Terms of Use



These terms and conditions govern your use of this website.  Your use of this website indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions in full.


The information presented on this website is in no way intended as medical, legal or other professional advice of any kind and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment or consultation with a licensed attorney.

All medical discussions are provided for your information only and should be used to inform discussions with your own personal physician.  Any actions taken by you with respect to any medical condition of yourself, a family member, or loved one should only be taken under the supervision of your personal physician.


You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider if you have any questions regarding a medical condition, or any other matter related to your health and well-being.  You should never disregard medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have seen on this website.

You hereby acknowledge that no information presented on this web site shall constitute legal or any other type of professional advice and that no professional relationship is created between you and the web site owner/operator.


This website is provided “as is.” HCM BEAT makes no representations or warranties express or implied, in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

HCM BEAT does not warrant that this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or that the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.   We are not responsible for the availability or content or accuracy of any services or medical provider that may be linked to our site.  We have no control over such services, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external services, and that we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any act or omission or any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products or other materials offered by or available from such service or care provider.


Unless otherwise stated, HCM BEAT owns the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.  Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.


You may link to, copy, distribute, and display HCM BEAT Blog posts under the following conditions:

  1. Author permission: Authors retain the copyrights in their posts. Please contact guest contributors directly in order to obtain permission for re-use of their material.
  2. Attribution: You must attribute the work in the following manner:

Author name, title of post, HCM BEAT, date posted, URL, and you MUST include a copy of the copyright notice: Copyright ©2023 Cynthia B. Waldman.

      3.  Noncommercial: You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

4. No Derivative Works: You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work. Only authors of posts may build upon their own writing for future articles and other works.


The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion, and other matters related to the website are all protected under applicable laws, including but not limited to copyright and trademark, as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws and conventions.  Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The contents and every part thereof, of the web site are only for your personal, non-commercial use. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document, or other materials viewed through our site. The posting of information or materials on the web site does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials. You will abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any content on this site.


Unless otherwise indicated, the trademarks, service marks, logos, designs, slogans, and trade dress displayed on this web site, and the domain name(s) for this web site (collectively, “Trademarks”), are registered or unregistered trademarks of HCM BEAT. You may not use any of these Trademarks in any way (for example, you may not use any such Trademarks, or similar spellings or misspellings thereof, as links to this Web site from other Web sites, as domain names, or as machine-readable search terms, such as “metatags”) without the prior written consent of HCM BEAT.


You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.


HCM BEAT, its principals. subsidiaries, assigns, sponsors, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, sponsors and contributors will have no tort or contract liability to you, or otherwise in relation to the content, use or otherwise in connection with this website. These limitations of liability apply even if HCM BEAT has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


HCM BEAT may take appropriate action to deal with any breach of these terms and conditions, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, requesting that your internet provider block your access to the website and/or bringing legal proceedings against you.


HCM BEAT may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.  Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


HCM BEAT may transfer or assign any of its rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer or assign your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.


If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, that will not prevent all other provisions from remaining in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be legal or enforceable if a portion of it were deleted, then that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.


These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and HCM BEAT relating to your use of this website, and they supersede any and all previous agreements.


These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Los Angeles County, California.



This Agreement is between “Contributor” and HCM BEAT and relates to any and all contributions, comments, and other materials (“Contributor Content”) contributed, posted, or submitted by Contributor for use or consideration by HCM BEAT.


Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, Contributor will retain copyright ownership of any and all Contributor Content owned by Contributor.


Contributor hereby grants to HCM BEAT a perpetual, worldwide, non-terminable, sub-licensable license to use all Contributor Content without further permission or remuneration, in original language or in translation, including the right to adapt, modify, create derivative works, and reuse in other media

Contributor authorizes HCM BEAT to use Contributor’s name, likeness, photograph, and biographical data in connection with the publication of any material authored by Contributor.

Contributor may use the name and URL of HCM BEAT to link to the website and to Contributor Content and to advise others that Contributor has contributed content to HCM BEAT.  However, Contributor may not represent or imply that HCM BEAT endorses Contributor or any Contributor Content.  Contributor is not allowed to use the HCM BEAT name in connection with any commercial activity without prior written consent of HCM BEAT.


HCM BEAT reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on HCM BEAT servers, or hosted or published upon this website.


Contributor represents and warrants that Contributor owns or otherwise controls all of the rights to Contributor Content, that all Contributor Content is true and accurate; that any use of Contributor Content as permitted in this License will not violate the rights of any third party and will not cause injury to any person or entity.  Contributor acknowledges and agrees that HCM BEAT does not endorse the contents of any Contributor Content and does not assumes responsibility for any threatening, libelous, obscene, harassing or offensive material contained therein, any infringement of third party intellectual property rights arising therefrom, or any crime or wrongful action facilitated thereby.


Contributor(s) will indemnify and hold HCM BEAT, and its principals, subsidiaries, assigns, sponsors, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Contributor’s violation of this Agreement, or arising out of any violation of the rights of a third party.