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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
The HealthCentral Network
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:The HealthCentral Network
Web address:http://www.healthcentral.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct345456
Date of initial review: 28 Jan 2000
Validity of certificate23 Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.


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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Further information is provided at the 'Editorial Policy' page.
Our Editorial Team
  (21 Mar 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
HealthCentral's mission is to empower millions of people to improve and take control of their health and well-being.
  (21 Mar 2012) - Link

Audience: General public
... people ...
  (21 Mar 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
The consumer health information on is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health, and you should always consult your physician before starting a fitness regimen.
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Remedy Health Media, LLC - Privacy Policy
  (20 Jan 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Source: from the Harvard Health Publications Family Health Guide, Copyright © 2007 by President and Fellows of Harvard College. All rights reserved.

Used with permission of StayWell.
Use of this content is subject to specified Terms and Conditions and a Medical Disclaimer.

  (23 Apr 2012) - Link

Last Modified: 03/30/2012, First Published: 06/09/2011
  (23 Apr 2012) - Link

5. Justification of claims
All the relevant information is provided.
Coronary Artery Disease - Anti-Clotting Medications
  (23 Apr 2012) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact us
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
HealthCentral.com is part of remedy health media

  (20 Jan 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

5. From time to time, HealthCentral may create special advertorial sections of its websites, consisting of content from its advertisers. Content that is created, provided or influenced by an advertiser on any HealthCentral site is clearly and unambiguously identified as “From Our Sponsor” or “Provided By” the advertiser. Such advertiser content is not subject to editorial review by HealthCentral. Any content in these areas that HealthCentral provides is clearly identified as such and is created and editorially reviewed by HealthCentral and is not reviewed or influenced by advertisers.
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

HealthCentral does not review or endorse any products or services that are advertised on its sites. In no event shall HealthCentral’s acceptance of any Advertisement be considered an endorsement of the product or service advertised or for the company that manufactures, distributes, or promotes such product or service.
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

All on HealthCentral sites shall be clearly and unambiguously identified as such, and HealthCentral will not accept any Advertising on HealthCentral sites that is not so identified.
  (15 Feb 2011) - Link

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