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MineralMan

(146,575 posts)
Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:56 PM Dec 2012

Another word about the Health Group

This discussion thread is pinned.

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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Another word about the Health Group (Original Post) MineralMan Dec 2012 OP
Whoever pinned this, thanks. MineralMan Dec 2012 #1
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This is bound to be helpful. Chemisse Dec 2012 #3
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Is there a group for medical professionals? Erich Bloodaxe BSN Mar 2014 #6
There isn't at this time. MineralMan Mar 2014 #7
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Geez, I never noticed this group mahina Oct 2023 #29

MineralMan

(146,575 posts)
1. Whoever pinned this, thanks.
Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:28 PM
Dec 2012

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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MineralMan

(146,575 posts)
7. There isn't at this time.
Sat Mar 15, 2014, 10:17 AM
Mar 2014

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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Shirleysmith

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23. Helpful
Mon Nov 14, 2022, 07:03 AM
Nov 2022

I just read your article and it is amazing and helpful for everyone. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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mahina

(18,227 posts)
29. Geez, I never noticed this group
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 12:34 PM
Oct 2023

I’m sure all of those rules must be necessary, though complicated to navigate.

Interesting how many name removed type posts I found here, I guess showing the need for all those rules! I will look forward to reading the group. Thanks very much, aloha.

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