Medfilter: Possible tuberculosis exposure. I want to know the answers to some questions that the doctor was unable to provide. [more inside]
Olive Oil Mousse - Is it possible? [more inside]
recently discarded, i'm on a mission to do some "soul searching." how does one find their soul?
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]
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]
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in New York City that takes Aetna insurance? [MI] [more inside]
Are Nalgene water bottles really unsafe? [more inside]
What is up with my immune system? I'm always getting sick! [more inside]
How to convince an 18 year old that loud music is harmful? [more inside]
Intense Extended Exercise Makes Me Sleepy Why? [more inside]
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]
I'm gotten really addicted to mineral water. Are there any health risks, especially if that's all I drink? [more inside]
Bird Flu Vaccine Are we safe? [more inside]
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]
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...
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]
Realistic risks of disease from visiting a sex worker? [more inside]
Having a problem climaxing while on anti-anxiety meds. Any suggestions? [more inside]
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]
My mother has asked me to tell my father that she has been diagnosed with genital herpes. [more inside]
I need to lose the weight I gained while I was pregnant ASAP, any suggestions?? [more inside]
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.
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.
Is this my submandibular salivary gland and why does it hurt when I'm sick? [more inside]
I'm about to lose my health insurance. What can I do? [more inside]
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]
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]
How can I develop a healthier lifestyle despite my significant lack of initiative? [more inside]
5 Day poker session planned... practical & poker advice needed. [more inside]
I never used to bruise easily, and now I do... [more inside]
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]
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?
Another food/exercise/energy question: how do I arrange my life and diet so I can do two hours of a martial art every night for ten days? [more inside]
I have been told recently that a short (say 20 minutes) series of sprints, hard workouts, is more efficient and better all around for fitness than slow long distance walking or running (jogging)...true or not?
A friend of mine is having mental health issues. How can I best help them? [more inside]
Where can I learn to ride a bike as an adult in the NYC area? [more inside]
Want to get healthier. In which order should I fix my three vices for optimal success? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good medical dictionary. [more inside]
The "new, state of the art" cardio machines at my gym always tell me my heart rate is unreasonably high (170 beats per minute) even though I'm working at a level where I can still maintain a breathy conversation. Occasionally, the machine will say my heart rate is something totally wacky, like 220. [more inside]
Can you kick your own butt? [more inside]
Self Employed-Health Insurance? Company Inc'ed in better-rate state? [more inside]
What are the newest treatments and studies involving Primary Biliary Cirrhosis? I don't have access to scholarly resources at home, but I am close to a major university. [more inside]
What do you do if you have a big crush on your doctor? Assuming there are no complications such as marriages and they're not treating you for any illnesses. Anything? Nothing? Just keep your crush to yourself and go on with life? Or cross that line?
Should I be concerned about subterranean living? [more inside]
When we have sex it is usually women who utter the most vocal noise. What are the possible evolutionary origins of this? [more inside]
Is it ethical/legal to ask your employer to lay you off? [more inside]
Anyone ever dislocate a shoulder? Any physical therapists around? [more inside]
I would like to buy an exercise bicycle for a friend who wants to cardio train, but has terrible knees. However, I know nothing of exercise bicycles. [more inside]
What are the effects of sleep deprivation? [more inside]