My wife likes to combine old things with new ones; everything from aspirin to maple syrup. If a new bottle enters the house, the old stuff from the nearly empty bottle gets dumped in. It feels wrong but I can't explain it scientifically. What's really wrong with doing that? Should I just get over it?
posted by JV
on May 5, 2012 -
Off Label Use: YNMD, but... should I use my non-proscribed rosacea medication on the rest of my non-afflicted face as a facial moisturizer, since it seems to work for that too, and am I seriously doing a no-no with the medicine by slapping cosmetics onto it? [more inside]
posted by Phalene
on Apr 25, 2012 -
I'm a post-bacc pre-med student, and I'm trying to find a research position (paid, unpaid, whatever) for this summer so I can start to get some research experience. My school's listings for research positions in medicine-related fields (or even basic science) are really not useful, nor is the pre-med advising office. Where can I find listings for such positions? Who else should I talk to?
posted by ocherdraco
on Mar 27, 2012 -
My partner received a kidney transplant 8 years ago because of a congenital condition affecting only his kidneys. He is now 32, healthy and gets regularly checked by his nephrologist. Before even bringing up the idea of a vasectomy up to my partner to get his thoughts, I want to know if the idea is even safe.
posted by AONeal79
on Mar 4, 2012 -
Should I seek a second opinion about possible physiological sources of my fatigue, depression, and anxiety before contacting a psychiatrist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 23, 2012 -
You are not my doctor, but I won't be able to see him for a few weeks and you might have some helpful sinus-related advice and tips that could really help me out. Long and slightly gross details inside. [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Feb 14, 2012 -
Is there a way that the medical field classifies diseases based on how preventative they are by an individual's actions? For instance obesity related diseases are very preventable but genetic diseases are not very preventable.
posted by bucksox
on Jan 11, 2012 -
I had a flu/cold a week or so ago and now my TMJ is killing me. Could they be related? [more inside]
posted by empath
on Jan 10, 2012 -
Do amnesiacs benefit from the placebo effect?
posted by morninj
on Jan 5, 2012 -
When a drug company is trying to get the FDA to approve a new drug, my understanding is that they have to demonstrate that it's clinically effective and not acutely toxic for a finite period of time (weeks or months). But how long? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Dec 15, 2011 -
Hi, MeFi. I've had a medical condition for the past month which involves numbness in my hands and face, headaches, fatigue, emotional distress, and other unpleasant symptoms. I know YANMD, and I am in fact already seeing a doctor and will soon be seeing a neurologist. I'm sorry about the wall of text, but if any of this sounds familiar, please let me know -- it would really help when talking to my doctors! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 14, 2011 -
I need to get 0.5ml of medicine into a dog, twice a day, every day, forever. Outside of holding her down and squirting it her mouth and putting it on her food, how do I get it in her? [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Nov 29, 2011 -
Where can I find interesting papers, discussions, blog posts, etc. about the disparity between benefits to personal health and population health when it comes to medical interventions and the ethical implications therein? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte
on Nov 22, 2011 -
I really like Atul Gawande's book "Better" as well as his article "Letting Go" - in general, topics about systems innovations in health care, especially end-of-life care. Anything else I should read? [more inside]
posted by leedly
on Nov 17, 2011 -
I have ringworm. I am in Japan. I want to avoid seeing a doctor, if possible. What medicine should I buy and how can I prevent this from happening again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 14, 2011 -
Our dog is ailing -- how does one determine how much to spend on her treatment(s)? More wrinkles to the situation inside... [more inside]
posted by theplatypus
on Oct 24, 2011 -
Is there an office chair that provides the same strengthening and stability as a medicine ball but would pass the office requirement for safety? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey
on Sep 14, 2011 -
I'm looking for information about becoming an EMT and eventually a paramedic in the greater Seattle area. I'm a female and do not want to (or think I could) become a fire fighter. [more inside]
posted by wansac
on Aug 13, 2011 -
You are a Pharmacist or DoctorFilter: What it like to get into (and be) in these professions? [more inside]
posted by raccoon409
on Aug 8, 2011 -
Should we fight to have a g-tube placed in our 10-month-old without general anesthetic? If the hospital insists on general anesthetic, should we find another provider or call the whole thing off? [more inside]
posted by gurple
on Jul 27, 2011 -
When it comes to very expensive medicines, how much of the cost is due to just the production of the drugs and how much is because of other factors? [more inside]
posted by gkhan
on Jul 24, 2011 -
[BrooklynFilter] I need a good GP, preferably in south Brooklyn, who takes GHI. [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Jul 18, 2011 -
I currently unemployed but have health insurance. It has an insane annual deductible that I cannot afford. I am a diabetic who is running out of refills on my prescriptions. So, how can I cheaply get someone to write me scripts? [more inside]
posted by munchingzombie
on Jun 27, 2011 -
Is there a commonly available equivalent of Nyquil in China? Something with same or similar active ingredients available at any of the huge local pharmacies.
posted by crawltopslow
on Jun 13, 2011 -
A multicenter drug study takes CT scans of all subjects at various points. These scans are all sent to a central committee for evaluation. What is this committee called? My Google-Fu is failing me, and I don't get any convincing hits for "Central CT Scan Evaluation Committee" etc. etc.
posted by zachawry
on Jun 10, 2011 -
I'm going to be visiting New Orleans with my kids. We try to go every year and this trip we'll be staying around a month. I'd like to have a regular doctor or medical practice so that I don't need to visit a hospital emergency room for something minor. We have travel insurance, and most of our party will be US citizens.
posted by Joe in Australia
on Jun 9, 2011 -
A friend of mine went to fill a prescription for doxycycline for Lyme Disease. The pharmacist refused to give it to her unless she had a pregnancy test. Is this legal in New York State? If not what can be done about it?
posted by vim876
on Jun 8, 2011 -
Has anybody seen credible evidence that cinnamon capsules are a weight loss miracle? [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~
on May 28, 2011 -
I remember reading something once about the concept of vaccines actually being originally developed by indigenous people. Google is failing me. [more inside]
posted by long haired child
on May 8, 2011 -
I'm looking to find doctors who practice private/concierge medicine in Europe and Asia. These doctors typically charge an upfront fee and gives you significantly more attention (ie, he has 500 instead of 3000 patients; is available immediately 24/7). They usually practice family medicine or internal medicine.
This type of doctor is growing in the US, but I can't seem to find them elsewhere in the world...
posted by JiffyQ
on Apr 20, 2011 -