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Taking placebos can save your wallet?

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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Take placebos rather than real (and really pricey) medications. As this NY Times column explains, many patients actually do report improvements after receiving treatments they believe in, even if those treatments contain no ingredients to address the symptoms. The trick is that they only work if the patient believes they’re getting real drugs—so doctors must get involved in this duplicity without the patients being aware of what’s going on. That’s complicated, and also potentially expensive because you’d still have to pay the doctor’s bill. On second thought, why not just convince yourself that you went to the doctor, he gave you the prescription for what ails you, and the “drug” works amazingly well? It’s all a mind game anyway

Read more: http://moneyland.time.com/2010/05/14/5-weird-ways-to-save/#ixzz1mDOsm0MW


by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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Stevensmomma
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I would never if I need to take medication I am taking what I need to take 

suziejax
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Interesting

ReesesPieces
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 9:47 PM
I agree. I can see if someone is a hypochondriac but for me personally, I have to be really sick to take any meds of any kind, and then I need them to work.


Quoting Stevensmomma:

I would never if I need to take medication I am taking what I need to take 


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MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Feb. 12, 2012 at 9:49 PM


Quoting suziejax:

Interesting

Your new Avi is adorable!

suziejax
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 9:53 PM

 Thanks ,,,,,I am playing around with it ,,, it might change again  before nite is out lol 

Quoting MamaBear2cubs:


Quoting suziejax:

Interesting

Your new Avi is adorable!


suziejax
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Ok guys for those who missed it the avi she was talking of was this one

Quoting MamaBear2cubs:


Quoting suziejax:

Interesting

Your new Avi is adorable!


suziejax
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Ok I just made my new avi today and the one you see to the left now... but hubby just saw it and said he likes my old one I had for the last year better where I was wearing my scarf lol 

mommyprice09
by Ashley on Feb. 13, 2012 at 9:04 AM

i wouldnt take them either

mommyprice09
by Ashley on Feb. 13, 2012 at 9:04 AM

suzie-i lve both avis!

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