This disclaimer is based on the one posted on the Health Sciences Centre website. Please read this document carefully and in its entirety.


Any information on the Department of Pediatrics & Child Health World Wide Web Site represents the opinions of the authors and not necessarily that of the Department, the University of Manitoba (herein refered to as the University), the Health Sciences Centre (including Winnipeg Children's Hospital; herein refered to as the Centre), and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (herein refered to as the Region). The Department of Pediatrics & Child Health World Wide Web Site provides general information that may be of interest to readers. The intent of the Department's web site is to primarily provide information on the Department's educational and research programs. The information is not intended to replace consultations with your health care professional or to provide medical advice or diagnosis. Please direct all personal medical and health questions to your health care professional. The Department, its management, staff and/or its physicians, the University, the Centre, and the Region 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, tort, negligence, equity or statute law.
Information on the Department's web site is provided "as is" and as such may contain spelling and/or typographical errors.

Any content produced on this site shall not be reproduced without first receiving permission from the Department of Pediatrics & Child Health.

The pictures found on this website are courtesy of HSC Winnipeg.

No Healthcare nor Medical Advice

The Information that is provided on the Department of Pediatrics & Child Health Web Site is not intended to be healthcare or medical advice. Many factors unknown to the Department may affect the applicability of any statement or comment to your particular circumstances. You should not act nor refrain from acting based upon any information contained on the Department's Web Site without first consulting a qualified health care professional

If you have or suspect you have a health problem, you should call your health care provider immediately. This web site contains general information that is not specific to any individual person. If you have any questions after reading this, ask your own physician or health care professional or provider. They know you and can best answer your questions.

Third party references/links

The Department does not exert responsibility, editorial or other control over the contents of the links to other Internet sites or any postings by a third party. The Department disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages, which may result from any postings by third parties. The Department disclaims any and all liability for injury and/or other damages, which result from an individual using techniques discussed on this or the linked web sites.

References in this Website to third parties' goods or service are not endorsements or approval of such goods or services. Links to other Websites are not endorsements or approvals of such sites, the third parties named therein, or their products and service, nor is any liability assumed for incompatibility, non-suitability, viral infection, worms, Trojan horses, or other destructive/disruptive components on or from such sites.

The display of trademarks, trade-names, or service marks on this Website does not convey or create any license or privilege of any kind. Unauthorized use or exploitation of such marks and names is strictly prohibited.


E-mail over the internet is NOT a secure medium and privacy cannot be assured. The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health does not assume any responsibility for any harm or damage you may experience or incur by sending personal or confidential information to anyone. Due to the insecure nature of the medium NO confidential information should ever be sent using e-mail.