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Getting medical insurance to cover dental procedures.

Getting medical insurance to cover dental procedures. [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Mar 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Looking for crisp, royalty free medical illustrations with one-click purchasing.

Looking for crisp, royalty free medical illustrations with one-click purchasing. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Mar 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Help regarding partial seizures

I have never had seizures before. I am a 24yr old male. Recently I had multiple partial seizures which lasted approx. one hour each time. They took place over the course of one week. Since my last episode I have been mild/moderately dizzy, and see lights/spots/visual disturbances everywhere I look. The severity of this has varied, but it is always there. I have felt this way now for over a week. It is really difficult to function normally. My doctor was somewhat helpful, but gave no advice on how to deal with or preferably stop my current symptoms. I would appreciate any suggestions/answers from anyone who is familiar with this problem. Thank you for your time. [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77 on Mar 2, 2009 - 11 answers

I want to get a medical mj card for my anxiety, but I'm too scared to go. It still doesn't feel safe. Anyone actually go to one of these "evaluations" that you see in ads on the weeklys?

I want to get a medical mj card for my anxiety, but I'm too scared to go. It still doesn't feel safe. Anyone actually go to one of these "evaluations" that you see in ads on the weeklys? [more inside]
posted by 0217174 on Feb 22, 2009 - 18 answers

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Human Papillomavirus

Why does a healthy adult keep getting warts? How to prevent? How to cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Best Way to Get Healthcare While Back in the US

I will be returning briefly to the US after 6 months abroad and I would like to partake in some of that wonderful US healthcare before I head back abroad. I have a couple of questions. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Feb 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Medical records blowing in the wind...

Unshredded medical records literally hit me in the face. Should I do something about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2009 - 12 answers

General Medicine in San Francisco

General medicine in San Francisco: I'm in need of a basic checkup and a few tests, but the UCSF system is no longer accepting patients. Where else can I see a doctor and have any necessary tests done in the same place? I've a PPO inaurance plan, so I believe I can go anywhere but Kaiser. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
posted by aladfar on Feb 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Eye Pain! Who can help me?

Who should I see about my 'behind the eye' pain? [more inside]
posted by AzzaMcKazza on Feb 9, 2009 - 14 answers

How to tell if a placebo group is taking regimen as they're supposed to?

In double-blind clinical trials, is there a common drug put into the placebo group and the test groups drug to test to make sure the participants are taking the drug correctly? [more inside]
posted by ilovehistory on Feb 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Need help hunting down a parasitic worm contracted in Senegal.

What type of parasitic worm (with larvae) can be contracted in Senegal that would make you feel lethargic, nervous, and have a loss of apetite? [more inside]
posted by zonkers on Feb 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Can i collect unemployment if my job only offers job options I can refuse?

Due to cost saving measures, my company is about to remove health insurance and my bosses are basically looking for me to become an independent rep for them....Can I colect unemployment should I feel I was put in a position that I could no longer work under those conditions? (the full story (i think) inside... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Jan 28, 2009 - 17 answers

Please hope me, President Obama

NoInsuranceFilter: I awoke New Years Day in the hospital. My clothes had been cut off, I had a catheter in and a wrist restraint on my left wrist. I had five stitches in my eyebrow. The bill has arrived. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2009 - 43 answers

Choosing workplace benefits..

Choosing benefits (medical/dental/vision) for a new contract position, any good resources/guides to read? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Jan 15, 2009 - 1 answer

Right now it's more of a 'gesture'...

In the medical world, what is the difference between an "operation" and a "procedure"? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jan 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Mosquito borne blood infection

What do you think the probability of catching a blood borne disease would be from swatting a mosquito filled with fresh human blood of unknown origin? Another way of stating the same question: Would the risk associated with driving to the pathology centre to get tests exceed the risk of infection?
posted by singingfish on Jan 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Why/what is he leaking?

Why are my grandfather's legs leaking? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jan 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Interesting reads for aspiring medical scientists

For those of you in medical fields, what books, sites, or organizations reinforced your career decisions? [more inside]
posted by ick on Dec 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Is my mom really not eligible for FMLA?

Is my mom really not eligible for FMLA to take care of my sister when my sister gives birth? [more inside]
posted by Monday on Dec 27, 2008 - 13 answers

what medical tests to have for prevention?

i finally have good health insurance and i'm going to the doctor! what sort of tests should i have done to make sure everything is ok? [more inside]
posted by binocularfight on Dec 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Do no harm

Any recommendations for (preferably) online Public Health Journals, Communities, or Blogs? [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Dec 11, 2008 - 6 answers

What are some good pda's for medicine and programs for them

My sister is completing a course to become a paramedic and i really wanted to get her something special. She is asking for an EMS pocket field book. But I want to give her something more rigorous. I would like to get her an electronic one, like doctors use I would wholly appreciate suggestions as to which palm pilot or pocket pc or... and software I should buy.
posted by phllip.phillip on Dec 10, 2008 - 8 answers

I can't even watch the whole thing, but I have to know what is wrong with this guy

What the hell is going on in the video linked here? Warning: really fucking disgusting.
posted by yellowbinder on Dec 9, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I tell if it's a broken thumb?

How do you know if your thumb is broken? When should you see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by aether516 on Dec 5, 2008 - 13 answers

What the hell happened to the health care system

I don't understand why health care suddenly costs so damn much. I can understand a few factors - nurses' pay has gone up, new treatments are more expensive (and doctors prescribe more expensive treatments - sometimes unnecissarily) but these factors don't seem to explain how insanely costly health care has become. And where is all that money going? Again, I understand that CEO pay has skyrocketed in the last 20 years, but is that enough to explain the enormous cost of health care these days? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Nov 28, 2008 - 43 answers

How much should I put in my medical Flexible Spending Account?

How much should I put in my medical Flexible Spending Account for next year? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Nov 24, 2008 - 6 answers

What can I say 'no' to?

What treatments/procedures/personnel can you decline in the hospital? I know that I have the legal right to decline anything, but does the hospital have to continue to serve me if I do? Does it matter if I do or don't have a regular doctor affiliated with the hospital? Does it matter if its an emergency or not? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Nov 20, 2008 - 18 answers

Name that bizarre late 80s medical reality show.

ObscureTVFilter: Help me remember the name of this strange medical reality TV show from my childhood. It aired on American television either in the late 1980s or early 90s, and followed clinic patients into an exam room to record their interactions with the doctor and his ultimate diagnosis. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Nov 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Is there a reason for wounded people to remain conscious?

Is there a medical reason for a wounded person to remain conscious, or is that just movie drama? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Nov 15, 2008 - 19 answers

"This is going to require a serpentectomy."

Is the x-ray the doctors are looking at in this advertisement fake? It looks like someone with a snake lodged in their pelvis. I can't imagine what it could be if it was real.
posted by XMLicious on Nov 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Need home health care / home aide in NY

Help. Please. (Live-in?) Home Health Care in NY. Really long explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Oct 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Where should I go to med school?

Where can I get a quality medical education for cheap in Europe when dual French and Canadian nationalities? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Oct 28, 2008 - 5 answers

My fever didn't reach 103, so I'm not hot-blooded.

Fatigue and low-grade fever for three weeks but no other symptoms. Why is my doctor so freaked out, and what is he testing for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2008 - 18 answers

Why Is Obesity Help Often Excluded By Health Insurers?

Why do medical insurers treat obesity different than other vices? Not a GYOB (I've got one); I literally don't understand the facts of the situation. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 20, 2008 - 20 answers

Help with German-to-English medical translation

What does "wegdrückbar" (in a medical context) mean in English? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Oct 20, 2008 - 4 answers

What are innovative ideas for healthcare to save money, increase efficiency and improve outcomes?

What are innovative ideas for healthcare to save money, increase efficiency and improve outcomes? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Oct 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Pee related question SFW!

Why do I constantly need to pee? For the past three weeks, I've needed to pee even though there's often very little quantity when I do pee. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Doc, it hurts when I do this

I'm tearing myself apart, but only on one side. Why and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Can anyone suggest potential clients for a freelance or contract medical writer?

Can anyone suggest potential clients for a freelance or contract medical writer? Help me hive mind! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2008 - 1 answer

Does my study load affect my chances of getting into medical school?

Does my study load affect my chances of getting into (an Australian) medical school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Walk-in medical clinic near Oak Park, IL?

Is there a decent walk-in medical clinic (i.e., urgent care center) near Oak Park, IL (Chicago area)? [more inside]
posted by new-xero on Sep 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Who knows my blood type?

Who knows my blood type? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Sep 24, 2008 - 17 answers

Medical school interview questions?

Right now, the 2008-2009 US medical school application cycle is substantially underway. I've submitted applications to a number of allopathic programs, and in the hopes of receiving interview invitations and then making a positive impression, I'd like some recommendations on books to brush up on commonly asked topics. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Are sites like Healthgrades worth the money? Are there better ways to research doctors?

I am trying to find an excellent neurologist for my Mom in Omaha, NE. I have been doing research with little success. Are sites like HealthGrades worth the money? Are there any other ways that I can research a doctor's background and perhaps read reviews on them? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Sep 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Picking a psychiatrist

I have a minor psychiatric issue and I'd like to go see a professional. Question about picking one. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Sep 8, 2008 - 12 answers

What biologically causes the pleasure associated with an orgasm?

What are the underlying processes occurring during an orgasm that are the biological causes of the pleasurable sensation we associate with it? Is the sensation of orgasm a function of the nervous system, or is it something neurochemical in the brain, or both, or neither? Is the reason that certain masturbatory and/or sexual acts feel good because of nerve concentration in the erogenous areas, or is it something different or more in nature? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 2, 2008 - 9 answers

What should I know going into a conversation about nicotine addiction?

I am seeing my doctor tomorrow about quitting smoking. I have tried quitting so many times I can no longer keep count. But nicotine has this tremendous hold on me. I have smoked for almost four years and would like to see my 29th birthday as a turning point. What questions should I be asking my doctor and what questions should I be prepared to answer?
posted by parmanparman on Aug 25, 2008 - 23 answers

Looking for a wallet card - if it exists, help me find it.

Medical wallet card summary thing - is there one? [more inside]
posted by rmm on Aug 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Wireless/microwaves disrupt pacemakers/aircraft how?

Pilots and medical personnel: Exactly why are cell phones and wireless devices prohibited at takeoff/landings and in ICUs (etc.). Are there known consequences on certain equipment? And why, precisely, are microwaves bad for pacemaker wearers? I'm interested in knowing exactly what mechanisms are/could be affected, how and why. [more inside]
posted by spock on Aug 13, 2008 - 15 answers

Real diagnosis in general practice

US doctor question: do general practitioners practice real diagnosis anymore? Every doctor my wife and I have gone to in the past ten years has turned out to be incompetent or disinterested in doing more than the bare minimum. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Aug 11, 2008 - 28 answers

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