Hastings hospital's mammogram parties offer women a dose of pampering to calm the nerves

Full story: TwinCities.com

Debbie Kariesch of Prescott, Wisc. has her hands dipped in warm paraffin by Krista Mace, during a "Mingle & Mammograms" party for women, at the Regina Hospital in Hastings, Mn on January 13, 2011.

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Norman Teigen

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This seems like indulgence for yuppies. Meanwhile, there is a serious medical service distribution problem in this country.
The Analyst

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Gee, I wonder if this is why health care costs are so high?

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I missed the part of the story where it talked about the cost of this...I'm guessing we are all paying for it with increased prices across the medical care provided.
Gretchen

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This is one of the best ideas I have heard!
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Incredible70 wrote:
I missed the part of the story where it talked about the cost of this...I'm guessing we are all paying for it with increased prices across the medical care provided.
From the article: The Regina Foundation, the hospital's nonprofit organization, pays for Langenfeld's work and the other extras. The women or their insurance carriers are on the hook for the screening.
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Regina Foundation is not one of my charities, nor will it be after reading about how their contributions are spent. This is the most self-indulgent use of hard to raise funds that I have come across. I am a 3 time cancer survivor and I can think of countless ways to lessen anxiety and suffering of those actually coping with this dread disease.
Diamond

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This is absurd. Mammograms just are not this traumatizing! Wow! Are women really this weak and spoiled? I find going to the gyn much more uncomfortable than a simple mammogram. But gee whiz, I guess we all have to deal with a little discomfort now and then and not expect to be pampered over it.
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I am totally dumbfounded at this article. I had my first one this year and it seriously is no big deal. I can't believe they are catering to the women who obviously can't deal with much in their lives if they need a party in order to get their mammogram done. Grow up already.
thomas

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Jan 20, 2011
 
Incredible70- You must be really bad at reading. Or understanding how the health care overhaul works in general

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Grove guy wrote:
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From the article: The Regina Foundation, the hospital's nonprofit organization, pays for Langenfeld's work and the other extras. The women or their insurance carriers are on the hook for the screening.
So...the non-profit arm of the hospital, which gets it money from the hospital, paid for it. Ok...someone show me how that doesn't come from patient care fees?

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thomas wrote:
Incredible70- You must be really bad at reading. Or understanding how the health care overhaul works in general
Not sure how my comment had anything to do with healthcare overhaul. I think the part about the foundation funding it was an edit to the article, but I certainly could have missed it as well. Either way, my initial post still stands...just because the hospital money goes through a foundation doesn't make the source any different, and that is the revenue collected from patient care...aka my insurance rates.
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Mammograms don't scare me and I actually feel some pain when I get one.

Now, colonoscopies on the other hand absolutely terrify me. If they're going to have relaxation parties, have it for something that's actually invasive.
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These comments are ridiculous. Let the ladies enjoy a process that's otherwise semi-unpleasant. I hate when people get bitter at other people for having a good time.

I kinda wanna go myself. The wax chick and the massage chick both look hot! Do they take dudes?

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Chuck Norris wrote:
These comments are ridiculous. Let the ladies enjoy a process that's otherwise semi-unpleasant. I hate when people get bitter at other people for having a good time.
I kinda wanna go myself. The wax chick and the massage chick both look hot! Do they take dudes?
I don't think there is such a thing as a weinerogram .

If there is, the hot wax dip thing has to go.
Bob

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I wonder if they need any male employees?
Education101

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Incredible70 wrote:
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Not sure how my comment had anything to do with healthcare overhaul. I think the part about the foundation funding it was an edit to the article, but I certainly could have missed it as well. Either way, my initial post still stands...just because the hospital money goes through a foundation doesn't make the source any different, and that is the revenue collected from patient care...aka my insurance rates.
Incredible 70 the money from the foundation doesn't come from insurance or what you pay to the hospital. The foundation money for every hospital I have even known comes from the employees that work there and community contributions as well as fundraisers. I think anything that encourages preventative medicine is a good thing. Too many people wait until it's too late.

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