How do I cheer up my SO? He just found out that his dad is in hospital following a hemmorhage. [more inside]
Why is it I seem to get head colds so easily? [more inside]
Is there a link between deli-style pickles and grapefruits that both cause a baby's face to have a skin allergy? Do they share any traits or ingredients that would have that reaction? Are their juices too acidic/basic?
Is there a word to describe a person who repeatedly becomes convinced that someone else is sick with various obscure ailments, based on flimsy or imagined evidence? [more inside]
My friend has a weird reaction to coffee. What's happening? [more inside]
What's it like being morbidly obese? [more inside]
SportsNutritionFilter: Help me find a good protein and a good meal-replacement powder. [more inside]
Why is my anus suddenly itching relentlessly? [more inside]
Are girls who eat salad and watch every calorie worth it? [more inside]
How can I ensure that I don't puke (or get nauseous) when I start working out with a trainer? [more inside]
Help me learn more about nutrition and eating for wellness and energy. I'm looking for recommendations for resources -- books especially - I can make use of along the path to healthy eatin'. [more inside]
I'm beginning to lift weights for the first time in my life. Help! [more inside]
Question for New Yorkers. I was thinking about switching from Oxford health insurance plan to the mid-level HIP plan. I can save a bundle. Is HIP just terrible though? Anyone have any thoughts, seen any rankings?
I am in pretty decent shape (nothing amazing, but 5' 7" and 138 pounds which is normal) but find that I can't do much of ANY running without feeling horribly, horribly nauseated within minutes of finishing. I can lift and do pushups, squats, etc., but running is basically out of the question. Sometimes it's so bad I have to stop even though it's rarely more than 10 minutes. Since I'm not unhealthy or overweight, I'm pretty concerned about this. Why does running, in particular, make me feel so awful? Does this happen to anyone else? Should I be trying to push through it?
Please help me find affordable individual health insurance as a recent college graduate who is unemployed.
I need affordable individual health insurance not merely a discount health plan - where do I get it? [more inside]
Truth or myth: distinct breeds of hydro deliver markedly different highs. [more inside]
Our doctor is dropping all insurance and Medicare participation but isn’t telling his patients until they show up at his office, or if they just happen to read his web site. Should we do anything about it? [more inside]
How best to shower with a bloodied up face? [more inside]
When should I resume my active birth control pills? [more inside]
Russian kettlebell training: great exercise for shedding fat and building muscle, or another fitness fad? [more inside]
NYC Filter: Gym recommendations? [more inside]
Can stress 'cause' weight gain? [more inside]
How do the weight-loss companies choose their before & after spokespersons/guinea pigs for their diet product testimonials? [more inside]
Swollen knee, any ideas? [more inside]
Heart rates and exercise safety [more inside]
How can I stop my concerns about declining health? [more inside]
How do I stop my husband from getting sick every time I'm sick? Whenever I come down with a cold, headache, whatever, he also CLAIMS to get the same thing...often the same day, no later than the 2nd day. [more inside]
i have everything i've ever wanted. why am i not happy? [more inside]
"When you hit your 30s and 40s, your metabolism slows, resulting in weight gain." What does this mean, in raw biological terms? Is it rational to aim for a sub 10% bodyfat level after 40, assuming we're not marathon runners? [more inside]
After a long battle with mysterious chronic health symptoms, I'd like a "medical detective" to help me get to the bottom of what might be ailing me. But, what kind of doctor do I need? (If you are squeamish, move along...nothing to see here.) [more inside]
Our feisty little cat has snapped a canine. What should we do? [more inside]
I'm interested in reducing dairy, wheat and sugar from my diet. Any tips on how to do it without losing weight? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good chinese herbalist or an acupuncturist in NYC? Thanks.
Are there real, decent options for getting group insurance other than from an employer? I'm mostly thinking about unions, associations, professional organizations, etc. [more inside]
Health Insurance question: My father is in his upper 50's and his wife is in her early 50's. They don't have health insurance, but they do have a "health cost sharing plan." I think it's hooey. But they think it's great. I'm worried they are going to get sick and be in alot of trouble without some real health insurance. [more inside]
Why do I always burp or feel like I have to burp when I go running? This happens even if it has been several hours since I last ate. It doesn't happen every single time, but probably 80% of the time. I like running, its just gross getting a taste of that yogurt you ate 2 hours ago when its 100 degrees outside. Anyone have similar problems? Anything you can do to solve this?
Need to find a reasonable (i.e. don't have health insurance) drop in clinic to treat a severe sprained ankle in NYC. [more inside]
What is the safest artificial sweetner to overdose on? [more inside]
A test by the Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed Coliform bacteria is present in well water. The sample does not contain E. coli, which would be indicative of fecal contamination. How does one go about determining the source of this contamination, and what remedial action should be taken?
Please help a small business owner find an insurance plan that covers maternity and isn't 700 a month. What have you used? [more inside]
What relevance could my son's fingers and thumbs - and his mum's fingers and thumbs - have to diagnosing a stomach disorder? [more inside]
Why in the world would they schedule an abdominal CT on my 21-week pregnant daughter? [more inside]
I woke up one morning, one eye at a time, with a view of my girlfriend's face. Through one eye, she looked a bit rosy in her cheeks and on her ear, a healthy-looking woman. Switching to the other eye, her skin was pale, and the blush was gone. Surprised, I propped myself up and looked at a red pillow next to my bed: one eye bright red, and through the other a washed out ruddy colour. My eyes seem fine now, but is that all in my head? What happened to my eyes that morning?
Why do I get the dry heaves when I get hungry? I used to never had a problem getting hungry...if I couldn't eat for a little while. In the last couple of years I have an almost instantaneous reaction when I get hungry. All of a sudden I go into the dry heaves. I have to desperately search for something to eat or eat a Tums. It's rather annoying, not to mention uncomfortable. Other than that I don't have any symptoms. Does anyone have experience with this. Ideas? [more inside]
Occasionally, when standing up too quickly, or just for the helluvit my senses get overwhelmed with what I can only call brain static. What the hell, neurology? [more inside]
How can I continue to drink beer and yet stay thin? [more inside]
What's a fairly tasty, "healthy" alcoholic cocktail you can order at a bar? I'm interested in something without the high fructose corn syrup of "well juices" or filled with cream, but with <= 20% alcoholic content and cheap?
I often seem to confuse what other people want or think for what I want or think. I'm fearful this has led to me making a number of decisions I'll ultimately be unhappy with, and may make more in the future. I'm also afraid I'll hurt others as well. [more inside]
Every time I get sick (common cold), I get an itch on my back that persists. It's annoying, but as soon as I get better, it goes away. Anyone have any ideas as to what causes it, or am I just a medical anomaly? [more inside]
Did/do people in Asia drink soy milk? [more inside]