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Postby skylersfriend » Sun Oct 15, 2017

Betcha, Hillary will donate the money to the "CLINTON FOUNDATION............... :shifty: :shifty: :shifty:


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Postby Recluse » Sun Oct 15, 2017

NLCS...I guess nobody told Puig to not lick his bat in public :roll:

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curious if anyone has any experience with a new medical ...

Postby mnymgr1 » Mon Oct 16, 2017

device called The Watchmen ???
It is a small balloon like device that dr's implant in a part of the heart described to me as the appendix of the heart.
Doesn't have a function that they know about but a lot of blood clots form inside this ventricle.
They put the Watchmen at the opening, it balloons up and voila, no more blood clot worries.
Heart Blood clots cause about 50% of strokes and using this device will take that 50% down 90%.
As dear ole dad is on Eliquis but needs to get off after years of usage (to ward off clots), this is what they suggest.

I personally think my father is a cash cow for the dr's, hospitals, etc. and now a guinea pig.
Only 130 of these have been used in IL to date and there will be multiple dr's in the room learning the technique.
At 'only' $20k just for the device, it's a steal right :roll:
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Re: curious if anyone has any experience with a new medical ...

Postby deenz » Mon Oct 16, 2017

mnymgr1 wrote:device called The Watchmen ???
It is a small balloon like device that dr's implant in a part of the heart described to me as the appendix of the heart.
Doesn't have a function that they know about but a lot of blood clots form inside this ventricle.
They put the Watchmen at the opening, it balloons up and voila, no more blood clot worries.
Heart Blood clots cause about 50% of strokes and using this device will take that 50% down 90%.
As dear ole dad is on Eliquis but needs to get off after years of usage (to ward off clots), this is what they suggest.

I personally think my father is a cash cow for the dr's, hospitals, etc. and now a guinea pig.
Only 130 of these have been used in IL to date and there will be multiple dr's in the room learning the technique.
At 'only' $20k just for the device, it's a steal right :roll:

I don't know about "The Watchmen", but I spent over 5 years of my career working on Eliquis. Great drug when you compare it to the older standard warfarin. $20,000 for a device... vs $50,000 plus potential changes in quality of life for a stroke... This is the core of what insurance companies and doctors do- is the change/risk worth the benefit? Each individual patient is different, but when you look across a patient population, trend-lines appear (epidemiology).
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Postby mnymgr1 » Mon Oct 16, 2017

yeah, warfarin sucks because of the constant blood draws weekly.
as I'm needle phobic, I'm pro-eliquis.....haha
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Secret of gold finally found: precious metals are forged in cataclysmic collision of neutron stars

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Postby jcz1 » Mon Oct 16, 2017

NBC news did a story tonight on how some prescriptions are cheaper without insurance, but "gag clauses" in insurance contracts prevent the pharmacist from telling us this info. A few states outlaw such clauses, but either way, they say if you ask if there is a way to get a lower price, this allows the pharmacist to tell you even with a gag clause.

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Postby tdtwedt » Wed Oct 18, 2017

Too much exercise can kill you - especially if you're a white man: Study finds 7.5 hours a week of fitness DOUBLES your risk of heart disease

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... e-man.html


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tdtwedt wrote:Too much exercise can kill you - especially if you're a white man: Study finds 7.5 hours a week of fitness DOUBLES your risk of heart disease

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... e-man.html


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tdtwedt wrote:Too much exercise can kill you - especially if you're a white man: Study finds 7.5 hours a week of fitness DOUBLES your risk of heart disease

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... e-man.html


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Postby Diggin4copper » Wed Oct 18, 2017

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Postby fredzoyt » Wed Oct 18, 2017

Don't worry, another study in 5 years will show the opposite.

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Postby Rik Bitter » Wed Oct 18, 2017

fredzoyt wrote:Don't worry, another study in 5 years will show the opposite.

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Postby Recluse » Wed Oct 18, 2017

Cheeseburgers and protein shakes for recovery?

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Postby skylersfriend » Thu Oct 19, 2017

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/10/1 ... laims.html

One more reason to dread airline travel :shifty:
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Postby tdtwedt » Thu Oct 19, 2017

Viral Chinese video game measures which players can clap fastest for President Xi Jinping

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Postby fredzoyt » Thu Oct 19, 2017

Kind of dated, but still humorous.


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Postby jcz1 » Fri Oct 20, 2017

Error leaves PNC Milwaukee Marathon course short

The result was a shortcoming of about eight-tenths of a mile.

And that will likely mean those with Boston Marathon qualifying times Sunday may not in fact be able to use those times.


http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/20 ... 778021001/

What makes this really bad is this is the 2nd year in a row that they had the wrong distance. The same experts were used to measure the course both years, even after last year's was too long. :roll:
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Postby MaxGravy » Fri Oct 20, 2017

This is some usage of the word 'expert' that I'm not familiar with.
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