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Sun May 10

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martybl replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:15 PM

Re: OT: Paperless medical offices?

[D]oing a program for a single specialty is far easier than doing it for a hospital.

Although all CMS requires us to do for Medicare participation is the office - the hospital is a separate issue. I DO, however, have access to [more]

Thu May 7

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 12:44 AM

Re: prostate cancer

Can pathologists differentiate between the non-aggressive and aggressive kinds of disease.

Have you spent even a couple moments on Google looking at these questions? The standard grading system for prostate cancer, in use since the [more]

Tue May 5

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:38 PM

Re: prostate cancer

[T]he numbers for aggressive diseases like lung cancer are probably more reliable.

I think deaths from prostate cancer, as estimated by ACS, or the CDC or the NCI are REAL deaths, not some sort of a statistical aberration. [more]

Mon May 4

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 6:12 AM

Re: prostate cancer

CDC data show prostate cancer is not in the top five in the US as a cause of death from malignancy.

One more link from CDC, which again confirms that prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death IN MEN. [more]

Sun May 3

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 10:04 PM

Re: prostate cancer

[A] lot of how they choose to treat it derives from when someone is diagnosed with it.

What SHOULD be done is to assign patients to a risk group based on their T Stage on DRE, their histologic grade as indicated by the Gleason [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 5:32 PM

Re: prostate cancer

[P]rostate cancer is not in the top five in the US as a cause of death from malignancy.

2015 SEER data from the NCI shows almost the exact same numbers as the ACS, with the NCI estimating 27,540 deaths a year from prostate cancer. [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:06 PM

Re: prostate cancer

[I]t sometimes strikes younger men and it can be a killer. But that seems to be less common than the non-aggressive form of the disease.

Prostate cancer is a heterogenous disease, but it is NOT an indolent, incidental finding [more]

Sat May 2

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martybl replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 8:22 AM

Re: Pretty Cool, This

Maybe this could be the start of a come-back for the Raiders.
I hope so.


After 84K plus TMF posts, you've put up one that I whole-heartedly and unequivocally agree with! I'm a big Raiders fan, and I think that Amari Cooper is a [more]

Fri May 1

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:39 AM

Re: prostate cancer

[A] Science By Press Release board

IF such a board existed, Prostate Cancer would be the prototypical disease for it. The "literature" on prostate cancer, such as it is, leaves open vast questions, and serves men and their [more]

Sun Apr 19

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martybl replied to the Photography board. 6:35 AM

Re: Wakeup Call.... Truths...

People might have a gear obsession that gives them the perception it is the gear.

Guilty as charged. I don't know if they have a category for "amateurs with decent equipment," but that's exactly where I would fit. I'm [more]

Fri Apr 17

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martybl replied to the Photography board. 9:47 AM

Re: Canon drops prices

Haven't got around to upgrading my 16-35 f/2.8 to "II," so, when I do get around to it it'll be nice to save $100. I'm still most interested in availability and release dates of the 1DX Mark II, which continues in the rumor stage as being [more]

Thu Apr 16

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 9:18 PM

Re: vitamin k2

I believe calcium supplementation in old age is associated with plaque so it seems inadvisable for people with cardiovascular disease.

Somewhat more controversial than your statement, with studies going both ways. The biggest study, [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:42 AM

Re: vitamin k2

An answer will take a bit of time . . .

While waiting for your answer, my interpretation of the data is that there is not a generally accepted role for supplemental Vitamin K2. The data on Vitamin K2 supplementation has been primarily [more]

Tue Apr 14

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 4:54 AM

Re: vitamin k2

[V]itamin K2 were you taking? I've been taking it for a while now

What studies or literature convinced you that supplementation of Vitamin K was indicated in your case? Who do you think benefits from Vitamin K2 [more]

Sat Apr 11

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 4:56 PM

Re: Ordered my Apple Watch!!!

Our 14 year old wants an IPhone. We told him that when he starts working and can pay for the phone and monthly service, he can buy it.

Differing parenting philosophies, but our DD's are doing VERY well academically at a [more]

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 1:49 PM

Re: Ordered my Apple Watch!!!

Part of understanding Apple is experiencing their products. . . most of the products I've used have made me happy compared to their competition. So it's a virtuous circle.

Very nicely said, I couldn't agree with you more! As I alluded [more]

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 10:06 AM

Re: Ordered my Apple Watch!!!

[A]ll my mother's medical providers have been pushing us to sign on to their patient portal.

Again, your tax dollars at work. One of the emerging requirements for "meaningful use" of an EMR is that, "more than 5 percent [more]

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 8:21 AM

Re: Ordered my Apple Watch!!!

I'm still a little suspicious of transmitting all this wireless personal medical data. I don't trust the encryption given all these stories about how easy it is for NSA and bad guy hackers to break the code and hack your phone.

Not [more]

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 5:41 AM

Re: Ordered my Apple Watch!!!

I love my Ipod! Am I the only one who still uses one??

Probably the only one with an age in double digits :) A lot of parents will use iPod Touches for kids who want the apps and music of the iPhone, but don't want them to yet have [more]

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 1:42 AM

Re: The Apple Watch Watch

[S]hipping dates for ordered Apple Watches

FWIW, I ordered a 42mm Watch with the Milanese Loop and got a delivery date of 5-13-15 to 5-27-15. They appear to be shipping the magnetic charging cable separately, and they're predicting [more]

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