Weight Awareness Editorial Integrity
Weight Awareness is a dedicated health information and news internet portal dealing exclusively with the issues of weight and its associated problems. The guidepost for Weight Awareness is our Editorial Policy, drawn from the editorial policies and guidelines of the most recognized names in medicine and journalism: The American Medical Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Medical Writers Association. In following these guidelines, the Weight Awareness Editorial staff diligently seeks the facts and reports them, providing thorough and honest coverage of health and medicine and, most of all, upholding the highest professional standards in the industry.
We are committed to providing the most current information on all topics of weight and the weight related problems, and rather than filtering certain types of information that may or may not be applicable to any one individual's personal health, we rely on you, our reader, to assist us in choosing the information that is most appropriate for you. Be aware, however, that information on Weight Awareness or any other web site should not be used as a substitute for professional healthcare. You should always consult your health care professional before acting on any information seen on Weight Awareness or any other web site.
In our efforts to deliver the news and stories, multiple news feeds and stories, medical literature journals, print news and web sites are utilized or displayed. Over 7000 sources are reviewed for content. Some of the content or news information has been made easier to understand, while other news stories are presented as linked or Pop UP framed windows launched through your web browser. The great majority of the information is from public or governmental sponsored sites and is covered under the ‘Freedom of Information Act'. Regardless of the information source, it is the goal of Weight Awareness to present its readers with the most current and important news and information.
All news and information sections that utilize other news sources will give credit to the source, in accordance with ‘Fair Use Act'. This may be in the form of a banner link back to the original site or article; or the article itself will not actually be on the Weight Awareness web site. In this event, after clicking on the link, a separate browser window will pop up displaying the actual web site or news information directly from its source. You are welcome at that point to navigate that web site uninterrupted. All government sites will also be given proper credit, in accordance with the ‘Freedom of Information Act'.