nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,
nancylebov
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Have you heard of.... ?

Oral rehydration therapy? (Giving water with appropriate amounts of salt and sugar to people with diarrhea/vomiting).

Yes
50(89.3%)
No
6(10.7%)


The reason I'm asking is this rant which gives oral rehydration therapy as an example of the sort of thing doctors ignore in favor of more expensive and complex methods.

I've heard about it for so long that I can't remember specific sources, but if you happen to remember where you heard of it, please let me know.

Also, do you know whether it's usual in well-off places (whether in the US or elsewhere) for oral rehydration to be a first choice of treatment for people who might need it?

Completely unrelated except that these were two topics that showed up for me today, Chrissy Amphlett just died, and I'd never heard of her. I don't follow music much, but her music is excellent and I'm surprised she isn't famous enough that I hadn't heard her name. Perhaps the problem is that she was Australian.

Have you heard of Chrissy Aphlett?

Yes
6(14.3%)
No
36(85.7%)


If I like Chrissy Aphlett's music, who else's might I like?

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