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Last updated in October 2023. 

Medical information you can trust 

Our panel of medical experts include experienced pediatricians, OB-GYNs, M.D.s, professors of nursing, midwives, clinical child psychologists, neuropsychologists and more. They carefully check all our FamilyEducation articles that fall into the following categories:

  • Pregnancy health
  • Child illness, conditions, and health
  • Family genetics 

Our medical experts review articles for factual and medical accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. They also ensure we are using the most current and reputable sources, both cited in the text and listed at the bottom of each article. 

Our Medical-Checking Process

Our process includes the following steps:

  • Conducting thorough research through the use of highly credible government organizations and medical research agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organisation, the National Institute of Health, and the UK's National Health Service (NHS).
  • Searching online medical databases and peer-reviewed medical journals that are run by the above agencies, such as PubMed
  • Reaching out to organisations and individuals including leading medical experts to include their perspectives.
  • Reviewing medical publications, academic studies and clinical trials, and other verified data and documentation.
  • Reviewing and updating our medical-related content regularly in line with the latest research and evidence-based findings to reflect the most current and accurate medical information. 

Recently, FamilyEducation adopted the editorial guidelines of the Associated Press Stylebook. Our medical review policy now follows the AP’s Health, Science, and Environment Reporting guidelines. 


Despite our careful process, mistakes happen from time to time. Please let us know by emailing us at We promise to correct any errors quickly and transparently. The date of the most recent medical review or update will always be added to the published article. 

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