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SmackoverHawg
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They teach a lot of scientific method in med school, do they?

They teach critical thinking. Statistics was a required pre-req and we do have classes on interpreting these bull shite studies.

Most of my experience in scientific method came while I was a double major in chemistry and biology.

Lots of these "scientific studies" are complete bull shite and designed to show what those funding it want it to show!






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mmcgrath
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The flu has been around forever. Why all the panic about it now?
Because it kills lots of people, especially when it is ignored.






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CajunAngele
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There are just as many studies saying that they do. Studies can be manipulated to say anything. For example, honey was long considered the best treatment available for open wounds and burns. Science said this was bull shite and only the RX stuff works. Now big pharma has come out with MEDI_HONEY and it's the best shite EVER. Guess what it is. It's f$%king honey. Only it's several hundred dollars of tube.


Right on! I like how you think. The Univ. Of Pitt is doing a study on my in laws because they all live so long.

They found it was because they were raised on a farm that self-sustained them. They had their own butcher shop/non hormone fed cows and ate all from their garden. The other 'secret' to a long life was that they grew garlic; a strong ukrainian kind and they ate a clove a day and it kept the doc away.






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NOMT
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Louisiana looks to be pretty healthy and no flu yet.


Not sure where you're getting your information from, but it's incorrect. Seeing MANY cases of both flu A and B.

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I read a study that even if you got the flu shot more are getting this flu.


Since you mentioned elsewhere in the thread you know about the vaccine, then I'm sure you recognize it's inability to completely protect against every strain.

Patients I'm treating with the flu that had the vaccine are almost universally less ill.

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The ER docs are pushing Tamiflu at a mere $100 cost but it only works if you take it at onset.


It works best if begun within 48 hours of onset of symptoms, but if someone is still feeling like hell and within 24-36 hours of that window I still prescribe it, informing them of the potential if not absolute benefit.






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CajunAngele
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Dr. Oz did say if your BM was formed and shaped like a banana you are healthy. A lot of people now listen to him because he said this 'brilliant' thing





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SmackoverHawg
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Dr. Oz did say if your BM was formed and shaped like a banana you are healthy. A lot of people now listen to him because he said this 'brilliant' thing

What if it's not curved like a banana? Oh shit! Mine are straight!!!! Am I gonna die?? What's he say about different colors? Is blue bad?






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NOMT
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Dr. Oz did say if your BM was formed and shaped like a banana you are healthy.


Did he specify whether it had to come out shaped like a banana, or could it curve in the bottom of the bowl after the fact and still count?






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CajunAngele
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Not sure where you're getting your information from, but it's incorrect. Seeing MANY cases of both flu A and B.





The map is deceptive possibly not too many tacks showing flu in the state of La. Probably needs updated or you live in one of the four? tacks.






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NOMT
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What does the color of each state represent? Louisiana is red, which corresponds to > 5%, but I'm not sure what that percentage is referring to...

It has eased up a bit in the last two weeks, but just before Christmas it was bad. I'll put it this way - seeing 50-55 patients a day at urgent care and diagnosing flu on about 20-25 conservatively. Only diagnosed 10 yesterday. It's here, and it's a nasty strain this year.






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SmackoverHawg
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I can tell you that map is wrong. There are none in S.Ark on there and I have treated at least a hundred myself. In fact, we had the 1st positive test in the state and reported it to the state HD and CDC. They don't track it very well! FWIW.





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mmcgrath
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I can tell you that map is wrong. There are none in S.Ark on there and I have treated at least a hundred myself. In fact, we had the 1st positive test in the state and reported it to the state HD and CDC. They don't track it very well! FWIW.
I think that each of the pins just represent web users who happen to post on that web site. Arkansas itself is red.






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SmackoverHawg
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think that each of the pins just represent web users who happen to post on that web site. Arkansas itself is red.






Yeah. Noticed that after I posted.






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Zach
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I recall a Bill or William Delcambre. I THINK was their father? I just white paged a basic search for Christine M Delcambre and sure enough she still has her maiden name and lives in NI on Jefferson Island Rd.


Willie Delcambre lived on Jeff Is. Rd. He's gotta be their dad.






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Tbobby
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I had Type A influenza about 6 weeks ago. Took Tamiflu and a bunch of over the counter meds and felt fine after 5 days.





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deltaland
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You seem to misunderstand flu shots. You still have the chance of getting the flu, the symptoms are not as bad though.


Last time I had the flu it was violent and I had the flu shot that year. 5 years ago. I haven't taken the shot since then and haven't had the flu at all.






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SmackoverHawg
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Last time I had the flu it was violent and I had the flu shot that year. 5 years ago. I haven't taken the shot since then and haven't had the flu at all.

Coincidence. The shot does take 2 to 3 weeks to take offer protection and is only about 70% effective. There are also years that they guess wrong and it's even less effective. If you are not in a high risk occuption and healthy otherwise, it's reasonable not to take one. As a public health issue, many lives would be saved if more got vaccinated. You may not die, but someone you infect might. What if it's a relative or even a child. Is is worth avoiding the shot and it's imagined side effects?

That being said, you can feel bad after a vaccination and get mild flu-like symptoms. It's called an immune response. It's your body attacking and reacting to the killed virus you've been injected with. The symptoms are fairly mild and will not kill you. The flu can.



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Puffoluffagus
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He chime in on alot of medical threads. He knows just enough to sound slightly knowledgable, but the more he talks the more, the he exposes his ignorance. I figure he's either a pre-med or 1st yr med. Or he's a really shitty doctor (prob foreign grad).


Nah he's too science-y.

My guess is he's probably a PhD with background in micro/cell bio/molecular bio who did he thesis work at a clinical or veterinarian campus. Just enough to sound like you know more things in the clinical aspect than your really do.






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CajunAngele
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Calling all MD's.

Q-tips in the ear or not?

I must say I cringe every time I see this commercial. in the old days moms used to use bobby pins arrrrgh!! Is the cotton swab of a Q-tip long enough to really cause ear drum rupture?

Watch VIDEO

Watch VIDEO






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CajunAngele
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And please tell everyone these do not work



If you burn the candle when it is not in your ear it still looks like this







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CajunAngele
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here is a better 2013 flu outbreak map







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