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    The information appearing on The Heartburn-help web site is presented for educational purposes only, it is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding your physical or mental health, please seek assistance from a qualified health care provider.

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    All visitors to the Heartburn-help Forums are expected to show courtesy and respect for others.

    In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

    User names selected by members must not contain the words doctor, medic, nurse or any other word that would elude to the member being a medical professional.

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    9. After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form);

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    15. Posting the same note more than once or "spamming"; or

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    2. Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).

    3. Remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions.

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    5. Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.

    6. Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the Heartburn-help Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

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