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.
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.
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?
I've frequently dream, and sometimes I have trouble telling them apart from reality. [more inside]
Has anybody seen credible evidence that cinnamon capsules are a weight loss miracle? [more inside]
Insanely intense headaches during important time-pressure exams- solutions? [more inside]
What are my options for acceptance into PhD programs for Neuroscience or Molecular Biology [more inside]
I remember reading something once about the concept of vaccines actually being originally developed by indigenous people. Google is failing me. [more inside]
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...
How do I ship Iodine tablets from the UK to Japan? [more inside]
What do you do when doctors can't give you an answer? Like... whether or not you SHOULD try to have children? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good doctor in the Greenpoint or Williamsburg area of Brooklyn? (A general practitioner, specifically.) [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT)? [more inside]
I had a rough PhD candidacy exam with a provisional pass. I have three months to "make things more specific and do an experiment." Some of my committee comments were constructive, but something seems off. [more inside]
Who are some doctors who are renowned for their work outside the field of medicine? [more inside]
What is really going on with Pepcid Complete and similar antacid/H2 inhibitor combos? recall was about packaging a long time ago but shelves are still empty and no explanation from "marketing"
My relatives need some advice - a sick nephew in Tajikistan does not have access to trustworthy medical diagnosis. [more inside]
I take Clenil Modulite (Beclometasone dipropionate, a daily steroid) and Ventolin (Salbutamol, as needed) for my asthma, in inhaler form. I'm visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia in the course of a backpacking trip starting next month. I want to take these medicines with me, but am finding it hard to find info about restricted drugs in these countries. Can you help? [more inside]
I collapsed this morning. I know you're not my doctor and I know I need to see one, but I can't afford to unless it's immediately life-threatening. Can you help me figure out what might be wrong with me? [more inside]
My wife and I had injections for a TB test on Monday morning (we're adopting our second child and had to get the test). We had to come in Wednesday morning at 9:45 to see if the injection caused any problems. The NP told us everything was fine and we were TB negative. It's several days later now - Thursday evening - and I'm fine, but my wife has enormous bumps/hives right at the injection site on her arm. I'm assuming the TB test shot is some kind of totally inert drug so you can't actually get sick from it. Why would a disease that we were supposedly negative for cause hives? Is she allergic to something else? Help! Should we just go to the DR now? The hives are pretty weird. Neither of us has any food allergies of any kinds.
I'm worried about my girlfriend seeing a chiropractor. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a particular clinic in the DC area where I can get a DEXA scan for bone density & body-fat measuring? [more inside]
What is it like to be a hospice volunteer? [more inside]
What is this thing on my inner lower lip? [more inside]
What can people do to reduce the risk of stroke? [more inside]
What was this mysterious medication I took as a child? [more inside]
Finally got a diagnosis, and after weeks of waiting for new insurance to come through, I got the meds. My only problem? I feel worse on the meds than I did before. Help me survive the holidays! (Maybe TMI!) [more inside]
My vet gave me a sample of 99.9% DMSO for my dog's back pain issues. I had never heard of the stuff and was totally fascinated by what I read while researching it. Is there a plot of some kind to keep it criminally underused? [more inside]
How can we get the meds. we need when our individual plan does not cover them? [more inside]
Alright, so it's cold/flu/etc season and my roommate brought home a package of Emergen-c. He welcomed me to it, so I figured what the heck, I'll take a look at it. Then I noticed it says you can take it post-workout, which spiked my interest because I'm a self-described 'gym bum.' [more inside]
As a baby, I had a malignant tumor in one of my ovaries. I've tried looking up information on PubMed and other websites about infant ovarian cancer, but apparently it's incredibly rare. Most of the cases and articles I saw were about pedriatric ovarian cancer in much older children. How can I find more information about it? [more inside]
YANMD. What is the strongest, non "controlled substance" painkiller available? [more inside]
I'm looking for resources on the experiences and treatment of people with epilepsy in the early 20th century. [more inside]
What's stopping people in the U.S. from forming health care co-ops? [more inside]
Evidence-based medicine/comparative effectiveness skeptics? [more inside]
How do you survive 30 hour call shifts on a busy general internal medicine ward? [more inside]
What are the regulations regarding carrying large amount of prescription medications in the US by non-US citizen? [more inside]
What is the most efficient way to begin practicing medicine in the US? [more inside]
Is it possible for a Hepatitis B vaccine to be ineffective? Are there any risks to being vaccinated twice? [more inside]
Have you given up on a dream of being a doctor, but continued to work in the medical field? Tell me how you handled it and how you avoided the "I wish I'd gone to medical school" woes. [more inside]
I have a prescription for Adderall XR. I'm very hungover. Should I take my Adderall as prescribed or skip a day?
What is the meaning of the medical colloquialism "low blood"?
Looking for integrative medical/alternative health care providers in the Mississippi Delta; Jackson, MS; or Memphis, TN. If that's not possible, I'd like to find conventional providers who work on women's health issues and are caring, nice, and open-minded. [more inside]
You are not a doctor, but you can hopefully help me determine which kind I need to go to. [more inside]
Caffeine helps me to be optimistic, positive, and productive at work. Unfortunately, it's also fantastically addictive, and disrupts basically every important bodily process that I have. Should I talk to a psychiatrist about trying some kind of prescription stimulant? [more inside]
Where can I donate unopened medicine in Los Angeles? [more inside]
My little brother is re-taking the internal medicine medical boards and I'm trying to get a better understanding of how much he needs to increase his score. [more inside]
Are there U.S. laws or professional guidelines regarding physicians prescribing placebos to patients, or is there really nothing stopping a doctor from misleading a patient about the efficacy of a drug? Furthermore, is it technically possible that popular medications many of us know by name could themselves be nothing more than placebo pills? [more inside]
Famous scientists and doctors who were once ridiculed for their ideas but, later vindicated? [more inside]
Do I have to choose between thin+unhappy and fat+unhappy? [more inside]