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Showcasing exemplary questions and answers

I wanted to highlight this question about the J curve of alcohol consumption as one of the exemplary questions AND answers for our goal scope: Has the (in)famous J-shaped curve with regard to alcohol ...
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Integrative Medicine Tag

I believe an integrative tag should be added. Integrative medicine takes a different approach and is becoming more popular today [1][2].
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Migration options

When I click the off-topic choice because I think a question belongs on another exchange, my only choice is meta.health. What about Biology, Psychology, Fitness, etc? What does it take to get those ...
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New ''Off-topic" close reasons

We clearly need a set of well thought out custom close reasons ("off-topic because…") to ease our lives. Currently we only have one: Questions requesting personal medical advice are off-topic here....
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Can moderators put warnings on incorrect accepted answers?

StackExchange relies on community knowledge to arise at correct answers but this doesn't mean that the correct answer gets accepted by the OP. This is unavoidable due to the format used even though ...
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Do we need a CAPTCHA here?

On the front page as of right now, of the 15 questions, 7 are either off-topic or are duplicates. This makes me wonder if the average person who asks a question on health.se ever reads the guidelines ...
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Rethinking our Site Name

We have previously discussed that the current site name does lead to the impression that our site might be concerned with personal health of users. As this is not the case and we do not want to ...
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Curbing spammy and often downright disgusting “NSFW”/indecent questions

Unfortunately, being designated as a health discussion forum will inevitably attract distasteful and sometimes disingenuous trolls asking NSFW questions (for those who have no idea what "NSFW" means, ...
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Do we need a banner providing help for people considering suicide

This answer to Is death due to drug-induced respiratory arrest painful? made me think we need a banner that can be added to questions that basically says if you are thinking about suicide please get ...
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Feature Request: Remove Link Restriction

Update: The Limit has been increased network-wide to 8 lpp (links per post). Does that suffice us, or de we need more, like Sceptics.SE (current 50 lpp) We have a strict policy that answers need to ...
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Linking Personal Close Reason to DoctorWhom's answer

Currently, our close reason for personal medical advice links to this Meta question However, DoctorWhom's great answer seems to be better suited. Can we alter the link of the close reason to this? ...
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Improving our How To Ask page

Update: New How To Ask page is live. michaelpri asked the Community Managers how the changes we proposed could be implemented, and they strongly recommended us to fix our How To Ask page first. ...
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We Need a Crystal Clear “Rules for Asking Questions” - Agree or no?

I hesitate posting assertions/questions like this for fear of offending members who have worked hard to improve Health.SE and Stack Exchange in general. Therefore, please accept my suggestion in the ...
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Fixing Request for Sources Problem

Recently, I requested a shortcut [sources] for the comments to include sources. Reading old questions and answers, I've come across the following banner below a question: I assume it has been placed ...
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Shortcut for Request to Include sources

As was decided in this meta post, answers on Health.SE must be backed up with verifiable references, sources or evidence. Because this is different in comparison to many other stack-exchange sites, ...
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Add description to your own tag

I have just created a new tag. However, I'm not allowed to edit the tag description, it will need to be peer reviewed. If I have the permission to create a tag, wouldn't it make sense to also have ...
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Can we edit what is shown in the “How to Ask” on the Main Site?

By far, the biggest close reason we have is because of personal medical questions. I think I could hit my close limit everyday for month just looking for personal medical questions. Can we add to ...
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Function of the star-shaped box

I've been wondering, what's actually the function of that star-shaped box beneath the down-vote box for questions. So my question is, When selected, does it mean that's your favorite question or to ...
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Should apparent requests for treatment be closed or turned into generic questions?

There are high number of poor quality questions on this site, and a large number of questions which appear to request advice on a personal issue. These are closed apparently inconsistently as others ...
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Unclear the unclear close?

For example, see this question, closed because of being unclear: When can eating fruits give maximum health benefits? It is close because of asking for "the best". And as Carey Gregory says in the ...
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Shouldn't there be a `resource-recommendation` tag?

While reading the questions on the main page I noticed https://health.stackexchange.com/questions/3520/looking-for-books-focusing-on-tests-and-quizzes-relating-to-first-aid-diagnose . It asks for ...
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Reminding users to avoid copying text commend should link to a good explaination

For example, one of my answer is considered to only contain quotes. At that time, the only reason given was "the super mod says so". In deed, in the link, the super mod only said so, not giving a ...
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Should we allow anonymous questions?

A lot of people are likely to have embarrassing health issues that mean they want to ask the questions anonymously, rather than under their main Stack Exchange account. Now, I strongly suspect this ...
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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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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 ...