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Terms of Use

MedStar Health websites offer complimentary information as an interactive community service at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that the use of this MedStar Health website implies your acceptance of all terms and conditions. MedStar Health reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time, without notice.

Medical Disclaimer

The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.

Disclaimer of Warranty

MedStar Health makes no warranties of any kind regarding, but not limited to, the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of this website's content. Some information herein may cite the use of a product in a dosage, for an indication, or in a manner other than that recommended in the product labeling. Accordingly, any product's official prescribing information should be consulted before any such product is used.

Limitation of Liability

You agree to hold harmless MedStar Health, its affiliates and their officers, directors, employees and volunteers from all claims relating to this website and any website to which it is linked.

Third Party Sites

MedStar Health has provided links to Internet sites maintained by third parties, over which MedStar Health has no control. MedStar Health and its service providers do not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and is not responsible or liable for the services or other materials on or available from such sites. MedStar Health shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, or products or services available on or through such sites.

Usage of Content

Unless noted otherwise, all information contained on this website, such as text, graphics, logos, icons and images is copyrighted by and property of MedStar Health, and may not be copied, altered, stored or otherwise used in whole or part without the express consent of MedStar Health. The user may make one copy of the content of any page of this website for personal and noncommercial use which does not harm the reputation of MedStar Health, provided the user does not remove any trademarks or copyrights, and does not alter content.

Linking Information

MedStar Health encourages and permits text links to content on any MedStar Health website, provided: (a) the purpose of the link must not be to damage the reputation of MedStar Health and its service providers, (b) the appearance of the link must not create a false appearance that any entity other than MedStar Health is associated with any MedStar Health hospital or business entity, (b) when activated, the link must open in full-screen, and not as a framed "pop-up" on the linked website; and (d) MedStar Health reserves the right to revoke consent to any link and any time at its sole discretion by amending this User Agreement.

Social Media Disclaimer

By interacting with MedStar Health or any of its affiliates on social media (including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), you acknowledge and agree that you may be voluntarily sharing aspects of your personal health information on a public forum. Federal and state laws protecting the privacy of your personal health information may not be applicable. Questions about medical concerns must be answered by your physician. MedStar Health will not respond to specific medical inquiries regarding a patient's condition or disease via social media. Any information you receive through MedStar Health social media sites do not constitute medical advice, medical recommendations, diagnosis, treatment or cure. For more information regarding the use and disclosure of your personal health information on MedStar Health social media sites, please contact the Corporate Privacy Office at PrivacyOfficer@medstar.net.

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