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Information published on CHEO's website is provided for information and educational purposes only.

This is a Canadian Web site and content is intended for Canadian residents only.

This website does not provide medical advice

Information provided on this site is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice or to be used for diagnosis. Due to unique individual needs and medical history, please consult your own personal physician who will be able to determine the appropriateness of the information for your specific situation and will assist you in making any decisions regarding treatment and/or medication.

CHEO and/or its physicians shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs or obligations arising from the use or misuse of the material contained in this web site, whether such obligations arise in contract, negligence, equity or statute law. We do not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information provided.

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Reference to or mention of specific products, processes or services do not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by CHEO.

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Links to other sites are provided as a reference to assist you in identifying and locating other Internet resources that may be of interest. Please remember that Internet resources are no substitute for the advice of a qualified health care practitioner. We do not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained in other sites, nor do we endorse the viewpoints expressed in other sites.


CHEO is committed to ensuring that the health information of our patients is treated with respect and safeguarded to ensure privacy.

Personal information sent via email

Should you choose to provide personal information through email or other means, the information will only be used for the specific purposes for which it has been provided (e.g. to respond to a specific request, share your story or for employment).

Email Disclaimer

This message, including any attachments, may contain confidential information and is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). Any unauthorized use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and destroy the original message.

If this message includes medical information, please note that email communication is subject to accidental disclosure or interception by parties not intended to receive the information. Although we have taken precautions to reduce this risk, email communication may not be secure or confidential. If you are receiving medical information by email, you have been advised of the risks and have consented to receiving medical information in this manner. If, at any time, you wish to cease communicating by email, please contact the sender's office or clinic.

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We strive to improve the access, design and functionality of our Web site so that you are able to find the information you are seeking easily and quickly. In order to do this, we need to determine what information is accessed most frequently, and we may do this by tracking statistics such as IP address, browser type, domain name, access times and referring Web site addresses. These statistics are used to improve our Web site and ensure that it provides an optimal Web experience for visitors.

When you come onto our site, the site will check to determine which browser you are using (i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) so that you are provided with the proper style sheet for that browser so that you may best view our site. We do not link server log information to any other data in a way that would enable us to identify individual visitors.

External Web site links

This site contains links to external or third-party Web sites. CHEO is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any third-party website.

Information Privacy complaints can also be directed to Ontario 's Information Privacy Commissioner at 2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400 Toronto, Ontario , M4W 1A8 , or by calling 1-800-387-0073.

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All information on CHEO's website is copyrighted by CHEO or by other contributors. As a visitor to this site, you are granted a limited license to display or print the information provided for personal, non-commercial use only, provided the information is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. None of the information may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written permission of an authorized representative of CHEO.

We will revise this statement as needed.

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