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square634 last won the day on February 13 2010

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  1. <p><p><p>Happy Birthday!</p></p></p>

  2. I think you would need to multiply by 15p1 = 15 (since there are 15 permutations of where the multihit game can occur within the streak), but that still leaves you with < 1/20 million.
  3. Chicken and red onions is my favorite. The pizza places here do not have red onions, so I've had to adjust. The first time I ordered chicken and onion pizza over there phone the person actually questioned my order, he thought he misheard me. Giordano's has an awesome pesto chicken, but when I was there, the waiter's reaction made it seem like I was the first person to ever order it.
  4. I have moved to the Chicago area for work, and deep dish is amazing. Giordano's is still my favorite so far. People out here give me funny looks when I order chicken on pizza here though. Apparently no one does that, it's overwhelmingly sausage and/or pepperoni.
  5. There's at least one typo in the data. Check out Chen's max distance. A new record!
  6. Current guidelines state that for otherwise healthy, younger adults, 140/90 is the threshold for medical treatment. It is literally the borderline. If you are below that number, the evidence is in favor of trying lifestyle modifications first along with frequent home measurements. The decision when you are very close to 140/90 in either direction should realistically be made based on individual risk factors, family history, comorbidities, etc.
  7. Side effect profile is different for local injection vs. systemic (oral or intravenous) and is worse with long-term constant use. It is an interesting question. I think I see where you are going and agree philosophically with you. It is very difficult and somewhat arbitrary to distinguish between what qualifies "performance enhancing" and what acceptable risk profiles are for "legal" performance enhancement. This would apply to everything from eyeglasses to Advil to knee surgery.
  8. Prednisone is a corticosteroid. Testosterone is an anabolic steroid. They both have "steroid" in the name because of similarity in chemical structure, but their physiologic effects are totally and completely different. Use of prednisone or other anti-inflammatories in athletes may present a problem, but not one of performance enhancement (unless you count reducing pain/inflammation as performance enhancement, which is a separate philosophical issue).
  9. Yep. This is a struggle we face every day. Most of that end organ damage can be avoided completely with excellent medical control of blood glucose. Unfortunately, many people are non-compliant due to this same attitude of "oh, medications are bad for you, I will only take them if I feel sick," and then they come in with a necrotic foot and no kidneys. I'm sorry that I can't help myself responding to this, it really has very little to do with ADD or Chris Davis.
  10. Yep, he will still have a high predisposition for diabetes. And if he is smart or fortunate enough to stay plugged into medical care, he will get treated for that with medicine, too. Rather than burden this thread further with medical banter, I'll just stop posting and encourage you to volunteer some time at Health Care for the Homeless or something similar to get a better view of some of the long-term sequelae of untreated diseases as people age into their 30s-40s and beyond. It may change your perspective in surprising ways.
  11. Yes, he should exercise and change his diet as the first most crucial step. He didn't, or couldn't. People with COPD should just stop smoking, but we still treat them if they don't quit. Some good links to start out with, which are meta-analyses cited in the American Heart Association's most recent guidelines (out of a total of 144 citations): here and here
  12. To be fair, a small slice of what he is saying makes some sense, in that environment can probably play a role in mental illness in some people.
  13. Vetted, peer-reviewed epidemiological data relating statin use to reduced mortality risk in high-risk populations are wrong, but your hunch is definitely correct! (Note: statins can have side effects. Double note: statins aren't essential to the health of most people who take/have taken them, but they probably prevented strokes and heart attacks in a small minority of patients, so it's still worth it).
  14. 1) I was wrong 2) The second point still stands (he IS famous enough and good enough that he COULD sustain himself with a boutique clinic purely out of pocket for the rich and famous, if he wanted to) And thus 3) it was not completely ridiculous for someone to suggest it, even if it was wrong.
  15. It may be wrong but it's still not "ridiculous" or "absurd" to suggest. I know of many doctors who do not take insurance.
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