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Editorial Policy for NaturalMDSearch

Editorial Policy for NaturalMDSearch

NaturalMDSearch News is an independent media service designed to provide news, information, and educational material to consumers and physicians. News content created by NaturalMDSearch is free from influence by sponsors, heavy advertorial content, or other commercial sources.

Anyone who serves on the NaturalMDSearch Editorial staff must fully disclose any financial or other interests that he or she may have in any drug, biotech, medical device, or other company perceived to have influence in the healthcare industry. Such disclosure must be made to the individual's immediate supervisor at the time of hiring or at the time that the financial or other interest develops. The supervisor will determine whether the interest presents a conflict and, if so, what must be done to eliminate it.

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  • NaturalMDSearch keeps its Editorial staff separate and distinct from staff dedicated to sponsors or partners. No person will serve on both staffs, no Editorial employee will be asked to perform duties on behalf of a sponsor or provide favored treatment to a sponsor or partner.

    The NaturalMDSearch Editorial staff is charged with the responsibility of providing objective, accurate, and balanced accounts of events and issues. NaturalMDSearch reporters must diligently seek out subjects of stories or qualified experts to provide commentary. They also seek objective commentary or comment from a qualified spokesperson to provide balance.

    NaturalMDSearch journalists strive to provide thorough and honest coverage and share a dedication to ethical behavior and the highest professional standards.

    News & Original Article Process

    Each weekday, our staff of physicians and medical journalists plans the daily news "budget," all stories planned for the day. It contains the latest information from the most important medical journals, announcements from federal health agencies, and analyses on the latest health trends. Our experienced health reporters talk daily with prominent medical leaders, providing in-depth analyses, updates, and profiles that give our health news and content a perspective found nowhere else. Every original article is reviewed by our staff of full-time, board-certified physician editors.

    The NaturalMDSearch Editorial staff gets its stories from an array of sources: peer-reviewed medical journals, medical conferences, federal or state government actions, and enterprise material derived from interviews with medical experts. NaturalMDSearch also believes that valuable content is available from NaturalMDSearch sponsors, advertisers, and partners, but that such content must be clearly labeled.

    Each completed story to be published is reviewed by a medical editor for accuracy, appropriateness of medical language, and proper characterization of the findings. The story is next reviewed by an Editorial Editor who edits it for style, flow, punctuation, and readability. Finally, the story moves from editing to publishing, where it is converted to HTML and published to the site.

    Licensed Content

    When NaturalMDSearch licenses health and wellness content from third-parties for publication on our site, the NaturalMDSearch senior Editorial editors and physician editors review the third-party's editorial policies and procedures for consistency with the NaturalMDSearch Editorial Policies, including without limitation the conflicts of interest policy. While the NaturalMDSearch Editorial Staff may not review each page of the third-party licensed content, the Editorial Staff does review a representative sample of the content to ensure that the third-party implements the editorial policy and procedures reviewed by NaturalMDSearch and that the content appears to be accurate, timely and relevant.