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Are all those acrchives useful? Why are most of the threads just in the everything archive, and just a couple are in the specific disease archives? Do those of you who post and link here a lot find all those seperate files helpful? I mean 8 of them have less then 15 posts and are years old (I did try to read them, but my computer is so slow when I put start from the beggining).<br><br><br>
What would really be helpful for me would be a sticky that lists symptoms and what to do about the diseases. Like I know there has been some great info about healing whooping cough recently. Could a more consise thread or links about what symptoms and what to do be in a sticky? And for measels, and chicken pox espeically, and whatever other diseases are the most common. Maybe this forum isn't really for that it is for questions about the vacs not the diseases?<br><br>
Any one want to help me?
 

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Hmmmm... might be easier for you to perform a search about whatever illness you're looking for??? I think the "resources" archive section has some helpful things along those lines.
 

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....I don't know if you have a Whole Foods Market near you but you might want a copy of "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC and James F. Balch, M.D.<br><br>
It's almost 800 pages for only 25 bucks, and when my son got his measles (if your interested in minute by minute details go to the "convince me to skip MMR" thread) it had a section for measles that gave me a head's up on using Vit.A (cod liver oil) and Vit. C ,both of which we had around the house.<br><br>
This is a wonderful forum but the organization (and I'm not saying I know how to fix it) leaves something to be desired.<br><br>
Be patient , do some searches, hang around for awhile, because people here are committed and generous with their efforts to help out newbies.<br><br>
The info on the vaxes and the diseases kind of comes hand in hand.<br><br>
Be patient, ask alot of questions,<br><br>
Ray
 

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goodpapa you are right, I should just get a book!<br><br>
I just can never find what I am looking for on here, and you can't search for measels and get very useful results. My boys aren't vaxed, and I feel very comfortable with that decision, even if there is probably more I could learn. But I don't feel that comfortable with handleing the actual diseases, or any sickness- my boys never get sick, but if they did then I guess I would just post a new thread and I would get lots of help that way!<br><br>
Thanks.
 

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Mallory, When I was looking for the same info, (symptom and treatment of disease), I printed out a copy of this: <a href="http:/vaccines/mendelsohn.html" target="_blank">www.*********/vaccines/mendelsohn.html</a> (Found it in the threads here) It is a little dated, but still helpful.<br>
I agree! A permanent thread that listed symptoms and treatment (alternatives) of the diseases would be extremely useful!!!<br>
I will start to pull some info together when I am reading here, as I read and reread a lot!
 

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I'm going to put in my two bits on this since I've been studying the problem in library school.<br><br>
The challenge with searching something like the mothering boards is the lack of a "controlled vocabulary." Basically there is no big brother (or mother) forcing everyone to be consistent in either their terminology or their spelling. This means that there may be a wonderful comment on measles, but you'll never find it because the poster spelled it measels.<br><br>
It isn't quite as bad as it sounds, because people usually use the main topic word more than once, and multiple typos on the same word are uncommon, but I bet it has happened.<br><br>
The other bit is terminology. How many different terms have been used for probiotics in the last two weeks? I would guess several.<br>
One solution for this problem is to use the subject line and to put in the most commonly used term for the current topic. In that case every posting on probiotics and their variations would say probiotic in the subject line and could be found under one term.<br><br>
My other suggestion is that people proofread their posts! But considering the amazing generosity of the information shared, that is probably asking a lot.<br><br>
Good luck with your searching.<br><br>
Deborah<br>
(now back in Montreal getting ready for my next semester of library school and missing my grandchildren so much that I want to cry)
 

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Deborah that is exactly the problem, not even the spelling so much that if every time some one posted about symptoms or treatments they used those two words, then I could get a useful search.<br><br>
And I wouldn't even know that tylenol or nutrition would get me any relevant searches.<br><br>
I do use the search a lot for other topics, but if I thought my boys were coming down with the measels and came here I just have vauge ideas of Vit C or A and I can't even search for those although maybe rash or fever would come to mind. And since I would really becoming to find out about the disease wading through all the posts that are more about vac statistics would be hard.<br><br>
Maybe if one of the archive folders was called Symptoms and Treatments (or something similar) so at least the older posts were together and seperate from the more vaccine related posts.
 

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On the dental board, Smilemomma has grouped the threads in the archives into separate compartments, so that searching brings you to relevent info. For instance there is one labeled "dental caries and prevention", and another "general anethesia, hospitalization" and so on with all relevent threads included in each.<br>
I know this must be a LOT of work and I also know that the moderaters here have their hands full.<br>
But it sure makes the search efficient.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
Mallory, your suggestion about specific labels from mamas as they begin their threads would be a great start. Again, in the dental thread, there are two permanent threads that remain at the top which explains how to use the board. This info could be posted at the top of vaccines in regards to how to label your thread.....<br>
....food for thought......<br>
And I do give thanks for all that is here now too<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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