What's this thing sticking out of my dog? [more inside]
MentalHealthFilter: To try and sum up a fairly long and complicated issue: My brother, 23, is diagnosed as bipolar. It's been an uphill battle ever since he was admitted to the psych hospital at 11/12 years old. Although his diagnosis and medications have switched many times, nothing seems to work. [more inside]
I got a pimple on my penis. Is it normal? [more inside]
Fish Oil Filter: I know fish oil is supposed to be good for you, but exactly *how* good for you is it? [more inside]
Are there any websites where consumers review and rate health clubs in the U.S.? [more inside]
This 8 years old kid came from Madrid, Spain to New York where he was treated for a serious cardiac problem at Mount Sinai. He had surgery and is recovering well. He will leave the ICU soon and a group of friends from Madrid wanted to send him some kind of present to cheer him up.
I don't actually know the kid. But a friend of mine is part of said "group of friends" and they asked me to figure out what can be done.
Hire a magician? send him a bunch of toys? books? a stripper? all of the above?
I suppose the stripper would be a bad idea, what with blood pressure and all that. But I'm sure there are plenty of "special surprises" and original ideas for his age group and health condition.
Oh, and he speaks both english and spanish, so language shouldn't be an issue.
I moved to London two years ago, and feel as though I've had a low-level infection since, with a few bad bouts of illness. What can I do to boost my immunity? [more inside]
Every once in a while I get a very sharp pain in my bum-hole that seems to be related to a:) Gas or b:) BM (Bowel Movemement). Once it was so bad I thought I was going to pass out from the pain... until the BM happened. The pain feels as if I would be clenching my bum-hole as tight as I could beyond normal pressure and is usually relieved after a BM. Sometimes this pain comes after sexual intercourse (NO, I am not sticking things up my bum-hole, not that there is a problem with that sort of thing) which leads me to believe it has something to do with the tightening of the sphincter muscle?
I have heard that there are ways to relieve this pain in the ass, but how? Any relief tips or suggestions?
With my holiday and time off from work this summer, I’d like to utilise this time to whip myself into a good health regime. I’m not looking for a crash diet, or to lose weight before a certain point in time, just a method to get myself disciplined. Exercise-wise, I’m looking to tone my chest and stomach (flabby & lumpy) and arms as well as strengthening my back. Quitting smoking isn’t a problem as my habit is primarily work-related. [more inside]
Is it possible that taking 10mg of Ritalin a day could cause my tendons/ligaments to tighten up and be sore? I am noticing a correlation between starting taking it again and tendon pain in my wrists and ankles (achilles) and the top of my foot
Ok, here's the situation. Ever since puberty, during sexual activity, I've only ever experienced pleasure from one testicle. I have both testicles, but only my left one seems to function. Whether it be stroking/rubbing during foreplay, or upon ejaculation, all the pleasure seems to emanate from leftie. [more inside]
For those who have experience with depersonalization disorder, what ways have you succesfully dealt with the disconnection and "un"reality that exists as part of this disorder? [more inside]
What can I have for breakfast? [more inside]
I'm thoroughly baffled about how I should eat. [more inside]
I was curious to know if it was possible to leave off of just sugar and multi-vitamins?
How do I maintain communication while dealing with HMO? [more inside]
Where do you go for medical care when you have no health insurance? [more inside]
Who's responsible for the area around a dumpster? [more inside]
I'm looking for a gym, health club, or obstacle course in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that has a rope climb. [more inside]
After getting a diagnosis of glaucoma (after being suspect for two years), the information I'm finding online is varying from "you're definitely going to go blind" to "it's nothing at all to worry about". I suspect the real answer is somewhere in between. [more inside]
What are the most amazing low-fat slow-cooker recipes in the world? [more inside]
Getting Affordable California Insurance with a Pre-Existing Condition? [more inside]
The skin on my fingers is peeling off! Why? What'll stop it? [more inside]
Turn an elephant into a cat, or a monkey, or a ferret. You get the idea. How do I become better, faster, more dextrous? [more inside]
Partying like a rockstar lately! Will my body rot off and die? How do I stay in good health? [more inside]
Help me find a travel medicine clinic in Manhattan. [more inside]
Longtime reader, first time poster. Help resolve an exercise set of questions. I can only workout at night, will my heightened metabolism from the workout be completely negated by sleep? Is there a workout routine that is designed for a woman like me with an oddball schedule, needing to lose alot of my pear shape and staring at type 2 diabetes? [more inside]
What is healthiatry? [more inside]
Health insurance targeted toward small business owners and their employees? [more inside]
What are some secrets of the human body? [more inside]
Where should I go on vacation? [more inside]
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.
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]
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.)
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]