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October 9

Help me understand the different type of Dental Implants

I want to get dental implants which my dentist recomended I get last year. I didn't have the money because He said they're about $3000 each toothe and I need 4 teeeth done. I am considering going with my son to Thailand for medical tourism, where the price is about half as much. But I am confused about all the different types of dental implants. Please help me understand all these terms Details inside. [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow at 12:37 PM - 3 answers

Holmes tremor; looking for fellow compatriots!

I have relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. I am 35, and I have developed a very specific, very rare type of tremor. [more inside]
posted by squirbel at 12:20 PM - 3 answers

Will the altitude in Salt Lake City affect my ability to exercise?

I'm going to SLC for a work trip in a couple weeks. It's just a few days, but I'd like to be able to run (jog) while I'm there. But I'm a flatlander. Will the higher elevation adversely affect me? [more inside]
posted by misskaz at 7:09 AM - 9 answers

October 8

Where to?

I'm supposed to go to an ER. Which one? I'm in Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated at 3:12 PM - 29 answers

Weirder than placenta encapsulation...

I just had my newborn son circumcised at a nice modern hospital in a country that doesn't really "do" circumcision (India). After the procedure was over, the doctor asked me if I wanted the foreskin, since (according to him) some people want it to keep it for "religious purposes." Does anyone know what groups keep the removed foreskin and what they do with it? Googling isn't turning up anything, but I might be using the wrong key words.
posted by anonymous at 9:14 AM - 3 answers

Primary doctor flat out refused to send me for STD tests, please advise.

I'm a 34 year old male, I have had moderately risky sex in the past and the last time I got tested for anything was back in 2005. I have a new partner who's concerned and would like me to get a full STD panel. [more inside]
posted by mrflibble at 7:32 AM - 32 answers

October 7

My 3.5 yr old is not interested in sleep

A few weeks ago my son who was previously an excellent napper and sleeper decided he is no longer interested in napping or sleeping at night. [more inside]
posted by burlsube at 6:20 PM - 12 answers

Dealing with anemia and angular cheilitis

I occasionally get a case of anemia-induced angular cheilitis, and now have a particularly unappealing occurrence. Any experience on helping it to go away faster? Also, any recommendations for good iron supplements that are cheaper than Floradix? [more inside]
posted by vanitas at 4:05 PM - 11 answers

Treatment for travel anxiety in Vancouver, B.C.?

Hi everyone. I've had travel anxiety for the last 10 or so years, but it's recently gotten really bad. I've completely dumped my responsibilities for the entire week in favour of just generally being anxious and depressed. [more inside]
posted by Cpt. The Mango at 9:04 AM - 4 answers

YANM...I don't even know what

I've now had 3 episodes of a weird skin thing (specifics within) that is painful and perplexing and google-resistant. I have an appointment with a dermatologist, but it isn't for several weeks, and I'm not even sure this is actually one for the dermatologist, rather than a GP or even an OB/Gyn. It starts with hot itchy skin and evolves to a pimple-like rash, and it is exclusive to my jawline and chin. Do you know what it might be, and exactly which doctor I should see about it? I really hate going to doctors, so I’d love to get the right doc the first time with this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:33 AM - 14 answers

October 6

My gender is confusing part 2

I finally got up the nerve to phone a trans friendly doctor and have a meet and greet appointment next week to see if she'll take me on as a patient and help me on the road to transitioning. I'm at a loss about what to say and how to explain a few things. Help? [more inside]
posted by kanata at 8:01 PM - 13 answers

Sign language requirements for large events?

I'm working on a convention that has up to 7 programs happening at any given time - typically panels with multiple speakers. We have had a request to provide sign language interpreters for at least one guest. Does anyone know what the ADA requirements are in this instance? Do we need to provide interpreters for each room during each program?
posted by Unsomnambulist at 4:49 PM - 3 answers

Help me find a fitness tracker that tracks body temperature

I'm looking for a fitness tracker (or really any sort of everyday wearable, as opposed to a workout-only wearable) that tracks biostats/vital signs/whatever you want to call it throughout your day and night. My primary interest is in body temperature. Beyond that, I don't really have a specific feature profile I want - I know from researching it temperature is hard to find. Do you know of one? What should I get? More details of what I'm trying to do and what I've already tried are inside as always. [more inside]
posted by dust.wind.dude at 2:08 PM - 7 answers

Seeking dentist in Round Rock/Cedar Park TX area

My mother is looking for a new dentist. She's in an assisted living community in Round Rock (on Sunrise Road, near Old Settlers) and I'll be driving her to appointments. Her teeth are in good shape (no dentures, few cavities); she has no dental insurance beyond Medicare and will be paying directly.
posted by immlass at 1:39 PM - 4 answers

Uncross my legs

I love to cross my legs in this style while I'm sitting (all day) at my desk. It seems to be bad for circulation. In fact I've been experiencing leg numbness while walking. Not to mention the crossed legs are bad for the knees. Knowing the harm, I CAN'T STOP sitting that way because it's so comfortable. How do I condition myself to sit well?
posted by nologo at 8:19 AM - 12 answers

Oh my sweaty butt

Why does my butt get so sweaty, and is there anything I can do to make it less so? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:05 AM - 6 answers

October 5

TRT - 40yo Male - 1ml/100mg injection every three weeks. Good / Bad? Not

This is sort of a follow up to last question i posted... But it was about androgel and this is about injections.Had a full blood panel from internal medicine doctor as I told him that my libido was low. Well, my testosterone level came back at 277 which he told me was low. I was prescribed 1ml/100mg of testosterone cypionate once every three weeks. Ive tried to do my research and from what ive found is that this is bad and should at least be done every week or at least every two weeks. I spoke with him about it and he said he wanted it keep it that way. Should I start it and see what happens? Im worried about peaks and valleys and my test. lasting that three weeks.
posted by flipmiester99 at 5:19 PM - 10 answers

Looking for high quality moisturisers with sunscreen

It looks like I'm starting to develop skin cancers on my face. Ugh. I've always been careful to slip, slap and slop when outside playing sports. But probably not as careful for daily activities. That needs to change. [more inside]
posted by michswiss at 4:28 PM - 17 answers

Moving to Albuquerque: Psychiatrist Recommendations?

We are moving to Albuquerque, any mefites with local psychiatrist recommendations? PMs welcomed.
posted by Across the pale parabola of joy at 3:06 PM - 0 answers

Stronglifts 5x5 workout program questions/comments

Hello Guys, I started working on 5x5 program. I did 3x5 and other split workouts in the past and did see some results, but I feel like I reached the plateau. I just want to give this a try and see if it works for me in 12 weeeks. As suggested by Mehdi, I plan on adding 5 lbs to each workout except dead lift it is 10 lb as the program needs only 1 set of of 5 reps for dead lifts. What do you guys think about this program in general? [more inside]
posted by samcivic at 12:39 PM - 20 answers

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