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About: Surgery

is in compliance with the HONcode

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6 Years

Certificate validity 19 Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

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HONcode identification number:

HONConduct715932

Date of initial review:

01 May 2009

Certificate validity

19 Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

Date of last visit:

13 Nov 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.

Certain About.com Health content focusing on diseases, conditions, wellness issues, or containing health claims is either written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. These writers and reviewers are not employees of About.com. Only content labeled "Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See About.com's Medical Review Board" has been written or reviewed by a board certified physician. To understand common health care acronyms, click here. Questions? Email the Health Team.
Richard N. Fogoros, MD
Dr. Richard N. Fogoros, "Dr. Rich", is a former professor of medici...
 

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NOR SHOULD YOU RELY ON ANY INFORMATION ON THE SITES AS, OR AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, PRO...
 

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American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Fact Sheet: Tonsillectomy Procedures. Accessed: June 19, 2009 from www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/tonsillectomyProcedures.cfm
Medline Plus. Tonsillectomy. Accessed: June 19, 2009 from www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003013.htm
 

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Updated November 7, 2013
 

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Funding Statement. About.com is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of IAC/Interactive Corp, which is a public company (NASDAQ: IACI). Other than loans or transfers from affiliated companies, the only external sources of funding are from advertisements and sponsored content on the website.
 

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All Advertising or sponsored content on the About sites is clearly and unambiguously distinguished from editorial content through borders or other distinguishing elements and/or identified as an "Ad," "Advertisement," "Sponsored" or a similar designation indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of the sponsor.
All ads on About.com Health are labeled as an "Ad," "Advertisement," "Sponsored" or a similar designation indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of the sponsor.
All "native" ads or paid content are identified as an "Ad," "Advertisement...
 

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Editorial content on the About sites is not influenced by advertisements unless the content is sponsored content, in which case, the content will be clearly demarcated and identified with the title "Ad," "Advertisement," or "Sponsored", or a similar designation, indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of an advertiser or sponsor.
 

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All Advertising or sponsored content on the About sites is clearly and unambiguously distinguished from editorial content through borders or other distinguishing elements and/or identified as an "Ad," "Advertisement," "Sponsored" or a similar designation indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of the sponsor.
 

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All Advertising or sponsored content on the About sites is clearly and unambiguously distinguished from editorial content through borders or other distinguishing elements and/or identified as an "Ad," "Advertisement," "Sponsored" or a similar designation indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of the sponsor.
All ads on About.com Health are labeled as an "Ad," "Advertisement," "Sponsored" or a similar designation indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of the sponsor.
All "native" ads or paid content are identified as an "Ad," "Advertisement...
 

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