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HONcode status The health Website
Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA
Web address:http://brassandivory.org
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct546883
Date of initial review: 03 Feb 2012
Validity of certificate03 Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
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.

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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
I am Lisa Emrich, musician by training, professional patient by chronic illness. I have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, both autoimmune inflammatory diseases. Neither disease has a cure so we do our best to live well and deal with the potentially debilitating effects as they arise.

I am not a medical professional and information presented here is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions.
  (27 Jan 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Blog comments are moderated occasionally and I reserve the right to delete comments, at any time and without notification to the author, which I find inappropriate.
Persons commenting on my blog must behave with respect and honesty at all times.
Persons leaving comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.
(06 Feb 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Brass and Ivory is a place where I discuss bits of my life with MS and RA, in addition to sharing topics related to disease and chronic illness.
  (27 Jan 2012) - Link

Audience:
The intended audience includes patients, family members, caregivers, medical professionals, and advocacy organizations.
  (27 Jan 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
I am not a medical professional and information presented on Brass and Ivory is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions.
  (27 Jan 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Comments posted on Brass and Ivory should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient and his/her existing physician.
(06 Feb 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
I respect the privacy of others and will keep confidential information shared with me regarding email contacts and personal or medical health information.
  (27 Jan 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

This is a public blog and community. Please remember that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to edit your own comments after publication, but you may delete them.
(06 Feb 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
For more information regarding diagnostic criteria, please visit the National MS Society's page on Diagnosing MS or review Diagnostic Criteria for Multiple Sclerosis: 2010 Revisions to the McDonald Criteria published in Annals of Neurology (2011;69:292-302).
  (06 Feb 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

I invite you to provide resources (references, links, ...) on health or medical claims whenever possible and relevant.
(06 Feb 2012) - Link

October 2009, updated January 2010, October 2010, October 2011, December 2011
  (27 Jan 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Thursday, February 2, 2012
(06 Feb 2012) - Link

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

For the collaborative platform:

When commenting on my blog, you must post information which is true and correct to your knowledge.
(06 Feb 2012) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Link provided.
If you have any questions or need to contact me for any reason, please use this email contact.
  (27 Jan 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
I am never paid to say anything here.
  (27 Jan 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

I am Lisa Emrich, musician by training, professional patient by chronic illness.
Brass and Ivory is a place where I discuss bits of my life with MS and RA, in addition to sharing topics related to disease and chronic illness.
(06 Feb 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
I do not accept advertising on Brass and Ivory and I am never paid to say anything here.
  (27 Jan 2012) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Internet users may not post any commercial or advertising comment. Spam will not be tolerated.
(06 Feb 2012) - Link

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