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Mon Mar 30

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martybl replied to the Women's Health Issues board. 11:48 PM

Re: Bilateral mastectomy: surgical path report

GREAT NEWS!!! So glad the nodes were negative on final pathology! So bilateral T1bN0, ER+,Her2neu negative by FISH, invasive cancers. Just waiting for OncoType DX and surgical recovery at this point, but small node-negative tumors with clear surgical [more]

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martybl replied to the Women's Health Issues board. 1:25 AM

Re: Bilateral mastectomy: post-op

I only have 7 Vicodin pills left so I hope the pain is controllable by NSAIDs by Tuesday, when I will be visiting Seattle to see the surgeon and plastic surgeon.

The surgeons DO have the ability to refill the Hydrocodone/APAP, [more]

Sat Mar 28

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 9:30 AM

Re: .....and now for something evidence based.

Nice review article, I love NPR and the breadth of topics they pick up on. I've been driving a rental Altima this week while getting some body work done on my ///M3. The sound system on the rental is better suited to voice than music, so I've been [more]

Fri Mar 27

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:03 AM

Re: Where have all the posters gone...

[S]ome (boards) --such as this one and 2 other health-related boards I've participated in--suffer additionally from the intense and unfounded negativity and insults, sense of superiority, and need to have the last word.

I generally [more]

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martybl replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 4:42 AM

Re: selling a timeshare

I wonder if it would've been easier to just disclaim that part of the inheritance.

Googling this question, it appears to me that heirs can disclaim inheriting specific property interests, such as a timeshare interest, by filing a [more]

Thu Mar 26

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:24 AM

Re: Where have all the posters gone...

driven away by VeeEnn everyone. Riight

As the total population of TMF falls, partly as a response to FB, the ratio of posters considering themselves in various "in-groups" rises. I think that the corresponding increase in [more]

Thu Mar 12

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martybl posted to the Health and Nutrition board. 9:42 AM

Homeopathy Ineffective - NHMRC

The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council just finished an exhaustive review of the evidence supporting homeopathy, concluding that:

[T]here are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy [more]

Thu Mar 5

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martybl replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:45 PM

Re: Found A Unicorn Of Sorts And Thinking...

On the other hand there is that sweet 2.0L DI turbo 4 under the hood with GMPP Stage 1, so 290 HP and 340 pound feet of torque, no lift shift, launch control, a Saab derived manual tranmission, Brembo brakes, and a suspension at the time had auto [more]

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martybl replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:24 AM

Re: 13 year old candidate for the Darwin award

Brings to mind a famous post from years ago, http://boards.fool.com/you-are-the-boss-and-at-this-point-in...

Children are so disrespectful [more]

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martybl posted to the Photography board. 1:08 AM

New Canon Products

Canon just announced the launch of the 5DS and the very similar 5DS R. Both are 50MP models, differing only in that the 5DS has a low-pass filter, while the 5D R doesn't. These bodies both seem to be targeted at studio and landscape photographers, [more]

Wed Mar 4

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martybl replied to the Women's Health Issues board. 1:41 AM

Re: recommendation for breast cancer staging

[A]ny modern breast cancer staging system should not only incorporate the traditional tumor-node-metastasis staging, but should also include grade, estrogen receptor (ER) status, and, possibly, other biologic markers.

I would argue [more]

Sun Mar 1

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martybl replied to the Weight Lifting Fools board. 10:50 AM

Re: Well, ain't that a kicker...

marty....if you have the knowledge base to post those pics here, please do it....

As requested:

1. https://flic.kr/p/r8Qrh4
2. [more]

Fri Feb 27

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martybl replied to the Women's Health Issues board. 12:54 AM

Re: Oncotype breast cancer test

Early stage patients are treated with tried-and-true chemo regimens. None of these appears to be superior since they all work.

I'd again quibble with this statement. The standard of care is still to treat node-negative disease [more]

Thu Feb 26

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martybl replied to the Women's Health Issues board. 9:17 PM

Re: Oncotype breast cancer test

Brian likes Tamoxifen better than aromatase inhibitors (AI) since Tamoxifen is better tolerated.

Would quibble with this recommendation. The entire reason that we give systemic adjuvant therapy is to reduce the risk of systemic [more]

Sun Feb 1

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:13 AM

Re: Measles outbreak 2015

His overarching principles though do insist on a diet consisting of healthful foods, eliminating those that are not good for us, and eating organic to avoid pesticides and other harmful chemicals that are absorbed as plants [more]

Fri Jan 30

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 9:08 PM

Re: Measles outbreak 2015

On this sort of topic all opinions aren't equally valid .....as Dara will tell you.

A little more focused and current take on "false balance" as it relates to the current vaccination issue, from "Science Blogs," [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:00 PM

Re: Measles outbreak 2015

[H]is nitwittery and demonstrable lack of a knowledge base . . .

Two different things, the nitwittery is clear, lack of knowledge, less so. He was a solid citizen for a decade, one of the docs in the big mainstream Cardiology group, [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 9:37 AM

Re: Measles outbreak 2015

[A]ll opinions aren't equally valid . . .

Dr. Wolfson's response to his critics: [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:01 AM

Re: Measles outbreak 2015

[C}ases up to 100. . .

Now reported in Arizona, just in time to cast a shadow over the Super Bowl. [more]

Sun Jan 25

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:17 PM

Re: Measles outbreak 2015

[A]round here it's the extreme religious conservatives who are all anti-vax. And we have had whooping cough outbreaks to prove it.

Thanks for fleshing out the discussion with your personal experiences. As the outbreak progresses, the [more]

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