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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

About.com Health Wins eHealthcare Award As A Top Health Site!

By December 9, 2012

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I don't generally use this blog to let readers know what a great site this is--I figure if you're already a reader, you likely feel the site is worthwhile. However, I have some news that my fellow health writers and I are excited about, and it's worth sharing!

I've always been very proud to be part of About.com Health, and this week I have another reason to hold my head up high as part of this fantastic site. About.com Health just won a Silver Award from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards 2012 as a top Consumer General Health Site. (We are in good company--The Mayo Clinic won platinum and Kaiser Permanente won the gold. Here is a list of all the winners.) This honor is particularly exciting because, while About.com, About.com Health, and I personally have won awards for content, this award focuses especially strongly on medical accuracy and leadership as well as popularity and readability. (Winners were selected from nearly 1,100 entries, and they look at up to 40 different factors when considering winners.) About.com Health maintains high standards here--each of our 100+ sites is guided by a credentialed expert in their field, and medically-based content is stringently reviewed by our Medical Review Board. In addition to accuracy, though, we strive to put all of our information into easily-readable formatting and easily-digestible language, with plenty of action steps to help our readers make healthy changes in their lives.

Being the editor of About.com's Healthy Monday Newsletter has allowed me the opportunity to become well-acquainted with many outstanding articles from my fellow About.com Health writers, and I'm always proud to share these articles. (The job also helps me stay up-to-date on many important aspects of health, and strategies for maintaining wellness, which is one of the reasons I love editing the newsletter so much.) Whether or not you subscribe to the newsletter (which I highly recommend, as includes some of the best articles from many of our sites), you may also want to subscribe to the About.com Health newsletter and the About.com Women's Health newsletter, both of which bring important information each week. They are quick reads, but packed with information you can really use to change your life and the condition of your body--something you may be thinking about more as we begin a new year. (Ah, those resolutions!)

So as you read the content here, know that you can trust the information you read. We endeavor to make it accessible and entertaining when appropriate, but we keep a firm focus accuracy and quality medical information. We also have the best readers, in my humble opinion, so give yourself a high-five as well!

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December 10, 2012 at 11:24 am
(1) Kathy says:

Congratulations, Elizabeth!! You’re right, I do know how wonderful this site is and it makes me happy to read you have won an award! I frequently quote your articles to my friends and clients, and I look forward so much more of your insight! Thanks for your hard work and congratulations again!

December 13, 2012 at 2:35 am
(2) stress says:

Thank you, Kathy! You’ve just made my week :-)

December 18, 2012 at 1:33 am
(3) Peter says:

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I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post.
Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!

February 22, 2013 at 10:42 am
(4) Kolagen says:

I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the page
layout of your blog? Its very well written; I
love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content
so people could connect with it better. Youve got an
awful lot of text for only having one or 2 images.
Maybe you could space it out better?

February 25, 2013 at 3:19 am
(5) stress says:

Yes, I know the layout isn’t ideal. I actually don’t have control over the layout, but I believe those who do are looking at ways to restructure it. Anyway, thanks for your input, I appreciate it, and thanks for visiting the site!

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