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Merck Manual Of Medical Information
Concise: Its well written, trustworthy, and concise. It is intended for trained professionals. Its not comprehensive for 2 reasons, there are never going to be enough pages to record all the information that now exists AND anything in there could, at anytime, become obsolete by a new discovery after publication. It favors time tested beliefs which I favor as well. All medical books have their critics. ...Read more
I`m taking merckformin for more than 1, 5 years.Would it make sense to check B12 level checked?Is merck effecting it?I feel tired, maybe coz of low b12.
Merck vaccine I got back in 09, I only got 1 dose, it was new then but now I'm seeing it was suppose to be 3 doses, Dr thinks I have hpv,get the rest?
Gardasil indications: Merck, the vaccine manufacturer, recommends vaccination for people age 9-26 for prevention of some of the strains of HPV that cause genital warts and certain cancers. It will not treat the infection if it has already been transmitted, but may offer protection from getting infected with other strains. ...Read more
Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA. 4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?
HPV vaccine: The hpv shot are a series of 3, did you get the entire cycle? The menactra is protection again meningococcal meningitis so would not effect you chances of hpv at all. The vaccine is effective against HPV types 16 and 18 which cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers, and against HPV types 6 and 11 which cause approximately 90% of genital warts. ...Read more
WebMD: WebMD is a good website with accurate information ...Read more
Harvard: puts out a Medical Letter which is worth reading (as does Mayo Clinic). There are many "Health magazines" but in my opinion only one has to read with a CRITICAL EYE! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Yes they can..: Pharmacists may provide medical advice related to drug administration, side effects, interactions ...Read more
Yes: Check out all advice with your physician. Always. ...Read more
What is a reliable website for researching general medical information for patients and their families?
Medlineplus.gov: Medline Plus is a very reliable site managed by the National Institutes of Health. It is full of reliable information on almost any medical topic, and has many links to other reliable medical organizations' information, all searchable and organized by topic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you have the need to answer these questions when people have access to all information known to man , on google, medical journals plus more?
Dont have to. : We dont have to answer these questions, we choose to in order to help people. We dont get anything out of it but we try to provide as much information and knowledge to people as we can to help ease their fears of an illness they might have or provide educational background or guide them in the right direction. Google sources are not all accurate, up to date or reliable. ...Read more
Please can you give names of websites that give information about the lastest medical researches and discoveries ?
NIH is a good: Place to start or your local or favorite medical school. ...Read more
Not very, House more: I have hardly seen Grey's Anatomy but from all accounts it has many inaccuracies, both in portraying what residency training is like and medical details- see http://tinyurl.com/hgkp9dp and http://tinyurl.com/hdtqdde House (which I have seen) is more accurate but also not too realistic in many ways and also has inaccuracies. See http://tinyurl.com/jlarw for an analysis of each episode by a doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May I use a tampon one week after a medical abortion? I am finding conflicting information online....
Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?
Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more
Can i please have a note emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org that i had a private consult on start time not end time wich was late 08-31 regarding my child.w/o any medical information?
Many ways.: Insurance companies collect information on the type of visit billed by the doctor, the associated diagnosis (pneumonia, diabetes), the medicines that were prescribed, and any other treatments given. They then use that info to calculate risk, track spending, limit how many meds or services are provided, and many other ways we don't know about. Just assume they know everything. ...Read more
Well-known: "Essential thrombocythemia" is a more familiar synonym. Mayo's is pretty good. It's usually quite mild and manageable. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocythemia/basics/definition/con-20034386 ...Read more
I need a medical bracelet for being allergic to succinylcholine. What sort of information should I have engraved when I order my bracelet?
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