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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]

Fri Apr 10

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 10:31 AM

Re: Vax update: Politics of selfishness

[W]e have to question "established" science for this to continue.

The scientific method tells us that the way to question "established" science is with further observations, which in medicine, generally require [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:34 AM

Re: Vax update: Politics of selfishness

Science advances by proving accepted knowledge to be inadequate and documenting a more accurate/fruitful conception. It's the way science works.

While I understand that there exist gray areas in science, I do NOT think the [more]

Thu Apr 9

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 9:56 PM

Re: BMPEA In Supplements

It's definitely a problem, especially for people (the large majority) who don't know which companies have unassailable standards and quality control, and which don't.

As predicted - the FDA is poised for action, [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 8:46 PM

Re: BMPEA In Supplements

[A]re you on a statin?

No, not taking a statin, FWIW.

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:14 PM

Re: Vax update: Politics of selfishness

I think there has to be some sort of right to question "established" science too.

Question it based on what??? Just a gestalt that everyone who's studied the issue empirically can't be right? Just based on the fact that [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:23 PM

Re: Vax update: Politics of selfishness

I don't perceive any difference between a personal anti-vax belief and a religious one--they're both personal beliefs.

Agree completely, would be fine with eliminating any religious exemption, as well. As a practical matter, it's hard [more]

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martybl replied to the Women's Health Issues board. 10:13 AM

Re: 2 weeks post-mastectomy

Based on the data, she thinks that the probability of benefit from chemotherapy for me would be very low (about 2% probability of changing the outcome). She did not see a reason to run the Oncotype test in light of the overall benign [more]

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martybl posted to the Health and Nutrition board. 8:03 AM

Vax update: Politics of selfishness

A nice piece in "Slate" looking at the ongoing political evolution of the "anti-vax" movement and the legislative response. [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:52 AM

Re: BMPEA In Supplements

On a personal note, my husband decided to switch from lipitor to that product. His cholesterol control was identical. But his leg aches disappeared.

Glad it's working for him, and would agree that results are the important outcome. [more]

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