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Participation in the Patient First Health Matters blog is encouraged and we appreciate your comments and questions. In order to maintain a productive comments section while simultaneously protecting the privacy and safety of our patients and staff, there are a few rules to be aware of when posting to our blog.

Posts, links and other content on the Patient First Health Matters blog do not constitute, and should not be treated as, medical advice. Engagement with Patient First via the Health Matters blog does not create or imply a physician-patient relationship. If you require medical care of any kind, contact your physician or other health care provider directly. Comments or communications made via the Patient Health Matters blog will in no way constitute a legal or official notice to Patient First for any purpose, and the blog may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process.

Patient First reserves the right to remove any content for any reason. The following list provides examples of comments that are subject to rejection and removal in the discretion of Patient First:
- Comments that include personally identifiable information including, but not limited to, personal name, phone number, home address, insurance information, SSN, or details about any person’s health condition.
- Comments that include profane, racist, sexist, or derogatory language (or images, or links to such language or images,) that could be offensive to some readers.
- Spam, questionable spam, or solicitation. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments and links should be relevant to the post topic.
- Comments that are defamatory, disrespectful, aggressive, or bullying.
- Comments that are inappropriate for all audiences.

To protect patient privacy and ensure comments are appropriate for all audiences, comments made to the blog will not appear until they have been reviewed by an internal moderator and approved. Please note the blog is not monitored on a daily basis. We will review and post comments as promptly as possible during regular business hours. By posting any comments, posts or other materials on the Patient First Health Matters blog, you give Patient First the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media.

Participants on the Patient First Health Matters blog are responsible for their comments. By commenting on the Patient First Health Matters blog, you agree that you remain solely responsible for the content of your comments and agree to be solely responsible for any and all repercussions, liabilities, claims or causes of action arising out of your comments. Posts to the Patient First Health Matters blog are public and viewable by anyone on the internet. If you have any privacy concerns, you should carefully consider those before posting. Although Patient First will use its good faith efforts to avoid posting comments containing protected health information, it makes no warranty or representation regarding its ability to screen all such information from comments and you accept all risk related to comments containing personal or third party protected health information.

Third party comments and external links (regardless of whether they are posted by a commenter or by Patient First) do not constitute or imply endorsement by Patient First. Patient First may not agree with or endorse comments that individuals post on our pages. Our goal is to share ideas and encourage conversation, and our policy is to accept the majority of comments made to the Health Matters blog as long as they do not violate the rules outlined above.

By posting a comment or material of any kind on the Patient First Health Matters blog, you hereby agree to the terms and conditions set forth above.

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