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About 51˶

51˶ covers clinical news…

51˶ is a trusted source for clinical news coverage across the medical specialties. We cover all the clinical news, findings, and announcements that we think will directly affect the lives and practices of health care professionals throughout the U.S. are longtime experts in their beats; our editors are top-notch, and we are meticulous about fact-checking and disclosures.

…and we report on conferences….

51˶’s writers attend roughly 75 medical conferences a year in the U.S. and abroad to bring you the most relevant coverage across all the major specialties. We often send multiple writers to each conference, and also work with a portfolio of highly experienced freelance journalists to ensure that our coverage is comprehensive and representative.

…as well as what’s happening in Washington…

Our readers occasionally write in with remarks such as “MedPage should stay out of politics.” We wanted to take a moment to explain why we cover politics—why we have a Washington office with reporters who are fully credentialed to cover Congress, the Supreme Court, HHS, and the White House, and consider our coverage of “medical politics” to be central to 51˶’s mission and identity.

Peggy Peck, 51˶’s founding editor, wrote an editorial in 2016 that describes our reasoning:

“Ever since the passage of Medicare – followed by Medicaid – it has been impossible to separate medicine from politics, because decisions made by the overseers at those programs (first called the Health Care Financing Administration, now known as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) affect medical practice every day, in every setting.

We don't serve our users well if we ignore that simple fact, but we can serve them well by bringing the informed voice of 51˶ to that coverage. It is our job to cover all aspects of an issue, all sides of the question, even if doing so may sometimes make us or our users uncomfortable.”

...with impartiality and journalistic integrity. We also publish Perspectives/Opinions...

An important part of our mission is to report on what people in healthcare are thinking, saying, and doing, for the benefit of others who want to know. Does that sometimes reflect one point or another on the political spectrum? Yes.

Does every article we publish need to express viewpoints from every part of the spectrum? No.

For readers who would prefer NOT to know what others in healthcare are thinking, saying, and doing, and simply want 51˶’s indispensable clinical news delivered to their inbox daily, you can head over to the enewsletter subscription page  to customize your newsletters so that you receive only clinical news.

We publish what is submitted by readers; what we and the editorial board deem factual (in cases where facts are presented), and as adding to the ongoing, constructive conversation about the state of healthcare in the United States.

If you have a perspective you think is missing from the site, and that perspective advances a productive conversation about how to improve healthcare, then we’d love to hear it regardless of what political ideology it might align with. Please send to opinions@medpagetoday.com.

We investigate and report on all aspects of healthcare…

At the heart of it, 51˶’s mission is to do our part to make healthcare better, by helping to create better-informed, more aware healthcare professionals. As part of this mission, we have an in-house Enterprise & Investigative team, led by .

The E&I team reports on everything from the medical specialty boards, to Stella Immanuel’s unorthodox prescribing practices during the COVID pandemic, to the ongoing problems with Medicare Advantage.

Kristina’s team has received numerous awards and fellowships since its inception; the work resulting from these prestigious fellowships includes covering rare diseases for the NPF Rare Diseases Fellowship; covering addiction and pregnancy, but also COVID and foster care in the U.S., for two separate USC Annenberg CHF fellowships.

…produce a podcast called MedPod Today…

51˶’s monthly podcast MedPod Today, with host Amy Ho, MD, is a forum in which health professionals share stories from their daily practice: often personal, always interesting. In this podcast we honor and highlight the humanity and soul of caring for people -- patients and one another. We also publish audio wrap-ups of the weeks news, and interviews with our Editor in Chief, Jeremy Faust, MD.

…and publish opinions and perspectives from our readers and our Editorial Board.

MedPage also publishes an increasing number of contributed pieces, whether written or in video form, from our readership, but also from our diverse and respected Editorial Board. Of course, the views and opinions of these contributions are not those of the editors, writers, or management of 51˶.

Thank you for reading MedPage!

Rachel Warren
SVP of Editorial, 51˶ LLC
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Note: 51˶ LLC is the owner and publisher of 51˶. Everyday Health Group is the parent and sole owner of 51˶, LLC, and Ziff Davis is the parent of Everyday Health Group.

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