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Are people being too quick to accept answers?

As referenced by this question: Would butter on burns help or harm? The question was asked, and a terse, bare bones answer was quickly upvoted and accepted, while a longer and (IMHO) better quality ...
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Are differential diagnosis questions on topic?

In the definition phase of this proposal, there were several questions on the differential diagnosis for various presenting complaints. I have noticed however that some questions here asking for a ...
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How much overlap should there be with biology.SE?

As a test case, I was just looking at a question here that was similar to one that had been asked and answered at biology.SE. Health.SE question: What causes body parts to fall asleep? Biology.SE ...
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Is GP a British only term?

I have added a comment explaining why I closed here: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is localised and is unlikely to help other people. If you are worried about a health ...
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Share with us. What is your impression of this site?

In the next week or two, we have to evaluate this site and its progress… but this is turning out to be one of the more difficult to figure out. So I'm opening a broad discussion asking you to ...
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Tag synonyms: [renal-calculi] and [kidney-stones]

I just noticed that there is a tag for renal-calculi and kidney-stones. To my understanding, they are the same exact thing. These are exact synonyms so we need to synonymize them. They are both tagged ...
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Are personal medical advice questions on topic here?

Should we allow personal medical advice question? I am inclined to say no. What are everyone else's thoughts? Consider this example question: What can I do to alleviate chronic migraine headaches? ...
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Tag discussion: arthritis and other wrist problems?

Thus far there are no tags for "arthritis", "carpal tunnel", or any other common wrist problems. What is the proposed tagging system here? A general 'catch-all' tag for "wrist problems"? Catch-all tag ...
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Tag management milk and dairy

Do we really need a tag for both milk and dairy? I think dairy would suffice since it would encompass milk; otherwise, people may be inclined to create cheese or some other tags that fall into a ...
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Are legal questions off-topic?

Example: Legal issues when using first aid techniques that require certification in foreign countries I am a certified first responder in France, but laws and protocol may differ from a country to ...
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Are shopping questions off-topic?

Example: Where can I buy diclofenac patches in the US at a good price?
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Are health insurance questions off-topic?

Are questions on health insurance off-topic? Example: What's the point of declaring a general practitioner ("médecin traitant") in France? What are the financial consequences not to declare ...
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What's the purpose of Health.SE?

In order to determine the site's scope in specific instances, we need to have a unified, general, but short purpose for the site. For example, the purpose of StackOverflow is a "site for professional ...
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Are terminology question on-topic?

I asked https://health.stackexchange.com/q/146/43 and I see that I received one close vote saying the question is off-topic. Are terminology questions on-topic?
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Let's think of a creative name for our chatroom

Our current chatroom name is "The Drug Store." Look at all the creative names others have thought up: "Root Access" for Super User "The DMZ" for Security "The Renderfarm" for Blender "The Litter Box" ...
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Are questions about Medical History on-topic?

Though this question is completely unrelated, it got me thinking. Should we allow questions about Medical History to be asked here? I was thinking that one of these questions could be like When was ...
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A better way of presenting references

In a field like Health, references are obviously critical. That's not to say they should be necessary in every question (see here for that debate), but the hyperlink 'click here' format in the last ...
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OMG… A site about Health?

True Story — For thousands of years, the world's professional societies and religions have disseminated its teachings in arcane languages understood by few. It was believed that such knowledge in the ...
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Should mental health questions be allowed?

It could be argued that mental health is such a big subject in its own right that this site should not accept such questions and should stick to physical health. Should we accept mental health ...
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Should we have a “verified physician” tag next to certain users?

On a site like Health, it is particularly important to be able to identify which users have real qualifications and whose answers can be given more trust. I know it would be a new StackExchange ...
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Should the site have a clear disclaimer along the top?

I predict that one of the major criticisms of the site will be that bad medical information was provided, which could even open up the site to litigation. Might it be a good idea to have something ...
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Should we try to reword “personalized” questions instead of closing?

On a site like Health, there will often likely be a temptation to close questions as being too personal, and not answerable because the advice would be too specific to that one person. I think we ...
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Should we require references to back up all answers?

Health as a topic is a bit different than what most SE sites deal with. It is a lot more likely to attract users without a medical background than a programming site is to attract non-programmers. ...

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