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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
MED-HELP.COM
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:MED-HELP.COM
Web address:http://www.medhelp.org/
Mirror address(es):http://www.med-help.net/ http://www.medhelp.org/ http://www.med-help.com/ http://www.medhelp.com/ http://www.med-help.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct191833
Date of initial review: 18 Feb 1999
Validity of certificate15 Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
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
Ok, articles and slide shows are labelled with their authors
By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD. Nicole is a Washington, DC-based nutrition communications professional, writer, and health and wellness educator. She blogs about holistic health at http://www.WholeHealthRD.com. Published May 21, 2012.
  (31 Oct 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Founded in 1994 out of a shared need for better medical information and support, MedHelp is the pioneer in online health communities. The MedHelp site connects people with the leading medical experts and others who have similar experiences.
  (21 Aug 2013) - Link

Audience: General public

 
Founded in 1994 out of a shared need for better medical information and support, MedHelp is the pioneer in online health communities. The MedHelp site connects people with the leading medical experts and others who have similar experiences.
  (21 Aug 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website Footer of site
 
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action.
  (21 Aug 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
MedHelp Online Privacy Policy
  (21 Aug 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
By MedHelp Editors, published August 12, 2010
  (21 Aug 2013) - Link

By MedHelp Editors, published August 12, 2010
  (21 Aug 2013) - Link

5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
Contact us

  (21 Aug 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
MedHelp is a profitable private company which is funded through operating profits
  (21 Aug 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Advertisement


  (31 Oct 2012) - Link

Sponsored Content
MedHelp.org uses sponsored content from organizations, manufacturers, and other leaders dedicated to providing health and lifestyle information. While MedHelp.org receives a commercial benefit from sponsored content, MedHelp.org believers our users also benefit from sponsor information by providing you with information on therapies, medications, medical devices, health services, and other products that may be useful or beneficial to you. Sponsored content on MedHelp.org is content that has been provided by, created by, or funded or influenced by the named sponsor. MedH...
  (31 Oct 2012) - Link

MedHelp.org uses sponsored content from organizations, manufacturers, and other leaders dedicated to providing health and lifestyle information. While MedHelp.org receives a commercial benefit from sponsored content, MedHelp.org believers our users also benefit from sponsor information by providing you with information on therapies, medications, medical devices, health services, and other products that may be useful or beneficial to you. Sponsored content on MedHelp.org is content that has been provided by, created by, or funded or influenced by the named sponsor. MedHelp.org will take do wha...  (21 Aug 2013) - Link

Separation of Advertising between Editorial Content
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