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martybl replied to the Apple board. 12:00 PM

Re: iPhone as Remote Car Starter?

[F]uture CarPlay functionality . . .

I've been a little frustrated by the slow adoption rate of CarPlay by automakers, BMW in particular. I'm about due to replace my aging 2011 ///M3 and will probably get the ///M4. However, [more]

Mon Oct 20

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 9:36 AM

Re: Interesting links

[I]t's hard to overemphasise the negative impact of excess body fat.

This morning's in-box contained a link to a presentation at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes suggesting that a high BMI before pregnancy is [more]

Sun Oct 19

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 3:52 PM

Re: Interesting links

[T]here's a physiologic reason - adipose tissue contains aromatase, which makes estrogen. Hence why obesity is a risk factor for breast and uterine cancers.

Agree completely that aromatase activity is a risk factor for development of [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 9:35 AM

Re: Interesting links

Fat cells produce estrogen. And after menopause, they are a significant estrogen source.

They can be.....but only when there's excess body fat.


I think that the production of estrogen by aromatase is biologically significant [more]

Sat Oct 18

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 6:21 PM

Re: Interesting links

Fat cells produce estrogen. And after menopause, they are a significant estrogen source.

The primary mechanism by which fat produces estrogen is through the action of the enzyme aromatase. The aromatase inhibitor drugs (AIs) work by [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 9:21 AM

Re: Interesting links

[M]y mind's racing WRT what impact I might have in the context of BCA month

Breast cancer is one of the malignancies that ASCO specifically comments on, stating that, "Obesity at diagnosis is linked to a 33% increase in the risk [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 8:25 AM

Re: Interesting links

The American Society of Clinical Oncology recently issued a position statement on obesity and cancer, where they state that, "Obesity is quickly overtaking tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer, and although data are still emerging, [more]

Fri Oct 17

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martybl replied to the Apple User's Group board. 7:31 PM

Re: Yosemite

Anyone switch to Yosemite yet?

Switched last night on my go to machine, my early 2013 13" Retina MBP and loved it. Love the improvements in look and feel, and I like the improvements in Messages. The Safari changes took a tiny [more]

Thu Oct 16

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:16 PM

Re: hubster's lipids

Age 65 is one that may apply, since 10-year risk is >7.5%.

An alternative approach to estimation of cardiovascular risk would be to calculate the Framingham general risk score, [more]

Wed Oct 15

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martybl replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:10 PM

Re: Mac malware is becoming a problem

I've had four or five service calls to remove malware from Macs.

My 11yo DD#2 had some sort of advertising malware on her MBP, came off pretty easily with AdwareMedic, [more]

Fri Oct 10

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 10:57 AM

Re: I didn't know this about the 6+

Be interesting to see if the new iPads use the same cameras.

It'd be a tremendous public service if Apple would remove the camera completely from the iPad. I'm sure Steve Jobs never imagined idiots with Apple devices blocking everyone [more]

Wed Oct 8

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 8:51 PM

Re: "The Woman's Heart Attack"

That Harvard doctor is also the executive director of the Connors Center for Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Johnson has devoted much of her distinguished career to the study of gender differences and health care. [more]

Sun Oct 5

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 8:13 PM

Re: "The Woman's Heart Attack"

The article also refers to a study in 2001 by the US Institute of Medicine analyzing "masses of data" and confirming "a prevalent gender bias in all areas of medical research". But you don't have to believe that [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:19 PM

Re: "The Woman's Heart Attack"

Ooops....you beat me to it

There HAS been some water under the bridge since the "Macarena" by Los Del Rio was #1 for fourteen straight weeks. [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 4:51 PM

Re: "The Woman's Heart Attack"

[T]he beginning of the article, but even that gives the distinct impression that it was NOT old news.

But 1996 was almost TWO decades ago. What may have been news back then has had plenty of opportunity to be assimilated by the [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 3:50 PM

Re: Recovering from surgery

Oftentimes, though, the exciting discoveries that come out of the non clinical lab setting .....as much as they add a small puzzle piece to the Big Picture of how the body works....don't translate to clinically relevant patient orientated evidence [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:43 PM

Re: "The Woman's Heart Attack"

[I]t is clear that "gender bias" still exists, in the medical profession and elsewhere.

I don't think that this author's experience provides much evidence of gender bias. Rather, it shows that it's harder to sort out vague [more]

Tue Sep 16

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martybl replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:49 AM

Re: Marriott--Tip Envelopes in Rooms Program

I applaud Marriott's experiment.

I think that this experiment is swimming against the tide of history. I do tip hotel housekeepers, but like Ray said downstream, I don't like it. Tipping has all sorts of problems. It's an [more]

Fri Sep 12

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 11:47 PM

Re: Apple really screwed up!

U2 is one of the most critically acclaimed and popular bands of ALL TIME . . .

It always sticks in my mind that Joey Ramone, one of the most innovative and influential musicians ever, was listening to "In A Little While" by [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 12:40 AM

Re: Carrying extra weight could be healthier for

I would at least talk with, and possibly meet with, an EP now rather than waiting. That way you'll know NOW what the thinking and assessment needs are, and a plan can be created now and scheduled in a way that fits your needs.

I saw a [more]

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