Editorial Policy

Our mission is to bring you the most objective, trustworthy, and accurate health information. Our daily goal is to ensure that Capsule Health is your practical and relevant content source for health and medicine.

We are committed to providing information on a wide variety of health topics, and rather than filtering certain types of information that may or may not be applicable to anyone individual’s personal health, we rely on you, our reader, to choose the information that is most appropriate for you. However, the original editorial information we provide 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 providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Capsule Health website!

The following sections detail our content policies and procedures.

Editorial Selection

Capsule Health creates content with reference generally to the following criteria:

Relevance — Issues that could affect how you manage your own health and that of your family.

Clinical Significance — The medical findings published in peer-reviewed medical journals, such as The Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Pediatrics, Diabetes Care, Circulation, and many others.

Case studies — Seasonal interests, such as “Summer Safety,” “Allergy Seasons,” and “Cold and Flu”; public health awareness, such as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and “Healthy Heart Month”; and emerging health trends, such as the latest in nutrition, fitness, disease prevention, healthy living, alternative approaches, and much more.

Our Content Is Different

It’s more reliable. In a medium often accused of providing outdated and inaccurate information, Capsule Health stands out as a credible, authoritative source of health information.

Editorial Integrity — Capsule Health journalistic responsibility is to make a clear distinction between news, features, reference, and other editorial information, so that individuals can readily distinguish independent editorial information from advertising.

Editorial Independence — In its reporting, Capsule Health maintains exemplary principles of fairness, accuracy, objectivity, and responsible, independent reporting. Capsule Health maintains sole control of its editorial content.

Journalistic Excellence — Capsule Health upholds traditional journalistic principles of excellence in reporting original news for the Internet and in reviewing and corroborating information from other sources.

Editorial Staff Policy

Capsule Health is a provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals. Editorial content created by Capsule Health is free from influence by advertisers and other sources.

Anyone who serves on the Capsule Health Editorial staff must fully disclose any potential conflict of interest with any sponsor or vendor.

Capsule Health keeps its Editorial staff separate and distinct from staff dedicated to creating advertising content for our advertisers. No Editorial employee will be asked to perform duties on behalf of an advertiser.

Capsule Health Editorial staff is charged with the responsibility of providing objective, accurate, and balanced accounts of events and issues.

Licensed and Third Party Content

When Capsule Health licenses health and wellness content from third-parties for publication on our site, the Capsule Health senior Editorial editors and physician editors review the third-party’s editorial policies and procedures for consistency with the Capsule Health Editorial Policies.

Advertising

As more fully described in our Advertising Policy, Capsule Health accepts advertising on the Capsule Health Network from Advertisers, which may include third party banners, badges, contextual advertising and content created or provided by an Advertiser (collectively referred to as “Advertisements”, “Advertising”, or “From Our Advertiser”). Some advertisements, which may appear as text paragraphs, thumbnail pictures, badges, or other types of text or pictures, are what is known as “native advertisements” and appear adjacent to editorial content. These ads are labelled “Sponsor Content”, “From Our Sponsor”, “By (our Sponsor)”, “Provided by (our Sponsor)” or “From (our Sponsor).” Regardless of the form of an advertisement, the Advertiser is responsible for the accuracy and objectivity of their Advertising and it is subject to our Advertising Policy. Advertising is not reviewed by the Capsule Health Editorial Staff and is not subject to this Editorial Policy. 

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