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Is getting vitamin D from sunshine better for my health than a vitamin D capsule?
If I drink alcohol in moderation, do I have a lower risk of heart disease and death?
Does eating dark chocolate help reduce my high blood pressure and heart related death?
Does adding niacin (vitamin B3) to a cholesterol medication lower my risk of dying from a heart attack?
Does eating a plant based diet reduce my risk of heart disease and early death?
Does taking Ashwagandha help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety?
If I am a woman with low sexual desire, does taking Ashwagandha extract increase desire and sexual satisfaction?
Do yoga exercises help with my anxiety and depression and to feel happier?
Does sublingual immunotherapy (drops under the tongue) work just as well as subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots) for treating my chronic allergic conjunctivitis (eyes)?
Does sublingual immunotherapy (drops under the tongue) work just as well as subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots) for treating my chronic allergic rhinitis?
Can taking vitamins help slow down my hair loss?
When screening for colon cancer, if I have no symptoms, can I undergo a FIT (fecal immunochemical test) instead of a colonoscopy?
Does taking collagen peptides help heal wounds and ulcers faster than placebo?
If I can’t or won’t take hormones, does rhubarb root help relieve symptoms of menopause like hot flashes?
Is there evidence to support taking collagen peptides for strengthening hair and nails?
Does taking collagen peptides help reduce healing time if I have a pressure ulcer?
Does taking vitamin D over 800 IU daily help prevent an osteoporosis fracture?
Does taking less than 400IU of vitamin D prevent me from having a bone fracture?
If I have bothersome bleeding from the uterus, does an intrauterine device (IUD) work about as well as hysterectomy?
If I am over age 75 and have high cholesterol, does taking a statin medication (e.g. atorvastatin, simvastatin) decrease my chance of dying?
Does stretching before exercise help reduce muscle pain and injury after exercising?
If I’m an athlete, does taking creatine help me improve my athletic performance?
If I have anxiety, can taking CBD oil help reduce it?
Does Penlac (ciclopirox) work better than Jublia (efinaconazole) in clearing my toenail fungus?
If I have toenail fungus, do topical medications like Jublia (efinaconazole) work as well as a pill?
If I’m aged 50-74 does a screening mammogram, reduce my chance of dying from breast cancer?
If I have confirmed diagnosis of osteoporosis, and started on medication, should I get a yearly DEXA scan to monitor my progress?
Do I need an ultrasound confirmation if I have obvious signs of an inguinal hernia?
Do I need an ultrasound confirmation if I have obvious signs of an inguinal hernia?
Should I take aspirin with Plavix (clopidogrel) if I have already had a stroke or TIA in the past?
Does Shingrix vaccine work better than Zostavax vaccine for preventing shingles?
If I am a woman over the age of 65 should I get a DEXA scan to screen for osteoporosis?
If I am a woman over the age of 50 but under the age of 65 and no history of previous osteoporotic fracture, no history of smoking or heavy drinking, and am not significantly underweight, should I get a DEXA scan to screen for osteoporosis?
Does my risk of dying go down by the number of steps I take per day?
Does evidence exist for Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) for treating insomnia?
If I have depression and anxiety not adequately controlled by medications, does Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) help with symptoms of depression and anxiety more than a placebo?
Does the good effects of eating more fruits and vegetables offset the bad effects of eating a lot of meat?
If I have osteoporosis and have had a previous bone fracture from osteoporosis, does taking a medication like Fosamax (alendronate) or Actonel (risedronate) really help reduce bone fracture in the future more than a placebo pill?
If I have osteoporosis and have never had a previous bone fracture, does taking a medication like Fosamax (alendronate) or Actonel (risedronate) really help reduce bone fractures in the future more than a placebo pill?
Do antidepressants help relieve my symptoms of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) more than a placebo pill?
If I have atrial fibrillation, do new oral anticoagulants (Xarelto, Pradaxa, Eliquis, Lixiana) reduce strokes but cause more stomach bleeding than warfarin?
Does Xarelto (rivaroxaban) reduce blood clots in my legs or lungs better than warfarin?
Does Pradaxa (dabigatran) reduce blood clots in my legs or lungs better than warfarin?
Does Eliquis (Apixaban) prevent blood clots in my legs or lungs better than warfarin?
Does phentermine cause me to have more weight loss than Saxenda (liraglutide)?
Does phentermine cause me to have more weight loss than Contrave (bupropion/naltrexone)
Does phentermine cause me to have more weight loss than Belviq (lorcaserin)?
Does phentermine/topiramate combination cause me to have more weight loss than Xenical or Alli (orlistat)?
Does Humira (Adalimumab) work better than the traditional combination of methotrexate, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), and sulfasalazine for my rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?
Does Enbrel (Etanercept) work better than the traditional combination of methotrexate, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), and sulfasalazine for my rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?
Does Remicade (Infliximab) work better than the traditional combination of methotrexate, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and sulfasalazine for rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?
Does taking narcotics to treat my pain increase my risk of dying or being hospitalized more than taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS)?
If I have diabetes, but don’t take insulin, do I need to check my blood sugars daily?
Do I lose more weight on a low carbohydrate diet than a low fat diet?
Is drinking diet soda harmful to my health?
Does drinking diet soda help me lose weight or keep weight off?
Does taking Maca root help with symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women?
Does Maca root help increase libido in women with low libido?
If I’m a postmenopausal woman, does DHEA help increase my ability to enjoy sex more?
Do I need to check my blood sugars with a home blood sugar monitor daily if I have diabetes but don’t take insulin?
Do Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) injections or liquid help me lose weight over taking a placebo?
Does an NSAID like Naproxen (aleve) or Ibuprofen relieve pain as well as codeine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone for sudden onset (acute) back pain?
Do I have a higher chance of getting an inappropriately prescribed antibiotic in an urgent care than in a doctor’s office?
Should I get surgery to remove my gallbladder with stones in it if I don’t have any symptoms of pain, bloating, and nausea after eating?
Can I lose more weight with changing how I eat over increasing my exercise level?
Does eating nuts (sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, peanuts, etc) decrease my chance of dying from heart disease and cancer?
Does SAM-E help reduce some of my symptoms of depression?
Does taking a combination of Coenzyme Q10, Feverfew, and Magnesium help reduce and prevent my migraine headaches?
Does taking Coenzyme Q10 help prevent my migraine headaches?
Does taking Coenzyme Q10 help me live longer and healthier if I have congestive heart failure?
Does Coenzyme Q10 help reduce fatigue from fibromyalgia?
Is there evidence that turmeric/curcumin help prevent or manage active dementia symptoms?
Does turmeric/curcumin help reduce memory loss and mental deterioration in middle age and older adults?
Does turmeric/curcumin help relieve pain from arthritis?
Does turmeric/curcumin supplementation decrease symptoms of depression?
If I have osteoporosis, does taking vitamin K help reduce my risk of having a fracture?
Does taking vitamin D supplements help reduce chronic pain over placebo?
Is there any evidence that any of the over the counter herbal supplements like lipoflavinoids reduce my tinnitus (ear-ringing) problems more than a placebo pill?
Does taking zinc help decrease my tinnitus (ringing in the ears) symptoms more than a placebo pill?
Does ginkgo biloba help decrease my tinnitus (ringing in the ear) symptoms more than a placebo pill?
Does taking Horse Chestnut and Citrus bioflavonoids (Hesperidin) and Pycnogenol (Maritime Pine Bark) help improve decrease unsightly varicose veins in my legs?
Does taking Horse Chestnut and Citrus bioflavonoids (Hesperidin) and Pycnogenol (Maritime Pine Bark) help relieve pain and irritation from chronic venous stasis sores in my legs?
Does taking citrus bioflavonoids standardized extract help relieve pain and irritation from hemorrhoids?
Does taking a standardized preparation of horse chestnut resolve the pain and irritation from hemorrhoids?
If I am a healthy adult, will Human Growth Hormone (HGH) help improve memory and learning (cognition)
If I am a healthy adult, will Human Growth Hormone increase fat loss and increase lean muscle mass?
Should I have screening for ovarian cancer if I have no family history of ovarian cancer in a mother, sister, or daughter?
Should I stop having screening pap test if I am over age 65 with no prior history of cervical or vaginal cancer, if my last pap test was 5 years ago or less and was normal?
Do I need an antibiotic for UTI symptoms (burning with urinating, urgent need to urinate)?
Do I need to have a pap test and/or pelvic exam before I start birth control pills?
Should I continue getting a PAP test if I am a woman over age 65 and have never had an abnormal pap?
Should I get a screening bone density scan to screen for osteoporosis if I am a woman under age 65?
Should I take folic acid 800 mcg daily if I’m thinking of getting pregnant?
Should I get STD testing for chlamydia or gonorrhea if I am sexually active and under 24 years old?
If I have had a hysterectomy for any reason other than cancer (e.g. uterine fibroids, endometriosis, heavy bleeding) should I get a pap tests to screen for cancer?
Should I get a screening pap test to check for cervical cancer if I am under age 21?
Should I get a screening pap test for cervical cancer every year if my previous pap tests have come back normal?
Should I get a screening mammogram at age 40-44 if there is no breast cancer in my immediate family?
If my baby and I are otherwise healthy, should I breastfeed my newborn to 6 months over using formula?
Should I take tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer if I am at average risk for breast cancer?
If I want to take birth control pills to avoid becoming pregnant, does regular dose (30mcg) estrogen cause fewer blood clots, strokes and heart attacks than low dose (20mcg) estrogen?
If I want to take birth control pills to avoid becoming pregnant, does the progestin levonorgestrel cause fewer blood clots and heart attacks than desogestrel or gestodene?
If I have been diagnosed with breast cancer, would starting a low saturated fat diet reduce my chance of dying from the breast cancer?
Does generic Fosamax (alendronate) work just as well as Prolia (Denosumab)?
If I have confirmed osteoporosis, and I start taking a medication, should I have a yearly bone density (DXA) scan?
If I have mild bone loss (osteopenia) diagnosed on a bone density (DXA) scan, should I have another DXA scan a year later?
Does using talcum powder increase my risk of having ovarian cancer?
Does exercise relieve hot flashes and night sweats?
Should I get genetic screening for breast cancer if I do NOT have close family members with any combination of breast, ovarian, tubal, or uterine cancer?
Should I get genetic screening for breast cancer if I have close family members with any combination of breast, ovarian, tubal, or uterine cancer?
Should I take baby (81mg) aspirin to prevent heart attack if I am between age 50-59, have high cholesterol, and/or high blood pressure?
Does a combination of chinese herbal medications along with western medications increase my chance of getting pregnant compared to western medications alone if I have had recurrent pregnancy loss in the past?
Do magnesium supplements help with preventing and treating PMS and dysmenorrhea symptoms (pelvic cramping, pain and irritability before and during menstrual periods)?
Does magnesium reduce night time leg cramp symptoms in pregnant women better than placebo?
Should I get a CT scan of my sinuses that my doctor ordered if have a recent sinus (pressure inside forehead and/or cheeks) infection?
Should I take an antibiotic if I have had moderate sinusitis symptoms (pressure in face) for less than 7 days?
Does taking fish oil supplements lower my risk for heart attack?
Does taking magnesium 500mg daily reduce the intensity and frequency of my migraine headaches?
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