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Tumblr Post: Herbal Medicines Can Be A Risky Business

One of the biggest problems that have arisen from the herbal medicine movement is that numerous people end up integrating herbal medicines into their daily regimen without doing the necessary research. As it turns out certain herbs can really mess with people's medications and natural bodily functions. The line between effectiveness and danger is very thin when it comes to properly consuming various herbal medicines. Check out some more random Tumblr gems to hack through with a machete over here

An informative Tumblr post on how various herbs that are used as medicines should be used carefully.
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The Most Unprofessional Things People's Doctors Told Them

Medical professionals have to go to school for a long time, but it's not like learning how medications interact is going to change someone's personality. As many dumb patients and absurd misconceptions medical professionals witness, an awkward interaction won't always be the responsibility of a patient. It's a good idea to trust doctors, but if one tells you the cause of your rash is divine punishment, maybe consider seeing a different doctor.

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Absurd Medical Misconceptions Professionals Have Witnessed

On one hand, it's baffling that some really dumb medical patients refuse to pay close enough attention to understand how their own body works, especially in a life-threatening situation. On the other hand, since doctors exist, it makes some sense that regular people shouldn't be expected to automatically know everything about medicine. On the third hand, the reality that a grown adult might think their lost arm will grow back is as startling as it is disappointing. Wait, that's three hands. Well, case in point.

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Things People Said Under Anesthesia

People have a lot on their minds, and surgery drugs have a special way of letting all those things fall out. With that precious little filter stripped away, things get said that might be regrettable or completely nonsensical. Maybe the only thing that makes it all okay is that it's extremely common for people to say wild stuff while waking from anesthesia.

Funny things people said under anesthesia | neeeeerrrrrddddd 6.9k points 7 hours ago most memorable funny one guy who sat bolt upright, mime rolling cigarette and tuck behind his ear "saving ron asked he doing. Anaesthesia can be wild trip kids will always scream they wake up
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IV Tech Lets Absurd Patient Think He's the Janitor

This one is partly on the patient and partly on the hospital. It's like that classic joke where a patient gets poked and prodded by random dude in a doctor's coat. Sometimes people's expectations and rudeness precede them, like this customer kept asking for a man, and he ended up in the legal department.

Qualified Hospital employee gives patient care, she thinks he's the garbage man | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/Truthislife13 22 hours ago Medical care provided by garage man oc M finished my PhD middle terrible recession, and having hard time finding permanent job stayed afloat financially by adjunct teaching (low pay, no benefits) and by doing whatever odd jobs could find volunteer EMT at time, and friend able get night shift job local hospital as an IV technician. Strictly speaking should
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Tumblr User Gets Schooled on Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal can reduce the effectiveness of certain drugs, so medical professionals advise not taking it if you're on certain heart medications or antidepressants. When one Tumblr user got overzealous touting the effectiveness of natural remedies, some other folks jumped in to clarify the situation. This can happen, like this tumblr user who got schooled on physics and car safety or this person who got schooled on horses. 

Tumblr user gets schooled on activated charcoal | Natural remedies are good. They do work. And shouldn't make fun them. phoenixonwheels Follow know they give activated charcoal dogs and cats if they get into meds or drink coolant or anything else toxic s because binds with meds and carries them out system without them interacting with body. If on meds and drink this bullshit not on meds today, champ may as well have flushed them down toilet. So kiss goodbye blood pressure meds/antidepressants/an
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Stupid things Medical Patients Did That Made It Worse

For some reason tons of people think that the worst thing that can happen if you don't follow a doctors orders is that they'll get caught and be scolded. But no, there's an actual reason a medical professional tells you to do something. Medical professionals see through lying patients all the time, and patients still try to deny the stupid things they've done.

Stupid things medical patients did | babynursebb 1.0k points 21 hours ago edited 19 hours ago Not after leaving but this older gentleman had his wife bring him n out literal day after his open heart surgery couldn't believe .
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Doctors' Best "Asking For A Friend" Stories

Someone on AskReddit asked for doctors to share their best stories of people coming in, and seeking them out to ask for professional medical advice for their "friends." Folks have a funny blindness they apply toward not knowing how obvious it is that they're asking advice for themselves, from doctors. At least the doctors seem to take it in stride, and exercise an understanding of the process. 

Doctors share their best stories about people "asking for friends" when it was probably for them | Freyja_the_derpyderp 9h My father is doctor and he got call once middle night his call share doctors patient man asked do about bump on his "friends" arm he scratched and something came out. He mentioned leaking little oil now zit. He scratched pimple. Woke whole family up at 3 am because he had page my dad over zit.
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Twitter Thread: Italy's Coronavirus Experience

Twitter user @JasonYanowitz shared a Twitter thread that details the progression of Coronavirus over in Italy, and what's been seen of how it's impacted the area, and the people living there. 

Twitter thread breaks down the progression of Italy's Coronavirus experience | Yano @JasonYanowitz If still hanging with friends, going restaurants/bars, and acting like this isn't big deal, get shit together following thread is taken an Italian citizen. As they put rest world have no idea 's coming." As think everybody knows, Italy is on quarantine because coronavirus outbreak. This situation is bad, but 's worse is seeing rest world behaving as if isn't going happen them know thinking because
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Twitter Thread: Computational/System Biologist Shares Thoughts On COVID-19

Twitter user @BallouxFrancois works as a computational/system biologist, who additionally spent 5 years modeling world class pandemic responses. He proceeds to break down all the things that he (doesn't) know. Just a little bit terrifying. 

Computational biologist breaks down how he sees the Coronavirus shaking out | Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois should be qualified comment on covid-19 pandemic computational/system biologist working on infectious diseases and have spent five years world class 'pandemic response modelling' unit this thread will summarise believe don't) know 1/12) 10:39 PM Mar 14, 2020 Twitter Web App 19.4K Retweets 46.3K Likes Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois Mar 14 Replying BallouxFrancois After having spent
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Twitter Thread On American Healthcare Vs Everywhere Else In The World

This Twitter thread highlights some of the differences experienced with the American healthcare system vs other places in the world. Not only that, but it maps out how a vacation could potentially be cheaper than a visit to the dentist to fix up those teeth. 

Twitter thread highlights the differences of American healthcare vs everywhere else in the world | tweet by Kyle McLain @FarmboyinJapan An American client mine experienced medical emergency while Tokyo insisted go hospital. However, she tears, screaming she couldn't afford and absolutely didn't want go grand total her uninsured emergency room visit Tokyo 33
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People Who Faked Injuries and Illnesses

Healthcare professionals see a lot. For whatever reason people try to trick doctors, nurses and technicians, whether it's an adult trying to scam the system, someone trying to score a prescription, a kid taking a lie too far or some general WTF-ness. Here are more times healthcare professionals saw right through lying patients.

Stories of people faking illnesses and injuries | reddit post jmikk85 25.6k points 1 day ago Opthalmology technician. People pretend be blind all time. Go check their eye pressure with tonopen device poke them DIRECTLY into eye with and they go FUCK IS THING
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Doctor Asks How to Deal with Centaur Cardiac Arrest

It's the medical question we've all been wondering about. For the sake of wondering out loud, this doctor asked where you'd have to defibrillate a centaur. It's at least fun to know that doctors can still be weird. For medical stuff, here are stories of the dumbest things medical professionals had to explain to people.

Doctor asks where to defibrillate a centaur | tweet by FredWuMD Serious question medtwitter: If show up at code, and patient is centaur who had cardiac arrest, ignoring joules question, where do think defib pads should go assuming heart is human part, or B, assuming heart is horse part
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Stuff That Got Magnet-ed into MRI Machines

Magnets, how do they work? All the time, and very powerfully. Here are some very expensive mistakes that resulted in people and things getting magnet-ed all up in there. For some more misfortune, failures, mistakes and messes, here are unfortunate moments of failure and chaos.

People and objects that got sucked into MRI machines.
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Medical Professionals and Bystanders Share the Weirdest Pregnancy Misconceptions They've Witnessed

You don't need to be a doctor, nurse or midwife to know where babies come from. That said, some people are way too old, and in some cases have too many kids, to not know the most basic information. How are people so bad at this. It's okay when kids ask hilarious questions in sex-ed because they're just learning, but this is too far. People have strange relationships with their doctors, going as far to deny really WTF stuff.

Medical professionals and people tell stories of stupid pregnancy misconceptions.
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Twitter Users Share Things Never Said In A Hospital

Twitter users are getting real creative and dark-humored in what they're coming up for, when it comes to the kinds of things you'll never hear said in a hospital. It's funny, we don't think about how fragile that atmosphere really is when it comes to how selective people should be with their words. 

Twitter users share various things that are never said in a hospital.
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