What causes a loss of taste?


Table of contents A lost sense of taste may refer to a partial or total loss of taste. People may also use this phrase to describe an overpowering and typically unpleasant…

What are the side effects of tramadol?


Table of contents Tramadol is a prescription pain medication that can help with moderate to severe pain. It has a number of side effects, however, including dizziness, nausea, sweating…

Supplements for vegans: What to know


Table of contents People who follow a vegan diet do not eat any animal products, including meat, dairy, and eggs. While it is possible to be vegan and stay well-nourished…

What to know about sleeping with earplugs


Table of contents Earplugs are generally safe to use while sleeping. However, it is possible that frequent use can lead to some minor problems in the long run, such as earwax…

How to get rid of ice pick scars


Table of contents Ice pick scars are deep, narrow scars that can result from severe outbreaks of acne. People wishing to minimize the appearance of these scars usually…

IMedicalApps: STAR, the Simulation Tools and Resources App


Many resuscitation programs now mandate simulation as part of the training including NRP, PALS, ACLS, and ALSO. An entire industry of high-fidelity (and…

039The Cat Is Safe -- For Now039: What We Heard This Week


"The cat is safe -- for now." -- Pet owner Laith Al Momani, MD, of East Tennessee State University in Johnson…

Washington health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange: Obamacare enrollment


Washington marketplace highlights and updates Washington has enacted legislation to create standardized plans and a public option that will be available by 2021. Legislation was enacted in 2018 to help…

Washington health insurance: find affordable coverage


Health insurance in Washington Washington’s health marketplace Washington State operates its own exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder. The state also has a strong off-exchange market (though subsidies are only available through Washington Healthplanfinder.)…

How to Be Safe on an Electric Scooter


If you’ve ever thought about climbing on a rideshare electric scooter, much less letting your kids ride one, you may want to think again. Similar to their foot-powered predecessors, electric…