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Should we have a health/medical forum?

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It was suggested a few days ago that we should have a health/medical forum for when people have questions about medical stuff. I can't remember who suggested it but it seemed like a good idea to me.

Do you guys think a health/medical forum would be a good idea?

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h22lude said:
i dont know if thats such a good idea. Little things like what to do for a cold is alright, but real medical/health topics should be discussed with healthcare professionals
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Someone gives bad advice and someone gets hurt and SHO gets the lawsuit. Plus people here get pissed and produce a record breaking flame fest
 

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I mean for questions like my Lasik question. Put a sticky at the top of the forum that says if this is a serious medical issue to discuss it with your doctor but for general advice like I have a cold or the flu or a canker sore what should I do.

I would hope that most of the members here would have a bit more sense than to log on to SHO when they are having a heart attack or a storke but for general health questions I think it may be a good idea
 

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i think its a good idea for advice on lil flu symptons and small injuries. Giving advice on medical and health issues it just the same thing as giving advice about how to fix your car cept for that its ur own body and not a machine. Its just advice, as long as its not stupid ones that can put ur life at risk. But i dont think its a good idea for major issues like diseases and major fractures or injuries.
 

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true man what if you go get lasik and it DOESNT work. If you were a dick you would blame us. And either way we would all feel like dicks even if you werent a dick about it
 

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logikal x said:
true man what if you go get lasik and it DOESNT work. If you were a dick you would blame us. And either way we would all feel like dicks even if you werent a dick about it
people are going to ask medical type questions anyway it just seems like there have been alot on here lately and maybe a health/medical forum would help organize it better.

lack of a medical forum didn't stop me from asking about lasik, it didn't stop someone else from asking about wisdom teeth and if you recall it didn't stop boosted from asking about a lump on his nuts before he went to the dr about it.
 

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dogyamissedit said:
people are going to ask medical type questions anyway it just seems like there have been alot on here lately and maybe a health/medical forum would help organize it better.

lack of a medical forum didn't stop me from asking about lasik, it didn't stop someone else from asking about wisdom teeth and if you recall it didn't stop boosted from asking about a lump on his nuts before he went to the dr about it.

True man but this is a Honda forum and there are a lot of off topic areas. If they just keep making all these subforums it wont even be a honda forum anymore. Just a big general web community. OT is good for this stuff, and health questions in OT arent necessarily promoted by SHO, thus its safer for the owner and members, as well as it doesnt make SHO into something other than what it was created to be
 

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logikal x said:
True man but this is a Honda forum and there are a lot of off topic areas. If they just keep making all these subforums it wont even be a honda forum anymore. Just a big general web community. OT is good for this stuff, and health questions in OT arent necessarily promoted by SHO, thus its safer for the owner and members, as well as it doesnt make SHO into something other than what it was created to be
you're right we should keep new forums open for important things like GT4 and not waste peoples time with silly little things like health.

SHO IS a web community yes it is Honda based and a good chunk of it is Honda related but it is still a web community.

I'm not saying that people should replace their doctor with a forum but we have a place to go look up free porn and even a forum reserved exclusivly for questions about a specific video game (not video games in general) I just don't think it's a bad idea to have a sub forum where people can ask about health questions like should I take Robitussin or Nyquil for my cough not do y'all think I have cancer cause I don't feel like going to the doctor about this lump.
 

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///M3ssican said:
It would be a good idea for health, but not medical...


"hey man I broke my leg..."

"well go to the doc....no remedy here" :lol
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Hey I just chopped my leg off with a power saw.... :noo

Hey I have a mild fever and I can't seem to keep anything down any suggestions? :nod
 

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yes, I suggested it a while back and resuggested it just a few days ago because I think it's a good idea. There are way too many posts in OT that get drowned and people talking about their illnesses, surgeries, sicknesses, etc, and looking for cures/methods/help/suggestions should be able to readily access such information.

Don't forget I also suggested I be a mod for it!!! :)
 

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djcaseanova said:
yes, I suggested it a while back and resuggested it just a few days ago because I think it's a good idea. There are way too many posts in OT that get drowned and people talking about their illnesses, surgeries, sicknesses, etc, and looking for cures/methods/help/suggestions should be able to readily access such information.

Don't forget I also suggested I be a mod for it!!! :)
I'd have given you credit I just couldn't remember who brought it up :D

I personally think it's a good idea and needs be I'll volunteer to mod it too.
 
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