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(Slate)   Going to the doctor when you aren't sick or dying does more harm than good   (slate.com) divider line 21
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2013-08-20 09:14:01 PM
3 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Wash your hands, cook your food, wear a condom, and get vaccines.


I ain't cookin my food.
2013-08-20 10:10:18 PM
2 votes:

voodoomedic: My medical advice: just type your symptoms into a search engine and do whatever Google says.

/might be the worst example of irresponsible "journalism" I've ever seen


Take a picture, post it on 4chan and list your symptoms and be ready to follow their advice.


Have a sharpie handy.
2013-08-20 10:03:48 PM
2 votes:
My medical advice: just type your symptoms into a search engine and do whatever Google says.

/might be the worst example of irresponsible "journalism" I've ever seen
2013-08-20 09:28:50 PM
2 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Wash your hands, cook your food, wear a condom, and get vaccines.


I prefer to wear my food, cook vaccines, get a hand, and wash my condoms. (That way you can reuse them! It's the ecologically friendly choice.)
2013-08-21 12:55:49 AM
1 votes:
Hey, not cool, man. Those visits help pay for hard working doctors' second and third boats, you know!
2013-08-20 11:40:23 PM
1 votes:
I went to the doctor for an "Adult Physical" and he told me I had diabetes...sort of. Then his solution to my insomnia was an anti-depressant. And then he put his finger up my butt.

The Trazadone actually helped me sleep.
2013-08-20 11:21:41 PM
1 votes:
I recommend yearly cancer screening starting sometime in the thirties.  You don't have to have the doc do anything else, just look for cancers in all the likely places to ensure you don't have them.  Its worth the cost, and you aren't likely to get misdiagnosed.

/also, check you balls once a month for lumps.  If you are a woman, check your breasts.
//No really, do it right now.  Fark's readership is big enough that statistically, one of you has a good chance of having cancer.
2013-08-20 11:20:09 PM
1 votes:

kg2095: mr0x: bearded clamorer: [www.slate.com image 568x379]

That broad's tits looked healthy.

And, the doctor looks like he could croak right there.

[www.shadowlocked.com image 200x200]

Sure, I'll take advice from a doctor who looks sick as fark.

I once had a doctor who looked like that tell me I had to lose weight.


In my late 20's I regularly saw a dermatologist for a condition I had at the time. He had all these posters up about "wear your sunscreen" and "stay in the shade" and "is this mark on my skin bad?" He was always warning about how one can get skin cancer, the horrors of it, all that. And then after one visit I walk outside and there he is, under a tree, smoking a farking cigarette.
2013-08-20 10:49:23 PM
1 votes:
OMG, I'm going on week two fighting a nasty cough/cold. I sound horrible and all people say is "Go to the doctor! " Why! So he can tell me its a cold and there's nothing he can do? Stop telling me to go to Urgent Care! It's farking annoying!
2013-08-20 10:27:45 PM
1 votes:

bearded clamorer: [www.slate.com image 568x379]

That broad's tits looked healthy.


Chicks don't like being called broads.
2013-08-20 10:20:36 PM
1 votes:

Silverstaff: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Wash your hands, cook your food, wear a condom, and get vaccines.

Add to that exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, don't smoke, don't drink to excess, and watch your stress levels.


You won't live forever, but it'll sure feel like it.
2013-08-20 10:17:26 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: cchris_39: Slate is predictably doing its part to lay the groundwork for restricting care.

Care already IS restricted, you derpaholic.


For the most part its not restricted.  You might end up paying it off for the rest of your life.  Or fall into financial ruin.  Or just say farkit and kiss that useless credit goodbye.  But yea you can get care.   Then you are farked, financialy.

People just need to buy more money though, all this debate is just stupid.  Hell ask their parents for a raise if they have to.
2013-08-20 10:09:16 PM
1 votes:
Just type your symptoms into WebMD or MayoClinic.com and that's what you have.  Then schedule your doctor appointment and tell the doctor what you've found.  They love that.

/medical underwriter for 12 years
2013-08-20 09:51:39 PM
1 votes:

megarian: Can someone else address this guy? I'm tired and he's stupid.


I prefer not to waste my time.  Just imagine his fingers being curb stomped so he never types again.
2013-08-20 09:50:08 PM
1 votes:

Bacontastesgood: FourDirections: In other words: Lord loves a workin' man; don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it.

I quit giving blood when I cut myself shaving and nothing came out but air.


They're supposed to stop before you're deflated!
2013-08-20 09:46:59 PM
1 votes:

bearded clamorer: [www.slate.com image 568x379]

That broad's tits looked healthy.


And, the doctor looks like he could croak right there.

www.shadowlocked.com

Sure, I'll take advice from a doctor who looks sick as fark.
2013-08-20 09:40:46 PM
1 votes:

El Supe: Too many unnecessary doctor visits can be traced to the huge number of people on Medicaid.  No co-pays, why not take a periodic jaunt to the doctor, maybe to score another "pain killer' prescription.


Can someone else address this guy? I'm tired and he's stupid.
2013-08-20 09:37:02 PM
1 votes:

FourDirections: In other words: Lord loves a workin' man; don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it.


I quit giving blood when I cut myself shaving and nothing came out but air.
2013-08-20 09:34:09 PM
1 votes:
Today, approximately 177,000 Americans will visit a doctor, even though they have absolutely no symptoms.

And how many with symptoms but no insurance won't?


doglover: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Wash your hands, cook your food, wear a condom, and get vaccines.

I ain't cookin my food.


Fine. Have your manservant do it.
2013-08-20 09:32:27 PM
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Wash your hands, cook your food, wear a condom, and get vaccines.


In other words: Lord loves a workin' man; don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it.
2013-08-20 09:28:25 PM
1 votes:
The author has no readily-identifiable medical education or experience.

www.nextscientist.com
 
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