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Old 12th July 2006, 7:55 PM   #1 Director Director
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Seeking Medical Opinions and Information On LoveShack?

In recent months the frequency of members and guests bringing their medical symptoms to LoveShack for diagnosis has increased considerably. Many of these people cannot afford medical assistance and have life threatening problems. It's natural for us to empathize and be concerned. If we weren't caring people, we wouldn't be on this site.

However, offering medical advice to someone can be extremely dangerous and can even kill in some circumstances if relied upon. Those who post for such opinions should be warned that such advice is never given in place of that of a doctor or other medical professional.

No matter what the problem is, the inquiring member or guest should be advised to go to a qualified medical professional. If they cannot afford a physician, they should go immediately to the emergency room of the hospital in their town that handles indigent care. If there is none, they should call their local medical association about the location of a nearby free clinic or local government health department. There is always a place to get medical care in an emergency.

If people absolutely must get information because they simply refuse to go to the doctor, it's after hours or they simply can't wait, recommend that they go to: , a government website run by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and The National Institutes of Health. This site will give them possibilities (if a symptom or two is entered into the site search engine) but even the U.S. Government won't speculate on a person's health via the Internet. wishes everyone the very best of health...everyday!

Last edited by Tony; 22nd July 2006 at 3:05 PM.. Reason: Clarification
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