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by mrag
June 21st, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Let's Talk Shingles
Replies: 41
Views: 770

Re: Let's Talk Shingles

Trump offered to do away with all tariffs if your PM would also. Al-you been smoking the corn husks again? Can I get a bale or two? I started following the "tariff discussion" but lost interest to caged kids, Stormy, Kim Jong and who knows what else. The economists that I loosely follow though were...
by mrag
June 21st, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Let's Talk Shingles
Replies: 41
Views: 770

Re: Let's Talk Shingles

I want to tread carefully here, but in PA we have "electric choice." we can choose from 75 different suppliers. All services and billing still come through our primary utility and you get to choose the core. So right now, I pay $.066907 through my choice carrier while anyone not choosing a carrier w...
by mrag
June 21st, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Who knows about Niacin (flush free)
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Who knows about Niacin (flush free)

.....my levels at 6 were high but not high enough to cause concern.....the accepted level was 5.35 And this is the precise reason we are now having a trade war with Canada. You guys do not play fair and are taking advantage of us using odd ball numbers. Well no more, we are going to make Murica #1 ...
by mrag
June 21st, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Who knows about Niacin (flush free)
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Who knows about Niacin (flush free)

Yes, I meant HDL. I'm not a fan of non recreational drugs or vitamin supplements, but can see where they can be of value if you are up against a wall. My cardiologist was saying she wanted cholesterol under 100! I said I wanted another president. Seems to me take one drug and all of a sudden you nee...
by mrag
June 21st, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Let's Talk Shingles
Replies: 41
Views: 770

Re: Let's Talk Shingles

Initially I was kidding about waiting! Just called my local Walgreens. They expect new shipments to be in in a "month or two," but they will add me to the list. I'm glad I got the first shot out of the way. I assume that affords some protection while I patiently wait. $250 for Zostavax? This one onl...
by mrag
June 21st, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Who knows about Niacin (flush free)
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Who knows about Niacin (flush free)

My cholesterol number seems fine to me, but my HCL is and has always been low. My new GP suggested Flush Free Niacin may bump that HCL number up. What I've seen here was mostly posts by Freckles and may he rest in peace, that is not the endorsement I was looking for. I've also seen Phyllis (?) menti...
by mrag
June 21st, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Can someone interpret this blood test? RDW
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Can someone interpret this blood test? RDW

Perhaps this is neither the time nor the place to discuss reading comprehension among the inmates. Maybe it's me. It sounded like someone simply wanted some help translating the research document to more practical layman's terms. Say like taking Felker and colleagues showed that patients with RDW >1...
by mrag
June 21st, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Let's Talk Shingles
Replies: 41
Views: 770

Re: Let's Talk Shingles

I'm pretty certain that anyone who has had shingles or knows someone that has, has already rushed out to get this new vaccine. For anyone else that has a god issue of likely immunity, good luck to you, stay home, I'm sure you won't get shingles. Meanwhile, I'm now due for my second shot and hopefull...
by mrag
June 20th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Can someone interpret this blood test? RDW
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Can someone interpret this blood test? RDW

With all due respect to Sartre, I'm thinking Ms. Abas was asking for an intelligent interpretation/ translation of the linked document done in plain English.

What does the document say?
by mrag
June 13th, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: What's a good heartrate monitor smart/fitness watch?
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: What's a good heartrate monitor smart/fitness watch?

When I got my device a decade ago I wanted a monitoring type watch. And then I wanted a bracelet that said I had an ICD and a little later I was thinking a chest tattoo saying "ICD is right here.' Never got any of those. Two or three years ago there was an iPhone accessory that would allow one to ge...
by mrag
June 13th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT: Research on "Anonymous Online Board"
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: OT: Research on "Anonymous Online Board"

I suspect for every doctor saying this, I could find another saying that. Is one of them "inappropriate?" And then what do they mean by inappropriate? Telling a person to add some salt to their diet, telling someone that posts that they are having chest pains to take a Xanax and get 8 hours of sleep...
by mrag
June 13th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT ?
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: OT ?

Now I'm afraid to go outside certain I will be struck by lightning: I agree with T-ron. But only as so far as legitimacy of issues being raised and discussed. The US is now, at least as far as I can ever remember, in the most tenuous/divisive of times. And as I am retired, on a fixed income includin...
by mrag
June 10th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 38
Views: 828

Re: Insurance

Really? The quote on the "list" includes the source. But I am relieved to know you are issuing your assurances that denying coverage for pre existing conditions is a non starter and couldn't possibly ever happen in today's political environment.
by mrag
June 10th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Speculation on future
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Speculation on future

@Robo-the topic in speculation not specula So every 7 or 8 years we need our batteries replaced. That presents big problems and big costs. How to get around that? In “I Sing the Body Electric,” poet Walt Whitman waxed lyrically about the “action and power” of “beautiful, curious, breathing, laughing...
by mrag
June 10th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 38
Views: 828

Re: Insurance

This applies only to Muricans that have not as yet emigrated to Canada or elsewhere. Apparently there is some discussion leeway permitted within this topic. While the following may APPEAR to have a political sway, it has a more direct alignment and more importantly, a potentially serious consequence...