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Health On the Net Foundation (HON)

After several months of site reviews and updates, Dr. Haverbush is proud to announce that his Online Orthopaedics web site has received the Health On the Net Foundation Code of Conduct (HONcode) certification. The HONcode Code of Conduct for medical and health web sites addresses one of Internet's main healthcare issues: the reliability and credibility of information. The Health On the Net Foundation has created the Code of Conduct to help standardize the reliability of medical and health information available on the World-Wide Web.

The HON site contains a wealth of information for medical professionals as well as for patients. Be sure to visit them by clicking on the links below.


Click here to visit HON site.


Click here to review the HONCode.



In a report issued by the National Institute of Mental Health 6/29/01, a study has been launched of women ages 21 to 45 who are suffering from major depression to find out whether low bone mass is related to depression or stress hormones such as Cortisol. The studies will include psychological evaluation, bone mineral testing, and measurements of stress hormones. Published research already available from many sources indicates a strong association between depression and osteoporosis. This literature suggests that depression may be a significant risk factor for osteoporosis. The NIMH study hopes to, in its way, shed light on this very important problem.