Comment Policy

This is a moderated blog, and we will review all comments before posting them.

We welcome your comments at any time, but we will review and post them only during regular business hours. If you submit comments after hours or during a weekend or holiday, we will review and post them as soon as possible the next business day.

Comments should abide by two general rules: Be respectful to others and stay on topic. If your comments include vulgar language, personal attacks, or otherwise offensive material; are off-topic; solicit funds; infringe on copyrights; or promote commercial products, services or organizations, we won’t post them.

In addition, we will not post comments that seek a specific diagnosis or request medical advice. Please visit NIH’s Health Information Web site for more information on health research.

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