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These guidelines are for anyone who may wish to submit a comment about a posting on Atrius Health’s news blog at Comments about posts on are encouraged and welcomed.

The Atrius Health blog is intended to provide the reader with Atrius Health general news and information. Content provided on our blog should not be considered medical advice and cannot replace medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment with a qualified health professional. Your doctor or other licensed health care provider is in the best position to assess and address your individual health care needs.

If you have a personal medical question, please contact your doctor or other qualified medical professional. If you have a medical emergency, please dial 911.

Atrius Health reviews all comments and may edit content for clarity or for other reasons before publishing. All comments should be relevant to the post and remain respectful of other authors and commenters. External links are acceptable as long as they are relevant to the original post and your comment; simply linking to your own website will most likely not be published.

Atrius Health reserves the right to edit or remove comments for any reason. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law or basic respect for others. Comments that include first and last names, locations or other personal health or medical information may be edited or rejected. Be mindful of how much detail you provide about you or your family. Please do not list your phone number, address or personal e-mail address. Do not post someone else’s contact information or personal medical health information – this information may be rejected, edited out, or removed by us.

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Blog posts on this site do not necessarily represent the opinions and beliefs of Atrius Health. As a service to our readers, we may include links to other websites, but these links are not an endorsement of those sites and we are not responsible for the content of any website not operated by Atrius Health.

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