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HONcode status The health Website
Sinusitis: A Treatment Plan That Works for asthma and allergies too
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Sinusitis: A Treatment Plan That Works for asthma and allergies too
Web address:http://www.sinuses.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct726636
Date of initial review: 16 Apr 2007
Validity of certificate05 Dec 2011 - Dec 2013
Date of last visit13 Dec 2011
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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.

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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
Wellington S. Tichenor, M.D.
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2. Presentation of the site
This is an extremely comprehensive website which explores the symptoms and treatment of sinusitis, and other sinus diseases, as well as the interrelated problems of allergy and asthma.
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It is primarily designed for the layperson wanting detailed information about sinusitis, although there is also extensive information for physicians about sinusitis.
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Purpose of the website
This information should not be construed in any way as being specific medical advice.
You should consult with a physician regarding any information contained within this website in order to obtain optimal treatment.
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3. Confidentiality
Any information sent to the website will be kept confidential and will only be available to Dr. Tichenor or his staff. Information from visitors to this site will not be shared with third parties. It may be used for gathering internal statistics. At the present time we do not use cookies.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
It represents the opinion of Dr. Tichenor, who is a specialist in sinusitis, and is based on published literature on sinusitis as well as his own experience. It was written by Dr. Tichenor.
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Last updated November 27, 2011
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5. Justification of claims
The newer antihistamines which are now available by prescription generally do not cause drowsiness and include Allegra, Clarinex, and Zyrtec. Claritin also does not cause drowsiness and is now available over the counter. Most are also available combined with a decongestant.
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6. User support and adequation
Valid email provided
Any comments on this site would be appreciated. Please send mail
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site does not accept advertising,
does not accept outside funding and is paid for by the author.
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8. Advertising policy
This site does not accept advertising and does not accept outside funding.
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