Best Practice Advice sought about Duplication

I would be really grateful for some advice please.

I have a website that is not medical but is medically related and I discuss various conditions that my niche can help with.

Originally I had a fairly lengthy legal clause on each page (below): on each page.

"No Professional Advice or Medical Information

xxxxxxxx.com do not .....................................................................................................................................................................healthcare provider.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease"

H
owever, concerned about Google`s rule`s on duplication, having read various questions and answers I have now moved this to only my About page and am adding the following at the bottom of each page:

Please visit our About page to see the references* & click through to visit our page on the history of xxxx, to learn more.

Questions:

1. Is this better or good practice? If not what is?

2. Do I need to vary even the following short sentence to avoid being penalised for duplication?

"Please visit our About page to see the references* & click through to visit our page on the history of xxxx, to learn more".

3. Is it reasonable to add the following to each page too?:

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Or is it best just to refer readers to one page? with all of the legal protection & clauses etc.,

I would really appreciate guidance on this from more experienced WA members.

What implications practice that covers the obvious legal implications and ensuring I do not fall foul of Googles rules?

Best Regards,

Trevor

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LauraFuller Premium
Trevor, I have a site that offers medical testing. I have in the footer a Terms Of Service, Disclaimer and a Privacy Policy. I actually went to the internet and found premade ones and added to them. Mine is quite lengthy and cover everything from A-Z.
I was very concerned about legal issues. I also have a HIPPA/release of information if needed.
I will send them to you in a PM if you want to look at them. I do not put one on each page.

Laura
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Triblu Premium
Hey Trevor,

Before I took my health focused website down permanently, I simply displayed a short statement in the footer of my site so not to cause issues with duplicate content.

Have used the same disclaimer on my personal blog (in the footer) where I share my own experiences with some health issues that I have been faced with.

My disclaimer consists of two sentences and has no links. That being said...

When needing legal advice, it is always advisable to seek out a lawyer and NOT simply asking others who are not trained in legal implications.

To date, Google has not penalized my website for duplicate content.

Hope you find this helpful.
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