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carryon
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Posted - 06/18/2018 :  20:34:21  Show Profile Send carryon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I work at a company located in Woo Town also known as Boulder. Or, as a friend calls it, the most fascist anarchy on the planet.

A former employee is trying to get her certificate in Phrenology. They brought her in to do readings at the company's annual health fair. They had all the different kinds of 'alternative' medical practitioners in attendance. They do aura readings, some kind of skin analyzer for cancer, etc.

This is unlike the health fairs I've worked, where as a phlebotomist, we did hematocrits, PSA, TSH, bp, bpm, blood ox, etc. Real testing that gave real results on their current health status. Really much the same as when you go to your doctor.

I was, to say the least, completely astonished. For a company that offers the health fair so employees can stay healthy, not a single true medical check was offered. No blood pressure, no temperature, no heart rate, nothing!

It's not even worth wading through the woo for the free smoothie.

Kil
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Posted - 06/19/2018 :  07:49:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow!

I've been to many woo fests, but none that were billed as a Health Fair. And in-house? Crazy!

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ThorGoLucky
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Posted - 06/19/2018 :  08:45:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh...my...dog. What a pathetic health fair. Phrenology is making a comeback? Ugh.

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carryon
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Posted - 06/19/2018 :  17:33:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send carryon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They do good things too, the entire month of March any employee can bring any electronic item in for recycle.

I thought Phrenology had been discredited a long time ago. Wasn't there some issue with Phrenology being done on children and causing long term damage? The claim that adjusting the skull is curative when a small child has such mobility in their skull is frightening.

I think maybe next time I take the sphygmomanometer and stethoscope to do at least a real set of vitals. Then at least there would really be something healthy at the health fare.
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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 06/21/2018 :  16:17:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You are thinking of chiropractic, carryon.

Phrenology is where you smoke waaaaaaaay too much dope.....

I mean the idea that you can tell something about people by examining the bumps on their head.

Of the woo, it is basically a parlor game that doesn't directly harm the victim. Add that to other woo to "treat" the problems that they "find" and it gets dangerous pretty quick.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  06:30:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Valiant Dancer

I mean the idea that you can tell something about people by examining the bumps on their head.


Well, many bumps on the head tells us that they are either clumsy, or not very bright, or both...
Oh, and possibly have a head-ache.

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