Where can I find some good research literature on the effectiveness of corporal punishment as a means to discipline children? [more inside]
Grandmother in a nursing home. Elderly grandfather caring for her and denying help from others. Grandma not getting the care she needs. What can we do? [more inside]
Does there exist anywhere a database of medical procedure price lists to facilitate comparison shopping / competition? One of my local clinics offers a price list
on their website, albeit incomplete. I was wondering if anyone had taken the time to pull together a number of these. If not, someone should....perhaps a job for Google.
I'm moving my 14 year old cat to my new apartment this weekend. How can I make this transition go as smoothly as possible? [more inside]
I have to put my mother into a care facility (and wow, they're expensive!). How do I thoroughly check out whether or not one will be good for her before allowing my mother anywhere near the place? I live about 2 hours away and plan to check it out but want to do as much legwork as I can beforehand. Thanks for the help.
I have catastrophic health insurance for the catastrophes. But until I reach that $3000 deductible, I'd really like to pay less than I currently am for checkups and other simple doctors visits.
For example, I recently went in for an ear infection. My doctor took a look and prescribed an antibiotic. It took 10m and I got a bill for $200. I'm not here to complain about how expensive health care is -- that's pretty well established and has been done plenty already -- but what are my more affordable alternatives? [more inside]
Help me put together a care package for my overworked husband. [more inside]
My skin's celebrating its birthday this week! [more inside]
How anyone (or anyone you know) benefited in one respect or another from the provisions in the new U.S. health care bill? I'm not asking this in Fox News-ish way, I am actually curious. [more inside]
My 83-year-old mom is thinking of moving to BC to be near me, which I would love. She's a US citizen. (I'm a US citizen, too, but I'm a Permanent Resident of Canada) Does anyone know how my mother would deal with issues such as insurance and health care? I don't think she'll ever be eligible for health care in Canada, so she would have to have something to fall back on if/when she needs health care.
Are employees of nursing homes and group homes (nurses, management, counselors) protected under the realm of workplace harassment laws when the harassment is from the family members of the residents? [more inside]
What resources are available (specifically in the state of Iowa) to assist elderly/disabled persons who require full-time care but lack the funds to be able to afford this on their own? [more inside]
Are the salon hair care products sold online and at drug and grocery stores the same products that are sold in salons? Has anyone checked this out in a lab? [more inside]
My cat keeps returning his breakfast/lunch/dinner/fourthmeal to sender on a quite regular basis. He's now 8--based on the birthdate on the intake form filled out by the person who gave him to the shelter--and we've had him for over 6 years. Is it normal for him to do this? [more inside]
How do I trim up an obese dog who has trouble standing up due to weight/muscle atrophy? [more inside]
Symptoms seem to match Cushing's Disease, doctors just don't believe it. Help? [more inside]
My still young-ish mother is having some health issues. I'm far away, but want to help and be supportive. What can you recommend? [more inside]
I've got naturally curly/wavy very fine, long, color-treated hair, and I know neither what to wash it with nor what to style it with. [more inside]
How can I avoid tortugas rellenas? Which lights does a Box turtle/tortise need, and for how long? Yes, I know turtles and tortises are different but I don't know which one this creature is! [more inside]
Has the American health care nonsystem made Americans more neurotic about their health? [more inside]
Why isn't the new U.S. health care program a good thing? I am apolitical and a registered Independent, so I'm not looking for a two-party flame war, but having just read the list of things that health care will provide, the only possibly "bad" thing I see is that some people will be forced to buy insurance or pay a fine. But otherwise, these seem to be good measures. I'm not very savvy when it comes to current events, so what am I missing? Why are some people so angry?
Nonagenarian-and-kitty-filter: Would a deaf kitty be an OK match for an older lady with possibly-limited mobility? I can imagine problems, but am not sure how serious they are. [more inside]
My ex wife has asked that we re-define our child care financial situation. [more inside]
What kind of preparations can I make for the post operative effects of circumcision? [more inside]
What are the things I simply must do
now that I am the primary caregiver of a 90 year old woman? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any Chicago dentists that are part of the Delta Dental network and accept Care Credit?
I have not been to the dentist in a long time. My teeth have been hurting for a week and I know I need to see a dentist (probably have an abcessed tooth). I have medical insurance but no dental. My fiancee an I are in the process of buying a condo; this couldn't have come at a worse time (still, my fault, i know). [more inside]
How long will a homemade sugar and olive or grapeseed oil scrub last in a sealed container? [more inside]
I am stuck in the middle of a mess with a family trust. [more inside]
I'm about to purchase private health insurance in the US. How, if at all, should the impending health care reform legislation affect my decision-making process? [more inside]
Will Apple Care if I'm using Linux? [more inside]
How do I properly take care of my new lefse grill? [more inside]
Looking for info on taking care of and raising two preemie twin boys. [more inside]
How do I take care of sterling silver jewelry? [more inside]
What are some good nursing home/hospital hacks? [more inside]
My cat is used to getting a lot of attention, but is now left home alone for most of the day. How can I ensure she doesn't feel too lonely? [more inside]
How do I clean body/hair product residue buildup from a leather sofa? [more inside]
How do I best care for a cat with diabetes? [more inside]
Ball-Python-Care-Filter: How do we best care for our ball python during the cold cold winter? [more inside]
Had a beautiful baby girl a few months ago.
Previous baby due to excellent insurance cost exactly $0. This baby, with crappy Aetna insurance close to $4k. This is after deductible, and using a doctor that was non-preferred (which we paid more for) I am still puzzled how I ended up getting charged this much.
Anyway I got to thinking. Why is my out of pocket cost $4k for a birth with no complications? Why is the total cost for this birth $17 - $18k? [more inside]
Holy Crap! I burned a tattoo! [more inside]
I'm fairly new to the mountain bike game and unfortunately I am having to park my mountain bike for three months whilst I work away. Security is not an issue but in general what maintenance and precautions do I need to take, if any, before it goes away?
FYI: I have a 2008 Kona Cinder Cone (linky
) and the bike is currently in a reasonably clean state (but not spotless).
Solved. I have been given a diagnosis of avascular necrosis
. My general practitioner relayed these results to me after she saw my MRI results. On Friday I meet with an orthopedic surgeon. Please help me prepare. [more inside]
What is your favorite professional skin care line? [more inside]
California: anyone know what government entity reimburses the elderly for home care? Is it local, state, or federal program? Or perhaps a charity?? [more inside]
What sorts of jobs exist in Miami (or Florida) for people who work with adult foster care for clients with developmental disabilities? [more inside]
We just got new cockatiels and we need all the help and advice we can get. [more inside]
Just got a sweet new car. Now I'm looking for car care products, tips, and suggestions. [more inside]
What do people do when they have kids and both parents work? Bonus points if you have answers specific to Concord, NH! [more inside]
What kind of lawn mold do I have? [more inside]
Help me find some other items to send in a care package to Iraq? [more inside]