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Help me understand how the Internal Medicine medical boards are scored.

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]
posted by petestein1 on Aug 17, 2010 - 1 answer

The logistics of placebos

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]
posted by iamisaid on Aug 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Examples of vindicated "crazy" scientists?

Famous scientists and doctors who were once ridiculed for their ideas but, later vindicated? [more inside]
posted by learninguntilidie on Aug 7, 2010 - 36 answers

just please don't tell me to calm down

Do I have to choose between thin+unhappy and fat+unhappy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2010 - 41 answers

Want to buy Medicine Cabinet in Store not online!

All i want to do is be able to go to a store and buy a medicine cabinet... where can i do this in the Los Angeles area? I am in Culver City and all I can find is Home Depot and they have crap!
posted by matthelm on Aug 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Bloated and weird taste in my mouth - what could be wrong?

Bloating, sweet taste in mouth, and various odd sensations - what could it be? [more inside]
posted by consilience on Jul 30, 2010 - 17 answers

How do the rich & famous get their most difficult medical conditions treated?

How do the rich & famous get their most difficult medical conditions treated? [more inside]
posted by wireless on Jul 23, 2010 - 23 answers

"Trochanteric bursitis" anecdata

Can you offer any advice about trochanteric bursitis? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Jul 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Long Waits NOT at the Doctor's Office

How long is a reasonable wait for my doctor/counselor to respond to my email? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2010 - 9 answers

The area under the curve of the obesity epidemic is my future?

Help me find a career path or course of study that combines the topic I'm interested in (obesity and public health) with the methods I enjoy (applied math and computer science). [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Jul 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Books on the history of medicine

Books on the history of medicine - looking for recommendations [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Jul 3, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I get my insulin filled in a foreign country?

Oh, hive mind. I am very soon going to go join my boyfriend in Macau, China for an indefinite amount of time. I am an insulin-dependent diabetic. I am quitting my job and therefore, losing my insurance... is this going to cause problems? [more inside]
posted by the_royal_we on Jul 2, 2010 - 24 answers

Old, old, old malpractice advice?

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Texas is 10 years. Is there any legal option, then, for a case of gross malpractice that did not become known until nearly 30 years after the fact? [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Jun 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Should I drop Zyrtec?

Allergy Filter: are all antihistamines basically the same? I used to take Zyrtec / cetirizine, but it's more expensive and less commonly available than other allergy medicines. Is there any reason (e.g. side effects) why I shouldn't just switch to which ever one is the cheapest? [more inside]
posted by k. on Jun 10, 2010 - 21 answers

You are not my doctor, which is partly why I need one.

Looking for a new doctor in central or west end Toronto. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Hyper reaction to Benadryl?

Does anyone else have a "feeling hyper" effect when taking Benadryl [diphenhydramine, also in sleeping aids, etc.], instead of the usual sleepiness? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on May 26, 2010 - 27 answers

Mad-town Medicine

Can anybody recommend a great GP in Madison, Wisconsin, USA? [more inside]
posted by rbs on May 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Shipping Benadryl from the US to Scotland.

What's the best way to ship 5-10 boxes of Benadryl from the United States to Scotland? [more inside]
posted by soplerfo on May 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for literature of life

Recommend me fascinating, intelligent and neutral reading regarding biology, biochemistry, or medicine. [more inside]
posted by Bleusman on May 15, 2010 - 21 answers

Mystery Disease

What Is WRONG with me, for God's sake? Last Wednesday night I was struck with a stiff neck, and really swollen knee joints. By end of work Thursday (driving 300 miles) I was wholly incapacitated with a low grade fever, upper back pain and lumpy knees. Now, much of this is not new, as I already have blood cancer and fibromyalgia, but this is way beyond the scope of these diseases. (I am immunologically compromised) [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on May 14, 2010 - 16 answers

What should I do to stave off DVT?

My genetic test from 23andme revealed that I have a substantially elevated risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis)--about triple the normal risk. What kinds of preventive measures, including diet, exercise, medicine etc., should I take? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2010 - 16 answers

What the hell is going on with me

Followup to an earlier health-related question. Kind of long; more under the cut. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on May 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Diagnosis by meds

Is there a general term for a medical diagnosis "you have disease X" mainly because you responded to treatment T? [more inside]
posted by gregoreo on May 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Over the Counter in Canada

Which over the counter medicine is available in Canada that isn't in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by Unred on Apr 23, 2010 - 24 answers

Can I self-administer cat allergy drops - and where can I get them, if so?

I'm allergic to cats. I've been to an allergist and gotten the expensive, full-panel series of sensitivity tests to objects ranging from grass to (it seems like, after so much effort) spaghetti and meatballs. Only cats trigger my symptoms. I know that extended allergy shots are a possible solution, but there's no way I can afford them. I've read about sublingual (under-the-tongue) treatment with allergy drops (with extract of cat dander.) I can't find a local doctor (Los Angeles, amazingly) who offers this. But it seems pretty straightforward - get the drops and do it myself. Bad idea? Where can I get the drops? Thanks.
posted by soulbarn on Apr 19, 2010 - 24 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

Chiropractic Regulations Worldwide

In Australia, to be a chiropractic you need to study formal chiropractic degrees (Bachelors and Masters at least) and do years of pracs that are pretty similar to other medical courses. Chiropractic is also recognised as a Skilled Profession under Australian immigration, and are generally considered amongst the same league as physiotherapy and other musculo-skeletal therapists. However, in the US and the UK, chiropractics are often considered quacks and charlatans. Why the huge discrepancies? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 2, 2010 - 28 answers

Long-term use of Lamictal?

How long can I stay on Lamictal? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Mar 31, 2010 - 7 answers

Unintended Discontinuation Syndrome...thanks doc!

Moved Northeast from Southeast back in January. Realized last week, I still hadn't found a pdoc to refill my prescriptions. Ends up that my Venlafaxine had no more refills. [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Mar 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Houston, we have a flea problem

Help me get these little jerks off of my cat! [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Mar 28, 2010 - 29 answers

So what if this career change doesn't work out?

CareerChangeFilter: Help me get a better understanding of the risks and fall-back options of a career-change attempt. Comments from IT managers & HR people will be especially appreciated. [more inside]
posted by great.ideas.$1 on Mar 25, 2010 - 7 answers

What is it like to be a pathologist?

I have the opportunity to get into a pathology residency programme in Singapore. Does anyone have any idea what pathology will be like as a medical specialty? [more inside]
posted by ianK on Mar 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Work Hour Limits

What fields have strict limitations on hours worked per day or per week? Trucking and aviation limit strictly. Nuclear power workers have regulations that aren't often enforced. Medicine limits residents but not attendings. Any other industries place strictly enforced limitations?
posted by reverenddrjice on Mar 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Level of general medical knowlegde/skill of podiatrists?

How much internal medicine do podiatrists learn? How much internal medicine knowledge do they use in their everyday practice? [more inside]
posted by ticketmaster10 on Mar 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Drowning in school debt

Question on grants for veterinarians drowning in debt [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Mar 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Am I going to die and if not how in debt am I going to be to not die?

I've had PSVT for about 9 years. Recently it has become significantly worse. I am uninsured, and very scared. What to expect financially from treatment, and am I going to die? [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Mar 6, 2010 - 27 answers

Doctor, maybe?

I'm potentially interested in becoming a primary care (family) physician. My career so far has had nothing to do with medicine. I need to figure out if this interest is legitimate or just a phase. Can you help me find resources I can use to decide if this is something I really want to pursue, or just a fantasy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 - 22 answers

Help me describe this vicious circle

Looking for medical term to describe the inability to treat one condition as a result of another ailment. [more inside]
posted by dshargel on Mar 4, 2010 - 5 answers

I have no apples...need internist/family doctor in Newark, DE

Need male internist/family doctor recommendations for Newark, DE. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance, mefites!
posted by littleredwagon on Feb 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Chronic Knee Problems

Resurfacing of what was once chronic Knee problems. Looking for advice from runners/doctors/anyone. [more inside]
posted by Lacking Subtlety on Feb 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Negative long-term effects of decongestant usage?

Should I be worried about long-term decongestant/antihistamine usage? [more inside]
posted by prunes on Feb 7, 2010 - 15 answers

I am freaking out about my health

YANMD, but I need to consult the hive mind about some very worrying symptoms I've been having. I've been to a few doctors and so far, Scotland Yard Is Baffled. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Feb 2, 2010 - 18 answers

Are D-Y-I blood transfusions possible?

What's the bare minimum in equipment necessary for a blood transfusion? [more inside]
posted by edguardo on Feb 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Where to turn for more diagnosis/treatment when local referrals fail?

A friend of mine has had, since childhood, a set of medical symptoms that defy diagnosis. She recently finished another round of appointments with specialists in our area to no real effect and much frustration. She's asked me to help her figure out where she might turn for additional diagnosis and care (ie, ways to locate/contact best-in-class specialists/etc, not non-traditional medicine). I'm pretty healthy and have never had this kind of interaction with doctors, so I'm at a bit of a loss. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jan 29, 2010 - 18 answers

I have no medicine for you

What are the rules for Dr Phil's 'medicine game'? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jan 26, 2010 - 2 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

They give me cat scratch fever, cat scratch fever

All advice for giving my cat his oral medicine has failed, and I have 19 more days of suffering. Help! [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Jan 8, 2010 - 34 answers

To med or not to med?

What do you use when you have to work with a cold? [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Jan 8, 2010 - 34 answers

Anxyliotics for draconian drug laws in S E Asia?

Can I take my benzos in transit through KL international airport? I will be catching a connecting flight through Malaysia and want to know whether I will be able to bring prescription drugs safely. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Added a procedure or product to Australia's Medicare?

Are there any public advocacy groups in Australia to help people with debilitating illnesses get new medical products and procedures added to Medicare?
posted by krisjohn on Dec 4, 2009 - 1 answer

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