Editorial Policy

Editorial Integrity

Our purpose is to provide you with the most objective, reliable, and precise health information possible. Our daily mission is to ensure that HealthNip is your most useful and relevant source of health and medicine-related content.

Instead of censoring particular types of material that may or may not be applicable to an individual’s personal health, we rely on you, the reader, to select the information that is most suited for you. However, the information we provide is not meant to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any queries regarding a medical problem, you should always consult your doctor or another trained health expert. Never reject expert medical advice or delay in getting it because of something you have read on HealthNip!

The sections that follow outline our content policies and procedures.

Selective Editing of Original Content Established by HealthNip

HealthNip generates unique content in accordance with the following criteria:
Issues that may impair your ability to manage your own and your family’s health. Topics include breaking health news, medicine and product launches, recalls, and alerts, health advisories, and expert commentary on disease management and keeping healthy.

Clinical Significance — The most recent medical results published in medical publications with peer review, such as The Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Pediatrics, Diabetes Care, and Circulation, among others.

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

Our Content Is Different

It is more dependable. HealthNip stands out as a reputable and authoritative source of health information in a field that is frequently accused of delivering erroneous and out-of-date data.
Our news and feature articles are based on the editors’ choices of the day’s most significant and pertinent health happenings. Our news pieces are not mere summaries of studies or events. They frequently include interviews with the medical researchers who conducted the research, as well as interviews with independent specialists who can contextualize the research and explain its relevance in the present.

Editorial Integrity – It is the journalistic responsibility of HealthNip to provide a clear separation between news, features, reference, and other editorial information, so that users can easily discern editorial content from advertising.

Editorial Independence — HealthNip adheres to excellent standards of fairness, truth, impartiality, and responsible, independent reporting in its reporting. HealthNip maintains exclusive editorial control over its material.

Excellence in Journalism — HealthNip adheres to the conventional journalistic ideals of excellence when reporting original news for the Internet and when reviewing and corroborating material from other sources. Our content continues to get prizes for journalistic excellence, and you can view the most recent list of our awards on our Awards page.

HealthNip is the premier provider of health information services to consumers, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. HealthNip editorial content is independent of influence from sponsors and other sources.

Any member of the HealthNip Editorial staff who has a potential conflict of interest with a sponsor or vendor must disclose it in full.

HealthNip maintains a separate Editorial team from the team responsible for developing advertising content for our advertisers. No individual will serve on both editorial and advertising staffs, and no Editorial employee will be required to do advertising-related activities.

The HealthNip Editorial Team is tasked with providing impartial, accurate, and balanced coverage of events and problems. The reporters at HealthNip must painstakingly seek out story subjects and knowledgeable commentators. In addition, they seek objective analysis or comment from a competent speaker in order to achieve balance.

HealthNip journalists are committed to providing comprehensive and trustworthy coverage and upholding the highest professional standards.

Original Content Process

Our staff of physicians and medical journalists determines the information we generate and the news stories we highlight. It includes the most up-to-date information from credible sources, such as the most influential peer-reviewed medical publications, announcements from federal health agencies, and evaluations of the most recent health trends. Our seasoned health journalists converse regularly with eminent medical authorities, giving in-depth analysis, updates, and profiles that give our health news and content a unique perspective. Every original article is vetted by board-certified, full-time medical editors.

HealthNip may accept funding from other parties for the creation of original editorial material for the HealthNip Network. In such instances, the third party may collaborate with HealthNip to establish a mutually agreed-upon general theme, but the content will be produced according to our Original Content Process, and the third party will have no control over the content. Upon request, these third parties may receive the attribution “Supported by [third party’s name]” on our editorial content during the time that they are funding a program. This credit is not meant to reflect any editorial changes to the content.

Each completed story that will be published is evaluated by a physician editor for accuracy, acceptable use of medical terminology, and accurate description of the findings. The story is then edited for style, flow, grammar, and legibility by an editorial editor. Finally, the story gets published on the web after being edited.

Content Licensed from Third Parties

When HealthNip licenses health and wellness content from third-parties for publication on our website, senior Editing editors and physician editors assess the third-editorial party’s policies and procedures to ensure they are consistent with HealthNip’s Editorial Policies.

Educational Partnerships

HealthNip collaborates with government and other non-profit organizations or groups whose primary objective is public health education. We employ a precise set of criteria to evaluate and select these organizations, and then collaborate with them to generate or select material within particular subject areas. HealthNip creates the content, which is then reviewed and amended by a third party before being edited and authorized by HealthNip’s editorial staff. This category of content is subject to HealthNip’s editorial policy and process for accuracy, balance, and objectivity, just like all editorial content. In some circumstances, descriptive text is placed at the top of the page to inform the user that HealthNip generated the information with aid and participation from the organization or association with which we collaborated. In addition, the hyperlinked term “educational partnership” will be followed by the name of the organization with whom we collaborated to develop the content. We also declare the existence of extra sponsorship from external parties with no editorial control.


HealthNip accepts advertising on the HealthNip Network from Advertisers, as detailed in our Advertising Policy. This advertising 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 paragraphs of text, thumbnail images, badges, or other sorts of text or images, are referred to as “native advertisements” and appear alongside editorial material. These advertisements are labeled “Sponsor Content”, “From Our Sponsor”, “By (our Sponsor),” or “From (our Sponsor).” The Advertiser is responsible for the accuracy and objectivity of their advertising regardless of its format, and it must adhere to our Advertising Policy. This editorial policy does not apply to advertisements, which are not evaluated by the HealthNip editorial staff.

Link to Caring

The “Connect to Care” area of the HealthNip website provides content generated by HealthNip’s Connect to Care staff that assists you in locating resources, clinicians, and practices to manage your health. In various sections of the HealthNip website, you will find “Connect to Care”-labeled gateways, chat boxes, and other content generated by HealthNip’s Connect to Care team that will help us connect you with local services, doctors, and practices. HealthNip may receive a charge when you purchase any of these services or when we link you with a provider or practice in your region. The Editorial team at HealthNip operates independently from the Connect to Care team and does not contribute to the creation of any content labeled “Connect to Care.” We place descriptive text at the top of each Connect to Care page and name each gateway, chat box, and similar content as “Connect to Care” to indicate that the content was generated by HealthNip’s Connect to Care personnel and not the Editorial staff. HealthNip does not support any product, service, or treatment mentioned on any Connect to Care-branded web page, gateway, chat box, or other similar content.

The information you offer through any Connect to Care form, chat box, or team member will help us connect you with a local service, provider, or practice. Your name, age, telephone number, email address, and health problems, which you give with HealthNip via these channels, will be provided to the relevant service, provider, or practice with your permission. HealthNip may use your email address to provide you Connect to Care program-related information. HealthNip or its affiliates will store a copy of the chat transcript, the lead form, and the call recording, as applicable. HealthNip is not affiliated with any particular provider, service, or practice and we do not recommend or endorse any particular provider, service, or practice. We are not medical experts, and your use of this Connect to Care service does not establish a physician-patient relationship or constitute medical advice. Access to or usage of the Connect to Care service is restricted to individuals 18 years of age or older. The service, provider, or practice may contact you using autodialer technology, which may include text messages over which HealthNip has no control. Consent is not a purchase requirement.

If you feel you may have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.