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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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Defibrillating Health.SE

Several of us feel that we need to call a code on this site and assess viability. It's edging on unsustainable. UPDATE: This is an evolving process; please check the discussion in the chat room below ...
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Quality of References

The medical sciences are evidence-based, and because it is a field in which wrong information can be harmful, it is important that questions and answers also be evidence-based. The quality of ...
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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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Are questions about the practice of medicine on-topic?

A while back I was discussing Stack Exchange's goal of sites by and for experts with a friend who is in the health field, and in discussing a then-hypothetical health site she pointed out that the ...
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Should alternative medicine be on-topic?

Alternative medicine is "any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine, but is not founded on evidence gathered using the scientific method."1 Should questions about this ...
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Are questions about the health care system on-topic?

I was about to ask a question like What are the benefits of seeing a trans-specific primary care doctor? when I realized that all the questions on here are about health, not about health care ...
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Please don't answer questions that are off-topic

As Lucky has pointed out to me earlier: Since personal medical advice is strictly off-topic here, such questions: Should not be answered Should be closed Please, don't answer ...
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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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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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Break up Medical Sciences Stack Exchange

This Stack Exchange ranks as hands-down the most newbie-unfriendly, freedom-of-information unfriendly exchange where moderators actively prevent people from helping others due to some bullcrap ...
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Are professional-to-professional questions within the site scope?

Rationales behind the order of applying the torso straps of a Kendrick Extrication Device This question refers to the above question on the main site. The main contention seems to be that it has low ...
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Why my 5-HTP answer has been removed?

The question was: What are good ways to lose weight for people being mentally active? Are there any good diets for people being mentally active which won't affect the everyday brain activities? My ...
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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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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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Should we edit Personal Medical Advice questions?

With the change of scope for this site, I am wondering if we should be more strict on Personal Medical Advice questions. What sparked my question was CBC showing Metamyelocytes at 2% (normal range is ...
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Where do we draw the line between personal diagnosis request and “made generic” “differential diagnosis”

Previously (Personal Diagnosis and Health.SE, Are differential diagnosis questions on topic? this has been discussed without a proper consensus building, as far as I understand it. The first link is ...
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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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Are questions about drug approvals on-topic?

Are questions about drug approvals on-topic? E.g. Biafine is a topical non-steroidal medication, which has been used use in France for over 25 years. Why did the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
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Should recommendations be on-topic?

I have seen a few questions now that have been asking for a recommendation for things like an app or a resource. For example, https://health.stackexchange.com/questions/1520/cross-platform-pedometer-...
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Yet again, we have personal advice questions answered

I am concerned that we are still having personal advice questions answered by those who have been here a long time and therefore should know that these questions must never be answered, and they ...
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What is our stance on questions about nutrition?

What is our stance on questions about nutrition? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: To what extent does the cooking time impact the nutritional content when boiling potatoes? ...
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What is our stance on questions about asking for a specific number?

What is our stance on questions about asking for a specific number? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Question: Number of MRI scanners in the world today? How many MRI scanners are ...
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Should acupuncture meridian questions be on topic? [duplicate]

Here is example of the question: Can wisdom tooth cause hip ache? which relates to The meridian system (meridian-system?) in Chinese medicine which is based on kinesiology. Which obviously is about ...
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How can we get less off topic question?

1 out of 4 question are being closed for being off topic. The majority of them are not closed by the community but by a moderator. Could the community be allowed to help close questions? Could a ...
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Should questions that seem eminently googleable be closed?

Example 1: Is there any health risk in cellular phones? Cellular phones are taking ever increasing part in our lives, and I keep hearing people saying they are harmful to our health. Are there any ...