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HONcode status The health Website
Suture for a Living
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Suture for a Living
Web address:http://rlbatesmd.blogspot.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct693889
Date of initial review: 27 Jun 2007
Validity of certificate04 Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
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.

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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
Ramona L Bates, MD has been a solo plastic surgeon in Little Rock, AR since 1990.
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For the collaborative platform:

Comments are moderated by me (Dr. Ramona Bates).
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission: modifications have been asked.
 
My purpose in writing my blog is to attempt to provide good solid medical information on topics of my choosing. It is a way to educate myself, my colleagues, and the general public. References will be provided on medical posts, but not on opinion essays or poetry posts. An additional purpose is to share my interest in quilting topics, a way to show my human side.
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For the collaborative platform:

I love the patterns and interplay of the fabric color. I would like to explore writing about medical/surgical topics as well as sewing/quilting topics. I will do my best to make sure both are represented accurately as I share with both colleagues and the general public.
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Audience:
I intend to share information on medical/quilting topics with the general public and my colleagues.
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For the collaborative platform:

both colleagues and the general public
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Purpose of the website
Any medical information provided by this site is not a replacement for medical diagnosis, treatment, or professional medical advice. It should not be used to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Always seek professional medical consultation by a licensed physician for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions - please, do not ignore your doctor's medical advice based on information written by the author or commenters of this site. Please do not ask me for medical advice, but instead contact a healthcare provider in your area.
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For the collaborative platform:

Any medical information provided by this site is not a replacement for medical diagnosis, treatment, or professional medical advice. It should not be used to treat or diagnose any medical condition.
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3. Confidentiality
This web site does not share or sell any personal information, including your name, address, or email addresses with third parties.
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I do not intend to use this blog to collect or dispense private health information on patients. If any patient is used as an explicit example for a posting, I will get that patient's consent in writing to use their story and/or photo. The office is permitted by federal privacy laws to make uses and disclosures of your health information for purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations. However, that is not the intent of this blog. I intend to share information on medical/quilting topics with the general public and my colleagues. This web site does not share or sell any personal ... (27 Oct 2009) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Craniofacial, Distraction Osteogenesis; eMedicine article, June 30, 2009; Pravin K Patel, MD, Marco F Ellis, MD, and Linping Zhao, PhD, MSE
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Some references:
1. Kleiner, S. M. The true nature of herbs. Phys. Sports Med. 23: 13, 1995.

2. Eisenberg, D. M., and Kessler, R. C. Unconventional medicine in the United States: revalence, costs and patterns of use. N. Engl. J. Med. 328: 246, 1993.

3. Kaye, A. D., Kucera, I., and Sabar, R. Perioperative anesthesia clinical considerations of alternative medicines. Anesthesiol. Clin. North Am. 22: 125, 2004

4. Ang-Lee, M. K., Moss, J., and Yuan, C. Herbal medicines and perioperative care. J.A.M.A. 286: 208, 2001

5. Heller, Justin B.S.; ...
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Dates automatically inserted (blog).
 
Saturday, December 4, 2010
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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5. Justification of claims
Herbal suppliments are being studied as medications, but still too much is unknown. If you are the patient, tell your doctor which ones you are taking. If you are scheduled for an elective surgery, stop taking the suppliments for 2-3 weeks prior to surgery.

Some references:
1. Kleiner, S. M. The true nature of herbs. Phys. Sports Med. 23: 13, 1995.
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6. User support and adequation
Link to email visible in the left side of the page.
E-mail Me
rlbatesmd
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For the collaborative platform:

E-mail Me
rlbatesmd
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Blog maintained by the author.
This site is self-maintained. In early 2009 I joined the Better Health Network. As part of that Network, I will occasionally be paid for my writing. Those posts will be clearly noted.
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For the collaborative platform:

This site is self-maintained.
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8. Advertising policy
Modifications have been asked.
 

Modifications have been asked.
 

If I add any advertising, it will be clearly marked as such.

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For the collaborative platform:

There is no advertising or monetary gain.
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