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As the end-of-the-year approaches, I went through our medicine cabinets and found a lot of medication (both prescription and OTC) that expire in 2009 or January 2010. I think I read that you ...

Disposing of Prescription and OTC Medications

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I was happy to receive the flu shot this year, as I feel like it's "doing my part" to stop the spread of the influenza virus. Plus, any inoculation that can either prevent, or lessen the ...

Free2Bme commented on Free2Bme's post Is it normal for my arm muscle in my shoulder to hurt 2 weeks after flu shot?

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I had a flu shot Sept. 2008 and remember it hurt when given. Since then I have pain in my upper arm and shoulder (it's now been a year). I believe it is nerve damage from the needle going to deep. ...

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I posted the original question, regarding my awful experience last year (2008) with the flu shot I received, and this question/ASK received many responses! Is it normal for my arm muscle in my ...

NO PAIN in arm or shoulder after flu shot this year!

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I have a few prescriptions that I take, and woke up this morning not knowing if I took the medication last night or not. My prescriptions aren't a big deal (for seasonal allergies), but then I ...

I'm not sure if I took my medication last night: do I risk a double-dose or risk not having the drug at all?

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My friend's 2 year old was playing on some slippery surface (a "sprinkler park"), and fell. She was not concerned (2 year olds fall all the time, and he had no visible scratches) at first, but ...

Free2Bme commented on Free2Bme's post Toddler limping and knee or ankle "giving out" without pain, redness or swelling. What could it be?

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My friend's 2 year old was playing on some slippery surface (a "sprinkler park"), and fell. She was not concerned (2 year olds fall all the time, and he had no visible scratches) at first, but ...

Toddler limping and knee or ankle "giving out" without pain, redness or swelling. What could it be?

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A medical doctor just prescribed my friend Phentermine to help her lose weight. Can you tell me more about this, and how is it different than the Fen/Phen that was in the news so much due it's ...

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A medical doctor just prescribed my friend Phentermine to help her lose weight. Can you tell me more about this, and how is it different than the Fen/Phen that was in the news so much due it's ...

Phentermine diet pills...are they safe and effective?

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It seems as though I release more gas than my husband, which has always been a joke between us, but I started wondering if this was a sign or symptom of anything? I remember reading that a ...

Embarrassing Question: How to reduce gas?

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I had heard that anything higher than SPF 30 was a waste, but that was back when the highest "competitor" was SPF 50. Have you seen the stores now?! There is Coppertone SPF 70, Neutrogena SPF ...

SPF Sunscreen: How High a Number do I Need to Choose? Products are up to over SPF 100, now!

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How do you know what is just normal memory loss as you grow older (or, are surrounded by three screaming grandchildren and are just preoccupied) vs. memory loss from Alzheimer's? What if she has ...

What are the early signs of Alzheimer's? My MIL's memory is not so good anymore....

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My MIL has diabetes, and uses an insulin pump. She told me that there is new research that says the diabetic lows are worse than diabetic highs. Assuming she is referring to highs and lows that ...

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My MIL has diabetes, and uses an insulin pump. She told me that there is new research that says the diabetic lows are worse than diabetic highs. Assuming she is referring to highs and lows that ...

Are diabetic lows worse than diabetic highs?

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Hi, I have found such great information on this site, that I wanted to ask another question! I recently played a game of co-rec softball (haven't played for YEARS), and sustained an ...

Sport Injury: When is R.I.C.E. not enough?

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I am really confused on what type of OTC pain-reliever to take. Is there a way to know if I should/shouldn't take aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, (any others I don't know ...

Excedrin, Motrin, Tylenol, Asprin, Aleve and others...How to Choose the Right OTC Pain Reliever?

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I'm not sure if this is a "stye" (spelling?) or not on my eye, but it is a little itchy, and red and tender. I have two of them, actually, on the same eye: one on the upper eyelid, and one ...

Free2Bme commented on Free2Bme's post I have a red bump on my eyelid. What is it, and what should I do?

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For Breakfast: * Eat a piece of fresh fruit, or add fruit to cereal and muffins. * Have whole-grain, high-fiber toast, muffins, pancakes or waffles. * Choose fiber-rich hot and ...

Free2Bme commented on Lara Price's post Easy Ways to Add Fiber

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I'm not sure if this is a "stye" (spelling?) or not on my eye, but it is a little itchy, and red and tender. I have two of them, actually, on the same eye: one on the upper eyelid, and one ...

I have a red bump on my eyelid. What is it, and what should I do?

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I had always thought fiber was the part of fruits and vegetables that were the "roughage", and now I'm seeing fiber in powder form. For instance, I just saw an ad that Benefiber has a powder to ...

Can you Drink Your Fiber?

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I was happy to receive the flu shot this year, as I feel like it's "doing my part" to stop the spread of the influenza virus. Plus, any inoculation that can either prevent, or lessen the ...

Free2Bme commented on Free2Bme's post Is it normal for my arm muscle in my shoulder to hurt 2 weeks after flu shot?

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My sister has four children, three girls and a boy. When her first, Jenny, was young, my sister kept her intake of sugar to a minimum, always offering fruit instead of cookies or candy, for ...

Free2Bme commented on Diane Porter's post Can restricting sugar from a child set up an imbalance later in life?

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A long time ago, I remember a fitness expert telling us to ignore all of the "flatten your belly" claims that if you do this or that exercise, you will see results in something as little as a few ...

Are "Flatten Your Belly" Claims Real?

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Products have come-and-gone that promise to help us either stop a cold before it hits, shorten its span, or lessen its symptoms. Has anyone tried the Ester-C pills? Have they been shown to ...

Has anyone tried the Ester-C pills to boost your Vitamin C and hinder an oncoming cold?

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I am in my 40s, and would love to hear some advice on how to become vegetarian. Any tips or tricks that helped you? I don't want to be 100% vegetarian, but am considering incorporating many of ...

How to "Go Vegetarian"? What does it mean to be a Vegetarian?

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My husband has been self-employed and working at home the past year. He is very successful and happy doing this, and I am proud of him. I've noticed this past year that since he's been working ...

My hubby has gained some weight this past year working-at-home, what can/should I do?

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I'd like to know if others have experienced this same thing with weight loss and their mental well-being: I have lost 8 pounds over the last 3 months, so my weight-loss has been successful but ...

Free2Bme commented on Free2Bme's post Successful at losing weight, but now all I think about is exercise: when is a good thing too much?

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I'd like to know if others have experienced this same thing with weight loss and their mental well-being: I have lost 8 pounds over the last 3 months, so my weight-loss has been successful but ...

Successful at losing weight, but now all I think about is exercise: when is a good thing too much?

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Via UnsplashI have been feeling slugglish the past few days, but do not have a cold. I have had increased saliva production in the evening...it's strange! I'm curious why I have over salivation. ...

Excess saliva at night over the past 5 days...is this a possible symptom of something?

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Since my hormonal imbalance and loss of periods, my skin and muscle tone has greatly diminished and the cellulite is just awful! I have been on Bio HRT for 4 months now (this is when my ...

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I appreciated a few articles on this website, regarding healthy cereals and fiber: The first article, High Fiber Cereals, mentions that "just two servings a day of whole grains were associated ...

High fiber, low fat, low sugar, whole grain cereal bar: is there such a thing?

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I've been reading some messages, and found some suggestions that to lose weight or just "eat healthy", that it is best to avoid gluten. Why is this? I thought gluten was wheat, and whole ...

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I've been reading some messages, and found some suggestions that to lose weight or just "eat healthy", that it is best to avoid gluten. Why is this? I thought gluten was wheat, and whole ...

What is wrong with gluten?

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Two of the world’s best-respected omega-3 researchers – William E. Lands, PhD and psychiatrist Joseph Hibbeln, MD – were part of a team from the US National Institutes of Health that set out to ...

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I remember when "everyone" used Sweet-N-Low in the pretty pink packet, and it was perfectly OK. Now that we've learned that aspartame has some negative health consequences, many people have been ...

What are the best artificial sweeteners now?

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I saw a fitness person on TV recently saying that many of his clients only use weights for fitness and it works really well. I only do cardio, on an eliptical machine so that it's a total body ...

Free2Bme commented on GauguinFan's post Is using weights vital during exercise?

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I don't ever want children, and my fiance has no problem with this - the issue is how do I prevent getting pregnant! I've read up on contraception and am appalled at the "effectiveness" of ...

Free2Bme commented on Anonymous' post I *really* don't want a baby *ever* ... options?

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The pain I am experiencing is preventing me from reaaching my arms above my head; putting my jacket on and off; twisting or turning. The pain is wincing at times. I cannot sleep on that arm.

Free2Bme commented on momdi's post Recd flu shot in December and two months later still experiencing pain at the site of injection; could muscle or tendon or nerve been damaged from flu shot administration

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We bought a relatively new home (2001), and for some reason, the built-in microwave has rust in the back corners. Besides from sounding gross, I'm wondering if there is any possible health ...

Any food or health-related hazards from rust inside microwave?

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My little cousin is pregnant at 14 years of age and her mother wants her to have an abortion, as she doesn't have the means or the desire to mostly raise another child. She is in her late 40's ...

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The month of February is National Heart Month, when we focus on heart health and raise awareness of the symptoms and causes of heart disease and how they may differ from men to women. Heart ...

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I had a cholesterol test 6 months ago, and it was right on the border of being high. My hubby and I are looking into purchasing life insurance now that we have a toddler (should have done this a ...

Free2Bme commented on Alison Beaver's post Life Insurance Exam: How to Lower Cholesterol in 2 Weeks?

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My mom has recently been diagnosed with "pre-diabetes", and wants to know if she can still drink wine? Or beer? Is light beer better, or is there a type of wine that is better? How can I find ...

Can a "pre-diabetic" drink wine or beer? If so, how much?

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My sister-in-law is pregnant, and taking prescription allergy medicine (she has seasonal allergies, basically year-round!). She just told our family that she is pregnant (yeah!), and that her ...

Are allergy medicines OK to take while pregnant?

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I've been searching on the Weight Watchers site to see how "they decide" on how many points to allot each participant on a daily/weekly basis. The points come from a calculation of a foods' ...

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I've been searching on the Weight Watchers site to see how "they decide" on how many points to allot each participant on a daily/weekly basis. The points come from a calculation of a foods' ...

How does Weight Watchers work?

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I tend to share everything in my life on this sight and I am looking for advise. Love can certainly be a wonderful thing as well as pretty trivial at times. Your life changes in so many ways ...

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In general, some of my kids as ok chewing a pediatric chewable fever-reducer, but it makes others throw up so we use a rectal suppository that they hardly feel going in. Does anyone know if ...

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I was happy to receive the flu shot this year, as I feel like it's "doing my part" to stop the spread of the influenza virus. Plus, any inoculation that can either prevent, or lessen the ...

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