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Unwanted Weight Gain

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Question

I am a regular exerciser and eat a well-rounded vegetarian diet but I have been experiencing unintended weight gain and have ceased to have a period even while on birth control. I started birth control because I didn’t have a period by myself and ceased menstruating for over a year before starting birth control. I’m wondering what the cause of my weight gain might be- if it could be due to hormone imbalances or something else?

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Sketchy Synthetics

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Question

A friend of mine told me he tried synthetic marijuana at a party. I don’t know much about it, but I’ve heard it can be really dangerous. What exactly is it? I’m kind of concerned about my friend, so I was also wondering if there is any additional information I can give him?

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Cold-Weather Blues

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Question

I experience blood in my mucus in my nose quite often (85 percent of the time) when it is cold. There is no pain or any discomfort. And my nose is not bleeding. But I noticed blood in my mucus a few times when I clean my nose. Would you please give me some advice?

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Mellow Yellow

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Question

Where can I get a yellow fever shot?

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Deep Breaths

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Question

I've been having this issue the past couple weeks where it feels like I constantly need to take a deep breath. It's not shortness of breath, or feeling like I can't breathe, it's just that I need to inhale really deeply. It comes and goes throughout the day. I do have anxiety, but I'm on medication for it and this has never been a symptom. I don't have a cough, or a sore throat, or any other problems besides this. Should I see a doctor, or wait and see if it goes away?

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