EDITORIAL MISSION

The Edge delivers science-backed, expert-driven health and lifestyle content to help people optimize their health and their lives.


At The Edge, we publish only high-quality editorial. Our medical content is fact-checked for accuracy and produced by health professionals who are notable experts in their respective disciplines, from urologists and endocrinologists to registered dietitians and certified fitness coaches. Content is also written by people living with the conditions we treat, veteran journalists, and editors. Every piece of content on The Edge represents our core values:

 
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Actionable Knowledge

The Edge provide expert-backed reporting about health, nutrition, fitness, weight loss, and more and distills it in a way that is actionable, useful, and easy to understand.

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Empathy

Our content is understanding and empathetic because we’ve faced many of the same challenges that our readers have. Our content gives readers a renewed sense of confidence and perspective about what is possible at any age

Radical Honesty

Too often, society makes people feel embarrassed about weight gain, a lagging libido, fatigue, or depression. We don’t just normalize issues that impact wellness, we show stigma the door.

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Relatability

Wellness isn’t one-size-fits all. We’re for everyone who wants to be a healthier, more resilient version of themself, however that translates for you. We’re for committed biohackers and those just thinking about testing their hormones for the first time. 

EDITORIAL POLICY: HEALTH CONTENT

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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:

Clarity

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.

Accuracy

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.

Objectivity

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.

TRANSFORMATION STORIES

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Some of our content is generated by people who want to help others by sharing their stories of struggle and hope. They are written in the first person and fact-checked for accuracy by our editors, but are not reviewed by medical experts. Their stories represent their personal experience, and should not be considered medical advice.

EDITORIAL PROCESS: LIFESTYLE CONTENT

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Our lifestyle content is written by experienced journalists and subject matter experts (for example, Registered Dietitians, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches, and NASM-certified trainers). Content written by journalists is reviewed by a member of The Edge’s editorial staff, Advisory Board members, or professional fact-checkers as needed.

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

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We recommend products that we hope will improve our readers’ lives. All products are sourced independently by editors. Hone, The Edge’s parent company, may collect a share of sales and other ​​compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.

TERMS OF USE

Our content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.