Guava's mission is to empower people to understand and improve their health. One way we work towards this is by creating accessible and easy-to-understand health resources. Furthermore, we use several methods to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and quality of the health information we publish.
Research and Sources
Our writers conduct thorough research from reputable sources such as peer-reviewed medical journals, government websites, and leading healthcare organizations. We prioritize evidence-based information and strive to present it in an easy-to-understand format for our readers. Learning about your health is vital, yet many scientific articles that feature important research are difficult for daily consumers to understand and may not be accessible. That's why at Guava, we strive to take this valuable information and translate it in a way people can comprehend and appreciate while maintaining scientific rigor.
Topics are carefully selected based on what is relevant to our mission, interesting to our readers, and helpful to know on their care journey. We cover topics like health and wellness research, chronic illness resources, tips for navigating the healthcare system, and more. In addition to well-researched health content, Guava features patients and their stories of living with certain chronic illnesses.
Our Editing Process
Each article is edited to ensure that it meets our standards for accuracy, grammar, readability, and relevancy. In addition, we fact-check all claims and double-check our sources to ensure that the information we present is trustworthy.
Our Review Process
To ensure articles that center around health and medicine are factually correct, multiple team members, including our medical advisor or other medical professionals, review them in their final draft. Our medical advisor, Dr. Kat McGraw MD, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, has practiced as a Hospitalist for nearly 20 years, and is the Chief Medical Officer of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont.
The medical field is constantly changing. New research arises almost every day. Therefore, we ensure our articles are periodically reviewed every couple of months and updated to guarantee that they remain accurate and up-to-date. In addition, we provide the date each article was published and last updated, so you're confident the content you're reading is still relevant.
We also encourage our readers to provide feedback and ask questions so that we can continue to improve our content.
Overall, our process is designed to ensure that the information we publish is accurate, reliable, and relevant. We create high-quality, long-term, evergreen content and are committed to providing our readers with trustworthy health information that empowers them to take control of their health and be an integral part of the process.