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HONcode status The health Website
Periodic Paralysis Resource Center/PPA On-Line
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Periodic Paralysis Resource Center/PPA On-Line
Web address:http://www.periodicparalysis.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct514196
Date of initial review: 06 Feb 2001
Validity of certificate23 Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
Date of last visit03 Sep 2012

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
President Jacob Levitt MD is responsible for the content on the PPA website. He either writes or reviews all content. Dr. Levitt reviews this information with the PPA Meidcal Advisors periodically for accuracy. All PPA Medical Advisors are listed on the PPA website under the Medical Advisor Tab. Also found under this tab is the current CV for Dr. Jacob Levitt certifying his credenntials.
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2. Presentation of the site
Statement of Purpose:
To provide convenient access to science-based information to help better understand and manage the periodic paralyses.
To stimulate interaction between the periodic paralysis community and various professional disciplines that may be able to bring light to this complex and often misunderstood collection of disorders.
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This site does not deal with paralysis due to stroke or spinal cord injury. The site contains some information about sleep paralysis, which is sometimes confused with periodic paralysis.
Are you a Patient, Family Member, or Physician seeking information?
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Purpose of the website
No information in this Site is provided with the intention to give medical advice or instructions for the accurate use of treatments or products relating to the Periodic Paralyses.
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3. Confidentiality
When you visit our Web site, our server does not automatically capture your domain name or e-mail address.

Information generated through our Web site is not shared with other individuals or organizations for commercial purposes.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Levitt J. Practical Aspects in the Management of Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis. J Transl Med. 2008; 6:18.
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Date Modified: 2012-03-19
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Contact form provided
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Funding Sources:

The PPA receives funding from a number of sources including the following:

Donations from private individuals:

-Privately organized fund-raising events like the annual Bob Sokol Golf Outing (organized and managed by members of the Sokol family).

-Through efforts by members who have approached local and regional organizations to which they belong. For example, Carl Parker's work with the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, another non-profit organization, promoting a number of fund-raising activities, resultin...
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8. Advertising policy
The Periodic Paralysis web site does not host advertising of any kind.
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