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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:56 PM

Another word about the Health Group

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There is a line drawn for this group regarding asking for or offering medical advice and touting remedies for specific illnesses. That line says not to do that. It's a pretty bright, easy to see line.

Posts that present studies listed at or excerpted by the NIH or other legitimate sources are always acceptable. Posts linked to information about treating or preventing diseases with "alternative" therapies from places that sell such things are never acceptable.

Anecdotal accounts about first-hand experiences are usually acceptable. Such accounts followed by recommendations that DUers go and do likewise are not usually acceptable, and are considered to be offering medical advice. Extending individual accounts to offer general advice simply isn't appropriate here.

Posting something about a medical condition you might have and asking here for advice on what to do about it is never acceptable. If you have a health concern, please consult with a medical professional of your choice. This group is not a substitute for that in any way.

Genuine "woo," with no underlying research by anyone other than the people promoting the "woo," is almost never acceptable. Things like crystal healing, etc., are not appropriate for this group.

The hosts of this forum are not out looking for threads to lock. Truly, we are not. However, it is a great help to the group if borderline stuff is considered carefully before posting.

We're not medical professionals here, so offering or asking for medical advice on any level isn't in the SOP of this group. Pushing the boundaries isn't something that benefits the group's members.

Thanks for participating in the Health Group!

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MineralMan Dec 2012 OP
MineralMan Dec 2012 #1
dicapslo Dec 2012 #2
Chemisse Dec 2012 #3
MineralMan Dec 2012 #4
Post removed Apr 2013 #5
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Mar 2014 #6
MineralMan Mar 2014 #7
Name removed Jan 2015 #8
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Name removed Dec 2015 #13
ismail radi Aug 2016 #14
william003636 Oct 17 #15
gopiscrap Oct 23 #16

Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:28 PM

1. Whoever pinned this, thanks.

I pinned it after posting, but another host unpinned it. I didn't feel like arguing about it, so thanks for the affirmation.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:17 AM

2. Spam deleted by hlthe2b (MIR Team)

 

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:42 PM

3. This is bound to be helpful.

And a good post to pin.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:06 PM

4. Thanks.

There have been a couple of posts that pushed the boundaries.

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Sat Mar 15, 2014, 09:10 AM

6. Is there a group for medical professionals?

(The header pretty much says it all...)

Erich Bloodaxe, RN, BSN

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 09:17 AM

7. There isn't at this time.

I don't believe anyone has ever requested that such a group be set up. You can ask in the Ask the Administrators forum about the possibility of creating a new group, though.

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Fri Aug 12, 2016, 03:48 AM

14. nice job

great!!!

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:07 AM

15. word

Healthcare

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Response to william003636 (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:24 AM

16. welcome to DU

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