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The eye has it

Can this contact lens klutz re-use a lens? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on May 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Need help in setting up a research project

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.
posted by haesung on May 25, 2006 - 11 answers

How do I rapidly heal my blistered/burnt feet?

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?
posted by sdis on May 24, 2006 - 16 answers

Are you really what you eat?

What have been your experiences with the effect of changes in diet and nutrition on depression? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on May 24, 2006 - 31 answers

Help me tweak my exercise routine so I lose weight

Fitnessfilter: I keep putting on (muscle) weight while exercising. I want to stop this. [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on May 24, 2006 - 26 answers

Swordfish = Worms!?

Erm, I just ate raw swordfish. I mean, it was microwaved for a couple minutes. But mostly-- ceviche. Am I gonna die? [more inside]
posted by greggish on May 22, 2006 - 11 answers

What happened to Pearson and Shaw?

What happened to Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw? [more inside]
posted by mad_little_monkey on May 22, 2006 - 6 answers

FrozenFoodFilter

Can I eat this? [more inside]
posted by lilboo on May 21, 2006 - 24 answers

How do I stick to things?

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]
posted by tastybrains on May 19, 2006 - 23 answers

How can I stop being a pothead?

How can I successfully transition out of being a pothead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2006 - 34 answers

Should I try to bill my asthma medicationto my insurance company, or will they fire me for a prexisting condition?...

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.) [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on May 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Hydrogen Peroxide --> Stinging foaming goodness

Why does hydrogen peroxide on a cut start to foam and bubble? [more inside]
posted by gregvr on May 15, 2006 - 13 answers

What's micropigmentation treatment for scars all about?

Has anyone ever had micropigmentation treatment on bodily scars? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on May 11, 2006 - 0 answers

Constucting a super efficient home gym..

What would you put in a small home gym? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on May 11, 2006 - 33 answers

My partner had a weird seizure type thing!

My partner suffered a collapse yesterday, perhaps someone can enlighten us as to what she experienced. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Is laser printer toner dangerous?

Is it unhealthy to ingest/breath laser printer toner? Just wondering how much could affect someone's health. [more inside]
posted by svdodge on May 5, 2006 - 7 answers

my breasts are growing!

Should I be worried about my breasts? [more inside]
posted by talitha_kumi on May 2, 2006 - 17 answers

How loud is the inside of an airplane?

How loud are the passenger cabins of commercial airplanes? [more inside]
posted by werty on Apr 26, 2006 - 10 answers

I'm sick of my paper nails!

My fingernails are thin and break really easily - is there something I'm missing in my diet, or something I can take to make them thicker and stronger? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Apr 24, 2006 - 18 answers

Advice on dealing with a large ovarian cyst

I have a large cyst on one of my ovaries but I have to wait until the beginning of the week to find out if I have to have surgery and the waiting is killing me! I am wondering if some of you could throw some educated guesses my way on what I may be in for? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Apr 22, 2006 - 37 answers

Should I get a hair transplant?

I'm 25 and going bald. Should I get a hair transplant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2006 - 59 answers

Why does my heart rate vary drastically day-to-day during cardio?

Why does my heart rate vary drastically day-to-day during cardio? 120 one day then 160 the next under same conditions. [more inside]
posted by wolfkult on Apr 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Chronic condition, health insurance, small company?

If someone has a chronic health condition, and accepts a job at a small U.S. company, how likely is it that health insurance premiums will go up for employees at that company?
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2006 - 6 answers

Probiotics vs Prebiotics

We've seen adverts extolling the virtues of probiotics for years, now. On the TV a few minutes ago I was informed that Weetaflakes contain prebiotics. What's the difference? Should I care?
posted by rhodri on Apr 17, 2006 - 5 answers

Does taking garlic pills really help one's health?

Does adding garlic pills regularly to one's intake really help or is this just another fad without merit? [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Apr 17, 2006 - 12 answers

How often should a guy wash his hair?

How often should a guy wash his hair? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Apr 14, 2006 - 39 answers

How do I get the potency of my sperm tested?

How do I get the potency of my sperm tested? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2006 - 10 answers

Why doesn't pop satisfy?

Why is it that when drinking pop, I keep wanting more? Why doesn't it satisfy me like drinking a glass of water would when I want water? Is it a quality of carbonated sugary beverages, or am I just in love with the taste of it? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Apr 12, 2006 - 27 answers

Alcoholics go to meetings...

Drinking Question: Recently was told to cut out carbonation and juices because of a stomach problem, but the gastroentestinologist said alcohol is still OK. So what's the best mixed drink you can think of with no bubbles or acidic juices?
posted by slapshot57 on Apr 11, 2006 - 34 answers

What does Board Certified mean for a doctor?

Seeking a new internist, family doctor, and wonder what Board Certified means as relevant to credentials [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Apr 10, 2006 - 6 answers

How to remove holes from face.

Please help heal holes in my face. [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Apr 7, 2006 - 3 answers

Glucose/thyroid/fatigue connection?

I am wondering if there are any resources that can draw a connection of any kind between low blood sugar and poor thyroid function, and thus fatigue? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Apr 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Why do they not recommend that concussed people drink alcohol?

Why do they not recommend that concussed people drink alcohol? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Apr 6, 2006 - 9 answers

How to make this time (losing weight) work?

Ever since college I have been working to lose a fairly significant amount of weight (> 75 lbs). I'm looking for suggestions as to how I can make *this* time be the *last* time I ever have to try. [more inside]
posted by catfood on Apr 3, 2006 - 27 answers

Birds in Trouble

How can I best help some sick birds in a pet shop? [more inside]
posted by lilboo on Apr 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Just an inch or two?

Help me with just an inch, maybe two. [more inside]
posted by malhaley on Mar 30, 2006 - 13 answers

Training / running in smog - should I even run?

Training / running in smog - should I even run? [more inside]
posted by arrowhead on Mar 29, 2006 - 8 answers

What foods help fight disease and make for an overall healthier person?

What types of food promote good health, and what are the supposed health benefits of consuming such foods/beverages? [more inside]
posted by orangeshoe on Mar 26, 2006 - 23 answers

Medical Songs

I am trying to put together a playlist of songs about doctors and hospitals. Not metaphoric "Love Doctor"- type songs, but more along the lines of The Replacements' "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out." [more inside]
posted by Failure31 on Mar 25, 2006 - 32 answers

Medicare-Part D

MedicarePart-D:North Carolina Plans--any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sandra194 on Mar 25, 2006 - 2 answers

Join the war against genetics!

I want to maintain my weight, but continue to lower my body fat percentage. Should I lower caloric intake or just increase my exercise, or both? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Mar 25, 2006 - 5 answers

trancendental tuition

I finally decided to make good on a long standing resolution to learn how to meditate. transcendental Meditation, I wa told, was among the best programs to learn from. I found a TM franchise nearby, and attended a free intro class. After a long boring lecture and no actual meditation, in which the lecturer showed study after study showing how TM cures everything including ingrown toe nials, she drops the karma bomb: $2500 "tuition" for the course. My questions: Is TM really superior? Has it really become the peaceful tonic of the upper classes? Is TM really superior to other forms of meditation? Does TM always have to be so expensive? Can it be learned from a book instead of avaristic new age meditation moguls?
posted by Fupped Duck on Mar 23, 2006 - 24 answers

Bone Hardware Contractor

What should I do, in the way of homework, before elective surgery? [more inside]
posted by teece on Mar 23, 2006 - 9 answers

How to judge risk of brief asbestos exposure.

Asbestos exposure and pregnancy: at my wife's workplace, they've announced that they are closing off a bathroom for asbestos removal over a weekend. Is it wise for her to avoid the office (all in close proximity to the space) on, say, Monday? Longer? Or needlessly paranoid? She's feeling especially cautious as she is five months pregnant. [more inside]
posted by BT on Mar 22, 2006 - 14 answers

Digestion of meats and vegetables

What digests better and quicker, veggies or meats? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Mar 21, 2006 - 5 answers

How to deal with an HPV scare

So my girlfriend got the dreaded phone call last night... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2006 - 24 answers

Why does exercise make me feel bad the next day?

How do I avoid exercise hangovers? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Mar 18, 2006 - 27 answers

I don't have to do this for a living, you know.

Should I look for work as an attorney? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Mar 17, 2006 - 9 answers

What physical changes happen when you stop drinking and when?

If I were to stop drinking, what would happen physically, and when would I notice? [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Mar 16, 2006 - 18 answers

Last minute COBRA

Last minute COBRA coverage. A what-if scenario.. [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Mar 16, 2006 - 17 answers

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