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  1. Strength through Joy

    I apologize for the thread title, it's in poor taste. It's meant to evoke regimented forced leisure activity with health overtones. I have, today, for the first time, joined a gym. The gym's brand motto is "Strength & Fitness", so they have pretty much the same approach as the thread title...

    Started by spot, 05-10-2016 01:56 PM
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  2. Question Dizziness & Numbness of the Tongue

    I've just had an odd experience. I woke up around midnight (a common occurrence these last months) and as I was watching the television I suddenly got very dizzy and my tongue went numb. It only lasted about 10 minutes, but what the hell was that all about?

    Started by High Threshold, 03-18-2015 08:38 PM
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  3. Burning tongue syndrome

    Anyone ever heard of such a thing? The tongue feels as if its been scalded, sore spots or areas in the mouth, throat yet, the mouth looks perfectly normal? Feelings of dryness or sticky-dryness at the corners of the mouth with repeated bacterial infections (pneumonia, plugged ear ducts,...

    Started by double helix, 02-01-2008 12:18 AM
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  4. From merely Old to Frail

    Three years ago at age 87, I wrote a research/experience essay 'I'm Old' to help us, our progeny, and our caretakers understand what it is to be old. Read it online at Now, having regressed from merely old to frail, I have written 'I'm Frail.' Read it online at...

    Started by MiltonCrum, 02-25-2014 02:54 PM
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  5. Smokers Dilemma

    I am convinced that every smoker really wants to quit, but can't, and it's really frustrating for them. They will rationalize by saying "oh I really enjoy it and don't want to quit". Bull---t, they can't get past 24 to 48 hours. My rationalization when I smoked was to say "well, mom and dad both...

    Started by Lon, 04-22-2005 05:00 PM
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  6. Beware of the cat

    Beware of the cat: Britain's hidden toxoplasma problem - Home News - UK - The Independent ( So the next time my dog tries to ear the neighbours cat to bits should I let it?

    Started by gmc, 09-04-2012 06:51 AM
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    09-09-2012 10:07 AM Go to last post
  7. The Frustrations of Hearing Loss

    I have had a hearing problem for about 20 years and about 15 years ago it was bad enough to require hearing aids. After professional testing I opted for in the canal (barely visible) aids that cost more than a computer at that time. I was told that I would never ever hear better than 86% in the...

    Started by Lon, 01-30-2009 09:36 PM
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    07-17-2012 12:19 AM Go to last post
  8. Tobacco Smoke Enema

    The tobacco enema was used between 1780-1810, to infuse tobacco smoke into a patientís rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims. A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum. The...

    Started by jones jones, 01-18-2012 09:54 AM
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  9. Red face Women health

    [spam content deleted] spot writes: I propose banning this account as valueless. Does anyone object?

    Started by Hoony Ready, 05-02-2011 09:17 AM
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  10. Why not to be a guinea pig

    October 30, 2007 Participants Left Uninformed in Some Halted Medical Trials By BARRY MEIER ( When Congress passed a bill last month requiring makers of drugs and medical devices...

    Started by RedGlitter, 10-30-2007 10:34 AM
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  11. Hoarders

    I'm completely flabbergasted at the fascination with keeping numerous things that have absolutely no immediate significance in anyone's lives other than ones desire to keep it so I'd like to try and help anyone with the attitude of helping themselves from what, to me, is an obvious issue. Anyone...

    Started by K.Snyder, 12-11-2009 06:00 PM
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  12. Abdominal Hernia

    Anybody know if this is a dangerous condition? Does it always require surgery?

    Started by cars, 11-21-2009 04:31 AM
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  13. Amputation

    My poor sweetie has struggled with a blood clot in her leg for two years. She was airlifted to Denver seven times last year trying to fix it, but to no avail. Well, modern medicine has finally exhausted all its options and she had to make the decision yesterday to have her leg amputated. Other...

    Started by Saint_, 02-10-2010 03:35 PM
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  14. Face masks and the spread of contagion.

    I notice pictures on the news of people wearing face masks, seemingly of the sort used against dust, in areas affected by the Swine Influenza (H1N1) outbreak. I wonder how much protection these people think masks give - I'd say none, approximately.

    Started by Bill Sikes, 04-28-2009 08:31 AM
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  15. Obamacare = New Healthcare Science?

    After digesting a complete overview of Obamacare and reading extensively the various analysis of the essence of Obamacare, I can't help but think they must be pushing some new healthcare science - a big experiment on the American people? The following article really opens my eyes to the...

    Started by cherryrama, 10-07-2009 12:41 PM
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  16. Morphine drip

    I was watching a show last night on t.v. Now to my understanding a morphine drip is for pain. When my husbands father was dying, he had a morphine tube in him, and if we felt he was in pain, we would then touch a button that releases more morphine, hence less pain he would be in. Last...

    Started by Odie, 09-21-2009 08:12 AM
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  17. Lengthy Drug Usage Leads to Mental & Psychological Illnesses!

    August 18-2009: Lengthy Drug Usage Leads to Mental & Psychological Illnesses! I have found personally, that taking or using prescription and non-prescription drugs continually, overtime leads to serious mental and psychological illness and hallucinations. This I found very compelling in...

    Started by Derryck, 08-18-2009 05:35 AM
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  18. Medic alert data----usb

    We have all seen the Medic Alert Bracelets that some people wear (diabetics, epilepsy, heart, medications etc.) This USB device goes one better with the individual being able to put ALL their medical history on it. Most all Emergency Rooms have computers and having access to meds that you are...

    Started by Lon, 07-06-2009 04:11 PM
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    07-07-2009 01:58 AM Go to last post
  19. Prostate cancer

    Prostate Cancer is one of the leading causes of death for men. I would encourage all men over the age of 40 to get a annual PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test. While one test in and of itself will not indicate that you have cancer, a comparison of one year with another may indicate that a biopsy...

    Started by Lon, 07-05-2009 04:31 PM
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    07-06-2009 03:55 AM Go to last post
  20. silly swines the AA grumpy column

    hello its grumpy time again. firsty my apolgies to the seniors for raiding your thread column but that was the only place i could find a health column. so on with the story. and a worrying epperdemic thats sprung up from mexico swine flu. there is no known drug for it but it can be treated with...

    Started by pantoandy, 04-27-2009 05:05 AM
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    04-27-2009 05:16 AM Go to last post

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