I like weird/creepy (but not "boo" scary!) stuff. Do you have that itch too? If so, help me scratch it! What are some good books or sites on the internet that I haven't seen with weird stuff? [more inside]
My father would like to add my name to his bank account in case of his medical emergency or death. I'd prefer to just take power of attorney as he has a lot of debt. Thoughts?
I recently accepted a sales position within a company that sells laboratory equipment. (i.e. centrifuges, GC's, HPLC's, Thermal Cyclers, etc) I have no previous lab or science experience, so learning about a myriad of highly technical products/methods is a quite challenging. My main challenge comes from the fact that I need to engage in conversations with scientists, chemists, biologists on a daily basis. With no previous lab experience, I've been having a hard time talking to them on technical level. [more inside]
Traveling to Russia-what kind of medical/health insurance is it that is required for a visa? How can I get it? [more inside]
Numbness? Difficulty Swallowing? Shortness of Breath?!?! [more inside]
I'm in search of a personal medical alert product for my middle-aged mother and somewhat overwhelmed by the volume of incomplete solutions, vague descriptions, sketchy resellers, and keyword hoarding. Help me be the best geriatric technologist this side of sixty! [more inside]
Why does Andrey Yefimitch, in Chekhov's *Ward No. 6*, read the last pages of The Doctor first? [more inside]
Where in Melbourne, Australia can I be tested for STIs? I live in the eastern suburbs, so the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre isn't particularly convenient - though if it is cheaper/quicker for testing/results, I will consider making the trip there. [more inside]
I would like advice on creating a dynamic graphing website to display clinical data on a intranet website to better aide clinicians. What my superiors are seeking is a "Data Mall." My programming/server-admin. experience is minimal, but my Linux-hobbyist mentality hates the MS Access solution that is being built. [more inside]
No symptoms present, no evidence of exposure. To blood test or not to test? [more inside]
I keep getting a small, shallow tear at the top of my butt. How can I prevent it from reoccurring? [more inside]
I've got a potential, medical malpractice law suit regarding a now deceased sibling who lived in Breckenridge, CO, but need to find a solid lawyer from where I reside in Portland, OR. Any suggestions?
I recently found out a medical bill got returned by the post office and went to collections. How do I fix this? [more inside]
For current and previous peace corps volunteers, Have you lied on your peace corps medical clearance? What did you lie about and how did it end up working out? [more inside]
Why am I losing gums around my teeth so rapidly if my dental health is good? [more inside]
Looking for a doctor (GP) in Minneapolis. [more inside]
I think I might have ruptured my eardrum. Did I? Is this an urgent care situation? [more inside]
I'd like to give one of my relatives health insurance for Christmas. She's a freelancer in Brooklyn. What do you recommend? [more inside]
Are there any kind of notes taken during a medical procedure, or is it all after-action report-type stuff? If I wanted to know just how much of each drug I was given during anesthesia (for instance) for a procedure months or years ago, would it be somewhere in my record that I could request? [more inside]
Medical-results-waiting-game Filter: How have you (or a loved one) dealt with waiting for medical tests and for the results? How do you stop yourself from pessimism? [more inside]
My organization is forcing us to use vacation time instead of sick leave to visit the doctor. YANML, but is this actually legal? What can we do to get them to change this policy? [more inside]
Offline Personal Medical Records (desktop version of patientslikeme.com) [more inside]
Where can you go to get a very thorough physical exam? [more inside]
My "ovaries are polycystic, but this is not a significant pathological process" -what? [more inside]
My 14 year old daughter had a short 'fit' after drinking water too fast, does anyone know what could have happened and should we do any medical follow up? [more inside]
Gay-friendly doctors in Tampa/Pinellas county? [more inside]
YANMD - I just discovered from 2 recent bloodworks that my 15 year old son’s non-fasting glucose levels are in the mid-60’s after eating what could be considered a “carb bombs” – cake, hot chocolate among other carby things. Is this some rare condition that no one has heard of? Something like the opposite of diabetes? Or does this mean nothing at all? [more inside]
After a deep cut to the hand, what are the proper precautions to prevent nerve damage? [more inside]
Anyone recommend a family doctor in Vancouver/Burnaby? One that can deal with allergies would be nice. Or at least give me suggestions on how to get one, because I've never done this before. [more inside]
I volunteer with Cinterandes in Ecuador, a humanitarian effort that goes to remote areas and performs surgeries for people who can't access services otherwise. They use iphones for tele-medicine applications and are looking for donations of older version iphones. They could use 20 more. Is there a place where I can post a request for such donations that would reach a large number of iphone users? They have a 501.c.3 presence in Miami where phones can be sent.
My doctor's office billed me up front for an IUD and told me I would be reimbursed. Today, after calling them repeatedly, I found out that they have not filed a claim for the device, and they couldn't give me a satisfactory explanation as to why. I have no idea what to do now. [more inside]
Medical advice... What could be causing extended and ongoing heart weirdness? Long-ish details inside... [more inside]
I think I inhaled a bit of a melting plastic bag while cooking. 30 minutes later, I got a nosebleed. Should I be worried?
I think I inhaled a bit of a melting plastic bag while cooking. 30 minutes later, I got a nosebleed. Should I be worried? [more inside]
My feet are so itchy I could punch someone. What bugs in my house could be biting me? [more inside]
I went to the ER. The doctor claims to not honor my insurance's discount. My insurance claims the doctor is in network and should honor it. I did not pay the difference and it has now gone to collections. The collections agency said I signed an agreement to pay all fees, so I'm on the hook for this amount. (But I obviously disagree.) How should I proceed? [more inside]
Which of these three Scranton PA hospitals would you recommend for emergency pulmonology services (asthma attack): Moses Taylor, Community Medical Center, Regional Hospital of Scranton.
My employer wants all employees to provide lab results in order to receive a deduction in insurance premiums. OK, or a little too Big Brother-ish? [more inside]
Cystoscopy questions - likelihood of procedure on first visit, pain etc. [more inside]
How can I strengthen my case for medical financial aid? (Long snowflake story within.) [more inside]
My friend, near Atlanta, GA, is nearly blind with cataracts in both eyes. She is jobless. Her house is in foreclosure, and I have just discovered that it will go up for sale on the 4th. She's completely isolated, and has no transportation. Family is not a viable resource. [more inside]
Good afternoon. I am in the market for a doctor, of the general practitioner variety, a dentist and a new laboratory in NYC. Any referrals you could provide would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Worth getting an X-ray? [more inside]
Can I negotiate my medical debt? [more inside]
Online forums/support specific to health care professionals/students with major mental health diagnoses/problems?
Are there online forums/communities for support for medical professionals/students with serious mental health diagnoses? [more inside]
What kind of certification do you need to work in the medical field in Europe? Specifically in Italy? [more inside]
What am I supposed to do with Medical Loss Ratio notice from the insurer? [more inside]
Help find a Boston or Manhattan psychiatrist who takes 1199 insurance and can see a new patient soon. My dear friend is in serious distress. [more inside]
Are there risks in having botox injections for a neutropenia sufferer? A relation of mine is determined to have botox injections to get rid of wrinkles, however, they suffer badly from cyclic neutropenia which means that their immune system is often weak and have white blood cell issues and consequently they get infections frequently. I am aware that botox is botulinum toxin and I have kept trying to persuade her to see her doctor before having botox injections, to check whether they are safe for her in light of neutropenia. She is desperate to go ahead with this and it is hard to persuade her to get medical advice on this. From a layman's perspective, I am concerned that this may be dangerous for her. Does anybody with medical knowledge, perhaps haematology, know if this botox is safe for neutropenia sufferers? Many thanks!
Is it possible to randomly develop an allergy to eggplant / aubergine in one's late 30's? [more inside]