Health site says coasters only harmful to people with existing conditions

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2000 1:41 PM | Contributed by Camel

There is not much substance here, but it is interesting. It does not condemn coasters, but does warn people with pre-existing conditions from riding.

Read the story on Health Central. The article uses The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) as its source.

Friday, August 18, 2000 10:09 AM
PEOPLE, if you have any problems that a sign says at a roller coaster, DONT GO ON IT!!! Remember in the 1998 accident at SFGAmerica. When the Demon roller coaster got stuck on the loop. There was a little boy who had a brain/blood problem. And now the family is sueing the park. Come on... it is not their fault, it is the family's fault for not READING THE sign before entering the ride!!!

Go full force, Millennium Force!

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Friday, August 18, 2000 11:25 PM
This article brings up the scary world of pre-exising conditions. Unfortunately, one man listed in the article didn't have any. I have talked people out of lines who were iffy about their health. Why take chances? Let's face it that most people leave common sense at home, and probably don't read the tiny print on the signs. As for the man's condition, this is why we need to make a stink about coasters that headbang. Maybe the manufactures and parks will start listening to us.
Saturday, August 19, 2000 11:20 AM
I completely agree there, Stealth. GA is my home park, and I also have the Dateling episode on tape that featured my DEMON. There is NO excuse for people neglecting park policies and ride regulations. PERIOD. Boy, I just want to strangle people sometimes! Coasters can aggravate pre-existing conditions that otherwise wouldn't surface.


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