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Or else how am I going to facially accentuate irony?

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?
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 30, 2007 - 39 answers

My left eye is closing and it looks weird.

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]
posted by eve28 on Apr 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Princeton, New Jersey?

Best Medical Malpractice lawyer in Princeton, New Jersey? [more inside]
posted by LavishingUndertone on Apr 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Too much of the good stuff?

High frequency of sex, can this cause any issues? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Apr 19, 2007 - 32 answers

What happens when your eyes have poorly trained editors

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?
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

"By medicine life may be prolong'd, yet death will seize the doctor too."

Medical professionals: how do you intellectually and emotionally cope with disease and death? [more inside]
posted by melissa may on Apr 2, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me think of potential ally organizations for my project.

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]
posted by kalessin on Mar 27, 2007 - 2 answers

Sick since Nov. How do I get the doctor to pay attention?

I've been sick since November. My doctor seems less than concerned. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Biblio on Mar 21, 2007 - 44 answers

Lizards in Medical Illustrations

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?
posted by haikuku on Mar 19, 2007 - 16 answers

Foot In Shower

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?
posted by LoopyG on Mar 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Things that bite in the night

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]
posted by t0astie on Mar 12, 2007 - 30 answers

Any reason to keep laboratory invoices?

Any reason to keep laboratory invoices? [more inside]
posted by beautiful on Mar 6, 2007 - 2 answers

What's My Illness? Testing the Hivemind.

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]
posted by Cog on Feb 27, 2007 - 24 answers

Looking for MD, the magazine

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]
posted by kryptos on Feb 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Woman issues- what type of specialist?

Girl medical problems-- I'll try to make it brief [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Headache + Flu + Fever + Expired Tylenol =?

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?
posted by Ironmouth on Feb 15, 2007 - 22 answers

How do I organise my college course modules into one cohesive format?

How do I organise my college course modules into one cohesive format? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Feb 13, 2007 - 6 answers

vibrating, and not in a good way.

Recently, I've noticed a slight buzzing/vibration sensation inside my right breast. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2007 - 8 answers

When Good Shrinks Go Cheap

Where can my girlfriend find affordable (35 bucks a session - tops) therapy now that she's moved to LA? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Overall costs of thrombosis

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]
posted by Java_Man on Jan 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Insurance Pre-Existing Condition Woes

My insurance provider wants me to fill out a pre-existing condition questionnaire! Help! [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jan 30, 2007 - 18 answers

My mission: get involved in research so I can cure myself.

My mission: get involved in research so I can cure myself. [more inside]
posted by wireless on Jan 23, 2007 - 18 answers

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]
posted by inatizzy on Jan 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Any Atlanta doctors comparable to U of M doctors?

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?
posted by skunkspinner on Jan 19, 2007 - 6 answers

Will suing a lousy doctor do any good?

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]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Jan 19, 2007 - 15 answers

Is the way I use headphones bad for my ears?

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]
posted by rocco on Jan 6, 2007 - 16 answers

How does one dispose of medical waste?

How can you get rid of medical waste in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Drunken_munky on Jan 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Seeking DC area dentist for a crown

DC dentist recommendation? [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Jan 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Is Bactrim a “heavy duty” or “light duty” antibiotic? Skinny 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?
posted by freeflytim on Jan 1, 2007 - 13 answers

How Do You Handle Ovarian Problems On No Insurance?

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]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Dec 23, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me advocate for hospital patient relative

How to get the best hospital care in a time sensitive situation. [more inside]
posted by mabelstreet on Dec 22, 2006 - 22 answers

Typical contribution to med benefits in nonprofits?

Where can I find statistics on what percentage of medical premiums are typically paid by employees of nonprofit organizations in the US? [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Dec 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Can you put superglue on your tongue?

Can you put superglue on your tongue? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Dec 9, 2006 - 23 answers

break a leg...

how likely is it that I'm walking on a broken leg? [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg on Dec 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Add this to the list of questions I'd never thought I'd ask

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]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2006 - 15 answers

How contagious is leprosy?

How contagious is leprosy? [more inside]
posted by Kensational on Nov 11, 2006 - 10 answers

Nabumetone and Ibuprofen: am I at risk if I take both at the same time?

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]
posted by myodometer on Nov 11, 2006 - 6 answers

how do I get doctors on the right track?

How does one propose a medical theory explaining the cause behind a physical disorder? [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Nov 10, 2006 - 45 answers

Is this sensation something I should be concerned about?

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]
posted by drezdn on Nov 3, 2006 - 8 answers

Am I Getting Ripped Off?

How can I make sure I'm not being overcharged for surgery and/or ripped off by my health insurance company? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Oct 27, 2006 - 6 answers

What should be in my medicine chest?

For household first aid, should I use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Oct 23, 2006 - 23 answers

Epilepsy, health insurance, employment, and a stupid little town

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]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2006 - 8 answers

how does it feel to have your period?

how does it feel to have your period? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 19, 2006 - 96 answers

Medical Device malfunctions

Does anyone know much about IV Patient Controlled Analgesia pumps? Specifically regarding device errors? [more inside]
posted by engling on Oct 17, 2006 - 6 answers

What do I have to tell the PI?

I’ve been approached by a private investigator, who is asking questions of me in support of a medical lawsuit against my former employer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2006 - 18 answers

What caused this aneurysm?

WWII Medical Mystery Filter: Why did this young woman have an aneurysm? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Oct 10, 2006 - 22 answers

Travel insurance suggestions?

Travel insurance advice requested for an extended trip to New Zealand. [more inside]
posted by sarahmelah on Oct 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Investing in low cost medical clinics

How can I invest in low-cost medical clinics like RediClinic, CheckUps and Take Care? These are clinics that are inside drugstores and Wal-Mart and Target. I've visited their websites and searched in Google but they do not seem to be listed on any stock exchanges.
posted by toreo on Oct 6, 2006 - 3 answers

find childhood medical records

How can track down childhood medical records? My pediatrician seems to have disappeared without a trace. [more inside]
posted by saffron on Sep 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Help With Scanning Documents

How can I easily build a simple (read cheap) scanning system? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Sep 25, 2006 - 3 answers

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