Sunday, February 12, 2006

My Yahoo! Answers, Part 2

As in the past, some of these questions have been reworded, and I'm listing resources instead of providing my original full answers so as not to copy directly from the YA site.

  • What is the right way to wash your vagina? and What is the best feminine product to get rid of a vaginal smell? - one person wanted to know if internal scrubbing was necessary, and some respondants recommended douching.
    Resources:: No douching! Douching - Frequently Asked Questions (Nat'l Womens Health Info Center)

  • What is hypermetropia?
    Resources: It's farsightednews. Nat'l Library of Medicine - Medical Subject Headings - Hyperopia (provides the definition and alternate terms, including Hypermetropia); Hyperopia (American Optometric Association); Farsightedness (MayoClinic.com)

  • Where can I find information on disciplinary actions for psychologists in California? - for no apparent reason, Yahoo! removed this question.
    Resources: Board Actions - California Board of Psychology (provides list of disciplinary actions against CA psychologists); other official state websites should have similar information on licensing/disciplinary actions.

  • What is systemic lupus?
    Resources: What is Lupus? (Lupus Foundation of America); Handout on Health: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Nat'l Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases); JAMA Patient Page: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (American Medical Association); Lupus (MayoClinic.com)

  • I'm 5'2" and weigh 88 pounds. My friends say I'm underweight, but I think I could lose some more. I have people tell me I'm too skinny all the time! Especially since they know I only eat 1 small meal a day, dinner. I hate it because I see myself as something diffrent and How can I stop eating?
    Resources: Eating Disorders - Self-Evaluation Quiz (Nat'l Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders); KidsHealth - Eating Disorders (Nemours Foundation); Anorexia Nervosa (Nat'l Eating Disorders Association); FamilyDoctor.org - Anorexia Nervosa (American Academy of Family Physicians); Eating Disorders Information and Referral Program (National Eating Disorders Association); Anorexia (Nat'l Women's Health Information Center)

  • I need information on the calories and vitamins in vegetables.
    Resources: USDA National Nutrient Database; Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Facts Chart (Dole); 5 a Day: Fruit and Vegetable of the Month (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);

  • What are the symptoms of a seizure coming on?
    Resources: Seizure Disorders (Merck Manual Home Edition)

  • Is vitiligo treatable?
    Resources: Questions and Answers About Vitiligo - Treatment Options (Nat'l Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)

  • What's the best cure for a persistent cough?
    Resources: Chronic Cough: Causes and Cures (American Academy of Family Physicians)

  • What are the symptoms of having HIV/AIDS?
    Resources: How can I tell if I'm infected with HIV? What are the Symptoms? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • How do I manage type 2 diabetes?
    Resources: Diabetes Learning Center (American Diabetes Association); National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

    My Yahoo! Answers, Part 1
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    (no MeSH tags for this one - too many topics!)
  • 2 Comments:

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    don't forget you can automatically add an answers badge with the code available towards the bottom of your "my q&a page". easy as copy and pasting.

    1:20 PM  
    Blogger Rachel said...

    Anonymous,
    Thank you, I'm aware of the answers badge. I really wasn't happy with how it looked on the page (even when I edited the code), and only want to highlight here the Answers I participate in that have to do with health topics. I sometimes answer questions in other areas, but don't choose to feature them on this blog. Thank you very much for the suggestion, though.
    Rachel

    1:54 PM  

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