The Huffington Post’s manifest destiny over the Internet continued today. Arianna Huffington‘s site just launched a new “Health” section called, shockingly, “HuffPost Health.”
“I’m delighted that our health coverage is getting its own section,” Huffington said in a press release. “Our approach to matters of sickness and health has changed radically over the past few decades. We no longer approach our health as a passive experience, one where we sit back, allow ourselves to be poked, prodded, examined, receive the verdict, and compliantly go along with whatever the High Priests of Medicine say.”
Despite her anti-establishment rhetoric, Huffington selected a clinical professor of medicine to run the section, HuffPo Medical Editor Dr. Dean Ornish.
In his introductory post, Ornish explains more about the site’s charge:
HuffPost Health’s articles and videos will include the best of evidence-based allopathic Western medicine (including drugs and surgery), lifestyle and functional medicine (including nutrition, fitness, stress management, supplements, and love and support), mind/body medicine (including mental and emotional health), women’s and men’s health issues, and integrative medicine (including complementary and alternative medicine).
In addition to personal health information, HuffPost Health will address health policy issues. At a time when there is more controversy than ever about the roles of government and industry in health care, HuffPost Health will provide a place to have a lively dialogue from a wide variety of perspectives that may transcend the usual liberal/conservative dichotomies.