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Two doctors down, don't want another. Why do my legs hurt?

I keep having seemingly random pain in my legs/arms. Yes, I already went to the doctor. [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Feb 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Will postassium help after excess salt consumption?

Will eating foods heavy in potassium help after consuming too much salty food? [more inside]
posted by Melsky on Feb 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Mean green

I think that marijuana may be giving me headaches, but I'm really not sure. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2007 - 28 answers

Unintentional erection during high G loads?

Do (male) pilots ever experience unintended erections while experiencing high G loads on their body? [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer on Jan 31, 2007 - 16 answers

Numb toe

The tip of my left big toe* sometimes gets numb, down to the point about half-way down the nail, all around the toe. I can't see any cause for this. It's not injured or gangrenous. "What's up with that?" * someone else's left big toe
posted by Arcaz Ino on Jan 29, 2007 - 15 answers

water + body = ?????

Beyond the idea that "Water is essential to carry out processes in the human body," I do not understand the more complicated health relationship between water and our bodies. [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Jan 28, 2007 - 25 answers

Tricks for a Dietary Transition?

My wife has a condition that may be helped by cutting dairy foods and wheat from her diet. Can anyone advise us on how to make the transition from a diet replete with dairy and wheat to one devoid of these foods? How will our bodies react? What about our psyches? Can anyone recommend recipes or better yet, cook books?
posted by partner on Jan 26, 2007 - 29 answers

Is crooked vaginal piping a problem?

GirlFilter: I am crooked... inside. Travelers to my vagina would find themselves taking an abrupt right turn 2 or 3 inches in. Is this normal? Do I have to marry a crooked man? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2007 - 28 answers

Dog with mysterious pain -- what should I expect?

Dog in sudden, mysterious pain. Going to see the vet as soon as possible, but want to be as prepared as I can be. [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jan 25, 2007 - 13 answers

Health insurance and taxes

How do I "incorporate under my business" for the purpose of deducting health care costs from my income as a self-employed person? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 24, 2007 - 7 answers

"Are you experienced" -- as a vaporizer user?

To those in the know, please recommend a high-quality, efficient and reliable, solid and durable vaporizer. [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Jan 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Looking for a last ditch plan for getting rid of these warts - before I make the doctor's appointment...

Looking for a last ditch plan for getting rid of these warts - before I make the doctor's appointment... [more inside]
posted by bradn on Jan 22, 2007 - 26 answers

OUCH Why do these pain meds hurt my stomach 31 hours later??

Ouch! Why does this medication hurt my stomach a day after I've taken it for the last time? Please explain before I have an ulcer or an alien growing inside me or something... [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Jan 18, 2007 - 14 answers

Thanks, but we won't be needing your services.

What can communities do to thwart the actions of the DEA? [more inside]
posted by mullingitover on Jan 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Can an American get cheap dental care in Canada?

Can an American get cheap dental work done in Canada? [more inside]
posted by bajema on Jan 17, 2007 - 8 answers

fresh air from the flue

I try to protect my health inside my abode by allowing access to outside air at all times, even in extreme temperatures. When my fireplace is not in use, I keep the flue open anyway, for that purpose. My question is: If the fireplace *is* in use, will the open flu serve the same purpose, or do I need to open a window as well?
posted by theskillspool on Jan 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Is it safe to live directly underneath a large number of radio and/or cell towers?

Is it safe to live directly underneath a large number of radio and/or cell towers? [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Jan 8, 2007 - 21 answers

¡Margarina! ¡Mantequilla!

I like the taste of butter. I grew up with margarine as the "healthier" substitute, then switched to various spreads, then back. What provides the healthiest butter or butter analog? [more inside]
posted by Robert Angelo on Jan 7, 2007 - 32 answers

Dealing with the no-health-insurance lifestyle?

Have any tips for living (in the US) without health insurance? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Jan 7, 2007 - 25 answers

Is the way I use headphones bad for my ears?

I edit video at home. It can be a fairly noisy environment as I live in a busy part of L.A. so I often use headphones while I work. Nothing odd about that; however... [more inside]
posted by rocco on Jan 6, 2007 - 16 answers

eat like a college student, lose weight.

Help two college students drop some fat and eat healthier. [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Jan 6, 2007 - 42 answers

How can I not get sick from my flatmate being ill (again!)

How can I not get sick from my flatmate being ill (again!) [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean on Jan 4, 2007 - 19 answers

How do I tell my wife she's fat?

How do I tell my wife she's fat? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2007 - 64 answers

Building up my shoulder after a dislocation

How do I build up the muscle strength required to allow me to keep using my shoulder without surgery, after a dislocation? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Jan 4, 2007 - 14 answers

The Cold Hard Tooth, Ow!

Delayed cold sensitivity in teeth? Anyone know what this is? It's not quite a brain-freeze, not actually cold-sensitivity, it's exactly this: 45 minutes to an hour after I eat something frozen, I get a sharp ache deep inside in my upper gums/skull (about where the canine eminence lies). [more inside]
posted by kokogiak on Jan 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Health Career matrix

I would very much like to locate a list of most (if not all) careers in health and medicine that correlates the required level of education, years and study focus, as well as expected income levels.
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Jan 2, 2007 - 1 answer

How can an extremely obese and underconditioned man begin exercising?

Is walking at your normal walking rate, but increasing the distance you walk, sufficient enough to be considered exercise? Can anyone recommend exercises for people who are very underconditioned and extremely obese, but not in poor cardiac health? And, finally, is there a medical professional who is the equivalent of a gym's personal trainer? (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2007 - 38 answers

Help me get my life together

How do I fix myself on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by peewinkle on Dec 31, 2006 - 24 answers

Need term life insurance, need to get in shape

I need to buy term life insurance ASAP, but I'm out of shape. What's the smart thing to do? [more inside]
posted by tfmm on Dec 28, 2006 - 5 answers

Safe to eat leftovers left out for a while?

XMAS DINNER: Is it safe to eat these leftovers? [more inside]
posted by criticman on Dec 26, 2006 - 15 answers

What is the science behind Camel's new non-spit oral tobacco product?

How is it that Camel has achieved in marketing a non-spit oral tobacco product when typically, that type of product has to be spit? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on Dec 20, 2006 - 8 answers

Should I be worried about my grandmother?

My grandmother was acting very strange last night and now I’m worried. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Dec 19, 2006 - 21 answers

I hope I get a helmet for Christmas.

Are there any laws that pertain to how much time an employee is given to consider their insurance options? [more inside]
posted by wabashbdw on Dec 18, 2006 - 9 answers

Heal my acne cyst fast, please!

I poked at a painful blemish on my forehead and now I have a big lump. What's the best way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Dec 17, 2006 - 16 answers

How to help lovely other eat better?

How can I help my picky-eatin' partner to choose healthier foods? [more inside]
posted by emptyinside on Dec 15, 2006 - 12 answers

Do birds burp?

Do birds burp? [more inside]
posted by zembla3 on Dec 14, 2006 - 8 answers

Stop Gap Measures

[Dental Filter] So, my gums are doing an awful lot of bleeding. It will be at least four months before I can go to the dentist. What can I do about this in the mean time? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Dec 13, 2006 - 28 answers

How do I go from skinny to kinda buff?

How do I go from newly skinny to kinda buff? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Dec 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Under pressure

I think I have the flu. Should I stay in bed or run 5K?
posted by four panels on Dec 11, 2006 - 15 answers

When to lift weights in a weight-loss program

When to mix in weight training with a weight loss plan [more inside]
posted by ttrendel on Dec 9, 2006 - 15 answers

Plus, I can't giggle like a schoolgirl either

I think I may have seriously screwed up my voice. How do you know the difference between a temporary weird voice and long term damage? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Dec 7, 2006 - 10 answers

Hashimoto's disease

I've just been diagnosed as having hypothyroidism (probably Hashimoto's disease, though the secondary bloodwork that would confirm that isn't back yet). I'd like to hear stories/anecdotes about having hypothyroid problems &/or Hashimoto's, especially if you've tried alternative treatments (whether or not they've succeeded). Additionally, I'm looking for resources, online or off, that consider alternative treatments/dietary changes/etc as well as standard Western medical practices. [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Dec 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Find that book

Help me find that medical book dispensing advice for "living on the edge". [more inside]
posted by sherlockt on Dec 7, 2006 - 1 answer

Psych Counseling for uninsured?

I'm trying to help out a friend /wout health insurance who needs some psych counceling in NYC. I remember hearing about something attached to a college, where it was $25 or $50 an hour. Any info?
posted by andrewyakovlev on Dec 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Face gets splotchy red after being exposed to cold - suggestions?

[Cold Weather Filter]: Facial skin getting really splotchy red as New England is starting to get cold. Any suggestions or remedies? [more inside]
posted by MaverickX on Dec 5, 2006 - 10 answers

What's the difference between green snot and yellow snot?

What's the difference between green snot and yellow snot? [more inside]
posted by winston on Dec 4, 2006 - 20 answers

Enlighten me about dairy, I don't want to be ignorant about my consumption!

What's the deal with dairy? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Dec 3, 2006 - 31 answers

I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for?

I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 3, 2006 - 25 answers

Can I skip the apple a day and take Selenium instead?

I'm not looking for quack cures. I know there are no easy fixes. I hate to waste money. But I'd like to find a trusted website or source for recommending vitamins and supplements. [more inside]
posted by saffry on Dec 2, 2006 - 8 answers

I need a ticket out of twitchy-town

Can an eye twitch move to your jaw? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Dec 2, 2006 - 6 answers

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