Liz Vaccariello

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Liz Vaccariello is editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader’s Digest, where she is responsible for driving editorial direction and product strategy across the brand’s media platforms. They include: Reader's Digest, the second largest paid subscription magazine in the United States with a readership of more than 25 million; ReadersDigest.com, with an audience of over 4 million unique monthly visitors; editions for the iPad, Nook and Amazon Kindle, on which Reader’s Digest is one of the best selling magazines; and books, of which 15.8 million are sold each year. Liz brings decades of experience to her role at Reader’s Digest as editor in chief and author. She is recognized as a trusted, authoritative speaker with deep expertise on issues such as health, food and family, among other areas. In April, 2012 Liz released her new weight loss book, The Digest Diet, which quickly became a New York Times bestseller, and she recently released the follow-ups Digest Diet Cookbook and Digest Diet Dining Out Guide, currently available in stores. Liz also is a six-time New York Times bestselling author, including the 1-million-sold Flat Belly Diet! and Flat Belly Diet!, 400 Calorie Fix. For years, Liz has been a staple on the network morning shows Today and Good Morning America, and has appeared monthly on Rachael Ray to talk about food and lifestyle content featured in the Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. In 2009, she began guest hosting in the fifth chair on the second season of The Doctors. She has appeared on The View, Regis & Kelly, Dr. Phil, Extra and two seasons of The Biggest Loser. For the past year, Liz has also contributed to Yahoo! Health with her popular weekly "Losing It with Liz" blog. Liz’s approach to a happy, well-rounded life is singular, and fits well with the Reader’s Digest brand promise to give people simple, easy, proven solutions that improve their lives. Her approachable style, high energy and unique vision have been a point of inspiration for the tens of millions of readers of Every Day with Rachael Ray, where she was Editor-in-Chief from May 2010 to October 2011, and Prevention, where she was SVP/Editor-in-Chief from 2006 to 2010. Before Prevention, Liz was executive editor of Fitness magazine. Prior to Fitness, Liz served as Editor-in-Chief of Cleveland Magazine. She earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Michigan. Today, she lives in South Orange, New Jersey. She and her husband, Steve, a professional photographer, have 8-year-old twin daughters.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Enrollment through the federal health marketplace surged last week as the deadline for signing up for a health plan with a Jan. 1 effective date came to a close.

    Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 12, almost 2.5 million individuals selected a health plan...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that amount, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed national data collected between 2004 a...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More young adults are using certain types of preventive care since the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare," went into effect in the United States, according to a new study.

    Significant increases were seen in the numbers of 19- to 2...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older blacks are still faring worse than whites in the United States when it comes to managing heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds.

    Researchers found that from 2006 to 2011, black Medicare patients were consistently less likely than w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting medical residents' work hours hasn't reduced death rates, hospital readmission rates or outcomes of surgery, two new studies find.

    "The work-hour restrictions have been controversial because there have been questions whether they are posit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of medical student-run free clinics at U.S. medical schools has doubled in the last decade, according to a new study.

    In 2005, there were about 110 student-run free clinics at 49 medical schools that belonged to the Association of Ameri...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People applying to become medical residents in the United States speak a wide range of non-English languages, but many aren't the languages spoken by patients with limited English skills, a new study finds.

    More than 25 million U.S. residents spea...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High-income doctors make more money by ordering more procedures for each patient rather than by seeing more patients, which may not be the best thing for patients, a new study suggests.

    The findings from the analysis of 2012 Medicare data were "ve...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too few American seniors go online to check their health records, a new study suggests.

    Many doctors offer patients online access to certain parts of their electronic medical records, including immunization records, lab ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Annual lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers may soon be covered by Medicare, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday.

    The reimbursement proposal would cover annual CT scans for people aged 55 to 74 with ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how doctors communicate during shift changes in hospitals reduced the risk of adverse events in patients by 30 percent, a new study found.

    In the study of nearly 11,000 patients, researchers also found that a better method of communicat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study.

    And compensation payment amounts and liability insurance costs for most doctors remained flat or declined in recent years, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' opinions about the Affordable Care Act are sharply divided along political lines, a new study finds.

    Democratic voters are strongly in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to the researchers. Almost three-quarters of Dem...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Competition between medical practices helps keep health care costs lower, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined the average prices paid by preferred provider organizations (PPOs) for patient visits to medical practice...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, a new study finds.

    For example, in July ...Full Article