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Re: Prescription Drugs - How Much A Part Of Your Life
Old 05-12-2006, 04:10 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by REWahoo!
Rich, if someone wants a second opinion do you use two fingers?

Me: "Mr. Jones, I really think you need to have your prostate removed."

Mr. J: "I don't know, Doc. I think I'd like a second opinion"

Me: "OK. You're ugly, too."

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P.S. I really did have a friend/patient ask me, after a prostate exam, if that meant we were engaged...

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Re: Prescription Drugs - How Much A Part Of Your Life
Old 05-12-2006, 06:20 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Maximillion
Americans are Over Medicated and over Daignosed, but a large part of this is due to the Medical communities need to provide documentation to protect themselves from the Americans' propensity to sue their Health Care providers.
My Dad is 87, he takes Baby Aspirin a day, they have detected a small heart irregularity, now they want him to take this new Drug that requires monthly visits to the Hospital.
I have asked him to question the doctor, I would hate to see him adversly affected for what?A few more possible months?
Originally Posted by Maximillion
RIT, how often could a life style change, a diet change, a refrain from drinking change, remove the neccessity to pop a pill
The Instant Fix is part of the problem, but that does not solve the problem, it just means that they keep popping pills for the rest of their life instead of dieting, walking a mile a day, and lay off the booze.
Thank goodness Canadians aren't overmedicated & overdiagnosed.

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Hey Rich, there's a viagra commercial where a doctor says if you ever experience an erection lasting more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical attention - have you ever had a guy show up with a woody that wood not go down? and if so, what did YOU do about it? or did you have a nurse take care of it...

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