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(CBS News)   Using Google to look up your symptoms can be fatal   (cbsnews.com ) divider line
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2013-09-24 10:17:20 PM  

Vampire Lake: Guntram Shatterhand: Biff Spiffy: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Vector R: Hey, Google beats the snot out of WebMD. He would've died even faster under the stress of having to go through nine pages of junk just to find what he was looking for!

/who the fark has a heart attack at 30 without heavy drug use?

This happened in Detroit so he probably subsisted on a wavy diet of KFC and crack rock

Allendale is not Detroit. In fact, most of Michigan is not Detroit (thank God Hisself)


http://goo.gl/maps/rwQop

Allendale is on the other side of the lower peninsula.

CBS has it wrong.  It happened at the Grand Rapids campus:  http://www.woodtv.com/news/local/grand-rapids/man-found-dead-in-car-o n -gvsu-grand-rapids-campus

Still not Detroit.


Well no wonder I hadn't heard about this. Thanks for the (incredibly sad) update.

38 years old. That is way too young.
 
2013-09-24 10:31:55 PM  
Heard a story on npr, about how a lot of people nowadays when they visit doctors, will argue with them over symptoms they googled, and feel a different course of action is required.If you believe Google or webmd, do that on your own. Don't argue with a doc. Maybe bring it up during the visit, but don't diagnose yourself, and then argue your point. Sure, it may take a while, but don't try to cheap out, and wind up wasting time and money. If it were really serious, an E.R. may be in order.
 
2013-09-24 10:53:35 PM  
sounds like a heart attack...
 
2013-09-24 11:12:19 PM  
Poor guy - he was forced to eat all that junk food and sit in his parent's basement and play video games all day - at gunpoint no less...
 
2013-09-24 11:38:26 PM  
So, he's 31 and has symptoms. He checks them on google, whcih is pretty sensible, IMO. He dies, which sucks. Looks like he was just dealt a bad hand. A 31 year old can't reasonably expect to have a heart attack.  I knew a couple of guys in college who died unexpectedly. IIRC, one of them had a terribad headache and went right to the student clinic. He arrived, sat down and died of a stroke. Just like that.
 
2013-09-25 01:08:20 AM  
Phrenology is much more accurate

/joking
 
2013-09-25 09:02:03 AM  

Contents Under Pressure: So, he's 31 and has symptoms. He checks them on google, whcih is pretty sensible, IMO. He dies, which sucks. Looks like he was just dealt a bad hand. A 31 year old can't reasonably expect to have a heart attack.  I knew a couple of guys in college who died unexpectedly. IIRC, one of them had a terribad headache and went right to the student clinic. He arrived, sat down and died of a stroke. Just like that.


What should have been done in a reasonable system is calling 911. Which, in our current system, well, let's just say death is preferable to the financial ruin and overall quality of your life from there on.
 
2013-09-25 11:41:39 AM  
Pichu0102:  What should have been done in a reasonable system is calling 911. Which, in our current system, well, let's just say death is preferable to the financial ruin and overall quality of your life from there on.

Yeah, pretty much.
 
2013-09-25 11:47:55 AM  

GibbyTheMole: Pichu0102:  What should have been done in a reasonable system is calling 911. Which, in our current system, well, let's just say death is preferable to the financial ruin and overall quality of your life from there on.

Yeah, pretty much.


I bought travel insurance for a recent trip to the States.  They said I was covered up to five million dollars.  I quipped "That should cover a couple of days in hospital."
 
2013-09-25 11:56:26 AM  
Bondith:  I bought travel insurance for a recent trip to the States.  They said I was covered up to five million dollars.  I quipped "That should cover a couple of days in hospital."

My wife was bitten by a dog & required about 5 stitches in the ER, which took only a few minutes to do. My out of pocket expense was around $1000, and I have Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical insurance through my job.

So something like a heart attack or stroke? Given the choice of either never living long enough to pay an astronomical bill, leaving the wife with an astronomical bill she'll never be able to pay or just dying, I'll opt for death. At least she'll be able to keep the life insurance money rather than have it go to the medical industry.
 
2013-09-25 12:08:55 PM  

Combustion: If you type "Fark" 3 times into your browser.....


Twice on the tubes?
 
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