Site Info, Disclaimer and Terms of Use

RK.md is a WordPress-powered medical/sci-tech blog founded by Rishi Kumar in 2008 hosted by Cloudways (referral link) running PHP 8.0.15. So far, 1380 public posts have been written containing 354,079 words. Additionally, 3858 comments containing 255,373 words have been contributed. Performance and security measures built into the site include javascript and CSS minification, PHP 8, lazy loading, SSL, HTTP/3, Brotli, HTML5, and CSS3.

AGREEMENT

BY ENTERING AND USING RK.MD (“BLOG, ” “SITE, ” “WEBSITE”), THE USER (“YOU, ” “YOUR, ” “FOLLOWER, ” “FRIEND”) ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE IN THEIR ENTIRETY AND THAT THE PROVISIONS, DISCLOSURES, AND DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH ARE REASONABLE. YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW AND BE BOUND BY THEM VOLUNTARILY AND NOT THE RESULT OF UNDUE INFLUENCE EXERCISED UPON YOU BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY.

SUMMARY

RK.md is a personal website independently operated by Rishi Kumar, MD. My goal with RK.md, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube (collectively referred to as “social media”) is to share experiences from my career as a medical trainee and attending physician while upholding the tenets of professionalism and patient privacy outlined by HIPAA. If you ever have any suggestions, let me know! Furthermore, the posts on this site represent my opinion and do not reflect those of my current or former employers, including but not limited to Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital, McGovern Medical School, or UTHealth.

PATIENT-PHYSICIAN RELATIONSHIP & MEDICAL ADVICE

My social media content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice or a patient-physician relationship. The content is not intended to diagnose or treat any individual condition or as a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider. For any health-related questions, contact your physician. Talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medication, including herbal medicines and supplements. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of social media. Contact with me in any form is under the explicit understanding that no patient-physician relationship exists.

COMMENTS & LINKS

This website includes a provision for user comments with anti-spam measures. These comments are the express opinions and property of their respective authors. My social media also links to other websites I have no control over. I make no claims about the accuracy of the information contained in those comments and websites, nor am I liable for their content.

OTHER POLICIES & DISCLAIMERS

Please get in touch with your physician for any medical questions. But, again, I am not your physician. As my knowledge and clinical experience grow, my opinions change. Therefore, I reserve the right to alter or delete any content I have authored for any reason. Contacting, “following,” or “friending” people on any social media is not my endorsement of the message, opinions, or mission of that individual or group.

USER OBLIGATIONS & RECTIFICATION

You agree to comply with the terms above in all respects as they may be amended or revised periodically. Should you (the user) identify any content that may be construed as malicious, harmful, sensitive, or an invasion of privacy, don’t hesitate to contact me to redress the issue.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS (GA)

Google Analytics (GA) collects information like how often users like you visit this site, what pages they visit, and what sites they are coming from (search engines, direct links, etc.) I use this information only to improve the site and do not combine any identifiable information with IP addresses that are collected by GA. A permanent cookie is placed within your browser to identify you as a unique user for subsequent site visits; however, this cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use this information is restricted by Google Analytics’ Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. In the end, you can prevent GA from recognizing you on return visits by disabling browser cookies.

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