I need help figuring out a name for my brand new personal blog. Snowflakey details to follow. [more inside]
My mom just had her third surgery to repair hip tendons and its expected that she will not be able to go anywhere without 2 crutches for 6-8 weeks. Besides limiting mobility, it also means that she won't be able to cook for some time--her lifelong passion and joie de vivre, besides plants. If she were nearby i would go spend time with her, but she's across the Atlantic (France, I'm in the US). I'm trying to think of ways to cheer her up, make life easier, ease the tedium. [more inside]
Corporate wellness challenge tips, tricks, websites? Smallish company (150 employees, scattered across country, many in one area, however) Looking to do a combo weight loss challenge (and healthy challenge for those not looking to lose weight). Mostly virtual, thoughts on administration, non-weight loss competition, tips, tricks, websites?
I get weird stabbing-like pains in my chest sometimes, that last for no more than a second. What's going on?
I get weird stabbing-like pains in my chest sometimes, that last for no more than a second. What's going on? [more inside]
Offline Personal Medical Records (desktop version of patientslikeme.com) [more inside]
Best probiotic pills? [more inside]
PrivacyParanoiaFilter: My employer offers a discount on my health insurance if my spouse and I take a Health Risk Assessment (HRA). I get the idea, but are there any downsides privacy-wise that they're not telling you? [more inside]
Please help me plan a retirement party for my friend's uterus. [more inside]
How do I stop getting sick on tour? [more inside]
Considering asking my doctor for modafinil; concerns and questions. [more inside]
Allergy filter: I have year-round allergies. Loratadine works wonders for me, but I develop an immunity in about a month or so. Which other non-drowsy antihistamines would you recommend? [more inside]
I'm having a foot flexibility problem that I can't figure out. YANMD, unless you are, hey doc! It's the end of a long string of problems that I got over, but this last thing is hanging on, and i'm not sure how it is related to past problems (achilles tendonitis and some arch issues in that foot). [more inside]
Polycystic kidney disease - what should I be asking my consultant as a newly diagnosed patient? [more inside]
Ulnar nerve anterior transposition surgery experiences. Have one? Please share! [more inside]
Seeking supplements for a dog that only eats human food. [more inside]
Boston Area student looking for medical help - specifically, I'm developing tinnitus, cloudy vision, and I think maybe my wisdom teeth are coming in. All of these problems are giving me severe anxiety, and I have no idea where to start getting medical treatment. [more inside]
I can't find a Wikipedia page I saw a while back. It was about a sort of design error or cognitive bias whereby designers or engineers reject as irrelevant (or are unaware of) a relevant factor in the requirements of a design because it is outside of their field. It gave an example which was about designing and providing water supplies in Africa. There were known ways to prevent a certain disease in the water, but the engineers were not familiar with them, so the disease spread.
So when you enter a recently occupied bathroom, you really have to just put up with smelling the poop? Sucks to be you.
Can you turn your sense of smell on and off at will? [more inside]
How do I make friends in an unfriendly place for young folks (18-20), and how can I make him believe that I've made changes to myself? [more inside]
I’d like to know if any has had gastric sleeve surgery or has a family member who has undergone this type of procedure? Can anyone tell me their experiences, pros and cons, what to expect and how to come to terms with and support someone who thinks this is the right choice for them? [more inside]
What are your expectations for your boyfriend/girlfriend caring for you when you get sick with a cold? [more inside]
Job/grad school planning filter: health-related jobs editions. Nursing, public health, social work, or something else entirely? Help me narrow my options and get myself on a better career trajectory. [more inside]
Has anyone had any experience with TravelGuard Insurance? Or just general advice on traveller's insurance? I am primarily interested in the medical coverage rather than trip cancellation. [more inside]
How can I stop getting sick? I teach High School and am constantly run down. I eat healthy, go to bed ridiculously early to get up early, exercise, and wash hands as often as possible (and have wipes in classroom) but it is pretty much impossible to stay healthy in a non-healthy atmosphere. [more inside]
Why are my girlfriend's cat's back legs going out from under him? [more inside]
I have not had a proper period since May. I am not pregnant and don't have symptoms of PCOS. What kind of conversation do I need to have with my doctor?
I have not had a proper period since May. I am not pregnant and don't have symptoms of PCOS. What kind of conversation do I need to have with my doctor? [more inside]
I'm badly depressed and anxious. And I've got the worst job of my life - I'm 42, so that's saying a lot - complete with a boss I despise and who seems to despise me. My therapist thinks I should quit. Um, hello? Realistically, what can I do? Special flower BS inside. [more inside]
I think I inhaled a bit of a melting plastic bag while cooking. 30 minutes later, I got a nosebleed. Should I be worried?
I think I inhaled a bit of a melting plastic bag while cooking. 30 minutes later, I got a nosebleed. Should I be worried? [more inside]
I'm losing focus on my weight loss goals and I don't want to fall off the wagon. I have had to fight hard to lose what I have lost, and I do not want to back track. How do you get your head back in the game and really find the time to focus on it and prioritize it when your life has become extremely busy? [more inside]
MeFi fitness gurus, point me to the best 8 week fitness plan [more inside]
My husband will be having major surgery next week. As far as I can tell, I was born without normal sick-person-wrangling instincts. What helpful or comforting things should I be planning to do to support him through recovery, at the hospital and afterwards at home? [more inside]
Advice on preventing weight gain and fitting in exercise when your life is spinning out of control. [more inside]
I've recently moved into a new freshly renovated house. It has been over a week and I have been feeling spaced out, fuzzy with a slight inability to focus. Does anyone know what might be the cause of this? [more inside]
What should a full physical include for an overweight, ex-smoker, no exercise 40-year-old man? [more inside]
From which U.S. companies can an international student on an F-1 visa in the U.S. buy a legit health insurance? I
From which U.S. companies can an international student on an F-1 visa in the U.S. buy a legit health insurance? I can't use my school's because I will be reducing my course load from full-time to part-time :/
Is there an age at which a child's skin colour becomes permanent? [more inside]
Throat/swallowing annoyances, and navigating the health insurance industry. What should I say, and how nervous should I be? [more inside]
My dog has started urinating out of control from time to time. What's wrong with her? [more inside]
I need tips on bodybuilding(specifically bulking up) while going to college full time and working part time. I live on my own and have no cooking experience. [more inside]
My sister is pregnant. I am psyched. Help me be an awesome and supportive sister and aunt! [more inside]
My boyfriend's family is "concerned" he's dating a Fatty (me, yay!) How do I deal? [more inside]
What small indulgences can I get for myself instead of snacks? [more inside]
What should I prioritize: finances or mental health? [more inside]
Putting on the math signal: calling the statistics-literate. Trying to change my weight/body composition and track progress in a useful way, but I'm having trouble separating normal daily variation from actual real change. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good female primary care physician in the Worcester, MA area? Someone fat-friendly or HAES-promoting is a bonus. [more inside]
Female doctor recommendations for 60 yr. old woman in East Bay, CA with a host of neglected medical issues.
Female doctor recommendations for 60 yr. old woman in East Bay, CA with a host of neglected medical issues. [more inside]
How can I balance managing a chronic condition with advancing in my career? [more inside]
Getting a prescription cat... How to, should I, and can I? [more inside]
I'm looking for novels where the protagonist loses weight / gets fit. This doesn't need to be the central thing in the book, but while the protagonist saves the world from the zombie apocalypse, finds true love or destroys the ring in the fires of Mordor, can s/he also get in shape? [more inside]
What's the best way to sell my company on getting better health insurance? [more inside]