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Terms and rules

  • Register and use one username for the forums and/or chat rooms.
    You may be asked to change a name that is offensive, degrading, or inappropriate. Friends or family must register their own name. If your email address changes, make sure to email us at so that your contact information is up-to-date.

  • Please share external links for informational purposes only.
    Links leading directly to sales or product pages that clearly have the intention of generating a sale will be considered a solicitation. If your first post is a promotion for another website, you may end up having your post deleted and receiving a warning that further advertisements may result in the banning of your account.

  • Gossip, bullying or threatening posts will not be tolerated.

  • Agree to disagree. Be respectful.
    If you find yourself at odds with another member, use the ignore button or do not respond to the offending post. Report the incident or post to a moderator if they are present or email

  • Discussions of controversial methods of treatment may be discussed provided it is related to health.
    (i.e. Medicinal Marijuana use, experimental drugs from other countries). However, impaired members posting nonsensical threads will be asked to leave.

  • Political discussions as they relate to the Health Industry may be discussed.
    However, this is not the place for political banter.

  • Religious discussions as they relate to physical health may be discussed
    For example, human physiology or the workings of the mind and the body. However, this is not the place to force religion on others. ProHealth respects freedom of religion and hopes to keep an open environment. Any religion-based posts that are theological debates in nature should be made in the Spirituality forum.

  • Suicide: Please feel free to talk about depression, find encouragement, information, coping skills, and solutions. No explicit discussion of attempts is allowed. Discussion of the loss of a loved one to suicide and how you cope is permitted, without being explicit. Discussion of coping methods for self-injury are permitted, without being explicit. Explicit discussions can be triggering to other members experiencing those feelings. Discussions or threats of suicide or self-injury are not permitted. These need to be directed towards a health care professional or a hotline to speak to someone trained for these situations. Call a helpline immediately ( 1-800-273-8255 ) or 911.

  • Clinical studies and trial research may be discussed. ProHealth holds no claim to the validity of these claims.

  • Any request for participation in organizational events must request approval from the ProHealth, Inc. webmaster prior to posting or sharing.


Our site serves to bring people together. Whether they have one of the diseases listed on our boards or not, we invite you to participate in our community. The purpose of the chat rooms and message boards are to exchange information and ideas, and to offer support to peers. We encourage newly diagnosed patients as well as those who have been coping for some time to share their support, wisdom, and experiences. We also encourage people who are interested in General Health to participate. Please note that this website is private property, not public domain. Its use is a privilege, not a right.

Thank you in advance for complying with the following guidelines, which we believe will ensure a positive experience for you and all members.


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All users must be at least 18 years of age. Knowingly and willingly continuing a discussion with anyone under this age could results in loss of privilege.

Inappropriate Content
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  • invasive of privacy
  • market any service or product

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Content Posted.
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Unlawful or Harmful Content or Conduct
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  • impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity
  • use ProHealth to send or make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation
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  • post or request for members to take part in third party clinical trials or research
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  • engage in any predatory or stalking conduct

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  • harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
  • exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
  • contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
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  • solicits passwords or personally identifiable information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
  • involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
  • includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent.

Chat Room Transcripts
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