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  •  At least a plug is better (6+ / 0-)

    than the whole damn TV, which is what it sounded like yesterday.

    And I agree that news channels be off limits -- I might make exception for local news (depending on the area) since they don't have the pundits that go into the President-bashing. Sports or cartoons would be a far better choice -- or maybe just hook up a DVD player and stick in some comedies or National Geographic specials. Sometimes people need that noise in the background to distract them from their issues; my brother-in-law has had mental health issues for years and will turn on his radio during the night if the voices in his head wake him.

    Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes (modified)

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 09:33:38 AM PST

    •  Our hospital and doctors offices in my area , only (6+ / 0-)

      show Health Channel programming and the programming or documentaries on healthy living and healthy eating and advocating exercise and so on.

      But the latest trend in my region are no TVS at all, as we noticed that the last time we went to see the doctor, TV off and soothing music playing and more reading material available and people were able to use their Ipads and so on.

      •  There's a TV screen in the lab (1+ / 0-)
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        at our local medical clinic, but all they show are kid's movies on DVD -- during one long wait with my mom-in-law, I got to see almost all of The Incredibles, and on another visit it was Finding Nemo. (The clinic also has free WiFi for patients, which is especially good in the lab because it's underground and 3G access is spotty.)

        Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes (modified)

        by Cali Scribe on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 12:12:43 AM PST

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        •  Also local hospitals as well as the big hospitals (0+ / 0-)

          like Hershey and Geisinger have computer areas too where if a person does not have their computer or does not have an tablet or smart phone...can use computers provided there. Guests of patients or the patients themselves have access to computers on most floors of the hospital. We saw that in 2002 when visiting my dad and a few friends who were hospitalized. And in 2002, there were just desktops provided but there was internet service provided. So considering that was a decade ago, they have really advanced those services too.

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