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Welcome to the Web site of Altoona Regional Health System. By choosing to use this hospital site, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of use set forth below. Your use of this site shall constitute an agreement between Altoona Regional and you to be bound by the terms of use for this Web site. We therefore encourage you to read this information.

Not a Substitute for Medical Advice
This Web site is designed for general patient educational and informational purposes. The information contained within this site is offered for your consideration and is subject to your verification.

It is not the intent of this site to render medical advice or professional services. The information provided through this Web site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional health care, and is designed to support - not replace - the relationship you have with your health care provider. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

Care has been taken by the hospital and affiliated author(s) to provide accurate, up-to-date information. However, the medical knowledge base sometimes changes more rapidly than we are able to update information on our site, so the safest policy always is to double-check information with your physician. The fact that information is presented on this Web site is not to be taken as a warranty or representation for which Altoona Regional assumes legal responsibility.

By using the information contained herein, the viewer willingly assumes all risks in connection with such use. Neither the affiliated authors nor the hospital shall be held responsible for errors, omissions in information herein nor shall be liable for any special, consequential, or exemplary damages resulting, in whole or in part, from any viewer(s)' use of or reliance upon, this material.

Our Web site may include links to third party Web service providers. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement of the content on such sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites.

Privacy Statement
We respect your privacy interests and so we operate this site by these principles. You should understand, however, that electronic transmissions via the Internet are not necessarily secure from interception and so we cannot guarantee the security or confidentiality of such transmissions.

You may use the Altoona Regional Web site without disclosing personally identifiable information. We do not advise that you share personally identifiable health information with us via this Web site, as we cannot guarantee its security.

We will not obtain personal information about you unless you choose to submit it to us. We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than as is indicated on the Web site. For example, if you email your comments to us, that transmission will identify your email address. If you pose a question or ask for information, a limited number of hospital staff and/or health care providers may see this information in order to respond to your request.

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