiring without minimizing the real challenges that people can face around their health. We tell judgment-free stories and aim to remove stigma and bias.
Content from The Edge is trustworthy and evidence-based. Content is based upon the most up to date information available. We only use current research, news, and recent developments in the field. Our medical review team and professional fact-checkers ensure that the research we cite has been correctly interpreted and the article isn’t missing any critical information.
We know that everybody—and every body—is biologically unique. In support of that we objectively cover a range of topics and viewpoints. We present a balanced view of an issue, when one or more alternative views exist.