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By using this Site or receiving the Content (as hereinafter defined), you accept these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of Use, do not use this Site or register to receive the Content. Private Health News, Inc. ("PHN") may revise and update these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. Your continued usage of this Site or your continued receipt of the Content whether by e-mail or viewing the Site will mean you accept those changes. PHN is under contract with Atlantic General Hospital to provide to you the Site and Content. The Site and the Content are provided to you by PHN, which is responsible for the Site and the Content, even though the Site may be "framed" with Atlantic General Hospital's name, logo and other trademarks.

  1. This site does not provide medical advice
  2. Children's Privacy
  3. Use of Content
  4. Liability
  5. Indemnity
  6. General
  7. Jurisdiction
  8. Complete Agreement

This site does not provide medical advice

The contents of the Site, such as text, graphics, images and information obtained from PHN's licensors, as well as the health related information either reviewed on the Site or sent by e-mail as a result of registering on the Site, such as information on various heath topics, recommended health screens and information on pregnancies and children (collectively, "Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, consultation, treatment or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and the timing of medical screens and tests that are appropriate for your particular needs. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen in any of the Content.

PHN and Atlantic General Hospital do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned in the Content. Reliance on any information provided by or through PHN is solely at your own risk.

Children's Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware even though some of the Content may relate to children less than 13 years of age that this Site and the Content are not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not allow anyone that we know is under the age of 13 to register to obtain any of the Content.

Use of Content

The Content is the property of PHN or its licensors and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Information received through the Site and other Content may be displayed, reformatted and printed for your personal, non-commercial use only. You agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any of the Content to anyone, including but not limited to others in the same company or organization. A copy made of any of the Content must include the copyright notice.

The Content is for informational purposes only and you assume full responsibility and all risk for the appropriate use of the medical information contained in the Content. Nothing contained in the Content is intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment or in lieu of consulting with a physician or competent healthcare professional for medical diagnosis and/or treatment. PHN does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services and therefore assumes no liability whatsoever of any kind for the information and data contained in the Content or for any diagnosis or treatment made in reliance thereon.


Information constituting the Content is obtained from many sources and is not independently confirmed or validated by PHN or Atlantic General Hospital, and there are inherent hazards of errors or omissions in electronic distribution. As a result, there may be errors and omissions or inaccuracies in the Content, and opinions expressed in the Content are not necessarily supported by PHN or Atlantic General Hospital. The Content could include technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors and delivery of the Content requested by an individual may be delayed or may never occur. Periodically, changes may be made in the Content. PHN and Atlantic General Hospital are providing the Content on an "as is, where is" basis. PHN and Atlantic General Hospital and their respective affiliates, agents and licensors disclaim all express and implied representation and warranties of the accuracy, completeness, currentness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any information constituting the Content. Neither PHN, Atlantic General Hospital nor any of their respective affiliates, agents or licensors shall be liable to you or anyone else for any loss, damage, sickness, injury or death caused in whole or in part by its negligence or contingencies beyond its control or any error or omission in the Content or in procuring, compiling, interpreting, reporting or delivering the Content. In no event will PHN, Atlantic General Hospital or their respective affiliates, agents or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any direct, consequential, special or similar damages incurred by you or anyone else in relying on the Content, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. You agree that the liability of PHN, Atlantic General Hospital and their respective affiliates, agents or licensors, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) in any way connected with the Content or the information in the Content or any information which is referenced by or linked to the Content shall not exceed the amount you paid to PHN for use of the Content or $100.00, whichever is greater.

PHN may provide links to third-party web sites. Neither PHN nor Atlantic General Hospital recommends or endorses the content on any third-party Websites. Neither PHN nor Atlantic General Hospital is responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Site or third-party advertisements, and neither makes any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party Websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Neither PHN nor Atlantic General Hospital endorses any product advertised on the Site.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold PHN and Atlantic General Hospital and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.


PHN is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the United States of America. PHN makes no claims that the Content is appropriate or lawful to downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms and Conditions of Use shall remain in effect indefinitely and shall service any breach by any party.


You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with PHN, or in any way relating to your use of the Content, resides in the courts of the State of Ohio and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Ohio in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving PHN or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, licensors, telecommunication providers and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Ohio, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Site, these Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you, PHN and Atlantic General Hospital with respect to the use of the Site and the Content.

We hope you find the Content helpful and informative. Questions or comments regarding the Site or the Content should be directed by electronic mail to info@privatehealthnews.com or via U.S. mail to Private Health News, 8040 Hosbrook Rd. #200, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 45236. We try to answer every email in a timely manner but are not always able to do so.