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Forum: Health Care

  1. Welcome to the Health Care Forum

    Thank you for visiting You may start a topic (or poll) at any time, reply to an existing topic, track messages of interest, and send private messages to other users. Please click on Register in the top menu, and reserve a username that nobody else can use. You will be able...

    Started by ForumGarden, 08-04-2004 03:30 PM
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  2. Congress must act on patient rights

    U.S. Supreme Court sides with insurance companies against patients Consumers suffered a huge loss when the Supreme Court ruled in June in favor of health insurance companies. The Court ruled that patients cannot sue their HMOs under state patient protection laws. Congress must fix the problem...

    Started by CVX, 08-11-2004 11:13 PM
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    08-19-2004 06:47 AM Go to last post
  3. From Venture Wire

    Anybody who's ever been to a doctor in the U.S. is well aware of the problems with the healthcare industry in the States. It's no surprise that VC firms see an opportunity to capitalize by dabbling in unconventional corners of the field. Two such unconventional firms have announced rounds...

    Started by CVX, 09-13-2004 09:25 AM
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  4. Exclamation Your Body Clock

    Your body clock's guide to winning at rest, work and play. Midnight: Ovalation most likely in women: chances of conception are high. 03,00 Brain activity at lowest ebb: time to sleeo 04.00 Blood pressure dips to lowest pointL: risk of death now at maximum.

    Started by capt_buzzard, 11-03-2004 05:26 AM
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  5. Organ Transplants

    Last night I watched a programme on BBC2 that showed doctors having to make life and death decisions about peoples lives, as they do every day. In this case though it involved more than just one person, as they had to decide if these people were suitable for organ transplant or not, and also where...

    Started by persephone, 11-19-2004 06:25 AM
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    11-20-2004 01:32 PM Go to last post
  6. Man Operates ~ on Himself

    This is what happens when you cannot afford Health Care. ~~~~~~ An unemployed Bosnian performed kidney stone surgery on himself because he did not have any money to pay medical bills. Emir Javoras, 29, from Javor, used a razor blade and needle to remove the stones, news agency Fena...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 09:55 AM
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    11-26-2004 01:30 PM Go to last post
  7. A very strange virus

    A scientist reckons that a virus could be responsible for the sudden unexplainable growth in obesity stats some details ( I was thinking maybe he's partly right, in that certain types of weight gain could be attributed to...

    Started by Korbin Dallas, 02-11-2005 05:17 AM
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  8. Why Do Doctors Do This?

    Don't know whether this should go in the Rants section, here, or where, so mods...put it where you want. Anyways, here's the story. My husband went to walk up the stairs and hit his head off the ceiling extremely hard. Being the stubborn man he is, he waited all day and evening to go get...

    Started by Peg, 03-07-2005 06:46 AM
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  9. Exclamation Medicaid Under Attack

    The Medicaid Action Center is the place to come for the latest information on the ongoing fight to save Medicaid, a fight that could profoundly affect health care for 51 million Americans. Click here for information on the FY2006 federal budget battle....

    Started by Godiva Girl, 03-17-2005 10:06 PM
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    03-21-2005 10:35 PM Go to last post
  10. Blood donors needed

    I recently started donating blood. I can not tell you how great it feels to know you are saving lives!!!! This year, the way Christmas falls on the calendar, the clinics will miss an extra collection period. If you can, please donate before the Christmas holidays. If you are blood type O...

    Started by koan, 11-19-2004 01:06 PM
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    03-23-2005 08:47 AM Go to last post
  11. Osteoporosis

    Hi, my mum is in early stages of osteoporosis, does anyone have any advice on care when it advances. Thanks

    Started by ladylynnie, 03-23-2005 02:34 PM
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  12. Exclamation dangerous infections linked to petting zoos

    9 Confirmed Cases Of Infection After Petting Zoo Visits POSTED: 8:27 am EST March 25, 2005 UPDATED: 1:20 pm EST March 25, 2005 Officials have confirmed nine cases of life-threatening kidney infections thought to be linked to trips to Central Florida petting zoos, Local 6 News has...

    Started by lady cop, 03-25-2005 02:17 PM
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    03-25-2005 02:24 PM Go to last post
  13. Post ~alcoholism~

    today it was reported that Joan Kennedy, former wife of senator ted ("a blonde in every pond") kennedy, was found laying unconcious in a Boston street, with a concussion and broken collarbone. she is hospitalized, and one of her sons has assumed her guardianship. this lady is ony 58 years old, and...

    Started by lady cop, 03-30-2005 10:51 PM
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  14. Find out about the hospital near you!

    New Web site to tell you information on a hospital near you, with reports by the hospital on incidence of 3 medical conditions- heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. See how hospitals in your state rate for certain basic measurements.

    Started by valerie, 04-02-2005 02:39 PM
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  15. working on a tan

    here's a good reason to use sunblock! :eek: :-6 :eek: ~~~~enlarge to see full effect of this tan!

    Started by lady cop, 07-11-2005 12:33 PM
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  16. big brave cop in hospital

    last thursday at 0530 i had some bad chest pain. after receiving a sound bollocking from Bothwell i went to doctor office. he took one look at me and called sheriff dept. to send a cruiser to take me to ER stat. (he is our dept. doctor). so next thing i know i am in ICU. after two days of stress...

    Started by lady cop, 08-14-2005 06:12 AM
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  17. Health Gripe

    Ok here is my gripe with American Health I think this is lame. We send home babies from the hospital with free forumula samples encourage bottles and when you do your reasearch you find the benifits of breastfeeding are numerous. So why then do we offer and spend millions of tax payers dollars on...

    Started by HelloGal, 01-23-2006 10:53 PM
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    01-24-2006 06:28 PM Go to last post
  18. More children lack health care

    Government reports released yesterday show that median household income is down and the number of children without health insurance has risen drastically. Emergency rooms across the country are burdened with delivering primary care to the uninsured, many of them children. Using ERs for primary...

    Started by plazul, 08-27-2004 08:49 AM
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    02-08-2006 03:29 PM Go to last post
  19. America's hidden drug problem

    As America fights the war on illegal drugs prescription drug addiction is growing strong. Millions of people are hooked on benzodiazapine products like Valium, Xanax, Ativan, etc. and narcotic products such as Demerol, Vicodin, and Oxycontin. New diet medications like Meridia are also being abused...

    Started by plazul, 08-20-2004 05:34 PM
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  20. Post Aids

    AIDS...the death sentence cancer used to be? the next pandemic? the emerging plague? its history and its social ramifications. once considered the 'gay men's disease'. the children not only orphaned, but infected. the continent of africa, decimated. here, the scourge of IV drug users and...

    Started by lady cop, 03-04-2006 09:53 PM
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    03-05-2006 02:40 PM Go to last post

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