So i'm trying to solicit some unbiased thoughts and opinions on the subject. A lab mix - probably greyhound or wippet, maybe even dalmatian, with some ribs showing, slight backbone showing, and super muscular. Dog is very active, hikes and runs, climbs 14,000 mountains in colorado, etc - all with no problem. Eats usually 2 to 3 cups of quality dog food, lately part raw too - on more active day will get slightly more food. Healthy or not? I know general consensus is you should be able to feel ribs but not see, but should that really apply across the board?
I have a huge drop in my energy in the afternoons. I am a healthy (except for hyploglycemic tendencies), normal weight 48 year old. Here is my current issue. [more inside]
Any suggestions for a dentist as well as doctor for someone recently moved to the Boston Metro area? (specifically Weymouth/Hingham) but... [more inside]
How do i stop from binge eating? [more inside]
I searched the archives and came up with two threads DC-wise, one recommending doctors in general and another with recommendations for cosmetic dentistry. The dentist I'm looking for is metro accessible (preferably NW DC) and has reasonable rates (completely out of pocket) for a standard cleaning and plaque removal/scaling. Thanks!
Caretaker (mom) almost completely neglects her personal health and life goals to help chronically ill but stable (dad). Her health is now declining. How do I help her understand that she needs to take better care of herself? [more inside]
I have reason to believe that my stepmother may be manipulating my father's health problems. Looking for advice on how to handle this delicate situation. [more inside]
Looking to donate blood plasma in the greater Seattle area. Where do I go? [more inside]
I just had a doctor tell me I'm too heavy to run the Couch to 5k program. Is this really true? [more inside]
What is this crazy 'antivegan' diet I saw, and is there any science behind it? [more inside]
I go through very rapid ups and downs in physical strength and stability. Is this normal? [more inside]
Should I eat this "green drink" (consisting of powdered vegetables, tree bark, etc.) from Robert O. Young (the "Alkaline diet" guy)? Will it harm me? Ingredients are listed inside. [more inside]
I need help deciding whether to continue seeing my psychologist (who i really like) and see a psychiatrist (who I also really like) for med management, or see the psychiatrist for both therapy and med management? Also, does anyone have experience with Harvard Pilgrim HMO's mental health benefits? [more inside]
Instruct me in the ancient art of SBDs. [more inside]
My coffee press screen has what looks like mold stains on it. (I left some tea in it for too long.) Is it OK to use? If I must remove the stains...how?
What causes someone to develop antibodies in their system, and how important is it that their physician know about this? [more inside]
How do I go about finding a good psychiatrist in the Boise Idaho area? I am a reasonably well-managed bipolar patient. I am not happy with the side effects of my mood stabilizer and am suspicious that depression is interfering with my life. I haven't seen a psychiatrist for about 3 years. My GP prescribes my medicines since I am reasonably well-managed. However, I just moved to the Boise/Nampa/Caldwell Idaho area and would like to start seeing a psychiatrist and seeing about trying something different. I was really lucky how I found my last psychiatrist through the recommendation of a counselor that I trusted. But I don't have any contacts in the area. Does anyone have a recommendation of a good psychiatrist in the Boise area? Or how have you/would you go about finding a good one? Thanks
How do I find a good personal trainer? [more inside]
Emergen-C vs. Airborne [more inside]
How do I tell how much casein (or dairy protein) is in a food product? [more inside]
I need to find a non-intimidating sex ed primer for my recently divorced mom. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good G.P. and Optometrist in Baltimore, MD? [more inside]
Does what you eat really matter for weight loss, or is it simply a numbers game? [more inside]
Dog illness problem. Emergency vet time? [more inside]
Is my cat's "weepy eye" a cause for concern (is a vet visit in order)? [more inside]
I have read numerous pages on the web in regards to how a liver could be revived but truth be told, I got overwhelmed with the intense amounts of information that is out there so I am wondering if anyone could give me somewhat of a simplified guide to what (foods and drinks) I can and cannot consume. [more inside]
A few days ago my roommate collapsed in our hallway. Did she have a seizure? [more inside]
When I was a kid, I used to have fairly significant weakness in both my hands when I woke up in the morning. Any ideas what that might have been? [more inside]
My 12-yr old German Shepard. It's not dysplasia, but is it more than arthritis? [more inside]
My wife and I are both employed full-time and are eligible for health insurance from our employer. We decided to go a different route and chose a High Deductible Health Plan paired with a Health Savings Account. I know that HSA contributions are tax-deductible, but are our HDHP premiums deductible as well? [more inside]
my wife is pregnant; we need easy healthy things to cook. [more inside]
A couple of months ago my big toenail went black after a run. Maybe 10-15 days ago it came loose, but only on one side. Since the other side was still anchored I cut off the flapping half. Nothing's happened since then. Please advise. [more inside]
How many people die each year waiting for kidney transplants? [more inside]
I have a doctor's appointment to get a mole looked at. What can I expect? [more inside]
I'm gay, new at dating, and kind of overweight (though not morbidly so -- say ~ 20/22% body fat), though my face doesn't show it. I'm afraid dates will like me, in part based on that deceptive face, then discover my fatness during a moment of intimacy, and be repulsed. Am I being paranoid?
What are some bad weather alternatives to running? [more inside]
Walnuts make my tongue hurt. Does this mean I'm allergic, or is it just their acidity? [more inside]
Help me get bronchitis! (yes, you read that right.) [more inside]
A relatively new client sent out a mass email this morning detailing the results of his recent biopsy, which came back positive for cancer. How do I respond? [more inside]
I have two 12 year old boys who just started a new middle school. They have access to water only at lunch time and two hurried, grab 3-4 sips at the water fountain twice a day. A doctor’s note will allow them to have a water bottle available, but I need help composing a permanent, rather than a temporary allowance for the water. [more inside]
What are these pimples on my thigh? As you can see by the pics [1,2] my thigh is currently breaking out with some kind of pimples. This happens every so often, but I see no pattern. [more inside]
Please help me balance a busy schedule, heavy exercise, and dietary constraints by suggesting the perfect meal.
Please help me balance a busy schedule, heavy exercise, and dietary constraints by suggesting the perfect meal. [more inside]
Strange swelling on the back of a friend's hand after gardening, with no puncture marks - what could it be? [more inside]
Please point me in the direction of a website that explains in simple terms exactly what food labels are talking about. [more inside]
I'm afraid of taking my cat to the vet because of possible accusations of animal abuse. How do I diffuse this situation? [more inside]
What are the, say, 10 most important things I must do to maintain my physical health? [more inside]
I am wondering why my right arm randomly goes numb for no reason at all. I don't lift anything heavy or anything of that sort, so what could it possibly be?
I am wondering why my right arm randomly goes numb for no reason at all. I don't lift anything heavy or anything of that sort, so what could it possibly be? Some of my friends seem to think these are early signs of a possible stroke or a heart attack but I can't really buy that since I am 22 years old, fairly relaxed with a normal amount of a stress than any college student would have. I also take no medications, I live a fairly normal lifestyle.
I know that House is a TV construct but I'm wondering, are there doctors that perform this role in real life? [more inside]
HR people - please help me with a thorny resume question. I've recently become part of a Speakers Bureau for a national not-for-profit organization. I am also looking for a job. I feel like the fact that I do some public speaking will look good on my resume, however the speaking I do is for National Alliance on Mental Illness. [more inside]
How can I get health insurance even though I have ulcerative colitis? [more inside]