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Medicare-Part D

MedicarePart-D:North Carolina Plans--any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sandra194 on Mar 25, 2006 - 2 answers

Join the war against genetics!

I want to maintain my weight, but continue to lower my body fat percentage. Should I lower caloric intake or just increase my exercise, or both? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Mar 25, 2006 - 5 answers

trancendental tuition

I finally decided to make good on a long standing resolution to learn how to meditate. transcendental Meditation, I wa told, was among the best programs to learn from. I found a TM franchise nearby, and attended a free intro class. After a long boring lecture and no actual meditation, in which the lecturer showed study after study showing how TM cures everything including ingrown toe nials, she drops the karma bomb: $2500 "tuition" for the course. My questions: Is TM really superior? Has it really become the peaceful tonic of the upper classes? Is TM really superior to other forms of meditation? Does TM always have to be so expensive? Can it be learned from a book instead of avaristic new age meditation moguls?
posted by Fupped Duck on Mar 23, 2006 - 24 answers

Bone Hardware Contractor

What should I do, in the way of homework, before elective surgery? [more inside]
posted by teece on Mar 23, 2006 - 9 answers

How to judge risk of brief asbestos exposure.

Asbestos exposure and pregnancy: at my wife's workplace, they've announced that they are closing off a bathroom for asbestos removal over a weekend. Is it wise for her to avoid the office (all in close proximity to the space) on, say, Monday? Longer? Or needlessly paranoid? She's feeling especially cautious as she is five months pregnant. [more inside]
posted by BT on Mar 22, 2006 - 14 answers

Digestion of meats and vegetables

What digests better and quicker, veggies or meats? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Mar 21, 2006 - 5 answers

How to deal with an HPV scare

So my girlfriend got the dreaded phone call last night... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2006 - 24 answers

Why does exercise make me feel bad the next day?

How do I avoid exercise hangovers? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Mar 18, 2006 - 27 answers

I don't have to do this for a living, you know.

Should I look for work as an attorney? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Mar 17, 2006 - 9 answers

What physical changes happen when you stop drinking and when?

If I were to stop drinking, what would happen physically, and when would I notice? [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Mar 16, 2006 - 18 answers

Last minute COBRA

Last minute COBRA coverage. A what-if scenario.. [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Mar 16, 2006 - 17 answers

Help me help a kid

Mild Autism? Asperger's? Student A is having some far reaching problems. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Mar 14, 2006 - 14 answers

Adolescent Circumcision

Deeply conflicted, the circumcision we'd reluctantly decided upon was rescheduled until his seventh day. My husband and I got within a block of the doctor's office, our perfectly-formed week-old baby in his carseat, and simultaneously decided he was just right and we were just wrong. We turned around and never looked back, until . . . [more inside]
posted by wordswinker on Mar 10, 2006 - 91 answers

What to expect with an anemic dog?

Posted for disillusioned: DogAnemiaFilter: (Asking for disillusioned) My dog has a low red & white blood cell count. Expectations? Experiences? Help? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Mar 8, 2006 - 5 answers

How does one explore whether or how to sue a drug company?

How does one explore whether or how to sue a drug company? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Mar 8, 2006 - 16 answers

Denied health insurance.

Recently went freelance (graphic design). My COBRA coverage ran out and I applied for insurance through a place called "Golden Rule" (my accountant's advice). I received a letter saying that they are unable to provide coverage because my "height and weight do not meet our guidelines". [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2006 - 23 answers

How long for a broken toe to mend?

About three weeks ago I broke my big toe and the doctor said there's not much you can do with it, just let it heal on its own. But how long will this take? I use a treadmill most evenings as part of my daily routine and want to know when I can start back again - should I start just walking for a while before getting back up to speed? What is the healing time for a broken toe to get back to "normal"?
posted by 543DoublePlay on Mar 8, 2006 - 16 answers

Oh! The consumption!

Medfilter: Possible tuberculosis exposure. I want to know the answers to some questions that the doctor was unable to provide. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2006 - 19 answers

Olive Oil Mousse

Olive Oil Mousse - Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by mikeanegus on Mar 2, 2006 - 19 answers

sparking my soul.

recently discarded, i'm on a mission to do some "soul searching." how does one find their soul?
posted by kooop on Mar 1, 2006 - 24 answers

Viral PCR test for HIV

Is it a good idea at the moment to have a viral PCR test for HIV 10 days after being exposed to risk? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2006 - 15 answers

Dermatology Filter - She's really, really white

Dermatology filter - My fiancée is a very fair skinned (I call her translucent) Irish girl. When ever she gets nervous, exercises or otherwise flustered she gets blotchy red spots. We are getting married in a year and she doesn’t want to be red and white spotted for the big day. Anyone know about this and or have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by meta x zen on Feb 27, 2006 - 17 answers


Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in New York City that takes Aetna insurance? [MI] [more inside]
posted by m@L on Feb 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Are Nalgene water bottles really unsafe?

Are Nalgene water bottles really unsafe? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Feb 26, 2006 - 14 answers

Always getting sick

What is up with my immune system? I'm always getting sick! [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean on Feb 21, 2006 - 22 answers

Turn on, tune in, go deaf

How to convince an 18 year old that loud music is harmful? [more inside]
posted by SPrintF on Feb 21, 2006 - 26 answers

Intense Extended Exercise Makes Me Sleepy

Intense Extended Exercise Makes Me Sleepy Why? [more inside]
posted by Wong Fei-hung on Feb 21, 2006 - 13 answers


What is the difference between plant stanol esters and plant sterol esters? Two popular butter substitutes claim to have been proven to lower cholesterol by using these substances. Which one is better at doing it? [more inside]
posted by megatherium on Feb 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Are Precor EFX Machines really as effective as the calorie readout tells me?

Are Precor EFX Machines really as effective as the calorie readout tells me? [more inside]
posted by mule on Feb 17, 2006 - 6 answers

I'm addicted to mineral water. Could I OD?

I'm gotten really addicted to mineral water. Are there any health risks, especially if that's all I drink? [more inside]
posted by octavia on Feb 15, 2006 - 19 answers

Bird Flu Vaccine?

Bird Flu Vaccine Are we safe? [more inside]
posted by malhaley on Feb 13, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me get my booty into shape, without killing my knees!

What qualifications should I look for in a personal trainer? What do the ACE certifications actually mean? I'd like to hire a trainer for a few sessions, but I really don't want to hurt myself or hire a nut. Please help me sort through the options! [more inside]
posted by barnone on Feb 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Poor dental health of chihuahuas

Would anyone know of a good vet (and pricing) for heavy cleaning and extraction of some teeth for Chihuahuas in the Toronto area? Today I found a molar on the floor...and then the horror which are my Chihuahuas' teeth. Thanks...
posted by strangelove on Feb 11, 2006 - 7 answers

Recovering from sleep deprivation?

What's the best way to recover from sleep deprivation? I'm a 28 y/o guy and I've had three consecutive nights of 5 to 5 1/2 hours sleep (not by my choosing -- busy period at work). Naturally, I'm exhausted by now. [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Feb 10, 2006 - 18 answers

Realistic risks of disease from visiting a sex worker?

Realistic risks of disease from visiting a sex worker? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2006 - 14 answers

I have a problem climaxing while on anti-anxiety meds

Having a problem climaxing while on anti-anxiety meds. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2006 - 18 answers

Is there a face cream less expensive than Creme de la Mer but substantially similar?

I love the luxurious face cream, Creme de la Mer, but the price breaks my bank; is there an affordable cream comparable to it? [more inside]
posted by orangeshoe on Feb 3, 2006 - 16 answers

Telling my dad my mom has herpes

My mother has asked me to tell my father that she has been diagnosed with genital herpes. [more inside]
posted by Crushinator on Feb 1, 2006 - 41 answers

I need to lose the weight I gained while I was pregnant ASAP, any suggestions??

I need to lose the weight I gained while I was pregnant ASAP, any suggestions?? [more inside]
posted by libelula on Feb 1, 2006 - 29 answers


When I was in jr high I had wry neck. The pain is intense and you can not move your head. Anyway, two other times I believe it has come back. I did not return to the doctor. The second time was years ago when I fell on some ice. This time I think it's because I started lifting weights again (after a long time off) and I dorked something up in there. The pain is almost as intense but extends a little down in to back behind the shoulder. It takes a few days before the pain lets up enough to be manageable but even after a weak I can turn my head and still feel it. There is also like a "click" or twitch or something when I move my head a certain way. What should I do about this? Is it worth going to the doctor and paying some money for them to tell me what? Deal with it? What kind of exercise can I do for those muscles? The only thing I do is pop tylenol (how much can you really take before it dorks your liver?) and take long hot showers.
posted by arh07 on Jan 30, 2006 - 23 answers

perianal cyst treament options?

perianal cyst treatment. I have a perianal cyst which periodically becomes inflamed and then returns to normal. I usually get a prescription from the doctor for an antibiotic which helps reduce the inflammation. I take fiber supplements to loosen the stools so bowel movements are not so painful. I have recently had an inflammation which hasn't responded as quickly as usual. I'm aware that surgery is the treatment of choice for this problem however I've had a number of surgeries in the last 5 years that make me very reluctant to once again return to the hospital. I've had triple bypass surgery, emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix, a carotid scraping which was somewhat bungled and resulted in my losing my voice for 6 months, shoulder surgeries... well you get the picture. I'm looking for recommendations to alleviate the pain and help treat this without surgery at this time, such as sitz baths etc... I just can't bear the thought of another surgery right now.
posted by malhaley on Jan 29, 2006 - 3 answers

Submandibular What?

Is this my submandibular salivary gland and why does it hurt when I'm sick? [more inside]
posted by onhazier on Jan 26, 2006 - 9 answers

How to deal with losing health insurance?

I'm about to lose my health insurance. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Jan 26, 2006 - 10 answers

Eating chocolates is bad for you!

So I am living in a hotel for the past month. Every day the maid leaves a standard hotel branded chocolate on my bedstand. Every night when I arrive I put the chocolate on a drawer. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Jan 25, 2006 - 21 answers

Extra long exercise DVD?

I am looking for an extra long exercise DVD. I need one that is at least 1 hour long, but preferably closer to 2 hours. [more inside]
posted by crapulent on Jan 25, 2006 - 7 answers

I need a drill sargeant to make me get fit.

How can I develop a healthier lifestyle despite my significant lack of initiative? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Jan 25, 2006 - 39 answers

Five Day Poker Session...

5 Day poker session planned... practical & poker advice needed. [more inside]
posted by meta x zen on Jan 25, 2006 - 23 answers

Black and blue

I never used to bruise easily, and now I do... [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Jan 24, 2006 - 16 answers

Brilliant "dinner hacks" anyone?

Nutrition filter: I am looking for unique ideas for making quick, easy, heathy, inexpensive dinners (in my case, for two) every night... or at least most nights. "Dinner Hacks" you might say. I feel like I've tried all the standard "solutions" already (for example, cooking a few big meals on the weekend and eating leftovers the rest of the week). There must be something else I can try. [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa on Jan 22, 2006 - 51 answers

Is my chiroprator a nut?

Is my chiropractor talking nonsense? I have been seeing a cranial chiropractor since hurting my neck in a car crash. So today in my session she was gently fingering the top of my spine, base of my skull area, and she said that she had pinpointed the problem area because she could feel my nerves 'fizzing'. I think she is right about finding the location of the injury cause thats where I get the most pain when she touches me. But can she really be feeling my nerves fizz. Is that scientifically possible?
posted by juniorbonner on Jan 21, 2006 - 32 answers

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