Medical Disclaimer

If this is a medical emergency, immediately call emergency personnel (911) to get prompt medical attention. Do not rely on electronic communications or this website for assistance in regard to your immediate, urgent medical needs. This website, content and tools contained within is not designed to facilitate medical emergencies, or replace the advice and treatment by a doctor or other healthcare professional. CRH.org is an online information and communication service that Columbus Regional Hospital provides to the community for educational purposes only.

The Health Library Does Not Provide Medical Advice

The Health Library is for information only. The contents of the Health Library, such as graphics, images, text, quoted information and all other materials ("Content") are provided for reference only, do not claim to be complete or exhaustive or to be applicable to any particular individual's medical condition. Users should always consult with a qualified and licensed physician or other medical care provider. Users are warned to follow the advice of their physicians without delay regardless of anything read in this Health Library. Columbus Regional Hospital assumes no duty to correct or update the Content nor to resolve or clarify any inconsistent information which may be a part of the Content. Reliance on any Content is solely at the User's risk. The Health Library may contain health or medically related materials considered sexually explicit. Users are warned that if they may be offended by such Content, an alternate source of information should be found. Publication of information or reference in The Health Library to specific sources such as specific products, procedures, physicians, treatments, or diagnoses are for information only and are not endorsements of Columbus Regional Hospital. If you have specific health-related questions or a health problem, please call your physician or other health care provider. Columbus Regional Hospital has used reliable sources in an effort to provide broad consumer understanding and knowledge of health-related topics, but do not depend on the information presented on this website, as each individual case is different.

File Security

While Columbus Regional Hospital takes reasonable measures to protect its website, Columbus Regional Hospital cannot guarantee that files available for downloading will be free of contaminating or destructive properties. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures to protect themselves and their own computer systems from any materials that may cause harm or destruction.


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Disclaimer of Warranty

CRH.org is provided without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, those of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice. Columbus Regional Hospital will not be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon the information provided. By accessing this website and the Internet generally, you assume all responsibility and risk for use.