My left pinkie finger has been asleep for ~4 months. Should I be worried? [more inside]
Where do I find a good gynecologist in the Baltimore area that's covered by my insurance? There aren't any rating websites, are there? That would be weird, but cool. There is [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, woman-friendly physician or nurse practitioner at Kaiser-Permanente's Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles facility? [more inside]
Can you Help a Big Fat guy find his Ideal weight? I am 6'9" (205 cm) and none of the charts go that high. [more inside]
my ex gf who has bipolar recently packed up her things and left the state of Florida WITHOUT TELLING ME. She was apparently manic depressed etc and cut her hair. After two weeks I found out she eventually made it home with her parents. I supported emotionally and financially and boy was it crazy. And then my mom passed away and my ex wont even acknowledge the passing only to tell me that everything is my fault i ruined everything etc. She hates me for whatever reason and will not have contact. Are her actions ever forgivable if she ever calls me. Having no contact has been good because i need to figure out if i want to be a caretaker for the rest of my life....Any advice?
Does exercise reduce your ability to recover from surgery? [more inside]
Can this contact lens klutz re-use a lens? [more inside]
I need your help. I'm a licensed acupuncturist and a herbalist. I have been involved in many out reach programs in the past. My goal was to reach out to as many immigrant groups with no to low health insurance coverage and educating them of available resources. The unique experience came working with the Korean community in New York City. This group tends to have such a high stomach cancer rate and about 70% of the patient population I came in contact with tested positive for H. pylori. The standard of treatment for H. pylori is course of antibiotic drugs. I don't know if you guys are aware but if you don't have health insurance to cover for these meds, it cost about $300 out of pocket expense. So, my thing is this - I wanted to set up a research program using simple herbs that are readily available and in low cost. I know nothing about setting up a research program. What do I need to do and who do I need to talk to? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
I just ran barefoot on a hot street for a few minutes and my feet came back red and promising terrible blisterage. What can I do to speed up the healing process and/or soothe the burn while the healing is going on?
What have been your experiences with the effect of changes in diet and nutrition on depression? [more inside]
Fitnessfilter: I keep putting on (muscle) weight while exercising. I want to stop this. [more inside]
Erm, I just ate raw swordfish. I mean, it was microwaved for a couple minutes. But mostly-- ceviche. Am I gonna die? [more inside]
What happened to Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw? [more inside]
Can I eat this? [more inside]
How do you get yourself to stick with routines that will improve your life? I'm trying to get myself to stick with simple & easy routines surrounding issues like my finances, my health, and my work, but have trouble being consistent. [more inside]
How can I successfully transition out of being a pothead? [more inside]
Should I try to bill my asthma medicationto my insurance company, or will they fire me for a prexisting condition?...
Hi. I recently (about six months ago) switched health insurance providers. I filled out the application form honestly, except for one thing: I forgot to note that I'd received a prescription two years ago for an albuterol inhaler (which is an inexpensive inhaler used to relieve asthma attacks while they're occuring.) [more inside]
Why does hydrogen peroxide on a cut start to foam and bubble? [more inside]
Has anyone ever had micropigmentation treatment on bodily scars? [more inside]
What would you put in a small home gym? [more inside]
My partner suffered a collapse yesterday, perhaps someone can enlighten us as to what she experienced. [more inside]
Is it unhealthy to ingest/breath laser printer toner? Just wondering how much could affect someone's health. [more inside]
Should I be worried about my breasts? [more inside]
How loud are the passenger cabins of commercial airplanes? [more inside]
My fingernails are thin and break really easily - is there something I'm missing in my diet, or something I can take to make them thicker and stronger? [more inside]
I have a large cyst on one of my ovaries but I have to wait until the beginning of the week to find out if I have to have surgery and the waiting is killing me! I am wondering if some of you could throw some educated guesses my way on what I may be in for? [more inside]
I'm 25 and going bald. Should I get a hair transplant? [more inside]
Why does my heart rate vary drastically day-to-day during cardio? 120 one day then 160 the next under same conditions. [more inside]
If someone has a chronic health condition, and accepts a job at a small U.S. company, how likely is it that health insurance premiums will go up for employees at that company?
We've seen adverts extolling the virtues of probiotics for years, now. On the TV a few minutes ago I was informed that Weetaflakes contain prebiotics. What's the difference? Should I care?
Does adding garlic pills regularly to one's intake really help or is this just another fad without merit? [more inside]
How often should a guy wash his hair? [more inside]
How do I get the potency of my sperm tested? [more inside]
Why is it that when drinking pop, I keep wanting more? Why doesn't it satisfy me like drinking a glass of water would when I want water? Is it a quality of carbonated sugary beverages, or am I just in love with the taste of it? [more inside]
Drinking Question: Recently was told to cut out carbonation and juices because of a stomach problem, but the gastroentestinologist said alcohol is still OK. So what's the best mixed drink you can think of with no bubbles or acidic juices?
Seeking a new internist, family doctor, and wonder what Board Certified means as relevant to credentials [more inside]
Please help heal holes in my face. [more inside]
I am wondering if there are any resources that can draw a connection of any kind between low blood sugar and poor thyroid function, and thus fatigue? [more inside]
Why do they not recommend that concussed people drink alcohol? [more inside]
Ever since college I have been working to lose a fairly significant amount of weight (> 75 lbs). I'm looking for suggestions as to how I can make *this* time be the *last* time I ever have to try. [more inside]
How can I best help some sick birds in a pet shop? [more inside]
Help me with just an inch, maybe two. [more inside]
Training / running in smog - should I even run? [more inside]
What types of food promote good health, and what are the supposed health benefits of consuming such foods/beverages? [more inside]
I am trying to put together a playlist of songs about doctors and hospitals. Not metaphoric "Love Doctor"- type songs, but more along the lines of The Replacements' "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out." [more inside]
MedicarePart-D:North Carolina Plans--any suggestions? [more inside]
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]
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?
What should I do, in the way of homework, before elective surgery? [more inside]
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]