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is in compliance with the HONcode

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5 Years

Certificate validity 15 Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

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Date of initial review:

01 May 2009

Certificate validity

15 Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

Date of last visit:

15 Jan 2015
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

From Michael Bihari, MD, former About.com Guide (...)
About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board

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The information, facts, and opinions provided are no substitute for professional advice. Always consult your primary care physician for any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and before undertaking a new diet or exercise plan. This Service and the Sites are for informational purposes and should be used in conjunction with health care professionals.

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About.com will never share, rent, or sell your personal information without your consent, unless it is required by law. (...) About.com will use cookies, pixel trackers, server logs, and any Internet technology in order to measure the effectiveness of the About service and any Advertising campaigns as well as to target meaningful content and Ads to our users.

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You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, email address) on a bulletin board, chat room or on any other user or member generated pages, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.

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FDA Approves New Uses for Evista. FDA News Release. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. September 14, 2007. www.fda.gov/cder/Offices/OODP/whatsnew/raloxifene.htm

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Updated January 07, 2009

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This principle is not applicable to this site 

©2010 About.com, a part of The New York Times Company.

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"Advertisement" "Sponsored Links" "Drugs Ads"

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All advertising content is clearly distinguished from the editorial content by the following labels: advertisement, sponsored links, ads. We do not accept advertisements for any illegal products or services or advertisements that About.com feels are objectionable or in bad taste.

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Advertising Policy

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All advertising content is clearly distinguished from the editorial content by the following labels: advertisement, sponsored links, ads.

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The HONcode's significance

The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site’s certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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