MedicalSupplyFilter: Those blue absorbent thingys? [more inside]
My young wife (32 years old) for years has complained about her eyes drying out while sleeping. Any good ideas for relief? [more inside]
What's wrong with my face? [more inside]
I think I had some rotten meat in an egg roll at a Chinese restaurant. What can I do? [more inside]
In short: how does my father, trapped in a hospital bed, get a private doctor and a second opinion? [more inside]
What tests should I be requesting to rule out physical causes of an anxiety disorder? [more inside]
I'd like to know a bit more about treatments of phimosis before I talk to my doctor about it. [more inside]
Is there any way to train yourself to raise one eyebrow? I've been trying lately but to no avail. Is it possible or is it just genetics?
HELP MY EYE!!!! I hope that got your attention, because I have a long explanation about my LEFT EYE.....It has a serious problem where it is constantly closing and it is basically half the size of my right eye. I have no idea what it is and need any information that there is out there. Sorry it's so long :( [more inside]
Best Medical Malpractice lawyer in Princeton, New Jersey? [more inside]
High frequency of sex, can this cause any issues? [more inside]
Jump-Cut Vision Filter: Sometimes, for no reason, I'll see a jump cut. Literally. My frame of vision will jump to the left by certain degree. I will not be moving my eyes or turning my head. But, out of nowhere, the entire field of view will move, slightly, to the left or right in a jarring fashion. Like a jump cut. So...is this a tumor or something?
Medical professionals: how do you intellectually and emotionally cope with disease and death? [more inside]
Help me think of organizations that might be interested in giving me feedback about (or helping publicize/recruit volunteers for) a project I'm trying to base in Wikimedia Commons (for the free use/free re-use licensing that's inherent). [more inside]
I've been sick since November. My doctor seems less than concerned. Now what? [more inside]
I am doing some research for a paper and have been looking at old medical illustrations. In many of these they have drawn a lizard, and sometimes a fish suspended from the ceiling by a cord. They are hanging from their neck as well as their tail so that they are hanging the way they would look if they were on land ( or in the water). Why did they draw these? Were they an everyday decoration in those times? Did they signify something medical?
I have a mild case of athletes foot. I have read a fair bit about making it go away, and so far that treatment is working pretty well. But what should I do to my shower to make sure I don't get it again, and that no one else in my house gets it?
What the hell can I ask the doctor for to treat the 75+ insect bites I've just woken up and found myself covered with? [more inside]
Any reason to keep laboratory invoices? [more inside]
Yes, I'm seeing a doctor in about 1 hour. But I wanted to test out the hive mind. I always wanted to do this. A few times a day, my eyes have trouble correctly aiming at things. If I'm trying to look at something they'll overshoot and I'll get a dizzy for a second. Or it might be the other way around with the dizziness coming first.... a better description inside. [more inside]
Sometime in the early late 60's and 70's I used to read a medical news magazine MD edited by Dr Felix Marti-Ibanez in the medical library. [more inside]
Girl medical problems-- I'll try to make it brief [more inside]
I'm at home, sick with the flu. I have a headache, sore throat and a low grade fever. I've gone through all of my current tylenol. I still have a bottle with an expiration date of June '05. Its freezing and I don't want to go outside for some more. Can I take the old stuff? Will it work?
How do I organise my college course modules into one cohesive format? [more inside]
Recently, I've noticed a slight buzzing/vibration sensation inside my right breast. [more inside]
Where can my girlfriend find affordable (35 bucks a session - tops) therapy now that she's moved to LA? [more inside]
I’m looking for statistics from a reputable source describing the cost of both treatment and loss of wages/productivity or a combination of both (general financial burden) due to incidence of thrombosis and thrombotic disease. [more inside]
My insurance provider wants me to fill out a pre-existing condition questionnaire! Help! [more inside]
My mission: get involved in research so I can cure myself. [more inside]
Medical bill arrives with charges that I wasn't told about before treatment; can I argue against paying?
My dentist has sent me a bill for work done during two visits over the past couple of months; I thought that my insurance was covering everything, and my dentist's office never told me that I would be charged personally. I would like to dispute the charges; do I have a leg to stand on? [more inside]
Living in Michigan, I have always felt safe using doctors from the University of Michigan Health System. I recently moved to just north of Atlanta (Gwinnett County). Is there a comparable health system in Atlanta?
Medical malpractice suits: What actually happens to an MD when they're sued? In terms of disciplinary actions against the MD, is there a difference between being found liable in civil court versus a settlement? [more inside]
I edit video at home. It can be a fairly noisy environment as I live in a busy part of L.A. so I often use headphones while I work. Nothing odd about that; however... [more inside]
How can you get rid of medical waste in Toronto? [more inside]
DC dentist recommendation? [more inside]
I had a boil on my neck and went to see a Nurse Practitioner who prescribed a two week two a day supply of Bactrim, which was filled as the generic version (MP85 stamped on pill -specific info on the bottle wore off). Fast forward two weeks, the original boil went down but I got another one in the meantime so I know its not working. I know that current thinking these days is to not prescribe uber-strong antibiotics as to not build up resistance to super-bugs… Did I get a starter antibiotic? Yes, Im planning on going back, I just am curious how ‘strong’ Bactrim is.. I know its not Cipro. Where is Bactrim on the pecking order of antibiotics?
Girlfriend has been told by doctor to have a vaginal ultrasound. He suspects either an ovarian cyst or endometriosis. We live in Seattle; she has no health insurance. Options & advice? [more inside]
How to get the best hospital care in a time sensitive situation. [more inside]
Where can I find statistics on what percentage of medical premiums are typically paid by employees of nonprofit organizations in the US? [more inside]
Can you put superglue on your tongue? [more inside]
how likely is it that I'm walking on a broken leg? [more inside]
So the doc said I have HSV 1. I have never had, to my knowledge, a cold sore in my life. What does this mean for my dating life now? [more inside]
How contagious is leprosy? [more inside]
Would overlapping my prescriptions of 600mg of Ibuprofen and 500mg of Nabumetone put me at higher risk of developing stomach ulcers, or is the risk minimal that the two will interact and cause such a problem? [more inside]
How does one propose a medical theory explaining the cause behind a physical disorder? [more inside]
Is this something I should be concerned about/see a doctor about? Occassionally, near the back of my left ankle/lower calf, it feels like someone put an icy hot rub on it. [more inside]
How can I make sure I'm not being overcharged for surgery and/or ripped off by my health insurance company? [more inside]
For household first aid, should I use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel? [more inside]
This question is for people with epilepsy or other lifelong conditions or spouses/boy/girlfriends of them, and is related to medical insurance and employment. [more inside]
how does it feel to have your period? [more inside]