My job of a lifetime travelling the world on a cruise ship rests on obtaining an ENG1 certificate (I'm in the UK). Healthy female in my 20's with no health issues except a full splenectomy three years ago. Employer showed no concern, but could a bureaucratic doctor scupper my dreams? Full story below... [more inside]
My throat has been having a lot phlegm. I'm a singer and I don't know if it has to do with any dairy products I'm consuming. I haven't had a cold for several months so I'm not sure how to get rid of this problem? Any suggestions?
What's the deal with the Brown and Toland vs. Hill Physicians division in San Francisco medical care? Why must San Franciscans with HMOs be referred to specialists who not only accept your insurance plan, but are also part of the same medical group as the referring doctor? [more inside]
Erythema annulare centrifugum... [more inside]
I messed up my eye - please help me figure out doctor stuff. [more inside]
Seeking accurate data points for improving survival rates for neurological disorders, but have no idea where to start. [more inside]
Exactly how hard is it to acquire a medical marijuana recommendation in San Francisco for $100 or less? [more inside]
Have you ever used one of those companies that bargain down your medical bills, then take part of what they saved you as payment? [more inside]
You're in medical school (or have recently graduated) - what online resources/websites do you use the most? Which are the most helpful in terms of research and studying? [more inside]
Where does one go for a low-cost medical/physical check up in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I'm trying to help a friend get a medical marijuana card in San Francisco, CA. [more inside]
Canker Sores: Can a doctor help treat or limit the duration of a canker sore better than what I'm doing on my own?
Canker Sores: Can a doctor do anything or prescribe anything that will treat or limit the duration of a canker sore better than what I'm doing on my own? [more inside]
How (and can I) obtain the medical records of a deceased parent, from hospitals in Massachusetts? [more inside]
I am starting my own business - an acupuncture clinic. I am planning on taking insurance and billing the insurance companies myself. Does anyone know the easiest way to do this? I have heard of online set-ups (not sure if they are free or not) but cant seem to find anything myself. Ideally, I could find something that was cheap/free and easy to use. I am in WA state ... if that is relevant. Thank you!
Say I wanted to attend graduate school for a degree in Medical Illustration... what should I start doing now, as a freshman in undergrad, to insure that happens? [more inside]
I want to consult a doctor about some possible health problems, but I don't want my insurance company to know about it. What do I do? [more inside]
Anyone know what the best way to find out what salaries are for Gastroenterologist docs in New York City? or just what is a good starting salary for a GI doc in NYC? All I get are averages when I search on the internet.
Can you hook a gal up? I'm looking for recommendations for a good latex-free, powder-free disposable exam glove for safe and very tactile sex. [more inside]
What is this story about someone literally scared to death? [more inside]
When do you tell someone you have HSV1? [more inside]
I have a friend (in Los Angeles) recovering from serious surgery. What can I send her instead of flowers that's actually useful? [more inside]
Please help me understand an odd personal medical event. Ever since I was little I've had this funny thing happen from time to time and I've never understood what it is or heard of anyone else having it. My inner ears gets a "pressure" type feeling like when you are trying to pop them by opening your jaw and straining slightly. The funny thing is, this happens very uncomfortably with a strange powerful itch/funny feeling on my inner thigh/privates. It is quick and intense and rare, it stops when I itch. I have no idea what it is and would appreciate any explanation. Thanks!
Why has the left rear quarter of my left leg started to get a "warm feeling" multiple times a day? [more inside]
Who is the most famous cosmetic/plastic surgeon in Venezuela?
How does getting a medical referral/requesting a medical referral REALLY work and how do you ask for one effectively? [more inside]
I've lacked confidence in every aspect of my life, and it's holding me back. What can I do? [more inside]
My taxes should pay for health care for all Americans, but they don't. I can donate $1,000 right now; what organization will use that money most effectively to provide care for uninsured/underinsured people in the United States? [more inside]
The cuticle of only one of my fingers has disappeared. It seems to be receding backwards. I've noticed this over time, but today I looked down and I can actually see the back end of my fingernail. What is going on? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with a Philips Marconi Eclipse 1.5 MRI scanner? Can it be run from a Windows-based machine? [more inside]
I snapped and bit my nails way too short after having kicked the habit for several months. Now all my fingertips are seriously painful. Is there any kind of ointment or something I can buy at a drug store to cut down on the pain? [more inside]
How can I arrange for bulletproof independent health insurance? [more inside]
Medi-Cal and Asset Transfers [more inside]
I am about to become a first year medical student (YAY!). I am trying to figure out how to get involved in projects dealing with healthcare and IT. Are there any good online resources to finding this type of information? Or should I just start randomly emailing companies? [more inside]
Please help me find medical coverage/insurance for a five year old. [more inside]
Mild chemical burns on my hands -- do I need to see a doctor? [more inside]
Removing stitches. DIY? [more inside]
Why do I faint at the doctor? How can I prevent this? [more inside]
Why do medical schools in the United States generally require a bachelor's degree before admission? [more inside]
Can you recommend an urgent care clinic open on nights or weekends in Seattle? Preferably one somewhere near Fremont that is a Uniform Medical Plan provider. I have no current need—this is for future reference.
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?
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]
Can anyone point me towards detailed comparisons or information about the management fees and/or costs at hospitals in other countries? [more inside]
Why would a child need an electrode / electrical connection port in the back of his skull? [more inside]
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?
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]
What are the best cities/states for biomedical jobs? I'm not looking for a specific type, just in general.
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!
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%?
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]
What factors affect the amount of antibodies you produce after a Hep B immunization shot? [more inside]