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is in compliance with the HONcode

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Certificate validity: valid until Apr 2019

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Date of initial review:

03 Dec 2013

Certificate validity:

valid until Apr 2019

Date of last visit:

11 Apr 2018
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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.

Who are the people behind Arthritis-Health.com?
Veritas Health LLC is the owner of Arthritis-health.com and Spine-health.com. The company was started in August 1999 by Peter F. Ullrich, Jr., MD and Stephanie Burke, with a shared goal of providing intelligent, unbiased and highly relevant medical information and community support for people dealing with a wide range of pain conditions and related issues. Doctor Ullrich serves as the Medical Director and Principal Author/Editor, providing medical leadership, and Stephanie Burke, is Chief Executive Officer. They are both managing directors of the company.
In addition to our dedicated team of professionals including web designers and developers, editors, account managers and operations/administrative staff, we are also honored to be associated with some of the most prominent leaders in spine medicine who comprise our Medical Advisory Board and are Contributing Authors for the site. Many have also become Physician Members themselves.

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Our forums are moderated on a daily basis.
1.02 The system moderators (dilauro , liz, and savage) are volunteers. There are a number of Spine-health employees who also monitor the forums.
1.03 The moderators and forum members are not regarded as health professionals.

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The information on Arthritis-health.com is not intended as a substitute for medical professional help or advice but is to be used only as an aid in understanding arthritis and arthritis related conditions.

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Arthritis-health Privacy Policy

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3.01 We remind you that any message can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all. Any post can be used or reproduced for usage outside the forums on Spine-health.com or on external websites, emails or printed materials.
3.02 You do not have the option to delete your messages. However, under exceptional circumstances, you can contact the moderators to do so. The references you provide for your posts cannot be deleted. Thus, please take care regarding the information that you post.

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Arthritis: Frequently Asked Questions—General Public. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 2014. Available at www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/faqs.htm. Accessed December 2014.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Genetics Home Reference. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Published May 25, 2015. ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis. Accessed May 28, 2015.
Reed A. Dermatomyositis (Juvenile). American College of Rheumatology. July 2012. Available at www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Patients/Diseases_And_Conditions/Dermatomyositis_(Juvenile)/. Accessed December 2014.

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By using our forums, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience. If the information you post is not personal experience, we request you to provide sources (references, links, etc.) whenever it is relevant and possible.

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Updated 05/29/2015

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Cortisone Injection Risks and Side Effects

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Contact Us

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While we are a for-profit business that accepts and is supported in part by sponsorships and paid advertising, we recognize the importance of maintaining a clear separation between our editorial content and sponsorships. All advertisements and sponsored content are clearly marked as such on the site.

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Arthritis-health.com maintains a clear separation between editorial and sponsorship/advertising process and decision making; current or potential sponsors and advertisers may not dictate the form or substance of the editorial content appearing on Arthritis-health.com.

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Sponsor and advertiser messages and content are clearly identified.
We will clearly distinguish sponsorships and advertisements from health information content, using identifying words (such as "sponsored", "advertiser", etc.), design, or placement. Arthritis-health.com readers should be able to readily distinguish between promotional and editorial material.

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