Here are samples of the blocks and other graphic elements that are currently supported on the Healthline Post publishing platform. Greatist’s blocks are shown in a different article.

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The image block is sometimes called a full width image (shown below) or a body image in editorial.

It can be placed anywhere in the article body.

One specific use case is when it’s placed above the first line of text — then it’s called a “header image.” Below is an example of what might be called a full width image or a header image.

The General Standout block is Healthline’s all-purpose block. It’s a block that can contain just about every other kind of block Post has. A few examples are below.

General Standout heading

General Standout blocks are very useful for the common need for a graphic element that can contain many other block types: headings, paragraphs, lists, even images (see below).

  • list item 1
  • list item 2
  • list item 3

Exercising your corgi

When your corgi needs exercise, there are a few important things to keep in mind.

  • Ensure they are well fed and hydrated before starting the session.
  • Give them a full body massage beforehand and plan to repeat after.
  • Keep plenty of bacon treats on hand to ensure they have a positive association with exercise.
  • Limit sessions to 5 minutes.

The Pro/Con block was originally designed to summarize the positives and negatives of a treatment, practice, supplement, medication, etc. The Pro/Con block can be used with both a Pro and a Con, only a Pro, or only a Con. In any case, the Pro title will show up live with a check mark next to it, and the Con title will have an X next to it.

If you have only one or the other, or don’t want the check-mark or X, other options would be General Standout block or a List block.

Pros of eating coffee beans

  • They contain antioxidants: Coffee beans contain chlorogenic acids, which may help prevent heart disease.
  • They are high in fiber.
  • They pack a big caffeine punch.

Cons of eating coffee beans

  • Coffee beans can cause heartburn in those who are sensitive to acidic foods.
  • They may increase the production of “bad” (LDL) cholesterol.
  • They can have a marked laxative effect in some people.

List block is used to input either bulleted or numbered lists. A List block can work well preceded by a heading, too.

This is a bulleted list after an H3 heading

  • nausea
  • fever
  • stomach pain

This is a numbered list after an H3 heading

  1. Pick up your book.
  2. Turn to the third page.
  3. Tell me what it says.

Slideshows were previously called “gallery” and could be used in many situations. Currently they’re most often used for images of medical conditions and sometimes hidden behind a “graphic warning” slide (activated via ticking a box while in the Slideshow block). Do not try to use the Gallery block.

Heading is optional; It displays all caps in CMS

Use this space to highlight important information or a quote from a source.

Here’s a quote block without a heading.

Surprisingly, the survey revealed vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor.

Quote block is very flexible. It can also include lists and links.

Probiotics and upset tummy

Sometimes an upset stomach can be caused by dysbiosis, an imbalance in the type or number of bacteria in your gut. Eating foods rich in probiotics, the bacteria that are good for your gut, may help correct this imbalance and reduce symptoms of gas, bloating or irregular bowel movements. Probiotic-containing foods that benefit gut health include:

Table with both column and row headers:

Column header 1Column header 2
Row header 1Tables can have linked contentThey can have certain Unicode symbols such as ✓
Row header 2HTML lists are not currently supported• …but you can use dashes or Unicode symbols

Table without top or left headers:

HarryI took careof it
We got no foodwe got no jobsour pets’ headsare falling off!
Someplace greensomeplace warma place where the beer flows
like wine, wherebeautiful people instinctively flocklike the salmonof Capistrano

To embed videos produced by Healthline, use the item called simply “JWPlayer” that is in the Widget section of the block menu. Don’t use the “JWPlayer Video” block that’s in Reusable Blocks.

Use the new “Bodymap” block. Get the iframe code, copy the URL that’s in that code, and just paste it in the “URL” field of the Bodymap block. Title field content does not display, but it helps with SEO.

Heartbreak can be such an intense experience that some scientists suggest it feels the same as physical pain. A 2011 study found that people had similar brain activity when they viewed a photo of a former love and when they burned their arm.Kross E, et al. (2011). Social rejection shares somatosensory representations with physical pain. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1102693108

This block currently contains the text that is required at the top of any articles with affiliate links.

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works.

The CBD Disclaimer block (aka boilerplate text) typically goes at the end of the article, before any author bio there might be.

Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.

The vaping disclaimer goes at the beginning of the article (after the H1 and affiliate disclaimer) before any H2 or body content.

The safety and long-term health effects of using e-cigarettes or other vaping products still aren’t well known. In September 2019, federal and state health authorities began investigating an outbreak of a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and other vaping products. We’re closely monitoring the situation and will update our content as soon as more information is available.

While research suggests there are health benefits, the FDA doesn’t monitor or regulate the purity or quality of essential oils. It’s important to talk with your healthcare provider before you begin using essential oils and be sure to research the quality of a brand’s products. Always do a patch test before trying a new essential oil.


DO NOT EDIT THIS BLOCK DIRECTLY! Instead, click the 3 stacked dots and then “Convert to Regular Block” and add your content from there.

Replace the placeholder image on the left with a 200×200 pixel photo of the author.

The in-line assessment is added in a Custom HTML block. Assessments can be built directly in the block in Post, or copy-pasted from a code editor. Use cases for Assessments can be explored here.