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Forum: Healthcare

All items relating to Healthcare: Medical insurance, company policies, insurance coverage, policy costs, and more!

  1. Thyroid

    Friday I had a Ultra sound on my thyroid. Well I will tell you i am scard.:-3 I have 6 lesions on it. Will call this morning to see if i will have a biopsy. Cancer runs BIG TIME in my family. Has anyone had lesions? What were you told?

    Started by southern yankee, 08-11-2008 06:18 AM
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  2. Government health recommendations

    The amount of bogus unsupportable "science" advice that government health departments have foisted on the public these last forty years is a disgrace. I have a mental picture of a bunch round a committee table, all with their own financial interest, all angling for personal advantage, all utterly...

    Started by spot, 07-28-2015 01:37 AM
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    07-30-2015 03:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Any smokers here?

    I don't smoke but many of my friends do...and they have changed over to E-Cigarettes.....would you try them and if so, what did you think? Electronic cigarette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (

    Started by Lady J, 02-16-2012 09:34 PM
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  4. Bts

    Are these the elements of health care you would like to see addressed?

    Started by Ahso!, 01-08-2010 12:19 PM
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  5. Shingles

    My 9 year old daughter got diagnosed with Shingles today. Started with the rash Saturday so now she has a band of blisters on the right hand side of her chest trailing round to her back. Shes already had lots of aches and pains. We have some painkillers and a tub of calamine and aqueous cream to...

    Started by Chezzie, 10-29-2008 12:47 PM
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    11-05-2008 07:14 AM Go to last post
  6. Let's discuss Congress' Healthcare Plan

    Be as snarky as you wish. If you'll be honest with yourself, you'll see that any claim that "nothing would change" is BS on the face of it. How can it be possible to pick up the health insurance tab on tens of millions, raise taxes only on "the rich" (aka "the employers"), quadruple gov't spending...

    Started by Accountable, 07-20-2009 07:15 AM
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  7. Healthcare in the USA

    Well, this last few months have been an adventure. Mrs Lars finally had her long time heart issues catch up with her back in March. We ended up dealing with a severe Staph infection that caused her to need open-heart surgery, and eventually a pacemaker installed. Fortunately, I had...

    Started by LarsMac, 07-26-2018 09:53 AM
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  8. Poll Poll: Poll - BTS v Bryn Mawr regarding health care - US posters only

    US Health Care poll Bryn Mawr has invited a poll ( on whether US posters agree with BTS that "we (USA) have the BEST health system going.... PERIOD!!!!!!!" There's a parallel non-US poll...

    Started by spot, 09-25-2007 07:00 AM
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    10-19-2008 03:17 PM Go to last post
  9. New health care benefits come at a price

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's health care overhaul — now looking like a real possibility — should give uninsured Americans options they've never had before. But it won't be a free ride. As with the Medicare prescription drug benefit that passed when Republicans ran Washington, consumers...

    Started by Jazzy, 12-10-2009 07:20 AM
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    09-29-2014 11:50 PM Go to last post
  10. Chikungunya

    I've never heard of the chikungunya virus ( until this morning, but there's a leed article in the Jamaica Gleaner ( It's...

    Started by spot, 02-24-2015 05:32 AM
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  11. Unhappy Yeast Infection in men? Whats the Difference?

    Hello all, My aunt a pathologist, told me that a man can have a Yeast Infection and have no symptoms. I keep getting them my self and we haven't had sex in a long time, still now I still get them over and over. I was told that he could have it and not know it and still give it to me even without...

    Started by Hoony Ready, 04-12-2011 06:56 AM
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  12. General question regarding diet plan?

    Hello, My weight is 80kg and really want to lose them. I will follow the diet, but then I will give in and binge put on even more weight. I really want to lose the weight and was wondering if anyone have any suggestion in diet plan?? Waiting for your positive reply. Many thanks for...

    Started by Hoony Ready, 06-21-2011 09:35 AM
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    01-16-2013 06:49 AM Go to last post
  13. Health Care Reform: Tax Hikes on the Way

    There are 13 changes in the Health Care Reform overhaul that could impact your tax bill, for better or worse. Link to changes: health-care-reform-tax-hikes-on-the-way: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance...

    Started by Jazzy, 04-06-2010 10:39 AM
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    06-14-2011 07:37 AM Go to last post
  14. What do you pay for your Health Insurance?

    I know you Brits have FREE? Health Coverage, so this is really a question for my Yank friends. I am not complaining about my own costs and am quite happy with the costs and benefits. First, my wife and I are on the Government Medicare and pay $208 monthly for both of us. In addition, we pay $558...

    Started by Lon, 05-25-2013 11:55 AM
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  15. Shoulder Concerns

    As part of my diet / weight loss regime I had been regularly putting in 100 x 25m lengths at the pool each week. However about 8 weeks ago I had to cut this short & not been able to do any swimming since because of severe shoulder pains. My Diet Nurse arranged for me to see the Practice GP who...

    Started by FourPart, 07-29-2014 04:15 AM
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  16. Funny side affects. Anyone else have any?

    My wife just got a prescription for medicine to counter-act dizziness. One of the side affects is......drum roll....... dizziness! I am still cracking up! :yh_rotfl next it will be Dramamine- may cause car sickness. Anyone else?

    Started by Oldschoolguy, 02-08-2013 12:22 PM
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  17. Teeth are teeth, right?

    A)Change your toothbrush every three months. Did you know manual toothbrushes become worn out and are not as effective after three months? B)Don’t drink soda. People who tend to drink three or more glasses of soda daily have 62 percent more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than those who do...

    Started by griffithlarry22, 09-16-2013 12:56 AM
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    09-16-2013 02:18 PM Go to last post
  18. Yes. Just one more on health / health care.

    As I have posted many health issues I have had over the past year, I have gone through many unnecessary procedures to find the cause. As a baby in England, I was diagnosed with a weak esophageal sphincter. Which got better with exercise, something I haven't been doing for 5 years, and my stomach...

    Started by Chloe_88, 01-30-2014 02:15 PM
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  19. Cure hope over diabetes therapy

    A pioneering treatment for diabetes is being rolled out across the country with experts believing it could eventually lead to a cure. Six centres are receiving nearly £10m of government funding to offer transplants of insulin-producing cells. The technique has been used on a handful of...

    Started by Chezzie, 02-11-2008 12:13 PM
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  20. Democrats hoping to ‘ping-pong’ Republicans right out of final health care reform neg

    Now that the House and Senate have both passed separate health care reform bills, the legislative process shifts to ironing out the differences. This typically involves having a formal conference committee containing members of both the House and the Senate. The goal is to reconcile the two bills,...

    Started by Jazzy, 01-05-2010 06:36 AM
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