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What you gonna do with all that brown adipose tissue? All that brown adipose tissue in your trunk?

Is there a way for me to tell how much brown adipose tissue I have? [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Jun 21, 2010 - 3 answers

She turned me into a newt, but I got better

Should I go to my followup medical visit if my condition is gone? [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit on Jun 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Can you make this night owl an early bird?

Delayed sleep phase syndrome: whats working for you? Can you be as productive living "normal hours"? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jun 10, 2010 - 12 answers

Doctor recommendation, Minneapolis

Looking for doctor recommendations in Minneapolis. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2010 - 5 answers

How to give medical/genetic news to family?

I found out information through a genetic screen that could impact my dad's heart treatment. How do I clue him in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2010 - 9 answers

Medical Supplies Need Direction

Where can I donate unused medical supplies? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on May 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Can you recommend a reproductive endocrinologist in San Francisco?

Can you recommend a reproductive endocrinologist in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Tell me all you know about breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction surgery filter: Have you had it done? Do you know someone who has? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on May 14, 2010 - 35 answers

Help us consume more health care!

I am on a high-deductible health care plan and have maxed out my plan year out-of-pocket expenses. Our plan year ends in 2 months. Since it won't "cost" us anything more out-of-pocket, what additional elective procedures or tests does it make sense for me and my family to get in the next 2 months? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on May 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Interferon Interferin': Anonymous Adventures in Hepatitis-C Help

Help/Suggestions with starting interferon treatment for Hepatitis C. (much much much more inside; first time anon who is always a poor editor once he finally starts talking about himself) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2010 - 5 answers

When will children be able to stay on parents' health insurance and will dental be included?

Two questions related to the provision of the US healthcare bill related to dependents getting to stay on parents' plans until age 27. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Apr 20, 2010 - 18 answers

Where did the blood come from?

My boyfriend, who is a healthy 33 year old with no STD's had blood during and after his ejaculation last night. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Medical school choice.. going for best fit or best finances?

Accepted at multiple medical schools. Now facing the choice of which one to attend and how to weigh the different price tags. If you are in med school now or have made it through to the other side, what factors do you recommend considering? How much debt is reasonable and has it impacted your career? (a little more info after the jump) [more inside]
posted by newlyminted on Apr 15, 2010 - 9 answers

How to distinguish between ADHD and anxiety disorder?

How to distinguish between ADHD and anxiety disorder, given that they (a) are frequently co-morbid and (b) have overlapping symptoms? [more inside]
posted by limon on Apr 14, 2010 - 13 answers

tales of overseas ivf, please!

overseas IVF...anyone done it? any advice about any of it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 - 5 answers

should I sue my doctor?

6 months ago, I returned from Mexico to NYC with a bad case of Colitis, diagnosed down there. My Gastro/Principal doctor here treated it w/ Prenizone as usual, (I've been hit by it before) and all seemed well. But something was wrong. I was fatigued, lost my appetite, had headaches, odd spasms in my hands...and the symptoms seemed to get worse. A few weeks after the end of the Prenizone treatment, I returned to him, complained of the above, and expressed bafflement. [more inside]
posted by ebesan on Apr 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Lumpface McGee.

I seldom get pimples but I've got a real doozy on my hands today. [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Apr 5, 2010 - 21 answers

Where are all the sick people?

How do I get a part-time job (nights and/or weekends) in health care could I seek considering that I have no clinical experience and a full-time job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 - 12 answers

Is a prostate exam supposed to have long lasting effects?

Second time I've had a prostate exam, second time I've felt pain, soreness, and general differences for weeks and even months later. Are my doctors doing it wrong, or is it just me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Need a great doctor - STAT!

I've got issues - big complicated medical issues. Help me find a primary care doctor in Kansas City. (TMI lurks within.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2010 - 2 answers

Are you a bone marrow/blood stem cell donator?

Have you ever donated bone marrow or blood stem cells? [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Mar 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Beijing Baby.

I'm currently in Hong Kong and I've been offered a job working for a Brazilian company in Beijing. The work permit information they have sent me is so badly written as to be incomprehensible and the internet hasn't yield much better. Please help! My main question is: I'm British and, like all foreign nationals, I am required to submit a medical report stating that I'm in good health. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Mar 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Insurance-mandated medical exam? Really?

Can a US insurance company require or request that you have a physical by a certain date? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Endodontist nabbed by feds

I was referred to an endodontist, and while I was filling out forms in the antechamber there this morning prior to my appointment, preparing to go in for a root canal, the office was raided by a dozen or so federal police with a search warrant. I don't plan to return. Is it incumbent upon me to reveal this information on yelp, etc?
posted by goofyfoot on Feb 23, 2010 - 18 answers

Black American Innovator

For my daughter's Black History Month report: Help me find the name of this remarkable black american surgical/medical innovator. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Feb 21, 2010 - 8 answers

General medical examination in NYC: where do I start?

Expat in the US. I want to get some sort of comprehensive, general physical medical examination. My insurance only covers emergencies, so I know I'll have to pay, but where do I even begin? [more inside]
posted by game warden to the events rhino on Feb 14, 2010 - 11 answers

It hurts to do number 2

What can I do when it hurts to do number two? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2010 - 22 answers

Advice for Portuguese Doctor-to-be

Is there any funding out there for international med students in the US? [more inside]
posted by ajliberto on Jan 31, 2010 - 12 answers

TMI on TMJ

How do I change sleeping behaviors that seem to be causing TMJ? What kinds of treatment are effective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Do apprenticeship programs for MDs exist in the U.S.?

Is it possible to become a board-certified physician in the U.S. through an apprentice program? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 19, 2010 - 5 answers

“I’ll take MOLD GOLD for 200 Alex…”

So I was told by the doc that I have a SEVERE mold allergy…now what? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me get hormones

Should I try to convince a particular doctor to prescribe me (a transsexual man) testosterone? If so, how should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Hysterectomy/Oophorectomy info

Had hysterectomy & one ovary removed - what to expect? [more inside]
posted by pinkbungalow on Jan 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Insomnia + ??? = somnia

YANAD. Chronic insomnia, tried eveything; only marijuana seems to work --- Anyone know of a legal, and hopefully cheaper, cure for my problem? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Make it stop! Why does my nose tickle?

I-am-not-a-doctor-filter: Why does the tip of my nose keep tickling? [more inside]
posted by grieserm on Jan 6, 2010 - 26 answers

Medical Privacy/Complaint Issue

ER seems to be giving out my information to 3rd parties [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Dec 28, 2009 - 9 answers

abre los ojos

Another medical question [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Dec 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Should I get these tests done now, and will insurance cover treatment in the future?

A complicated question about a specific medical condition, insurance, and pre-existing conditions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I safely order a prescription drug from Canada that's not approved in the US?

How can I order a drug from Canada that's not approved in the US? Will I go to jail? The drug is domperidone and it is widely used to treat gastroparesis (delayed stomach empyting) in Canada and in Europe. There's a big controversy about its not having been approved by the FDA. It's considered a very safe drug everywhere in the world. This disorder, if you're interested, involves feeling too full after eating, and is very annoying and disconcerting, but doesn't seem to be actually dangerous (at least not in my case). Diabetics get it a lot, but mine is "idiotpathic" (i.e. no cause can be found). It seems to reflect a problem with the vagus nerve (maybe). [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 25, 2009 - 9 answers

What's the name of this British tv show?

Help, I can't remember the name of this reality tv show. A British Asian doctor (lady) berates an unhealthy person about their lifestyle. [more inside]
posted by jmmpangaea on Nov 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Negotiating patient/family rights at an ultrasound facility

Is there a medical or technical reason an ultrasound facility would specify that only one person can accompany the pregnant person during the ultrasound? (And if it turns out we must follow this policy, how could the third parent observe the ultrasound from the waiting room?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 9 answers

What are the negative unintended consequences of medical marijuana?

What are the unintended, negative consequences of having a medical marijuana prescription? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 10 answers

post-surgical bruising

Is there a term for the type of bruising that occurs after surgery, away from the site of the surgery? [more inside]
posted by moonlet on Nov 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Just Questions? Just Answers?

I just bumped into a website justanswers.com while researching the world of medical second opinion. I have questions about the business and the human psyhcology behind it..... [more inside]
posted by london302 on Oct 30, 2009 - 3 answers

1 in 500? I don't like those odds.

CT scans on children for hearing problems. Worried about radiation risks. Wait? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Oct 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Do the benefits of a cortisone injection outweigh the risks?

I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis a year ago. I am on Enbrel and it has helped a great deal with the pain I experienced in my arms and joints but I am still having really bad pain upon walking or standing in my low back, sacral joint areas...I swim and do a variety of stretches but it is not allowing me the recovery I long for. I use to walk a few miles everyday, hike on the weekends and I haven't been able to do that in a couple of years. I miss it! I have been reading up on Epidural Cortisone injections and I am curious about personal results people have had. I am interested in the good as well as the bad stories, so I can decide, after meeting with my Doctors, if I want to go through with it. In other words if the benefits outweigh the risks.
posted by gypseefire on Oct 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Privacy implications of 23andme

What are the privacy implications of ordering the 23andme DNA test? [more inside]
posted by wireless on Oct 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Dealing with a possible growth hormone deficiency

Our son may have growth hormone deficiency. The endocrinologist has recommended some additional testing, and the process sounds terrible. Has your child been through this? Can you tell us how it went? Are there alternatives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2009 - 9 answers

What are the most useful iPhone apps for a newly qualified doctor?

What are the most useful iPhone apps for a newly qualified doctor? [more inside]
posted by ianK on Oct 13, 2009 - 13 answers

Will I lose my dream job for the lack of a spleen?

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]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2009 - 5 answers

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