The Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) web site is intended to provide general educational information and to help users arrange more easily for health care services. Some information on the site is written by health care providers affiliated with Brigham and Women and its affiliates while some content is provided by outside sources.
This site is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Nor should users rely upon the BWH web site if they might need emergency medical treatment. We strongly encourage users to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to personal questions.
Use of programs on the BWH site does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Should you electronically request a referral to BWH or a Partners affiliate, we will use the information you submit to arrange for care where appropriate.
You assume full responsibility for using the information on this site, and you understand and agree that Partners and its affiliates, including BWH, are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from its use by you or any user. While we try to keep the information on the site as accurate as possible, we disclaim any warranty concerning its accuracy, timeliness, and completeness, and any other warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. BWH also does not warrant that access to the site will be error- or virus-free.
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