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Merck Medicus Online
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
PersonalConsultation: HealthTap Prime doctors or Concierge doctors can treat their patients via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Certain problems (not all) are treatable online, and some medications (not all) can be prescribed. You can upload images beforehand or send them during a live consultation. Search on HealthTap for doctors in Primary Care (PRIME) or for Specialists (CONCIERGE). Personal consultations have a fee. ...Read more
Technically no: Prescription medication requires a valid physician signed prescription. It is legal if you have this in hand and can forward it to an on-line supplier. This might be out of the country or from an undocumented source so there is some risk of counterfeit or inappropriate medication. ...Read more
Primary Care on call: HealthTap PRIME began service in August 2014, and is a Primary Care service. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. A patient using PRIME has one-on-one visits with the doctor via smartphone, a tablet, or a computer. A patient would pay one fee each month (~$99 in Aug. 2014) so one consult would be ~$99, but 2 would be ~$50 each. ...Read more
Very dangerous: Unless these are purchased from a reputable pharmacy such as a mail order that is associated with your prescription plan, it can be very dangerous. One has no idea about strength and purity of these meds. For all one knows, they could have been made in a warehouse in any third world country or just be a sugar pill. ...Read more
Probably: The truth is that i think some of these "pop" diets are actually generated randomly. You'll be doing a much better thing for yourself to become educated about nutrition from a real scientific source, adopt fitness-focused leisure activities and friends, and develop regular healthy eating habits rather than "dieting". Best wishes and thanks for asking. ...Read more
Many things: Hippa puts great restrictions on who may view your record. But - the big exception is that insurance companies and government agencies have full access without your consent. Of course the record is out there in the electronic cloud and any clever hacker can get access if they have the skills and intent. It is definitely not as safe as a paper record. ...Read more
Not likely: It's not very likely, as addison's disease is rare (about 40-60 cases per 1 million people) and usually presents between ages 30-50. President kennedy was one such person. It would be best to see your primary care physician about your concerns -- that way you can have a conversation and a thorough evaluation, rather than guessing (which can be scary for anybody). Good luck to you. ...Read more
For corn sensitivities, what are the top foods that should be avoided? The lists online are... Exhaustive.
Diagnosis or treat?: For diagnosis i suggest being exhaustive - i know it's not easy - for about 2 weeks. If you don't see dramatic improvement then you know you are not allergic to corn and you can move on...And put corn back in your diet. If you do feel a lot better you can experiment with adding corn & high fructose syrup back into your diet. That will make things a lot easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety relief: I'm assuming you want online resources for anxiety relief, since there are countless online sites that can make anxiety worse. :-) here's a site that has some practical suggestions: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/anxiety_self_help.Htm at the bottom there are some helpful additional links also -- including mindfulness meditation. Also, many people enjoy heartmath: http://www.Heartmath.Com/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Challenges abound...: E-therapy can be effective if the patient can adjust his/her expectations. I have a good e-therapy practice and I find the biggest struggle for clients is being committed to homework assignments and expecting immediate results with minimal effort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be: For some, online counseing can be effective, Check you state laws to see if it is legal in the state you happen to live in. Generally speaking, counseling in person is best. One cannot substitute in-person body language and facial expressions with online interaction. Think of it this way: if you happen to be a movie person which would be better, having someone describe a movie to you, or seeing it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wouldn't do it: Be careful, this is a prescription drug for a reason. It's used for treatment of some breast cancers, and used 'off-label' for ovulation induction. In both cases it's not wonder drug, it needs to be monitored by a doctor who can insure safety and efficacy. Proceed with caution! ...Read more
Certainly can be: You don't describe what kind of psych history, but many famous writers have had severe psychiatric disorders. If you are worried about too much self-disclosure online, it might be a good idea to have some you can run your journaling by before posting it. People able to talk about their own problems can be enormously helpful to others who think they are the only ones with issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers