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Advice for speaking/performing with a cold?

I have a cold. I have to talk to talk to a few groups of people in the next 48 hours, and want to avoid excessive coughing, crazy hoarseness, etc. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jul 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Pharma, here I come.

The newspaper I work for has asked me to take over reporting about the pharma business. I...know nothing about the topic or related topics. What should I be reading / doing to become an expert as fast as possible? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Jun 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Can you catch a cold by sharing a spoon?

How likely am I to catch an upper-respiratory illness through strictly oral/gastrointestinal means (like sharing utensils, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jun 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Why am I immune to all medication?

I have been almost immune to most medications for as long as I've been taking them, particularly pain medications, anesthesia, anxiety medications, benzodiapines, and psychotropic drugs (this one is iffy because sometimes they don't work on people anyway). I feel literally nothing even on high doses. Wtf? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jun 2, 2012 - 21 answers

Stethoscopes: I want one.

I want a stethoscope, but I know nothing about them. Please teach me about the differences between stethoscopes and direct me toward some good ones. [more inside]
posted by bookish on May 27, 2012 - 13 answers

10 ccs of life goals, STAT

What type of doctor should my friend become? Emergency Medicine or Endocrinology? (Snowflake details inside) [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Lopressor?

My doctor prescribed Lopressor in place of an anti anxiety medication. Should I get a second opinion? [more inside]
posted by xbeautychicx on May 22, 2012 - 16 answers

Accutane alternative

What's the next best option after Accutane? I have Crohn's disease so that's not an option, but doxycycline and topical treatments haven't worked. Are there any other options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK.

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on May 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Please help me evaluate this article from a scientific standpoint.

Please help me understand whether the science in this article about SSRIs and inflammation is valid or not. [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on May 16, 2012 - 12 answers

Can anybody help me find TV shows/documentaries/podcasts/literature on doctors and hospitals in Brazilian Portuguese?

Can anybody help me find TV shows/documentaries/podcasts/literature on doctors and hospitals in Brazilian Portuguese? [more inside]
posted by tvdveer on May 16, 2012 - 3 answers

It must go up or down

I have this kind of choking thing that sometimes happens when I eat. It's not a Heimlich maneuver type thing. I can breathe. [more inside]
posted by notned on May 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Mixing old with new

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 - 43 answers

Scientific literature on Lasik satisfaction and side effects?

I would like links to peer-reviewed literature regarding laser vision correction. [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Apr 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Layers, yes/no?

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 - 7 answers

Who is researching Hepatitis C?

Who is doing research into Hepatitis C? [more inside]
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em on Apr 4, 2012 - 6 answers

What sort of things were taught in medical school in the 1800s?

What sort of things did doctors learn in medical school in the 1800s? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Mar 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Where can I find summer research opportunities?

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 - 15 answers

Good vascular surgeon/varicose vein doc in the Bay Area?

Does anyone know a good vascular surgeon/varicose vein specialist in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 - 2 answers

Which GI organ absorbs the majority of ingested water? Source needed.

Which GI organ absorbs the majority of ingested water? Source needed. [more inside]
posted by 254blocks on Mar 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Can a man with a kidney transplant safely have a vasectomy?

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 - 6 answers

Drug redistribution?

How can I recycle expensive drugs that I no longer need or are in excess of my needs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Should I seek a second opinion about possible physiological sources of my fatigue, depression, and anxiety before contacting a psychiatrist?

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 - 16 answers

What can I do about this constant sinus discomfort?

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 - 20 answers

Disease classification

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 - 8 answers

TMJ problems after a cold?

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 - 9 answers

Do amnesiacs benefit from the placebo effect?

Do amnesiacs benefit from the placebo effect?
posted by morninj on Jan 5, 2012 - 6 answers

How long must a drug company prove a drug safe and effective to win FDA approval?

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 - 11 answers

Numbness in hands and face, headaches, fatigue: what is this?

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 - 14 answers

How do I get medicine into the dog?

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 - 33 answers

Ethics of treating the many for the benefit of the few?

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 - 2 answers

Game-changing articles on health care!

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 - 11 answers

Eventually, dogs and their owners will take the same drugs...

Is it possible that my dog is taking four times as much Xanax as me? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Nov 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Ringworm in Japan

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 - 17 answers

Is there a natural substitute for the benzodiazepines?

Is there a natural substitute for the benzodiazepines? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 3, 2011 - 27 answers

How much is too much to spend on a dog's health?

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 - 33 answers

I've been sick forever

I'm sick. I'm not getting better. It is ruining my life and relationships. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Oct 23, 2011 - 36 answers

You are not my doctor. But neither is anyone else within 5000 miles.

Smashed my elbow, and have some numbness in my hand. Challenging part: I'm a long way from home. [more inside]
posted by Homeboy Trouble on Oct 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Donating prescription meds

Where do I donate prescription medication (Topamax/Topiramate)? [more inside]
posted by zaxour on Sep 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Recovering from viral gastroenteritis

Some questions about recovering from viral gastroenteritis... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Having a ball in the office

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 - 13 answers

My doctor is leaving me. Should I follow?

My doctor is leaving me. Should I follow? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Aug 26, 2011 - 21 answers

Useful sites for medicine?

What are some useful sites (like news) for keeping up to date with medicine? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Aug 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Female EMT in Seattle?

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 - 5 answers

Do you know a good doc in Boulder, Colorado?

Looking for a good primary care doc in Boulder, Colorado. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi on Aug 12, 2011 - 1 answer

What's your life like as a doctor or pharmacist?

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 - 12 answers

How bad is general anesthesia for infants?

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 - 13 answers

How much does the production of a medicine account for the high cost?

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 - 15 answers

I need a doctor in brooklyn

[BrooklynFilter] I need a good GP, preferably in south Brooklyn, who takes GHI. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jul 18, 2011 - 0 answers

tell me where to live!

Where is northern BC should I spend a month? [more inside]
posted by ouchitburns on Jul 17, 2011 - 9 answers

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