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Weird Ailments - Magazine Series?

There was a series of articles by doctors (or possibly, a doctor) in a mainstream US magazine, each about a patient who had a weird ailment, usually incorrectly diagnosed at first. What was it?
posted by musofire on May 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Should hopping hurt this much?

Sprained my previosuly broken ankle. Doctor at the hospital says its fine - should I be in agony if I'm not putting any weight on my foot? [more inside]
posted by Umhlangan on Apr 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Inhospitable Hospitals

Can anyone point me towards detailed comparisons or information about the management fees and/or costs at hospitals in other countries? [more inside]
posted by johannahdeschanel on Apr 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Children with electrodes at the back of their heads? What is going on...?

Why would a child need an electrode / electrical connection port in the back of his skull? [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Apr 27, 2009 - 17 answers

Know of an intensive, concentrated EMT course in the US?

I'm already certified as an EMT outside of the US, but now that I'm going to school in America I'd like to get certified there as well. However, I don't have a lot of time over the summer for the course. Does anyone know of any really intensive, really concentrated EMT basic course? Like all day, every day for a couple weeks. Does this exist in the US?
posted by howgenerica on Apr 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Medical Question: Why does eating iron-rich foods make me groggy?

I've talked to my GP and done my own research but just can't seem to come up with a reason as to why eating a lot of iron-rich food would make me groggy. [more inside]
posted by krisak on Apr 24, 2009 - 6 answers

What are the best cities/states for biomedical jobs?

What are the best cities/states for biomedical jobs? I'm not looking for a specific type, just in general.
posted by biochemist on Apr 21, 2009 - 21 answers

What is Wrong with his Penis?

A friend of mine showed me his penis with some concern. I don't think it's anything, but there were two dark brown freckle-looking things on the tip that probably weren't there before, and he claims to feel strange. Does anyone have any idea what this could be, or if it could be something alarming? The freckles are just minor discolourations and are not raised. Thank you. Prompt responses are appreciated!
posted by howgenerica on Apr 17, 2009 - 15 answers

Insurance Settlement

A friend, a 62 year old woman, was injured while driving in TN; her car was totalled. She is suffering back pain. She has been to an attorney who has retained an independent doctor to evaluate her. The doctor has assessed that she retains 5% PPI (permanent personal impairment?). The question she has - what is the likely dollar value of the settlement based on the 5%?
posted by cmh0150 on Apr 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Assistance Needed...

Having intestinal reactions to meds that I've been taking for a while. I'm searching for a new Doc, but I'd like to ask the hive for assistance. [more inside]
posted by bach on Apr 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Hep B Antibody Production

What factors affect the amount of antibodies you produce after a Hep B immunization shot? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on Mar 30, 2009 - 3 answers

In search of medical blogs/articles

Tell me all about your favorite intelligent professional or casual medical blogs/articles somewhat in the vein of Atul Gawande. [more inside]
posted by nursegracer on Mar 24, 2009 - 17 answers

Thing on my thing needs to be biopsied - should I be terrified?

MediFilter: I need to have some small growths biopsied in an - erm - "sensitive" area. How bad is this going to suck? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Amtrak security measures

How strict are Amtrak security regulations with regard to marijuana? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2009 - 22 answers

Source for Medical Malpractice Insurance Quotes for Doctors/Hospitals?

Do you know of any reasonably credible sources that list the premiums and deductibles that hospitals/doctors (of any kind, but largely medical surgeons for intensive-care/emergency/surgical hospitals) pay for medical malpractice insurance? I'm researching figures for a malpractice reform idea. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Mar 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Please help me filter out the good from my list of NYC doctors covered by my insurance.

Please help me filter out the good from my list of NYC doctors covered by my insurance. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Mar 9, 2009 - 3 answers

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

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