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Delete this community? [Feb. 16th, 2011|02:17 am]
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beepbeep
 Is anyone out there?  Let me know if I should keep this community or if there is no one using it...
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2009|11:18 pm]
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mercymyqueen
http://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=3e285c08-c76c-47a0-b4e2-13a2766ed850


I'm doing some Brooklyn-based social science research. I have a short survey that I need from as many people as possible. I'd appreciate it if you took it.

Thank you.
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medicaid question [Sep. 17th, 2009|10:33 am]
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squid_ink
Can someone qualify for medicaid if they already have insurance (that is to say, as secondary insurance if they're covered under a spouse's policy)?

*disclaimer - not for myself, I'm asking for a friend, she's been diagnosed with MS. I'm assuming she'll get the answer from a gov't agency eventually. I've just never heard of such a thing, I thought it was for people who didn't have insurance*
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Newbie with a question [Jul. 25th, 2009|04:01 pm]
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404
Hello all! I have been having abdominal pains mixed with constipation. I got an x-ray done, and in the results the doctor said no evidence of bowel obstruction. Their impression was: "non-obstructive bowel gas pattern." I have tried my google ninja skills, and have not gotten any sort of idea what that is. Anybody here have a clue? Thanks!
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Swine flu update [Apr. 29th, 2009|11:25 pm]
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beepbeep
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 I apologize for being too sick to cut and paste (I've got acute bronchitis and could not be more tired.)  But I want to get info out there!  Excuse the chatty blog entry, too, please :)
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Swine flu? [Apr. 21st, 2009|10:07 pm]
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beepbeep
 http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-swine-flu22-2009apr22,0,6681221.story?track=rss
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Insurance deductibles [Feb. 16th, 2009|02:44 pm]
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xlovlyxmayhemx
[Current Mood |broke]

I recently posted here regarding my anxiety/depression medications. So I'm back on Lexapro, but according to my insurance..Lexapro is regular $105, with insurance $91 and change. Some co workers have been telling me that I have a deductible of like $150. Once I spend that on prescriptions it should be cheaper. I'm like wth?! $91 on 30 pills..Anyone heard of this before?
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Scary! [Jan. 28th, 2009|12:27 am]
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beepbeep
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 I'm trying to remember when in the Presidential race it was that some dim bulb in the McCain camp said that Americans do not need to enact universal health care, since in his mind we already have it, since we can go to hospital emergency rooms.   I remember being shocked that anyone these days would not know what a terrible and expensive misallocation of scarce resources it would be if all of the people uncovered and undercovered by health insurance now would use ERs for all of their medical care.  And the bill we would all rack up....

Anyway, what I did not know is that in my very own bankrupt state, the emergency rooms were already facing, well, an emergency:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-erdoctors28-2009jan28,0,7632115.story?track=rss

As someone who legitimately has to be taken to these facilities every once in awhile in order to keep on living, it's a bit worrying....
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Losing weight feels like starvation... [Oct. 5th, 2008|06:30 pm]
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beepbeep
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 Thank you venuspluto !
venuspluto   :)


IMHO this is a must-read.  It certainly describes my own experiences with weight loss.  I can live with feeling starved if I have to but it seems to also make me very weak and otherwise unhealthy...
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Ask a rheumatologist a question, for free [Mar. 8th, 2008|11:58 pm]
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BAY AREA LUPUS FOUNDATION
SEMI-ANNUAL DIAL-A-DOCTOR NIGHT ANNOUNCED
Monday Night, March 10, 2008
(408) 954-8600, 1-800-523-3363

If you would benefit from our ever-popular Dial-A-Doctor Night, please mark your calendar now to call in your medical question. Questions will be accepted during regular office hours on Monday and only calls on the statewide toll-free telephone line will be accepted anytime prior to 7-9 p.m.(Pacific Standard Time) while doctors are returning calls.

E-Mail Option: You may e-mail your question to frontdesk@balf.org: Please e-mail your question to the Foundation by 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 10th . To receive a call, you need to leave a number where you can be reached between 7-9 p.m. and supply your name and mailing address so we can send medical information to you after your discussion with a doctor.

Here is an overview of Dial-a-Doctor Night practices:
you may call or email your question anytime prior to March 10th (see above instructions)
three to four rheumatologists will return calls Monday evening between 7-9 p.m.
any medical question will be addressed
you will receive information about your concern in the mail following your conversation with a doctor
we do accept Spanish-speaking callers. They may call 408.954.8600 weekdays between 1-5 p.m. with their question. A Spanish-speaking physician will return their call.
We are very grateful to the following rheumatologists who plan to be on call at the Foundation for this important semi-annual event: Drs. Tzielan Lee, Alan Lash Tom Bush, and Gabby Schmajuk. Also assisting will be Ron Garcia, P.A.
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