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By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site!

Toward the Heart is a project of BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) who may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the Toward the Heart website ("Toward the Heart Site," or the "Site,") will mean you accept those changes.

The site does not provide medical advice.

The contents of the Toward the Heart Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from BCCDC's licensors, and other material contained on the Toward the Heart Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Toward the Heart Site!

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. BCCDC does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by BCCDC, BCCDC employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of BCCDC, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site.