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This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about med­i­cine, health and related sub­jects.  The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately-licensed physi­cian or other health care worker.

Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, consult your doc­tor immediately.

The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are  affiliated.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING MEDICAL ADVICE

The Principal author pro­vides the Site and any ser­vices, infor­ma­tion, opinions, con­tent, ref­er­ences and links to other knowl­edge resources (col­lec­tively, “Con­tent”) for infor­ma­tional pur­poses only. The Author does not pro­vide any med­ical advice on the Site.

Access­ing, read­ing or oth­er­wise using the Site does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the Principal author.  Pro­vid­ing per­sonal or med­ical infor­ma­tion to the Principal author does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the Principal author or authors.

Noth­ing con­tained in the Site is intended to estab­lish a physician-patient rela­tion­ship, to replace the ser­vices of a trained physi­cian or health care pro­fes­sional, or oth­er­wise to be a sub­sti­tute for pro­fes­sional med­ical advice, diag­no­sis, or treatment.

You hereby agree that you shall not make any med­ical or health-related deci­sion based in whole or in part on any­thing con­tained in the Site.  You should not rely on any infor­ma­tion con­tained in the Site and related mate­ri­als in mak­ing med­ical, health-related or other deci­sions.  You should con­sult a licensed physi­cian or appropriately-credentialed health care worker in your com­mu­nity in all mat­ters relat­ing to your health.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING SITE CONTENT AND RELATED MATERIALS

The Con­tent may be changed with­out notice and is not guar­an­teed to be com­plete, cor­rect, timely, cur­rent or up-to-date.  Sim­i­lar to any printed mate­ri­als, the Con­tent may become out-of-date. The Author under­takes no oblig­a­tion to update any Con­tent on the Site.  The Principal author may update the Con­tent at any time with­out notice, based on the Principal author’s sole and absolute dis­cre­tion. The Principal author reserves the right to make alter­ations or dele­tions to the Con­tent at any time with­out notice.

Opin­ions expressed in the Site are not nec­es­sar­ily those of the Principal author or team.  Any opin­ions of the Principal author have been con­sid­ered in the con­text of cer­tain con­di­tions and sub­ject to assump­tions that can­not nec­es­sar­ily be applied to an indi­vid­ual case or par­tic­u­lar cir­cum­stance.  The Con­tent may not and should not be used or relied upon for any other pur­pose, includ­ing, but not lim­ited to, use in or in con­nec­tion with any legal proceeding.

From time to time, the Site may con­tain health– or medical-related infor­ma­tion that is sex­u­ally explicit. If you find this infor­ma­tion offen­sive, you may not want to use the Site.

GUIDELINES FOR POSTING

This Site is open to the pub­lic. You should con­sider com­ments care­fully and do not post any infor­ma­tion or ideas that you would like to keep pri­vate.  By upload­ing or oth­er­wise mak­ing avail­able any infor­ma­tion to the Principal author in the form of user gen­er­ated com­ments or oth­er­wise, you grant the Principal author the unlim­ited, per­pet­ual right to dis­trib­ute, dis­play, pub­lish, repro­duce, reuse and copy the infor­ma­tion con­tained therein.

You are respon­si­ble for the com­ments you post. You may not imper­son­ate any other per­son through the Site.  You may not post con­tent that is defam­a­tory, fraud­u­lent, obscene, threat­en­ing, inva­sive of another person’s pri­vacy rights or that is oth­er­wise unlaw­ful.  You may not post con­tent that infringes on the intel­lec­tual prop­erty rights of any other per­son or entity.  You may not post any con­tent that includes any com­puter virus or other code designed to dis­rupt, dam­age, or limit the func­tion­ing of any com­puter soft­ware or hardware.

By sub­mit­ting or post­ing con­tent on the Site, you grant the Principal author, team and any com­pany sub­stan­tially under the con­trol of the Principal author, the right to remove any con­tent or com­ment that, in Principal author’s sole judg­ment, does not com­ply with the terms and con­di­tions of this Agree­ment or is oth­er­wise objec­tion­able.  You also grant the Principal author and any com­pany sub­stan­tially under the con­trol of Principal author the right to mod­ify, adapt, and edit any con­tent.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING THIRD PARTY LINKS

The Site may, from time to time, con­tain links to other (“third party”) web sites. These links are pro­vided solely as a con­ve­nience and not as a guar­an­tee or rec­om­men­da­tion by the Principal author for the ser­vices, infor­ma­tion, opin­ion or any other con­tent on such third party web sites or as an indi­ca­tion of any affil­i­a­tion, spon­sor­ship or endorse­ment of such third party web sites.

If you decide to access a linked web­site, you do so at your own risk.  Your use of other web­sites is sub­ject to the terms of use for such sites.

The Principal author is not respon­si­ble for the con­tent of any linked or oth­er­wise con­nected web sites.  The Principal author does not make any rep­re­sen­ta­tions or guar­an­tees regard­ing the pri­vacy prac­tices of, or the con­tent or accu­racy of mate­ri­als included in, any linked or third party web­sites.  The inclu­sion of third party adver­tise­ments on the Site does not con­sti­tute an endorse­ment, guar­an­tee, or rec­om­men­da­tion.  The Principal author makes no rep­re­sen­ta­tions and/or guar­an­tees regard­ing any prod­uct or ser­vice con­tained therein.

DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES

Con­tent made avail­able at the Site is pro­vided on an “as is” and “as avail­able” basis with­out war­ranties of any kind, either express or implied. Under no cir­cum­stances, as a result of your use of the Site, will the Principal author be liable to you or to any other per­son for any direct, indi­rect, inci­den­tal, con­se­quen­tial, spe­cial, exem­plary or other dam­ages under any legal the­ory, includ­ing, with­out lim­i­ta­tion, tort, con­tract, strict lia­bil­ity or oth­er­wise, even if advised of the pos­si­bil­ity of such damages.

AGE RESTRICTION

The Site is intended for per­sons eigh­teen (18) years or older. Per­sons under the age of eigh­teen (18) should not access, use and/or browse the Site.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indem­nify and hold the Author harm­less from any claim or demand, includ­ing attor­neys’ fees, made by any third party as a result of (1) any con­tent posted or made avail­able by you on this Site, (2) any vio­la­tion of law that occurs by you through the Site, and/or (3) any­thing you do using the Site and/or the Con­tent con­tained therein.

MODIFICATION

The Author may mod­ify the terms and con­di­tions of this Agree­ment in whole or in party at any time for any rea­son with­out any notice to you, based on her dis­cre­tion.   Such mod­i­fied terms and con­di­tions shall super­sede these terms and con­di­tions and shall become bind­ing when pub­lished online on the Site.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

You accept that this Agree­ment rep­re­sents the entire under­stand­ing between you and the Author con­cern­ing use of the Site.