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    From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Thu Apr 19 09:06:00 2018
    Ardith,

    I've been so busy with taking care of my elderly Mom, then doctors
    things for myself, that I haven't had the time to get those topics from
    "The Doctor Is In" into the echo.

    In looking at what I had (it's not all inclusive), but several topics
    are covered (noted below), with messages split into several parts. Yet,
    I recycle them every 30 days (I feel that messages older than 30 days
    are no longer timely). Would that be "overkill", or should I try to
    spread them out to posting a message twice a week??

    I did the research off of the WebMD website (http://www.webmd.com), on various topics for several topics for both males and females, including
    the following (this is not necesarily in alphabetical order of posting),
    and I can add more topics later.

    1) Allergies
    2) Annual Physical Exams
    3) Appointments With Your Doctor - Making The Most Of Them
    4) Appendicitis
    5) Arthritis
    6) Bad PAP Test Results (females)
    7) Breast Problems (both men and women can get breast cancer)
    8) Birth Control
    9) Bladder Stones
    10) Cancer Screenings
    11) Cervical Osteoarthritis
    12) Chicken Pox
    13) Childbirth
    14) Circumcision (males)
    15) Colonoscopy
    16) Colon Cleansing
    17) Constipation
    18) CT Scan
    19) Diabetes
    20) Diaper Rash
    21) Diarrhea
    22) Discharge From The Breast (females)
    23) Digital Rectal Exams
    24) Discussions With Your Medical Professional
    25) EGD (Upper GI Tract Procedure)
    26) EMG (Electromyogram and Nerve Conduction Studies)
    27) Ejaculation Problems (males)
    28) Epidurals During Childbirth
    29) Sexual Enhancements (males)
    30) Enlarged Prostate (males)
    31) Epididymytis (males)
    32) Erectile Dysfunction (males)
    33) Gastritis
    34) Gastric Bypass Surgery
    35) Gout
    36) Groin Pain
    37) Hair Loss
    38) Heat Rash
    39) Hemorrhoids
    40) Hernias
    41) Hysterectomy (females)
    42) Infertility
    43) Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
    44) Jock Itch
    45) Kegel Exercises (male and female)
    46) Kidney Stones
    47) Laparoscopic Surgery
    48) Libido
    49) Low Testosterone (males)
    50) Mammograms (females)
    51) Massage
    52) Masturbation
    53) Menopause
    54) Migraine Diagnosis with a CT Scan
    55) Migraine Headaches
    56) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    57) Endomitriosis (females)
    58) Ovarian Cysts (females)
    59) Patient FAQ Before Surgeries
    60) Pelvic Exams (females)
    61) Penis FAQ (males)
    62) Menstrual Periods (females)
    63) Penile Cancer (males)
    64) Pilonidal Disease (buttocks cysts)
    65) Prostate Cancer (males)
    66) Prostatitis (males)
    67) Puberty
    68) Rectal Problems
    69) Sigmoidoscopies (exam of the rectum and anal areas)
    70) Sleep Apnea
    71) Stroke And Heart Attack Warning Signs
    72) Testicular Exams (males)
    73) Tetanus (Lockjaw)
    74) Thrush
    75) Thyroid Issues
    76) Torsio Of The Testicle (males)
    77) Toxic Shock Syndrome (females)
    78) Transurethral Resection Of The Prostate (TURP)
    79) Ultrasounds
    80) Uterine Fibroids (females)
    81) Urinary Problems And Injuries (12 and older)
    82) Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
    83) Vasectomy (males)
    84) Vaginal Issues (females)
    85) Vaginoplasty (females)
    86) Weight Loss Surgery And Type 2 Diabetes
    87) Yeast Infections

    Let me know what you'd like to do on these at your convenience.

    Daryl

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Daryl Stout on Mon Apr 23 11:46:12 2018
    Hi, Daryl! Recently you wrote in a message to ARDITH HINTON:

    I've been so busy with taking care of my elderly Mom, then
    doctors things for myself, that I haven't had the time to
    get those topics from "The Doctor Is In" into the echo.


    I can relate. Dallas & I have been so busy with taking care of our daughter that we don't answer as often as we'd like to. We do appreciate the input we get from readers like you who seem to keep coming back, though. :-)



    In looking at what I had (it's not all inclusive), but
    several topics are covered (noted below), with messages
    split into several parts.


    For various reasons, I also split long messages.



    I recycle them every 30 days (I feel that messages
    older than 30 days are no longer timely). Would that
    be "overkill", or should I try to spread them out to
    posting a message twice a week??


    In this particular echo I think it would be "overkill" to post more than one or two such articles each month. Although we could use more traffic here & they may interest many of our readers, I wouldn't want to see messages overlooked amid a slew of material written by third parties.... :-Q

    It seems to me that readers here often have difficult & potentially time-consuming situations to deal with. They may also be less likely to read &/or respond to these articles if they get too many within a very short time. But Dallas & I have a lot to say to people who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, e.g., and can't be bothered learning to use a machine which might save their lives... or who don't recognize the symptoms. SURVIVOR is an attitude, not a diagnosis. What really gets me interested in some medical condition is that somebody I care about has it... or, failing that, how they deal with it. Years ago I read a book written by a nurse in which she spoke of a young girl who didn't really understand why she was in hospital, but accepted it because her mother was there. I don't recall now whether the nurse specified why she was in hospital. What matters AFAIC isn't so much the diagnosis but the fact that Dallas & I were there for our daughter when she was in hospital, and I'm very glad to report that she's still alive & kicking twenty years later. The odds weren't so favourable in those days... and a lot of her ward mates died.



    I did the research off of the WebMD website
    (http://www.webmd.com), on various topics for
    several topics for both males and females,


    Sounds like a reputable source, which is always a concern in echoes like this one, and I like the idea of including both males & females.... :-)

    Are there any copyright restrictions on the material, BTW? I think that's something we need to be careful about... particularly if you intend to post entire articles from this site. Some people get around such problems by quoting a few brief excerpts & saying "You can read the rest at [blah blah]."



    Breast Problems (both men and women can get breast cancer)


    I knew that... but a lot of others don't. People need to know it's not just elderly, overweight men who have heart attacks or sleep apnea & it's not just large-breasted middle-aged women who have breast cancer. Spread the word, my friend... just do it gradually enough that even I can keep up. :-))




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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Mon Apr 23 19:58:00 2018
    Ardith,

    I can relate. Dallas & I have been so busy with taking care of our AH>daughter that we don't answer as often as we'd like to. We do appreciate th AH>input we get from readers like you who seem to keep coming back, though. :-

    A long time ago, there was an "Ask A Nurse" echo on the FIDONet
    backbone. That would have been the perfect place for it.

    For various reasons, I also split long messages.

    Same here...some BBS software will allow long messages, and others cap
    them at as little as 99 lines (GT Power did that...Virtual Advanced
    (VADV32) has a max at 250.

    In this particular echo I think it would be "overkill" to post more
    than one or two such articles each month. Although we could use more traffi AH>here & they may interest many of our readers, I wouldn't want to see message AH>overlooked amid a slew of material written by third parties.... :-Q

    OK, I won't worry about it then.

    I did the research off of the WebMD website
    (http://www.webmd.com), on various topics for
    several topics for both males and females,

    Sounds like a reputable source, which is always a concern in echoes
    like this one, and I like the idea of including both males & females. :-)

    When I have medical questions now, I go there. That's why I set up the appointment with my PCP in the morning.

    Are there any copyright restrictions on the material, BTW? I think AH>that's something we need to be careful about... particularly if you intend t AH>post entire articles from this site. Some people get around such problems b AH>quoting a few brief excerpts & saying "You can read the rest at [blah blah].

    I would've treated it like when doing a term paper, giving credit
    where credit was due. In the local message area, I noted that the data
    came from WebMD.

    Breast Problems (both men and women can get breast cancer)

    I knew that... but a lot of others don't. People need to know it's
    not just elderly, overweight men who have heart attacks or sleep apnea & it' AH>not just large-breasted middle-aged women who have breast cancer. Spread th AH>word, my friend... just do it gradually enough that even I can keep up. :-)

    So many hate to go to the doctor...never mind not wanting them to see
    them naked, or know about their health habits. But, if you don't have
    your health, you have nothing.

    As noted, I'm going to see my PCP in the morning...and get a referral
    to an ENT doctor and a cardiologist...although that's not the person who
    brings the "get well cards". <G> I just want to be sure the "ticker" is
    working OK. I was awakened in the night with severe pain on the left side...which thankfully subsided. I don't know if it was a kidney stone
    attack or what.

    I just got off the phone with a Christian lady I know from
    Facebook...I've never met her in person. Her neighbor just committed
    suicide, and she's just devastated. So, I'm the shoulder to cry on right
    now.

    Daryl

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