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Old 05-12-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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Attention hypochondriacs! If you are feeling the need to seriously freak yourself out, look no further than your local Walgreens store! Yup, starting Friday you can purchase an at-home test kit that allows people who, well, worry about these things (obsessively) to see if their DNA makes them more likely to develop one (or more!) of dozens of different health conditions. Breast cancer? Check. Heart disease? Check! Alzheimer's disease? Can do! Just swab your cheek, pop it in the mail and within a week or so, your life will be completely ruined!

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Old 05-12-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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Maybe I should buy these kits for my customers and when they get back bad results it will make it easier to sell them life ins.
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I'm sure your company would love all the extra risk.
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I was driving into Atlanta last night and saw in home paternity testing. Personally I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the homes of people that use it.
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Maybe I should buy these kits for my customers and when they get back bad results it will make it easier to sell them life ins.
Great idea actually.


I can see Walgreen's getting sued over these tests someday. I don't know the specifics, but it just sounds likely.
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I'm sure your company would love all the extra risk.
They have the test they run so it would not be a big deal.
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Attention hypochondriacs! If you are feeling the need to seriously freak yourself out, look no further than your local Walgreens store! Yup, starting Friday you can purchase an at-home test kit that allows people who, well, worry about these things (obsessively) to see if their DNA makes them more likely to develop one (or more!) of dozens of different health conditions. Breast cancer? Check. Heart disease? Check! Alzheimer's disease? Can do! Just swab your cheek, pop it in the mail and within a week or so, your life will be completely ruined!

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My mother in law is all over this. I can totally see her getting this and just worrying herself sick waiting for it to come in the mail never mind the results.

I am surprised my wife and her brother were ever able to leave the house that is how bad she is. If she could place my son in a protective bubble she would totally do it.

It annoys the shit out of me!
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I wouldn't want to know. Kinda pointless to worry yourself over something that might not even happen anyway.
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My x wife's family is a bunch of hypochondriacs and they have gone to the doctors office so many time they have a wing named after them.
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My x wife's family is a bunch of hypochondriacs and they have gone to the doctors office so many time they have a wing named after them.

It is so annoying my wife is a little bit but she too gets annoyed fast with her mom. They make themselves sick just worrying so much about being sick.

This just may be me but at any given time I can name three things on my body at least that are bothering, I just suck it up and move on. Life is not without pain.
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Yeah, I doubt that this test works as well as advertised...it takes days to do the necessary DNA separation to do meaningful assessment of health risk. Stay away!
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I already know I'm effed up!
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It is so annoying my wife is a little bit but she too gets annoyed fast with her mom. They make themselves sick just worrying so much about being sick.

This just may be me but at any given time I can name three things on my body at least that are bothering, I just suck it up and move on. Life is not without pain.
My in-laws are anti-hypochondriacs. They could be running a fever of 106%, rash all over their body, lower extremity paralysis, and say they're fine
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