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June 5, 2012

Where people can find affordable Health Care at all ages in their location. How the government can control Medical intuition's rate, they can raise their cost to the little person.

May 21, 2012

Seasonal allergy medication. I was taking a 24 hour and then tried a 12 hour decongestant for years but now it doesn't work. What can I now take that does not require a prescription? That works.

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May 8, 2012

How should osteoporosis/osteomyelitis be screened for, followed and managed in people with chronic mobility and neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury.

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May 4, 2012

What are the best practice Behavioral Health programs for type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. Does educational counseling help paitients improve control and adherence to treat ...

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May 1, 2012

My experience in the last 12 years with therapeutic touch, (90%positive) suggest that this treatment cuold be the base for elaborate new machine in NMR. G.Boccardo (Italy)

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May 1, 2012

For an adult who has a constant cough re: anything he eats or drinks, had surgery where they opened up the tube that does to the stomach because where the stomach and esophygus meet there are spasms t ...

Apr. 30, 2012

Does de-escalation of antimicrobials lead to better outcomes for persons with VAP and potentially with HCAP or HAP? (or at least better utilization of antimicrobials?)

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Apr. 30, 2012

For persons with nosocomial pneumonia (HAP, VAP, or HCAP) does optimization of antibiotic pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters improve outcomes?

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Apr. 24, 2012

What is the comparative effectiveness of interventions for preventing or delaying progression to diabetes?

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Apr. 22, 2012

What is a possible cause of hand and/or feet numbness? Is it an extension of an inflammatory disorder? If so, what can a person do to reverse this condition?

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Apr. 20, 2012

Any procedure, surgery, medicine that would eliminate or greatly reduce the pain is requested. I have suffered from severe ear aches, ears popping (people can hear them), pressure, and draining. The ...

Apr. 19, 2012

What is the comparative effectiveness of strategies to increase care coordination and collaboration for chronic kidney disease (CKD) (i.e. primary care/nephrology and team based approaches) in slowin ...

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Apr. 13, 2012

What is the comparative effectiveness of preventive and therapeutic interventions to address cyberbullying and cyberharassment?

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Apr. 13, 2012

What is the comparative effectiveness of assessment tools to predict and interventions to reduce lethality associated with intimate partner violence (IPV)?

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Apr. 12, 2012

For persons who present with acute cough illness (ACI), what is the comparative effectiveness of various interventions for reducing inappropriate antimicrobial use?

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Apr. 12, 2012

For adults and children who present with uncomplicated influenza, what is the comparative effectiveness of early treatment interventions for reducing complication rates?

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Apr. 11, 2012

Pyschological factors in asthma: Does self-management effect well-being. Both a local and a national policy were compared and neither addressed the well-being of asthmatics.

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Apr. 10, 2012

does the use of e-stim on the lower extremity for foot drop have any effect on tonus (brain connection) with people who have had brain injury(TBI,CVA)?

Mar. 29, 2012

Please update: "Rheumatoid Arthritis, A Guide for Adults". It's a great guide, but there are many new medications and prices need updating.

Mar. 21, 2012

What is the evidence for chronic lyme disease? What is the evidence for treatment of chronic lyme with long-term antibiotics?

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Mar. 19, 2012

for patients with a history of cancer (any) should patients undergoing a screening pet scan have antibiotics prior to scanning to decrease the false positive node rate in the head and neck? how often ...

Mar. 19, 2012

In patients with Gastroparesis, is it normal to develop fatty liver and have high chloesterol issues? What are the options for patients with this condition to eat healthfully without being able to dig ...

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Mar. 17, 2012

What are the comparative levels of evidence for use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in unlabeled indications?

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Mar. 14, 2012

Effectiveness of non-intensive (pharmacologic or formal psychotherapy) treatments of depressed mood in primary care. This would include self management contracts, exercise, activating social networks, ...

Mar. 11, 2012

Is there an easier way to test for Celiac disease?

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