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  1. To aid ImproveCareNow participants who will use the link back to the source document to edit and improve the information.
  2. To give credit to the original authors. Participants in ImproveCareNow work hard and it wouldn't be fair for publishers to claim authorship of their work. By linking back to the original page at ImproveCareNow, you will allow others to see who actually wrote the information.
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