Content Policy


Vivacare Inc. owns this Website ( and controls the health information displayed here. The health information published on this Website is focused on helping patients understand their diagnosis and manage their condition.

Different types of content are made available, including the following:

  • Patient handouts about diseases, diagnostic tests, medical procedures, or medications
  • General health references
  • Self-care tools, such as diaries or self-assessment forms

The health information is derived from three sources: a) links to external Websites, b) Vivacare Inc., c) medical professionals, and d) Vivacare Partners.

Links to External Websites

Vivacare may provide links to health information that is hosted on third party Websites. The identity of the party that is providing the health information is made clear to the user.

Vivacare selects reputable third party Websites with medical expertise and a clear editorial policy. The third party Websites may include:

  • Government Agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Professional Organizations, such as the American Medical Association (AMA).
  • Patient Support Groups, such as the American Heart Association (AHA), and National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS).
  • Medical Publishers that provide content that has been written by medical professionals, including Demos Medical.

These third party Websites, to which Vivacare Inc. has links, may, in some circumstances, display advertisements on their own Websites.

Health Information from Vivacare Inc.

All health information provided from Vivacare Inc. is authored or approved by a physician prior to it being made available on this Website. The review of health information from Vivacare is performed by Vivacare's Medical Editor, Mark A. Becker, M.D., or by one of Vivacare's Medical Advisors.

Health Information from Physicians

Physicians may use this Website to publish their own content that reflects their clinical perspective. This content may be added to their own practice Websites or blogs.

Health Information authored by a physician is displayed on a Web page with the name of the physician or the medical practice in which the physician practices.

Health Information from Partners

Partners, such as patient support groups, medical publishers, professional organizations, pharmaceutical firms, or medical device firms may provide health information that is displayed on this Website.

It is made clear to users if the health information comes from a partner. The health information either resides on the partner's own Website with the partner's name or on the main Website with the source attributed to the partner.

Content from a partner may include a banner advertisement, product logo, or corporate logo, as well as links to the partner's Website. These banners, logos, and/or links are clearly labeled as advertisements.

Website Funding

Funding for this Website is derived from partners, such as pharmaceutical firms, that which wish to distribute information regarding their products or services. Content provided by these organizations is educational in nature, similar to printed handouts provided to physicians for use in their medical offices.

For instance, the manufacturer of an asthma medication may provide a handout on the medication, a short video showing its use, and a savings coupon to improve medication adherence.

Any advertisements from partners of Vivacare Inc. will be clearly labeled as such.

See a list of partners responsible for providing funding, services, or materials for this Website.

Medical Advisors

  • Jeff Dover, M.D.
  • Eliot Mostow, M.D.
  • Steve Feldman, M.D.
  • Dan Siegel, M.D.
  • Michelle Thompson, M.D.
  • Marta Rendon, M.D.
  • Andrew Wilner, M.D.
  • Randy Schapiro, M.D.
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