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Rachel Murphy began her career in the arts industry, covering the performing arts in Kansas City. Over a decade later, she has covered everything from fashion to dining reviews to small businesses and nonprofits. She began covering health and wellness for IN Kansas City Magazine and PrimeWomen.com. She shares her home with her photographer/husband and two toddler girls.
Rachel Murphy holds Bachelor's degrees in both communication and theatre from Avila University.
Verywell Health is an award-winning online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on the medical topics that matter most to you. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 300 million readers annually.
Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices about your health.
Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, from physicians to medical journalists to patients/patient advocates. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.
Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.