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Concerns for living in the Arctic Circle - Advice Needed!

I need advice about the possibility living in Northern Alaska, Kotzebue/Nome/north of the 65th parallel. I have about a million logistical questions, a little disorganized, including questions about mental health problems, medications, getting specialist care. If you needed medical care on a regular basis several hundred miles away, how did you arrange that? Lots of other questions about living in the arctic! Help! [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Jan 3, 2013 - 12 answers

The New Name That Blog!

I need help figuring out a name for my brand new personal blog. Snowflakey details to follow. [more inside]
posted by ronofthedead on Nov 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Botox injections and neutropenia

Are there risks in having botox injections for a neutropenia sufferer? A relation of mine is determined to have botox injections to get rid of wrinkles, however, they suffer badly from cyclic neutropenia which means that their immune system is often weak and have white blood cell issues and consequently they get infections frequently. I am aware that botox is botulinum toxin and I have kept trying to persuade her to see her doctor before having botox injections, to check whether they are safe for her in light of neutropenia. She is desperate to go ahead with this and it is hard to persuade her to get medical advice on this. From a layman's perspective, I am concerned that this may be dangerous for her. Does anybody with medical knowledge, perhaps haematology, know if this botox is safe for neutropenia sufferers? Many thanks!
posted by conrad101 on Jul 20, 2012 - 1 answer

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK.

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on May 17, 2012 - 7 answers

How to get an infant to sleep on his back?

First-time parents looking for resources to get 4-month infant to sleep on his back. We've already consulted our pediatrician and family, and searched online... would appreciate any more help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 - 35 answers

Is there such a thing as a health insurance purchasing adviser?

Is there such a thing as a health insurance purchasing adviser? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Sep 7, 2010 - 6 answers

I just found out my foot pain is being caused by bunions. Now what?

I just found out my foot pain is being caused by bunions. Now what? [more inside]
posted by picapica on Jun 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Has anyone ever truly lost weight and kept it off?

What kind of hope is there for the average person to lose weight and keep it off when someone like Oprah who has personal trainers and personal nutritionists and personal chefs and personal minders and more money than God can't manage to do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2008 - 74 answers

Pet vet on the 'net yet?

For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Oct 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Medical suggestions for accident victim in India?

Earlier this week I witnessed a pedestrian/car accident while traveling in Calcutta, India. A boy was pinned between two vehicles and his leg is badly injured. [warning] Here is a photo of his leg a few days later. His care is deficient as best and I am looking for advice and suggestions. Inside is an excerpt from my blog where you can find the full story, including known medications administered. [more inside]
posted by maya on Aug 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Great Doc for A Woman at Kaiser in L.A.?

Can anyone recommend a good, woman-friendly physician or nurse practitioner at Kaiser-Permanente's Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles facility? [more inside]
posted by Scram on May 28, 2006 - 6 answers

This is a question about protein and diet.

This is a question about protein and diet. [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Aug 17, 2005 - 16 answers

Feline follow-up

Pets pets and more pets: http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/4681">Sorta tangental followup from about a year ago- re: feline urinary tract blockage. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Jan 6, 2005 - 9 answers

First-hand accounts requested for fibroid tumors

Fibroid tumours. I just went for a kidney scan, and while I was there the doctor told me he saw I have a fibroid tumour and need to have it checked out by a gynecologist. I have an appointment for a week from today, but in the meantime, if any of the ladies of metafilter have experience with this kind of tumour, it would be really comforting to me to get some first-hand accounts. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by hazyjane on Nov 19, 2004 - 8 answers

Swallowing Pills

PillsFilter. You'd think that a woman my age could swallow pills, but you'd be wrong. As I chewed several children's Tylenols this morning, I told myself that there had to be a way to master this skill. I should add that the problem is not the size of the pill, but the actual swallowing-without-chewing bit--even with teensy-tiny pills, my throat closes up. Any suggestions, before I manage to contract some deadly illness that requires the daily ingestion of an entire pharmacy?
posted by thomas j wise on Nov 16, 2004 - 33 answers

Creating a working regimen and sticking to it.

Looking to get in shape… absolutely no idea where to start. [mi] [more inside]
posted by mhaw on Aug 2, 2004 - 16 answers

Whole Foods

Inspired by the responses in the HFCS thread, what are your suggestions on eating more "whole" foods? (see more inside) [more inside]
posted by evening on Mar 26, 2004 - 11 answers

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