An important area of medical media is the preservation of health and a healthy lifestyle, the preservation and maintenance of adaptive properties of the body - the basis of content strategies of a large number of modern Russian media. To a greater or lesser extent and by virtue of their professional duties, it is the publications of doctors or interviews with them, as well as official research published in public and non-professional media, that popularize medical knowledge. The article focuses on the fact that the functions of popularizing health and a healthy lifestyle are inherent in the media, both special and for a wide range of the population. In addition to mass media that publish articles on preventive medicine and medicine of innovations and introduction of medical technologies, there are a number of mass media that cover medical knowledge for the population, in order to familiarize society with the achievements of medicine in the direction of maintaining health, maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This paper also concludes that all publications, all materials of Internet portals and messages, both in non-specialized and specialized media, most of the medical topics have a message of interpretation of the popularization of medical topics related to the preservation, maintenance of health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Popularization of medical knowledge in the media is an important direction for medical professionals and the public.