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2013-03-01 01:01:16 PM  

Happy Hours: I'm moving to Alaska....or Hawaii.

Map of where it's been found.

[www.cdc.gov image 550x280]

Link


The correlation between that map and this map is uncanny.

s22.postimage.org
 
2013-03-01 01:02:33 PM  
Captain Trips going to get us all
 
2013-03-01 01:05:54 PM  
Don't stick your dick in crazy a hospital.
 
2013-03-01 01:07:17 PM  

walkerhound: Stabone33: I accidentally the tip of my finger with a brand new sausage knife...

Accidentally the tip?


You accidentally the meme.
 
2013-03-01 01:09:00 PM  
I thought getting vaccines would prevent all this.
 
2013-03-01 01:09:26 PM  
"Its a SUPERBUG everybody! Seriously this time guys!! Wolf! Wolf!!"

We were all supposed to die in a planetwide pandemic like 7 "Superbugs" ago
 
2013-03-01 01:10:53 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Sgeo: Anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer are free to be capable of killing all bacteria it touches

Exactly the problem. Our bodies are covered in a layer of bacteria which is harmless to us, and protects against harmful bacteria. When you sterilize yourself all the time, you're removing all that helpful bacteria, but you're still going to be exposed to foreign bacteria in your environment, and be lacking that layer of defense. You see the same thing with anti bacterial mouthwash. Our mouths are absolutely rife with bacteria, but it also does no harm to us, and prevents harmful things from entering there. The bacterial witch-hunt is completely crazy and irrational.

Doctors are really the only ones who should be sterilizing themselves frequently because they're digging around in your guts and whatnot, bypassing your defenses.


Fair enough. I was thinking more in terms of whether overuse would be causing antibiotic-resistant strains to appear.
 
2013-03-01 01:12:22 PM  

hdhale: How all that anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer everyone been using working out?  Yep, just like a few people labeled "alarmist" said it would.

Clearly we need more anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer....


You should read up on a subject before trying to be snarky. Otherwise you just look stupid.
 
2013-03-01 01:13:26 PM  

walkerhound: Skwrl: . . . 

Was going to post something about mercurochrome, then realized he was just a dirty hippy and it wouldn't do any good.


What's wrong, Papa Smurf?

clickholistic.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-01 01:14:01 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Weaver95: cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?

There's only one way to find out.

[img.photobucket.com image 650x491]


Nug it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
 
2013-03-01 01:14:17 PM  
In summary:

STOP. EATING. MEAT.

Or at least 99% of the meat you consume. I know you organics are all like Hey I shop Whole Foods and buy all organic free range chicken  and forget the 5 times a week you go out to Subway or Taco Bell or your work lunchplace or whatever trendy salad shop you like that buys its chicken from Conagra.
 
2013-03-01 01:16:00 PM  

Stabone33: New Age Redneck: Weaver95
cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?

Silver. I was the victim of two incompetent doctors a couple summers ago. One prescribed an anti-biotic for a cyst (instead of just cutting the damn thing out) which almost killed me (the anti biotics). My doc cut the cyst out and due to being sloppy and careless removing the stitches left me with a deep raging MRSA infection. After my near death experience with the anti biotics I was unwilling to take another round of that. A doctor friend got me some silver coated gauze for the wound and massive doses of garlic were taken in place of pills. Infection cleared up almost instantly wound healed in 3 days. Full recovery in a week.

/infections cant build a resistance to silver or garlic (tumeric, tea tree, as well) like they can to modern anti-boitics
//the silver gauze is pricey but is unreal
///don't know the effect of the sticky icky on infections but it kept me from absolutely losing my sh*t through that experience....
//would never wish a staph infection on even my worst enemy
/the nightmares....jesus h.....

Honey. If possible, from New Zealand.

I accidentally the tip of my finger with a brand new sausage knife...part of my fingernail and all. Bled like a mutherfarker. A week later, got a nice oozing infection that felt like I had put my finger in the microwave for 30 seconds. Doctor said, liberally coat some gauze in honey every time I change bandages. Worked like a charm -- infection cleared up in about a day and a half, and after about 3 months you couldn't even tell I'd cut the tip of my finger off.

/mmm....blood honey.


THIS. Manuka honey. It's pricey but awesome. Known to kill MRSA.
 
2013-03-01 01:20:17 PM  
As opposed to Lindsay Lohan, which is a superbug that spreads really quickly.
 
2013-03-01 01:21:12 PM  

bdub77: THIS. Manuka honey. It's pricey but awesome. Known to kill MRSA.


All (raw) honey is antibacterial.  It's been known since the time of the Pharaohs.  I'm sure NZ honey is nice, but it's unnecessary in this case.
 
2013-03-01 01:23:35 PM  
I am of the opinion that we should just blow up all of our existing hospitals and start from scratch. It seems like going to the hospital will only make you sicker.

/the non-profit hospitals have enough profits from their 'pay masters'; they can afford it
 
2013-03-01 01:23:38 PM  
Holy fark. My dad went back in the hospital last night for the third time in three months and has been apparently battling an infection for a couple of years, and it has given him a. pneumonia & b. intestinal issues & c. blood stream infection in 2009 (the first time that we know of).

HOLY. fark.
 
2013-03-01 01:25:31 PM  
Superbug?

I'll take the soup, I guess.
 
2013-03-01 01:28:19 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Weaver95: cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?

There's only one way to find out.  [img.photobucket.com image 650x491]



Manna from the heavens
 
2013-03-01 01:30:18 PM  

ChubbyTiger: bdub77: THIS. Manuka honey. It's pricey but awesome. Known to kill MRSA.

All (raw) honey is antibacterial.  It's been known since the time of the Pharaohs.  I'm sure NZ honey is nice, but it's unnecessary in this case.


True but:

"Seven species of bacteria found in wound infections were tested against a variety of honey. Results showed that honey diluted 10-fold completely inhibited the growth of S. aureas and all other bacteria tested. One type of honey, Manuka, made from the flower essences of the Manuka Tree (Lepospermum scoparium) or Tea Tree, was noticeably more effective in inhibiting S. aureus even when diluted with 54 times its volume of fluid [3]."

So...in essence, it's more effective. Granted, it's more expensive. :)
 
2013-03-01 01:35:08 PM  

New Age Redneck: Weaver95
cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?

   Silver. I was the victim of two incompetent doctors a couple summers ago. One prescribed an anti-biotic for a cyst (instead of just cutting the damn thing out) which almost killed me (the anti biotics). My doc cut the cyst out and due to being sloppy and careless removing the stitches left me with a deep raging MRSA infection. After my near death experience with the anti biotics I was unwilling to take another round of that. A doctor friend got me some silver coated gauze for the wound and massive doses of garlic were taken in place of pills. Infection cleared up almost instantly wound healed in 3 days. Full recovery in a week.

  /infections cant build a resistance to silver or garlic (tumeric, tea tree, as well) like they can to modern anti-boitics
//the silver gauze is pricey but is unreal
///don't know the effect of the sticky icky on infections but it kept me from absolutely losing my sh*t through that experience....
//would never wish a staph infection on even my worst enemy
/the nightmares....jesus h.....


That's not entirely true. If a few survive the onslaught to reproduce, that is all it takes for resistance to build.

Evolution's an evil biatch like that.

//Amazed at what levels and types of resistance are already in things just waiting for us to select for.
 
2013-03-01 01:36:07 PM  

Happy Hours: I'm moving to Alaska....or Hawaii.


Aide:  Governor Alaska, people in the lower 48 are sick!

Governor Alaska:  Shut... Down... Everything!

/poor rendition, the new fancy button interface is almost as good as MS Word (95)
 
2013-03-01 01:36:27 PM  

Walker: SN1987a goes boom: Now seems like a perfect time to cut funding to the NIH.

Sorry it was either that or tax multimillionaires, so the choice was easy for Republicans.


Remember a couple of weeks ago when those "temporary" Bush tax cuts for the rich were due to finally expire unless the Democrats did something retarded like voting to extend them like they did back in 2010?

But instead of just letting them expire, or extending them again, the Democrats voted to make the Bush tax cuts for the rich a permanent part of our tax system?

So now Billionaires pay less taxes on their primary form of income than a regular Joe who makes 35K a year, and this tax rate will never ever expire?

Remember that?

/OMG! Fiscal Cliff!!!
 
2013-03-01 01:38:00 PM  
Well this good news. Are we still against universal healthcare now?
 
2013-03-01 01:40:56 PM  

bdub77: ChubbyTiger: bdub77: THIS. Manuka honey. It's pricey but awesome. Known to kill MRSA.

All (raw) honey is antibacterial.  It's been known since the time of the Pharaohs.  I'm sure NZ honey is nice, but it's unnecessary in this case.

True but:

"Seven species of bacteria found in wound infections were tested against a variety of honey. Results showed that honey diluted 10-fold completely inhibited the growth of S. aureas and all other bacteria tested. One type of honey, Manuka, made from the flower essences of the Manuka Tree (Lepospermum scoparium) or Tea Tree, was noticeably more effective in inhibiting S. aureus even when diluted with 54 times its volume of fluid [3]."

So...in essence, it's more effective. Granted, it's more expensive. :)


So buy regular honey and some tea tree oil.

Also, it tastes great with PB on toast.  The honey.  Not the tea tree oil.  Well, not that I know of anyway.
 
2013-03-01 01:41:17 PM  
I find this amusing because i've been battling MRSA for 2 months now.

/wrist healed after a month and buttock started last week
//got my ass opened up and packed yesterday again
/// if it gets much deeped I'll be farting duets
 
2013-03-01 01:41:54 PM  

Infernalist: Someone is playing pandemic on casual mode and devolving symptoms like a madman.


Came here for this. Playing it now in fact.

/Fungus on brutal
 
2013-03-01 01:42:08 PM  

bdub77: ChubbyTiger: bdub77: THIS. Manuka honey. It's pricey but awesome. Known to kill MRSA.

All (raw) honey is antibacterial.  It's been known since the time of the Pharaohs.  I'm sure NZ honey is nice, but it's unnecessary in this case.

True but:

"Seven species of bacteria found in wound infections were tested against a variety of honey. Results showed that honey diluted 10-fold completely inhibited the growth of S. aureas and all other bacteria tested. One type of honey, Manuka, made from the flower essences of the Manuka Tree (Lepospermum scoparium) or Tea Tree, was noticeably more effective in inhibiting S. aureus even when diluted with 54 times its volume of fluid [3]."

So...in essence, it's more effective. Granted, it's more expensive. :)


Manuka is the best as it has some of the benefits of leposperum.

ladyfortuna: Holy fark. My dad went back in the hospital last night for the third time in three months and has been apparently battling an infection for a couple of years, and it has given him a. pneumonia & b. intestinal issues & c. blood stream infection in 2009 (the first time that we know of).

HOLY. fark.


Sorry about your dad but it does seem that the hospital isn't working out for him.
 
2013-03-01 01:45:18 PM  
A few years ago, my father-in-law was in a serious accident that caused him to be hospitalized for 27 days. He ended up with MRSA infection in his lungs and my mother-in-law, who is a nurse, acted like it was no big deal, she said he likely caught it from her and as long as he was healthy, no worries. Boggled my mind how casually she talked about it, meanwhile, we were all required to suit up in sterile gowns, masks, gloves, etc. to even visit with him and after we were instructed on proper hand washing by his nurse. If this is the precautions that normal people off the street use, why wouldn't medical professionals be just as cautious? I feel bad for the families of hospital employees, they seriously seem completely underwhelmed by the risks the "superbugs" pose.
 
2013-03-01 01:51:15 PM  

bdub77: ChubbyTiger: bdub77: THIS. Manuka honey. It's pricey but awesome. Known to kill MRSA.

All (raw) honey is antibacterial.  It's been known since the time of the Pharaohs.  I'm sure NZ honey is nice, but it's unnecessary in this case.

True but:

"Seven species of bacteria found in wound infections were tested against a variety of honey. Results showed that honey diluted 10-fold completely inhibited the growth of S. aureas and all other bacteria tested. One type of honey, Manuka, made from the flower essences of the Manuka Tree (Lepospermum scoparium) or Tea Tree, was noticeably more effective in inhibiting S. aureus even when diluted with 54 times its volume of fluid [3]."

So...in essence, it's more effective. Granted, it's more expensive. :)


So mix regular honey with tea tree oil and see what happens.  The increasing demand for Manuka honey is already starting to damage the area it comes from.

Sadly, it already has been latched onto by snake oil salesmen touting it to cure everything from MRSA to Cancer to Colic.

//Excited that it is effective against MRSA though.
 
2013-03-01 01:54:02 PM  
This particular bug is a bad ass. Here's some of what went on when they had an outbreak at the National Institute of Health's own hospital:

The Clinical Center had already gone to great lengths in its attempt to contain the superbug. To keep Patient 1 from infecting other people in the Clinical Center, Palmore had put the woman at the far end of the ICU, flanked by empty rooms. Everyone going into Patient 1′s room had to put on a gown and gloves and wash their hands upon entering and leaving. Her nurses could not treat anyone else in the hospital. When the three new cases had emerged, Palmore had "cohorted" the colonized patients, moving them all into a single large room where she could control the traffic in and out. Back in the main ICU, KPC-negative patients had been given a separate team of nurses and therapists. Palmore assigned staffers to roam the ICU and the cohort area, urging patients and staff alike to follow the rules. "We had a cadre of monitors who really understood what they needed to do," Palmore says. "They worked up the courage to walk up to the chief of surgery and say, 'May I offer you a second shot of hand gel?'"

But after her meeting with Snitkin and Segre, Palmore saw that her precautions were maddeningly insufficient; the bacteria were still slipping through the walls of defense. Worse, Segre and Snitkin's research suggested that the bacteria had gotten out of the ICU. Some of the potential bridge patients between Patient 1 and Patient 4 could have passed on the bacteria outside of the ICU. Palmore's fears were confirmed the same day: A new case of KPC turned up on a regular ward, in a patient who had never visited the ICU. He hadn't come to the bacteria; the bacteria had come to him. Already eight people had been colonized by the bug, and it showed no sign of ending its rampage.

With DNA in hand, Palmore now ramped up her counterassault. She ordered tests on every patient in the entire hospital and required doctors, nurses, and other staff to have their hands swabbed. They continued to test walls, shelves, and countertops. Though no employees came up positive for KPC, the facility itself did in five different places. The bacteria was found even in the ventilation tube of an infected patient-after it had been cleaned with both ammonium and bleach. When Palmore discovered KPC in six sink drains, she had a team of plumbers pull out the pipes and bleach them.


/very good read
//if a bit long
 
2013-03-01 02:08:23 PM  
The ultimate irony is that many people who are overly scared about superbugs don't believe in evolution...
 
2013-03-01 02:12:38 PM  

Myria: The ultimate irony is that many people who are overly scared about superbugs don't believe in evolution...


God is just finding new ways to punish us. Duh.
 
2013-03-01 02:14:48 PM  

Skwrl: New Age Redneck: Weaver95
cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?

   Silver. I was the victim of two incompetent doctors a couple summers ago. One prescribed an anti-biotic for a cyst (instead of just cutting the damn thing out) which almost killed me (the anti biotics). My doc cut the cyst out and due to being sloppy and careless removing the stitches left me with a deep raging MRSA infection. After my near death experience with the anti biotics I was unwilling to take another round of that. A doctor friend got me some silver coated gauze for the wound and massive doses of garlic were taken in place of pills. Infection cleared up almost instantly wound healed in 3 days. Full recovery in a week.

  /infections cant build a resistance to silver or garlic (tumeric, tea tree, as well) like they can to modern anti-boitics
//the silver gauze is pricey but is unreal
///don't know the effect of the sticky icky on infections but it kept me from absolutely losing my sh*t through that experience....
//would never wish a staph infection on even my worst enemy
/the nightmares....jesus h.....

First, be very careful with silver unless you want to end up looking like a Smurf.

Second, I would encourage you to read this article and this article, which raises a lot of questions about whether silver does anything (other than make bandages pricey).

Regarding garlic, there are medical uses for it, but it's the diallyl sulfide that does the damage to bacteria.  And yeah, they could become resistant to it, although they haven't yet to my knowledge.

TL;DR - there are medical risks with silver and mixed scientific evidence supporting it.


There's no room in this for science. The world needs a cure right now!

Spray some windex on it.
 
2013-03-01 02:22:22 PM  
AbbeySomeone:

Sorry about your dad but it does seem that the hospital isn't working out for him.

Honestly can't say one way or the other. It's Rochester General Hospital in NY which is supposed to be really good, plus it's loaded with U of R grads, but my dad has been shall we say complacent about dealing with this stuff over the years. He's also switched doctors a couple of times and forgets to tell them about past illnesses. He's better since he remarried, but... yeah, he's an old man who doesn't like taking care of himself. Add that to what the article says about doctors not checking til it's too late, and I really have to wonder. I hope his wife takes my text seriously and asks about CRE (I didn't go into detail so as not to scare her).
 
2013-03-01 02:22:52 PM  

Diogenes: The bacteria can cause pneumonia, as well as infection in the urinary tract, intestines and the bloodstream.

Yay!  Great news for my upcoming bilateral hernia operation!

/has a sad
//and an untreatable infection in my willy


i only have an online/TV PhD in surgery but having an operation while you have an infection sounds really farked up. i wish you the best and big success and good health.
 
2013-03-01 02:23:03 PM  
M-O-O-N, that spells untreatable, laws yes...

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-01 02:24:35 PM  

Benjamin Orr: Myria: The ultimate irony is that many people who are overly scared about superbugs don't believe in evolution...

God is just finding new ways to punish us. Duh.


God sounds like a dickhead.
 
2013-03-01 02:27:54 PM  

Carn: Benjamin Orr: Myria: The ultimate irony is that many people who are overly scared about superbugs don't believe in evolution...

God is just finding new ways to punish us. Duh.

God sounds like a dickhead.


Haven't read the Bible much, I see.
 
2013-03-01 02:31:41 PM  
darth_badger

I find this amusing because i've been battling MRSA for 2 months now.

/wrist healed after a month and buttock started last week
//got my ass opened up and packed yesterday again
/// if it gets much deeped I'll be farting duets



    My friend who helped me with my staph (MRSA) infection is our local dermatology specialist, she got me some silver impregnated gauze they use on burn victims. I don't know specifically what brand it was but I checked at our local pharmacy and they have it at about $35 for a sheet. The best prognosis I got for my wound to heal was 2 to 3 weeks, it healed in 3 days (I am not kidding). I realize this is anecdotal but that sh*t worked. I have several friends; emerg nurses, doctors that swear by it. Just sayin'. Good luck.
 
2013-03-01 02:52:16 PM  
StaleCoffee

There's no room in this for science. The world needs a cure right now!

    Politics Tab down?

    Funny that our local practitioner's of western medicine have embraced many so called alternative cures because they are actually concerned with you regaining your health instead of making money. I got the silver gauze from the dermatologist, my friend who is a nurse recommended calendula she uses it at the hospital, etc. It works. You could gather my anecdote and find several others and make data to see if it is indeed scientific? It might just work, because in my mind I want it to, just like the people who get cured by the placebo which occurs in some scientific studies. Discuss.

/the sugar pills, it's the goddamn sugar pills...they're f*cking magic!!!!
//sh*t, maybe the guy upthread can test the gauze and provide you with feedback for your data?
 
2013-03-01 03:04:38 PM  

New Age Redneck: StaleCoffee

There's no room in this for science. The world needs a cure right now!

    Politics Tab down?

    Funny that our local practitioner's of western medicine have embraced many so called alternative cures because they are actually concerned with you regaining your health instead of making money. I got the silver gauze from the dermatologist, my friend who is a nurse recommended calendula she uses it at the hospital, etc. It works. You could gather my anecdote and find several others and make data to see if it is indeed scientific? It might just work, because in my mind I want it to, just like the people who get cured by the placebo which occurs in some scientific studies. Discuss.

/the sugar pills, it's the goddamn sugar pills...they're f*cking magic!!!!
//sh*t, maybe the guy upthread can test the gauze and provide you with feedback for your data?


The cold, sterile way we've done medicine the past 50+ years hasn't really helped.

So many things go into medical treatments, physical (including medicines) and psychological.  For example, you can influence patient outcomes with how empathetic the doctor is.  http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/pages/articleviewer.aspx?yea r =2012&issue=09000&article=00026&type=abstract


That said, there are a lot of hucksters out there causing pain, harm, and death based on pseudo-science and outright lies.  Yet so many people say "What's the harm"
 
2013-03-01 03:24:36 PM  
meat0918


That said, there are a lot of hucksters out there causing pain, harm, and death based on pseudo-science and outright lies.

My infection was the direct result of an incompetent doctor and a couple stupid mistakes he made. I was also almost killed by another doctor prescribing anti biotics that were useless on an MRSA infection, he didn't even swab it and  have it tested before he prescribed something that almost killed me. As incompetent as these motherf*kers were I still embrace western medicine, that said,  I have had much success with alternative medicine. If a form of healing works I don't care the label attached to it.

    Do you have a similar study for western medicine? How many mistakes? How many prescription drugs kill people?
 
2013-03-01 03:28:27 PM  
Wonder if they will be fast or slow zombies?
 
2013-03-01 03:47:50 PM  

New Age Redneck: meat0918


That said, there are a lot of hucksters out there causing pain, harm, and death based on pseudo-science and outright lies.

My infection was the direct result of an incompetent doctor and a couple stupid mistakes he made. I was also almost killed by another doctor prescribing anti biotics that were useless on an MRSA infection, he didn't even swab it and  have it tested before he prescribed something that almost killed me. As incompetent as these motherf*kers were I still embrace western medicine, that said,  I have had much success with alternative medicine. If a form of healing works I don't care the label attached to it.

    Do you have a similar study for western medicine? How many mistakes? How many prescription drugs kill people?


Applied properly, the principals of western medicine work well.

However there are allot of doctors who do not deserve their medical license and do not apply those principals to their work.

It requires concern for the quality of your work, not just your paycheck.
 
2013-03-01 04:00:04 PM  

sjmcc13: New Age Redneck: meat0918


That said, there are a lot of hucksters out there causing pain, harm, and death based on pseudo-science and outright lies.

My infection was the direct result of an incompetent doctor and a couple stupid mistakes he made. I was also almost killed by another doctor prescribing anti biotics that were useless on an MRSA infection, he didn't even swab it and  have it tested before he prescribed something that almost killed me. As incompetent as these motherf*kers were I still embrace western medicine, that said,  I have had much success with alternative medicine. If a form of healing works I don't care the label attached to it.

    Do you have a similar study for western medicine? How many mistakes? How many prescription drugs kill people?

Applied properly, the principals of western medicine work well.

However there are allot of doctors who do not deserve their medical license and do not apply those principals to their work.

It requires concern for the quality of your work, not just your paycheck.


Yup.

Remember the old joke, what do you call a med student that graduated last in his class?

Doctor.
 
2013-03-01 04:03:25 PM  

New Age Redneck: My friend who helped me with my staph (MRSA) infection is our local dermatology specialist, she got me some silver impregnated gauze they use on burn victims. I don't know specifically what brand it was but I checked at our local pharmacy and they have it at about $35 for a sheet.



If you didnt want to shell out that much money, is there any reason you couldn't pound flat an old silver spoon and tape that over the wound? Maybe the guy with the infected willy could wind some silver wire around it? you can buy it from jewelry making suppliers.

Silver is 28 bucks an ounce right now
 
2013-03-01 04:12:28 PM  

sjmcc13: New Age Redneck: meat0918


That said, there are a lot of hucksters out there causing pain, harm, and death based on pseudo-science and outright lies.

My infection was the direct result of an incompetent doctor and a couple stupid mistakes he made. I was also almost killed by another doctor prescribing anti biotics that were useless on an MRSA infection, he didn't even swab it and  have it tested before he prescribed something that almost killed me. As incompetent as these motherf*kers were I still embrace western medicine, that said,  I have had much success with alternative medicine. If a form of healing works I don't care the label attached to it.

    Do you have a similar study for western medicine? How many mistakes? How many prescription drugs kill people?

Applied properly, the principals of western medicine work well.

However there are allot of doctors who do not deserve their medical license and do not apply those principals to their work.

It requires concern for the quality of your work, not just your paycheck.



Western medicine is indeed pretty amazing. Getting an answer out of your standard doctor is like pulling your own tooth. And most of the time you already had the answers or knew what you needed before your stupid ass showed up.

Me: "Why did your nurse ask me to take my clothes off again? I said I had a sore throat."
Doctor: "We find it makes the patients more submissive. Now open your mouth. MMhmmm. OK."
Me: "What is it?"
Doctor: "Well your temperature is normal and there's no white alien goo in your mouth so it's not a rare form of carcinogenic myoencelphalaphous. We can rule that out."
Me: "So..."
Doctor: "Your temperature and blood pressure is normal. You sound great."
Me: "I've felt like shiat for 2 weeks now. My throat is killing me."
Doctor: "Yeah. That sucks. Well...it's probably viral. We could do a course of antibiotics...I guess..." [looks at you with puppy dog eyes]
Me: "So after spending the past hour and a half waiting in this farking room for 3 minutes of your time, your answer is "I don't know here's some antibiotics but it's probably a virus?"
Doctor: "Yep. Very common"
Me: "That is your answer?"
Doctor: "..."
Me: "So if it's a virus it won't help?"
Doctor: "Yep."
Me: "Does yep mean it won't help?"
Doctor: "Yep."
Me: "So I see you're prescribing this drug. What's it do?"
Doctor: "Your pharmacist will explain all of that. It might not work. There are side effects. It's a new drug. The drug salesman was here earlier...hmm...here are some samples to take with you."
Me: "So basically only after I get the drug you're prescribing for me will I actually find out what kind of farked up side effects it has and it might not work?"
Doctor: "Correct."
Me: "What happens if it doesn't work."
Doctor: "Come back and pay me more money. Or go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care and pay them more money."
Me: "Glad I came. Hey since I have you here I've had this rash on my skin for the past 6 months."
Doctor: [looks at it] "Have you tried a cream?"
Me: "You're kidding, right? Yes. Yes I've tried creams."
Doctor: [still looking at it] "Looks good. Try some Dove body wash. The antibiotics might help. I don't really know what they do to be honest so they probably won't do anything."
Me: [sarcastically] "OK, well thanks a lot."
Doctor: "You're welcome. Here's your sheet and your chicken scratch prescription. Lucy will take you through the unnecessary doctor's office maze to a rude lady who will ask you to pay her. Your insurance is good so they won't mind I just charged you $90 for 3 minutes with me and 5 minutes with the nurse to take your temp and blood pressure."
 
2013-03-01 04:22:24 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: dittybopper: Great.  Yet another VW with a Porsche engine.  Enough guys, it's been done to death.

o_0


Oddly enough I think it works.
 
2013-03-01 04:33:36 PM  
Since we are promoting silver, how about copper? It's cheaper, easier to to get, it's already in your walls and extension cords, and it won't turn your whole body blue, just  the skin that touches it will turn green.
 
2013-03-01 04:34:03 PM  

Pincy: Currently, there are no drug therapies for infections, and none are currently expected, given that no new antibiotics are currently in production.

Well that's comforting.


I was reading the article and waiting to see what they had planned to try and prevent it. Then I read this sentence. Really? What a great way to end an article.
 
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