These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Verywell Health a pro-science source based on proper sourcing and fact-checking information through experts in the field.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Verywell Health is a medical and health website launched by About.com in 2016. The website provides factual, evidence-based medical information. According to their about page, they “work hard to provide you with comprehensive content that you, above all, can rely on. Our articles are not only written by experienced doctors, therapists, nurses, and other experts but vetted for accuracy by board-certified physicians.”
Read our profile on the United States government and media.
Funded by / Ownership
Verywell is owned and published by Dotdash, formerly About.com. Dotdash owns the VeryWell network, consisting of Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind. They also own the website Investopedia. Revenue is derived through advertising as well as affiliate commissions for some of the products they recommend.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Verywell features an A to Z index of medical conditions and a section for Prevention and Treatment. They also publish medical-related news with minimal bias, such as this Long-Acting Shot More Effective Than Daily Pill at Preventing HIV. This article is sourced adequately to HIV.gov as well as other credible medical journals. The website provides information on the Coronavirus from a pro-science perspective, such as this COVID-19 and the Heart: A Look at Recent Research.
Editorially, VeryWell employs editors involved in medicine and fact-checkers who ensure the articles are accurate and evidence-based. In general, information is factual and presented with limited bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate Verywell a pro-science source based on proper sourcing and fact-checking information through experts in the field. (D. Van Zandt 11/5/2017) Updated (03/21/2022)
Last Updated on July 19, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources