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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Taking Charge of Your Health
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Taking Charge of Your Health
Web address:http://takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct765227
Date of initial review: 03 Sep 2010
Validity of certificate30 May 2012 - May 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.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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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
Expert Contributor:
Mary Jo Kreitzer, RN, PhD
Our experts include experienced complementary therapy providers, as well as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and veterinarians who believe in an integrative approach to health and healing. This site is built on their expertise.

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2. Presentation of the site
We created this site to provide you with accurate and credible information as you take charge to improve and maintain your health. We provide information for the general public about creating a healthy lifestyle, exploring alternative and integrative healing practices, and navigating the healthcare system.
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for the general public
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Purpose of the website
Disclaimer: The Center for Spirituality and Healing's Taking Charge of Your Health website provides general information about complementary care and healing practices. The web pages are for general health sciences education purposes only and are not intended to provide medical advice. Specific advice on treating a health-related condition should be obtained from a health care provider.
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3. Confidentiality
*Note: Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. You can read more information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics here.
Online Privacy Statement
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
References and Resources
Alschuler, L., Gazella, K.A. (2010). Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing, 3rd edition. Celestial Arts.
Barasch, M.I. (1993). The Healing Path - A soul approach to illness. Penguin Arkana.
Eldridge, L., Borgeson, D. (2007). Avoiding Cancer One Day at a Time: Practical Advice for Preventing Cancer. Edina, Minn.: Beaver Pond Press.
Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. New York: Bantam Dell, Random Ho...
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Last modified on March 10, 2009
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5. Justification of claims
Type 1 diabetes is not reversible or curable. With Type 2 diabetes, blood sugar can be normalized and managed without medication following adequate diet and exercising, although the ADA has not yet established criteria for diagnosis of actual cure.
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6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
This website is supported by two organizations:
University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing
Life Science Foundation
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8. Advertising policy
We do not receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.
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