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DISCLAIMER REGARDING MEDICAL ADVICE

The Principal author pro­vides the Guide/Site and any ser­vices, infor­ma­tion, opinions, con­tent, ref­er­ences and links to other knowl­edge resources (col­lec­tively, “Con­tent”) for infor­ma­tional pur­poses only. The Author does not pro­vide any med­ical advice through the Guide/Site. Access­ing, read­ing or oth­er­wise using the Guide/Site does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the Principal author.  Pro­vid­ing per­sonal or med­ical infor­ma­tion to the Principal author does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the Principal author or authors.

Noth­ing con­tained in the Guide/Site is intended to estab­lish a physician-patient rela­tion­ship, to replace the ser­vices of a trained physi­cian or healthcare pro­fes­sional, or oth­er­wise to be a sub­sti­tute for pro­fes­sional med­ical advice, diag­no­sis, or treatment.

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The Con­tent may be changed with­out notice and is not guar­an­teed to be com­plete, cor­rect, timely, cur­rent or up-to-date.  Sim­i­lar to any printed mate­ri­als, the Con­tent may become out-of-date. The Author under­takes no oblig­a­tion to update any Con­tent in the Guide/Site.  The Principal author may update the Con­tent at any time with­out notice, based on the Principal author’s sole and absolute dis­cre­tion. The Principal author reserves the right to make alter­ations or dele­tions to the Con­tent at any time with­out notice.

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The Site may, from time to time, con­tain links to other (“third party”) websites. These links are pro­vided solely as a con­ve­nience and not as a guar­an­tee or rec­om­men­da­tion by the Principal author for the ser­vices, infor­ma­tion, opin­ion or any other con­tent on such third-party websites or as an indi­ca­tion of any affil­i­a­tion, spon­sor­ship or endorse­ment of such third-party websites.

If you decide to access a linked web­site, you do so at your own risk.  Your use of other web­sites is sub­ject to the terms of use for such sites.

The Principal author is not respon­si­ble for the con­tent of any linked or oth­er­wise con­nected websites.  The Principal author does not make any rep­re­sen­ta­tions or guar­an­tees regard­ing the pri­vacy prac­tices of, or the con­tent or accu­racy of mate­ri­als included in, any linked or third party web­sites.  The inclu­sion of third party adver­tise­ments on the Site does not con­sti­tute an endorse­ment, guar­an­tee, or rec­om­men­da­tion.  The Principal author makes no rep­re­sen­ta­tions and/or guar­an­tees regard­ing any prod­uct or ser­vice con­tained therein.

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