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Home > Press Room Awarded the Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics Badge

Published August 17, 2010

On August 17, 2010, was awarded the Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics Badge. The badge, seen here, is published on our About page, to let readers know they've found a reliable resource for health information.

"We're proud to have been accepted into this group of bloggers," says senior editor Brandi Koskie. "With all of the conflicting health information on the Web it's important for readers to know who and what they can trust, and we work hard every day to ensure belongs to that group of authoritative sites."

According to the site:

The Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics was designed in response to problems experienced by medical bloggers.The goal of this code is twofold:

1. To give the readers of a medical blogger a clear idea of the standards by which the blog is maintained.

2. To give bloggers (especially anonymous ones) a clear set of guidelines they can show employers, patients, or other concerned parties as to the nature of the blogging.

The Code requires of its members:

  1. Clear representation of perspective
  2. Confidentiality
  3. Commercial disclosure
  4. Reliability of information
  5. Courtesy

Look for this badge on, and on the site of other healthcare and patient bloggers.

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