Liz Vaccariello

Bio

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 Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The 2008 global economic crisis has been linked to a sharp rise in deaths from cancer, a new study reports.

    Unemployment and cuts in public health-care spending were associated with more than 260,000 additional cancer deaths by 2010. Most of thos...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report.

    In general, however, these tiny babies grow up to contribute to so...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a commonplace surgery -- such as a gallbladder removal -- may be safer when done in a rural hospital compared to a suburban or city hospital, a new study finds.

    "This study gives credence to what rural surgeons long suspected -- that well-d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    SUNDAY, May 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The out-of-pocket price for a standard chest X-ray, CT scan or ultrasound can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on where the imaging is done, new research reveals.

    And uninsured patients trying to get the cost in adv...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans enrolled in Obamacare marketplace plans saw their out-of-pocket costs rise moderately in the past year, a new report shows.

    For those who did not receive government subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there were slight inc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary Disease:

    FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease face high out-of-pocket costs and other significant barriers to adequate medical care, a new report finds.

    "This report reveals a real patchwork of care for patients with chronic obstructive pul...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While Americans suffered fewer strokes overall from 2000 to 2010, stroke rates climbed substantially among younger adults and blacks, a new study found.

    Hospitalizations for strokes caused by artery blockages dropped 18.4 percent overall during ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 million U.S. children gained health insurance the first year after the Affordable Care Act -- also called Obamacare -- was fully implemented, a new report shows.

    The number of uninsured children fell from 5.4 million in 2013 to 4.5 mill...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kicking the smoking habit boosts more than just your health -- it also saves money.

    That's because health care costs plummet just one year after stopping, new research shows.

    A 10 percent decline in smoking would reduce U.S. health care co...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Overuse of brand-name drugs may be part of the reason why the United States spends more on medication than any other country, a new study contends.

    Too many brand-name drugs also contribute to greater out-of-pocket expenses for American consumers, r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Six years after the introduction of Obamacare, Americans are still divided over the controversial health reform law even though most tend to support many parts of the measure, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll found.

    However, none of the current ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With the nation's largest health insurer exiting all but a few Affordable Care Act exchanges next year, some Americans may be left with fewer choices and some might see higher monthly premiums.

    Experts say that will be the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young gay and bisexual men may be much more likely to attempt suicide or harm themselves than their older counterparts, and blacks are at greater risk than whites, British researchers report.

    "We know minority groups are at higher risk of poor m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A report card on Americans' health finds that racial and ethnic disparities persist, with significant gaps in obesity, cesarean births and dental care.

    But advances have been made in some important areas, including infant death rates, women sm...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're an American aged 20 or under, your expected life span is now less affected by whether you're rich or poor than it used to be, a new study finds.

    Researchers at Princeton University report that the life expectancy gap between rich and ...Full Article