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HONcode status The health Website
Down Syndrome (DS): Health Issues
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Down Syndrome (DS): Health Issues
Web address:http://www.ds-health.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct346374
Date of initial review: 23 Jun 1997
Validity of certificate26 Apr 2011 - Apr 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

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
Author's note: I'm a pediatrician and the father of Avi, 19 years old, and Nathan, 21 years old. Avi has Down Syndrome ("DS" for short) and has inspired me to write these essays about children with DS for other parents.
  (29 Oct 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The mission of this website is to promote the health of children with Down syndrome and to empower parents of children with Down syndrome with knowledge about the condition. This goal is to be achieved by providing information to readers in the form of essays by Dr. Leshin and other people knowledgable about Down syndrome, reviews of scientific research about Down syndrome, and other important information such as internet sites and books.
  (29 Oct 2013) - Link

Audience:
The mission of this website is to promote the health of children with Down syndrome and to empower parents of children with Down syndrome with knowledge about the condition. This goal is to be achieved by providing information to readers in the form of essays by Dr. Leshin and other people knowledgable about Down syndrome, reviews of scientific research about Down syndrome, and other important information such as internet sites and books.
  (29 Oct 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information provided at this Web site is considered general medical
information for educational purposes and is not a substitute for the advice
of your physician. If you think that your child needs medical attention,
please go to or contact your physician or nearest health care provider.
  (29 Oct 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Confidentiality and Privacy Policy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Atlantoaxial Instability in Down Syndrome:
Controversy and Commentary
Go To Home Page
by Dr. Len Leshin, MD, FAAP
Go to List of Past Abstracts Copyright 1996-2000, 2013. All rights reserved.
  (29 Oct 2013) - Link

Atlantoaxial Instability in Down Syndrome:
Controversy and Commentary
Go To Home Page
by Dr. Len Leshin, MD, FAAP
Go to List of Past Abstracts Copyright 1996-2000, 2013. All rights reserved.
  (29 Oct 2013) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
You may E-mail me with any questions about these essays.
  (18 Apr 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
This website is supported solely by my own funds and donations.
  (29 Oct 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
No advertising or sponsorship of this site has been accepted.
  (29 Oct 2013) - Link

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