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www.aboutkidshealth.ca Trusted answers from The Hospital for Sick Children

is in compliance with the HONcode

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5 Years

Certificate validity: 07 Mar 2017 - Mar 2018

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Date of initial review:

20 May 2011

Certificate validity:

07 Mar 2017 - Mar 2018

Date of last visit:

07 Mar 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.

Shawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng
Chief Medical Editor, AboutKidsHealth
Staf​f Paediatrician, The Hospital for Sick Children and North York General Hospital
Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

(02 Nov 2016) - Link

It is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice or to be used for diagnosis. Due to unique individual needs, you should consult your personal physician to determine the appropriateness of the Information for your specific situation and before making any decision regarding treatment or medication. Please consult with your physician before making any decision regarding treatment or medication. Online resources are not a substitute for the personalized judgment and care of a trained medical professional.

(02 Nov 2016) - Link

SickKids has a set of rules, set out in the SickKids Privacy Policy, which addresses how it will deal with the privacy of personal and health information it acquires about its patients. AboutKidsHealth follows this policy. An overview of the SickKids Privacy Policy is here: www.sickkids.ca/visitingsickkids/information-privacy/index.html

(02 Nov 2016) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Alice Park. “Doctor behind vaccine-autism link loses license”. May 24, 2010. healthland.time.com/2010/05/24/doctor-behind-vaccine-autism-link-loses-license/
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. “Complications of Measles”. February 17, 2015. www.cdc.gov/measles/about/complications.html
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. “Measles History”. November 3, 2014. www.cdc.gov/measles/about/history.html
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. “Transmission of Measles”. November 3, 2014. www.cdc.gov/measles/about/transmission.html
Public Health Agency of Canada. “Canadian Immunization Guide.” Part 4 – Active Vaccines. Measles Vaccine. July 11, 2014. www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cig-gci/p04-meas-roug-eng.php​
World Health Organization. “Global Vaccine Safety – MMR and Autism”. January 24, 2003. www.who.int/vaccine_safety/committee/topics/mmr/mmr_autism/en/​

(02 Nov 2016) - Link

Published and last reviewed​

(02 Nov 2016) - Link

What are the possible side effects of acyclovir?

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Contact Us

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boutKidsHealth is proud to partner with the following sponsors as they support our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Canada and around the world by making accessible health care information available via the Internet.

(02 Nov 2016) - Link

3. Conflict of Interest Policy
All authors and reviewers of content for the AboutKidsHealth website are required to fill out and submit a conflict of interest form at the start of each project. Each author and reviewer is asked to fully disclose any financial or other interests they may have for any aspect of the submitted work and any relevant financial relationships outside of the submitted work.
If there is a declared conflict of interest the Chief Medical Editor will review it and decide if the project can move forward. If the Chief Medical Editor does not feel able to make a decision it will be escalated to the Editorial Advisory Board.
Conflict of interest forms are archived electronically with each project. Any external requests for this information will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis in collaboration with SickKids Communications and Public Affairs.

AboutKidsHealth does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.

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