What is with these dark spots below my recently sprained ankle? [more inside]
Possible Hypochondriac-filter. I have an itch that keeps showing up in the exact same place; around the top of my left shoulder-blade. Normally I wouldn't worry about it at all and think "Oh it's just an itch" but the fact that it keeps coming back pretty much in the same spot on a fairly frequent basis (every few hours or so) makes me question if this is something I should be worried about?
Is it socially acceptable for girls to engage in oral sex with different guys she has only met at parties? I just recently had unprotected oral sex with a girl on the belief that she had only one partner before me and that I would be able to get a long-term relationship out of it. You know that was the first time I had any kind of sex and according to her I'm still a virgin since oral sex doesn't count as "real sex". [more inside]
How can I continue to bulk up when my supplement gives me flatulence from hell? [more inside]
Why aren't I losing weight? I'm doing everything right (aren't I?). Extensive explanation of weight-loss methods inside, so this is a doozy. [more inside]
Will a $6,000 bill from the ER completely cripple my credit score for the next ten (plus?) years if I don't pay it? [more inside]
BiofeedbackFilter: What can expect from Biofeedback in regards to a nervous disorder? [more inside]
Starting Optifast today (Medically supervised [yes, a real doctor] fast). Can anyone give me any tips on this huge endeavor? I think this might be the hardest thing I've ever set out to do... [more inside]
I hate doing the laundry...help me minimize the number of articles of clothing I have to wash, please!
Is there a way to effectively, efficiently, and economically wash your laundry that keeps piling up at the end of the week from daily workouts? [more inside]
How do I strengthen my arms to prepare for my fat ass being on crutches for several weeks? [more inside]
Is pink eye contagious if no symptoms are present? [more inside]
Help me find a sport that I could be good at. [more inside]
Help me find some relief. Injured my back years ago in a bicycle accident and the chronic pain is getting old. Long explanation inside. [more inside]
I had a weird experience with briefly losing consciousness last night. Should I be worried and/or do something about it? [more inside]
Okay, so this is gross. Bear with me. The pores on my face are huge, and as a youth I had troubles with acne--now mostly solved, thank goodness. But my nose continues to produce icky white gunk, visible down there in the pores, and I have no way to keep it from producing. It's gross when I can actually squeeze it out. Mind you, no pimples are forming; my pores are just clogged with white goo. Is there is a specific product I can use or some miracle process that will help combat this? Thanks!
Sometimes when I sneeze, my whole upper body hurts. Specifically my shoulders and, to a lesser degree, my elbows. It almost feels like I'm being punched. What gives? [more inside]
How many weight watchers points should I eat daily to maintain my weight, not loose any more? [more inside]
It feels like the cartilage behind my knee cap is slipping out of place. I don't have health insurance. How serious is this & what's the wisest response? [more inside]
What is the proper anatomical term for the top of your foot?
At what age should you start to have regular check ups with your GP? And what things do you get checked? [more inside]
I woke up today with a slightly sore eyelid, then during a hot shower, the area above my eye swelled to a point my eye is halfway shut. What's going on? [more inside]
I am a healthy 22 year old female living in New York City. I am about to be employed as a "casual" employee-- meaning no health insurance. Any ideas about how I can find affordable health insurance (preferably $200/month or under)? Everything I can find through google doesn't cover New York. [more inside]
What's minimal but sufficient equipment for a home gym? [more inside]
looking for low cost/free mental health services in los angeles. [more inside]
Is tea good for you or not? [more inside]
Switching health insurance - any way to get a prorated reimbusment? [more inside]
Help my wife with her impossible standards. [more inside]
Can anyone offer advice for going back to the gym after a back injury and six months of downtime? [more inside]
I was on Effexor for about a year to treat my depression, during which time (for the first time in 7+ years) my weight training came screeching to an abrupt halt. (My energy level just wasn't there anymore, nor was I able to focus enough to be able to have a satisfying workout.) [more inside]
How do I expose my 2 1/2 year old son to people who have handicaps, or chronic illnesses like CP or MS? [more inside]
One cigarette shortens life expectancy by about 11 minutes. How much time do the following take off: One drink over the recommended limit? One burger for which the calories are not burned off? Preferred units: assume a drink to be one UK unit of alcohol: 10ml or 8g pure alcohol. Assume a burger to be one Big Mac: 540 kcal. [more inside]
Help me and my boyfriend find a/multiple doctors in Cambridge, MA. Difficulty: BCBS HMO Blue plan. [more inside]
My mom went to visit my 96 year old grandmother in the nursing home today and found her slumped over in the wheelchair, drooling, clammy and unresponsive. The nursing staff said this had happened before (we were not informed then). They didn't think she had stroke, only possibly that her blood pressure had dropped. However, it was within normal limits when they got her back into bed. She was able to say "no", when asked if she was in pain. The only medication she is on is aricept. Aside from her age, what would cause her to lose conciousness like this?
I just rented workspace/artspace which is directly downwind of the huge coal-fired power plant. (Didn't realize it until after I signed the lease). Short of moving, what steps can I take to minimize the negative health effects of the situation.
My watercooler at work has a hot water feature which I would like to take advantage of. What are the best healthy substantial "meals" that require me only to add hot water? (Relevant info: At a cafe I used to frequent, there were packets of Bear Naked blueberry oatmeal that were outstanding. Now, Bear Naked's site doesn't list this as one of their products. Does this product still exist? I don't like Quaker Oats.)
What's the best way to lower my resting heart rate? I'm slightly overweight, and exersice just a few times a week. I've read a ton of literature that says a lower heart rate leads to a longer life. Any tips? Exercises that'll help? [more inside]
How do I find and evaluate assisted living, retirement communities, and nursing homes from afar? My father wants my help in researching retirement options for him, and he wants to retire to an area where neither of us currently lives. Google is a bit overwhelming and feels predatory on this topic, and I'm just not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
I am looking for an e-mail mailing list in which weight loss is discussed. However, I'm looking for one with a very specific sort of attitude. [more inside]
Are mosquito lamps effective and do they pose any health risks to pregnant humans ? [more inside]
My question has two parts: -What are some reliable resources that would allow me to form an intelligent opinion about the possible health-risks of wifi exposure - specifically for a pregnant woman surfing the 'net wirelessly from a laptop for a few hours a day. -Where is the built-in wifi antenna on a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop? (If it's in the screen vs. the keyboard area, then at least it's a few inches further from the womb-area - but again, I have no idea if that even matters). [more inside]
Slight numbness in left pinky, and a lot of difficulty (and slight pain when) curling the pinky; stiff neck on left side, sore left arm. Is this a pinched ulnar nerve or something more serious? [more inside]
my health club is a health risk. what should I do? [more inside]
I keep having seemingly random pain in my legs/arms. Yes, I already went to the doctor. [more inside]
Will eating foods heavy in potassium help after consuming too much salty food? [more inside]
I think that marijuana may be giving me headaches, but I'm really not sure. [more inside]
Do (male) pilots ever experience unintended erections while experiencing high G loads on their body? [more inside]
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
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]
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?
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]