Certificate of compliance

HealthLeader: An online wellness magazine

is in compliance with the HONcode

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11 Years

Certificate validity 25 May 2012 - May 2014

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Date of initial review:

03 May 2001

Certificate validity

25 May 2012 - May 2014

Date of last visit:

23 Feb 2017
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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.

UTHealth boasts more than 1,000 “health leaders” as its sources — clinicians and faculty members who are experts in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, bioinformatics and biomedical science. All information is peer reviewed and approved before it goes to publication.
New stories are emailed directly to our subscribers. Subscription is free — just go to our secure Subscribe section and type in your email address. We proudly carry the HONcode (Health on the Net) Seal of Approval.

Andy HegerAndy Heger is the editor-in-chief of HealthLEADER. He joined the Office of Public Affairs at UTHealth in August 2011. In addition to his work with HealthLEADER, Andy provides editorial content for university publications and social media and works with video production/editing and media relations for the university.
His background includes more than 10 years of experience in fields such as news reporting/editing, film/video production, marketing/advertising, grant writing and special events planning.

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Information on this Web site is provided for information purposes only. Any medical information obtained from this Web site should be reviewed with an appropriate health-care provider to determine its applicability to your particular condition.

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Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please visit their website.

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Together they kill nearly a quarter million American men and women each year.

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About HealthLEADER
Read your way to your best health, your best self.
Welcome to HealthLEADER, an award-winning online magazine produced by the Office of Public Affairs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
HealthLEADER brings you the latest, most reliable news and information to help you make better decisions about your personal health.
On the HealthLEADER website you’ll find:
Our most recent feature story with related links, sidebars, health tips and source information
A searchable archive of our stories  

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This principle is not applicable to this site 

Contact Us

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The website is funded by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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All health professionals who participated in the creation of the content on this website are required to declare any and all potential conflicts of interest with commercial organizations.

Our website does not host any form of advertisement.

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The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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