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How to get a one-year-old to swallow stinky fish oil?

What's the best way to get a one-year-old child to swallow some foul-tasting liquid (omega-3 supplements) without spilling any on him or on the floor? [more inside]
posted by chinston on Nov 2, 2007 - 37 answers

Interesting & unusual medicine or tonics or elixirs in China

ChinaFilter: What are some interesting and unusual medicine or tonics or elixirs I can buy in China that is not readily available anywhere else? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Oct 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Is the portrayal of CPR on tv/in movies totally inaccurate?

Is the portrayal of CPR in tv/movies totally bunk? I read somewhere that CPR can't actually return someone to consciousness, but rather just keeps them alive long enough to receive more advanced medical treatment. Is this actually the case, or could CPR alone revive someone? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Oct 23, 2007 - 17 answers

"His pressure is 120-220 by palp, Doctor..."

Where is the cheapest place to get a Littmann stethoscope, used or new? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Oct 10, 2007 - 6 answers

Any specific reason why I would get really dry skin "down there," and is there a remedy?

Any specific reason why I would get really dry skin "down there," and is there a remedy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 - 22 answers

Two Docs in the Box

What is the difference between a DO and an MD? Is one particularly suited to treat certain types of illnesses/conditions better than the other?
posted by dancinglamb on Oct 3, 2007 - 13 answers

How can someone tell if he's cut out for medical school?

How can someone tell if he's cut out for medical school? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Sep 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Is anyone aware of facilities similar to AC Milan's Milan Lab?

Is anyone aware of facilities similar to AC Milan's Milan Lab? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Sep 25, 2007 - 3 answers

minor ischemic event

What is a "minor ischemic event"? My mother had a CT scan, and the doc called and left a voice message saying everything's fine, schedule a follow-up appt at your convenience, which of course we will do. But the report says "minor ischemic event" and I'm wondering what that is.
posted by pipti on Sep 24, 2007 - 11 answers

Are my cats meds actually good for them?

I have two cats, both with a mild respiratory infection, and the drugs the vet gave us aren't making much sense to us. Can anyone help explain? [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 19, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I find a good Psychiatrist in the Boise, Idaho area

How do I go about finding a good psychiatrist in the Boise Idaho area? I am a reasonably well-managed bipolar patient. I am not happy with the side effects of my mood stabilizer and am suspicious that depression is interfering with my life. I haven't seen a psychiatrist for about 3 years. My GP prescribes my medicines since I am reasonably well-managed. However, I just moved to the Boise/Nampa/Caldwell Idaho area and would like to start seeing a psychiatrist and seeing about trying something different. I was really lucky how I found my last psychiatrist through the recommendation of a counselor that I trusted. But I don't have any contacts in the area. Does anyone have a recommendation of a good psychiatrist in the Boise area? Or how have you/would you go about finding a good one? Thanks
posted by doppler68 on Sep 11, 2007 - 2 answers

Will nitroxiline help a throat infection?

Can nitroxoline be used to treat a throat infection? Will it do anything to help? [more inside]
posted by ndrw on Sep 8, 2007 - 11 answers

Need a couple doctors in Baltimore, MD

Can anyone recommend a good G.P. and Optometrist in Baltimore, MD? [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 4, 2007 - 4 answers

What exactly is Immature Myelination?

What do you guys know about "immature myelination" in infants? I'm trying to learn more about this condition and what it means for the future of the child. Specifically what sorts of special care will likely be necessary. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2007 - 4 answers

Department of Infectious Disease

Medical School Filter: Infectious Disease Department on the West Coast. Please recommend a good university for an overseas visiting professional. [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Aug 21, 2007 - 9 answers

How do you give a cat medication under its tongue?

How do you give a cat medication under its tongue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2007 - 12 answers

What resources are out there for HIV-positive pregnant women (specifically in and around Oklahoma), and how can I contact them?

What resources are out there for HIV-positive pregnant women (specifically in and around Oklahoma), and how can I contact them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2007 - 10 answers

Driving a stick shift with stitches.

I recently had stitches on the underside of my big toe and second toe on my left foot and four days later, it's time to go back to work. Unfortunately, I drive a stick shift. [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Jul 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Pilling the impossible cat

I've never had a cat as hard to pill as this one. What can I do to get her to take her pills? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Jul 1, 2007 - 31 answers

Severe neck muscle tension. Botox?

I have intense, constant muscle tension on the right side of my neck. I think Botox will help, but my neurologists think it won't. Either convince me they're right or convince me I'm wrong. Oh, and is the anticholinergic drug I took three days ago making this problem worse? If so, what do I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Clay201 on Jul 1, 2007 - 16 answers

please help my pregnant wife with her bronchitis

please, help my pregnant wife with her bronchitis [more inside]
posted by starr226 on Jun 29, 2007 - 9 answers

St. Louis psychiatrist recommendation?

St. Louis psychiatrist referral: I need a referral to an excellent St. Louis-area psychiatrist who specializes in depression and anxiety. [more inside]
posted by gd779 on Jun 27, 2007 - 4 answers

China adventure tips

I'm traveling to china in a few weeks, for a few weeks. We're going from Beijing to several outer areas, staying in hostels, figuring things out as we go. What do we need to be prepared for? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Jun 25, 2007 - 20 answers

Drugs for dogs

What are some good online sources for pet medicine? Medicine from my vet is expensive, and I want to get the best price without sacrificing quality, service, or my dog's health. [more inside]
posted by kyleg on Jun 25, 2007 - 3 answers

Should I go see Dr. Zizmor, the most heavily advertised dermatologist in NYC?

I still have periodic acne breakouts at the age of 24, and now that I have health insurance I want to see a dermatologist. However, there's a million of them in NYC, and I don't have the time to shop around, so I'm considering going with NYC's most heavily advertised doctor, Dr. Zizmor. Is this a bad idea? Have you or anyone you know ever said, "Thanks, Dr. Zizmor?" [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jun 20, 2007 - 21 answers

It's all in my head, or is it?

I think I may have some sort of depression, but my parents don't really believe in mental health care for that. What do I do? [a bit long] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2007 - 37 answers

This ain't yo' mama's crack!

What sort of paperwork/license/whatever do you need to transport prescription drugs internationally? [more inside]
posted by quadrinary on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Going private in Hong Kong

In short: how does my father, trapped in a hospital bed, get a private doctor and a second opinion? [more inside]
posted by electriccynic on May 30, 2007 - 2 answers

"Quarelin" painkiller in the USA?

Is there something like the Hungarian "Quarelin" painkiller available in the USA? [more inside]
posted by redteam on May 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Is air exposure ok for Pseudoephedrine

Is it safe to repackage Acetaminophen/Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride/Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride from the manufacturer's blister pack to a child resistant pill bottle? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on May 15, 2007 - 13 answers

I'm bleeding from my hands. So why can't I hear?

Hypotension/hypovolemia as a low-pass filter: I got cut, I went into shock, and then everything started sounding funny. I'd guess it was a 40 dB (±10) rolloff, which began near 200 Hz (±50) and left me with nothing above 1kHz. How in the world? Story, discussion of numeric estimates, off-the-cuff physiological speculations, etc... [more inside]
posted by eritain on May 12, 2007 - 24 answers

MLS needed for entry?

Librarians: Is the library the right place for me, and do I need an MLS to get there? [more inside]
posted by neurodoc on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Med school? Grad school? Or should I be like William Carlos Williams?

Should I go to medical school? Or go to grad school in English? Help! [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Apr 29, 2007 - 26 answers


What's the best handbook to help someone do first aid and emergency medicine in remote locations? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Apr 29, 2007 - 6 answers

I think I have ADHD

Ok, so I am now willing to admit I may have ADHD, but I have no health insurance. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2007 - 16 answers

Feed my travel habit while I'm stuck at home.

I'm looking for quality information about medicine, life in Third World countries, Doctors Without Borders and similar organizations, travel, expat experiences, etc. [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Apr 22, 2007 - 8 answers

just to be on the safe side...

mr. kerning accidentally dropped an aleve tablet in the floor vent of our gas furnace. he's worried that it will burn and release toxic fumes that will kill us in our sleep. is there anything to be worried about? [more inside]
posted by kerning on Apr 22, 2007 - 14 answers

44+ million uninsured people in America...

Will a $6,000 bill from the ER completely cripple my credit score for the next ten (plus?) years if I don't pay it? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Apr 8, 2007 - 30 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

Is there an entomologist in the house?

Is there an entomologist in the house? My (then fifty-something) father developed a case of deep vein thrombosis in the '90s. They found a blood clot that extended nearly all the way up his leg. Guess what my father blames for his condition instead of a career with frequent business (plane) trips? He went to a cheap hotel in the Phillipines where there was an infestation of what he described as "little green caterpillers", one of which bit him, supposedly causing the blood clot (by means of venom). Another version of the story has it that a spider bite was responsible. A friend from his VFW post claims there is a kind of mite whose bite does this. I do not believe that there is any insect, arachnid, or caterpillar in existance whose venom does this. Who is right?
posted by bunky on Mar 9, 2007 - 4 answers

I am curious about how some people manage to approach nudity without the social connotations of vulnerability, sexuality, and invasiveness.

I am curious about how some people manage to approach nudity without the social connotations of vulnerability, sexuality, and invasiveness. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Feb 27, 2007 - 38 answers

how to give a kitten meds

Does anyone have any good tips for giving a kitten amoxicillin? It's in liquid form and pipette; I can't seem to bring myself to give her the dose the way the vet described; she's got to have 2 doses a day. [more inside]
posted by uncballzer on Feb 20, 2007 - 18 answers

Old-style Nyquil formulation?

Is there any easy-to-find medication (in NYC) out there that's equivalent to the old Nyquil formulation, with the meth precursors and all? The old stuff helped me greatly with any minor illness or insomnia, while the new stuff doesn't really cut it. I guess I'd have to ask at the desk, but I don't even know what to ask for.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Feb 14, 2007 - 18 answers

How do I help my father retire into an assisted living community?

How do I find and evaluate assisted living, retirement communities, and nursing homes from afar? My father wants my help in researching retirement options for him, and he wants to retire to an area where neither of us currently lives. Google is a bit overwhelming and feels predatory on this topic, and I'm just not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by occhiblu on Feb 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Do surgeons wear diapers?

How do surgeons satisfy various bodily requirements during marathon surgeries? There's [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot on Feb 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Are chiropractors and osteopaths different? Are they quacks?

Chiropracty and osteopathy: what's the difference, and are they respectable fields of medicine or means of separating sick people from their money (or somewhere in between)?
posted by handee on Feb 5, 2007 - 22 answers

How does insuffalating medicine work?

How does the medicine actually get into the blood stream through the nose and sinus lining and are some medicines less effective when insuffalated?
posted by isopropyl on Jan 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Thanks, but we won't be needing your services.

What can communities do to thwart the actions of the DEA? [more inside]
posted by mullingitover on Jan 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Oxycodone after expiration date?

Is it safe to take a pill after it's expiration date? [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 14, 2007 - 20 answers

How seriously are drug companies researching alternative medicine?

How do I find out what percentage of pharmaceutical research is directed towards 'natural remedies' and how much is directed towards 'typical' scientific research? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Jan 2, 2007 - 8 answers

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