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 Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people in other developed countries, a new study finds.

    Compared to 22 other high-income nations, the United States' gun-related murder rate is 25 times higher. And, even though the Unit...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology):

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with low incomes who are diagnosed with esophageal cancer don't survive as long as whites with the disease, a new study finds.

    "In lower socioeconomic groups, outcomes for esophageal cancer vary by race, but not in higher socioeconomic gro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests.

    In fact, patients suffering from colon, prostate or thyroid cancers who...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans believe Medicare should cover approved medicines to treat obesity, a new survey shows.

    "Public policy and society seldom associate obesity with advanced age," James Appleby, chief executive officer of the Gerontological Society of A...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a high-deductible health insurance plan doesn't mean people will shop around for the best health care prices, a new study finds.

    "Simply increasing a deductible, which gives enrollees skin in the game, appears insufficient to facilitate pri...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Families of patients dying of cancer felt their loved one had better care and quality of life when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, a new study reveals.

    Relatives reported a better end-of-life experience mor...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. patients whose health insurance plans have high deductibles undergo fewer diagnostic imaging tests, a nationwide study finds.

    Researchers analyzed 2010 insurance data from more than 21 million adults nationwide and considered plans with hig...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act is working as intended, extending health care coverage and ensuring that hospital care is financially compensated, two new policy papers contend.

    The reports, published Jan. 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer diagnosis is costly, and new research suggests that it remains costly even after the disease has been treated.

    "Cancer survivors are facing high costs even after years. The economic burden is substantial," said study author Zhiyuan Zheng...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With only three weeks left in the latest Affordable Care Act enrollment period, U.S. health officials and community advocates are ramping up efforts to sign up difficult-to-reach Latino Americans.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care reduces hospital costs for incurable cancer patients who have other serious health conditions, a new study says.

    Palliative care is team-based specialized treatment aiming to provide patients with relief from the symptoms and stress...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly one in 10 U.S. smokers using Medicaid insurance gets medications to help quit smoking, with a wide variation between states, a new study finds.

    Under the Affordable Care Act, state Medicaid programs must cover at least some counseling an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Emergency Medicine:

    MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a major public health emergency, disaster or act of terrorism occurs, the United States may lack adequate resources to treat children who are affected, according to a new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics....Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who hasn't had a flu shot this season should make a point to get vaccinated now, U.S. health officials advise.

    Flu activity usually peaks in January or February, and flu can strike as late as May, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Admi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients can be taught to safely self-administer long-term intravenous antibiotics at home, without the help of a health care worker, a new study suggests.

    The finding could have a significant impact on uninsured patients who might otherwise sp...Full Article