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The hallmark of Hope Health content is its accuracy and timeliness. We review our content on a regular basis to keep it up-to-date with the most current statistics and information. You can rest assured you'll never be giving out misinformation when you use Hope Health content.

Our editors work closely with original sources only — the researchers themselves at universities and medical centers, and at the National Institutes of Health. Other main sources for information include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the National Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine; and health-serving organizations such as the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association.

Content is also reader driven. Our editors routinely develop articles in response to questions and requests from readers and are encouraged to provide feedback. Hope prides itself in cultivating a friendly tone with readers and aims to deliver what we call "Hey Martha" moments — a nugget or two of information that touches the reader. The idea is that a reader will turn to a colleague or family member and say, "Hey, Martha, did you know that..."

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All content is reviewed for accuracy and timeliness for a consumer publication prior to publication by our Medical Editors and Medical Advisory Board. Our Medical Advisory Board consists of high-level medical, financial, benefits, and workplace wellness experts who specialize in each area our content covers. Meet the members of our Medical Advisory Board here.

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Hope Health's Medical Content Editors
Dr. Mayer

William J. Mayer, MD, MPH
Medical Editor

Dr. Mayer is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine. He has served as a Program Director at the National Cancer Institute, and was a Co-Leader serving Fortune 100 clients in Health Care Consulting at Watson Wyatt Worldwide. During seven years with the Kellogg Company, he was Vice President Medical Affairs, Executive Vice President, New Business Development, and President Functional Foods. He also served as CEO, President and Director of QualityMetric, leading the launch of an online health assessment funded by GlaxoSmithKline.

Dr. Mayer has authored publications in the American Journal of Public Health, Seminars in Oncology, and contributed several book chapters. He has served as a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine. He is currently Vice President at Bronson Healthcare Group, a not-for-profit, tertiary healthcare system serving Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana; and the only healthcare organization in the nation to win the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He is also Chief, Strategy and Business Development for the Family Health Center of Battle Creek, a Federally-Qualified Community Health Center serving the medically underserved of Calhoun County, Michigan. Dr. Mayer has served in a variety of appointments in the health care community, and is the recipient of a number of Honors and Awards.

Dr. Spencer

Peggy Spencer, MD
Medical Editor, Plain Language

Dr. Spencer is a graduate of the University of California with a BA in Biology with Honors, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine with a MD. She is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. She serves as a staff physician at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Student Health and Counseling Center, and holds an adjunct faculty position at the UNM School of Medicine.

Dr. Spencer is the recipient of numerous professional honors and awards. She writes a column for the New Mexico Daily Lobo newspaper answering reader-submitted health questions, and contributes articles to the UNM Parent Matters and UNM Today. She is the co-author of 50 Ways to Leave Your 40s with Sheila Key, and blogs at www.pegspot.com. Dr. Spencer is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and SouthWest Writers.

Please note: Hope Health content does not practice medicine, does not replace the advice of a reader's own doctor, and does not attempt to diagnose conditions or make medical recommendations. The content also does not routinely mention specific names of drugs or dosages, especially prescription medications. Also, Hope Health does not take any responsibility for modifications made to the content purchased in its original format.


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