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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 07:45 PM
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42. Sure, like the biggest risk factor for heart attacks is having a heart...
...and the biggest risk factor for brain cancer is having a brain.

I'll pass on the unnecessary radiation ~ I don't even stand near a microwave.
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  -"Seventy percent of doctors do not get a flu shot." polichick  Nov-23-08 06:50 PM   #0 
  - Lew Rockwell is a bit of a nut ...  Trajan   Nov-23-08 06:52 PM   #1 
  - I don't seem to get the flu whether I have a shot or not, but I don't like the idea of...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:02 PM   #9 
  - well, it is actually Donald Miller, MD  WannaJumpMyScooter   Nov-23-08 07:06 PM   #12 
  - Donald W. Miller, Jr. is an even bigger nutter and conspiracy theorist  depakid   Nov-23-08 07:09 PM   #16 
  - My mom got GBV right after getting the flu shot.  Th1onein   Dec-12-08 07:21 PM   #102 
     - omg!  dana_b   Jan-03-09 10:48 PM   #110 
  - My daughter is a nurse and she does not get a flu shot because she  jwirr   Nov-23-08 06:56 PM   #2 
  - That makes sense to me!  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:07 PM   #14 
  - Yeah, I've been a nurse on a Med/Surg floor for 11 years and have never had a flu shot before.  Indiana_Dem   Nov-23-08 07:29 PM   #28 
  - Well, I did get flu. Almost every other year.  aquart   Nov-23-08 07:36 PM   #34 
     - In your case I might try it. eom  Indiana_Dem   Nov-23-08 08:23 PM   #62 
  - I'm a nurse and always get a flu shot. Only way to "become immune" without is to get it every yr.  uppityperson   Dec-16-08 09:33 PM   #106 
  - Flu shot vaccines are a crap shoot  DJ13   Nov-23-08 06:56 PM   #3 
  - That is true, it depends which strains they choose /nt  still_one   Nov-23-08 07:19 PM   #24 
  - Never got them, never will  graywarrior   Nov-23-08 06:58 PM   #4 
  - Knock on wood.....  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Nov-23-08 07:00 PM   #6 
  - Great immune system!  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:16 PM   #20 
  - Macro diet.  graywarrior   Nov-23-08 07:29 PM   #29 
     - I don't do dairy or flour either - though I don't really call it anything...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:34 PM   #32 
        - Whenver I have had a piece of toast or a rice cake, my joints kill me  graywarrior   Nov-23-08 07:38 PM   #35 
           - "Now I just eat what makes me feel healthy" - Seems like the best plan...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:56 PM   #47 
  - You Didn't Free the Duck!  Demeter   Nov-23-08 08:35 PM   #68 
     - .  graywarrior   Nov-23-08 09:22 PM   #71 
        - Grumble  Demeter   Nov-24-08 07:47 AM   #82 
           - Then we can all have duck soup  graywarrior   Nov-24-08 08:22 AM   #83 
              - I HATE Czernina !  Demeter   Nov-24-08 08:27 AM   #84 
  - Interesting.  OhioChick   Nov-23-08 06:59 PM   #5 
  - Yeah, that line caught my eye too...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:09 PM   #15 
  - It seems a lot of them think the way I do  Warpy   Nov-24-08 05:05 PM   #87 
  - the only risk for breast cancer is the mammogram itself?  Skittles   Nov-23-08 07:01 PM   #7 
  - I'm talking about myself - on the usual list of risk factors, the only one that applies...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:06 PM   #13 
     - Unfortunately, millions of women with no risk factors  pnwmom   Nov-23-08 07:15 PM   #19 
     - I would definitely speak with my doctor if I noticed anything in a self-check...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:39 PM   #36 
        - Someone told me that in Japan they use ultrasounds  pnwmom   Nov-23-08 08:07 PM   #52 
           - I'd like that better too - thanks for the idea!  polichick   Nov-23-08 08:12 PM   #57 
              - Good luck if you ever ask for that. You'll need a flexible doctor. n/t  pnwmom   Nov-23-08 09:42 PM   #73 
     - most women who get breast cancer thad NO RISK FACTORS  Skittles   Nov-23-08 07:23 PM   #25 
     - imo the biggest "risk factor" is believing it will happen...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:30 PM   #30 
        - the biggest risk factor is having boobs  Skittles   Nov-23-08 07:40 PM   #37 
           - Sure, like the biggest risk factor for heart attacks is having a heart...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:45 PM   #42 
              - hope that works out for you  Skittles   Nov-23-08 08:08 PM   #53 
                 - But how many people get cancer simply from being overexposed to radiation?  polichick   Nov-23-08 08:11 PM   #56 
     - I had no risk factors. Was in good health ..  emilyg   Nov-23-08 09:21 PM   #70 
        - I'm glad it was found early - and hope you're enjoying good health now...  polichick   Nov-25-08 12:26 PM   #94 
           - You're linking to a website devoted to the quack dietary theories of a dead dentist.  LeftyMom   Dec-05-08 05:19 AM   #101 
  - Hard to argue with doctors  cloudbase   Nov-23-08 07:01 PM   #8 
  - They also drink TONS of soda - definitely not the most health conscious people I know. lol  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:11 PM   #18 
  - My Grandmother told me that  OhioChick   Nov-23-08 07:18 PM   #22 
  - The author of that article, Donald W. Miller, is a denialist crank  salvorhardin   Nov-23-08 07:02 PM   #10 
  - Isn't it interesting  cosmik debris   Nov-23-08 07:26 PM   #27 
  - Actually, the info about vitamin D seems lost on you - try some critical thinking. :)  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:36 PM   #33 
     - You're making that shit up  cosmik debris   Nov-23-08 07:40 PM   #38 
        - It's the most interesting part of the article.  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:41 PM   #40 
           - To you maybe.  cosmik debris   Nov-23-08 07:44 PM   #41 
              - Like I said, just try a little critical thinking...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:48 PM   #43 
                 - That's so ridiculously illogical that I can't imagine a response.  cosmik debris   Nov-23-08 07:54 PM   #46 
                    - Just giving you a little exercise in critical thinking - sorry you didn't get it.  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:59 PM   #48 
                       - We get more flu around Christmas time than the 4th of July  cosmik debris   Nov-23-08 08:00 PM   #49 
                       - The flu is also much more common when we are roasting turkeys.  trotsky   Nov-23-08 08:05 PM   #51 
                          - We need to ban all religious related holidays.  cosmik debris   Nov-23-08 08:10 PM   #55 
                          - You'd both be lousy detectives! :)  polichick   Nov-23-08 08:13 PM   #58 
                             - No worse than you! n/t  trotsky   Nov-23-08 09:35 PM   #72 
                       - What you stated was the complete opposite of critical thinking.  trotsky   Nov-23-08 08:04 PM   #50 
                          - Lol - you seem confused. I'm not talking about "causation" at all...  polichick   Nov-23-08 08:09 PM   #54 
                             - Duh!  cosmik debris   Nov-23-08 08:17 PM   #59 
                             - Yes, you really are.  trotsky   Nov-23-08 08:19 PM   #60 
                             - Since there is no flu in the tropics where there is a lot of sunshine  cosmik debris   Nov-23-08 08:23 PM   #61 
                                - D'oh!  trotsky   Nov-23-08 08:25 PM   #64 
                                   - Those birds don't have any patriotic holidays.  cosmik debris   Nov-23-08 08:28 PM   #65 
                             - By the way...  trotsky   Nov-23-08 08:25 PM   #63 
                             - Plus people are crowded inside around each other, easy to spread viruses then.  uppityperson   Dec-16-08 09:36 PM   #107 
                             - Or, it could be completely meaningless - hence, correlation does not equal causation. eom  varkam   Nov-23-08 09:55 PM   #75 
  - "fisking" ?  aquart   Nov-23-08 07:32 PM   #31 
     - It's blogger slang for a point-by-point dismantling of someone's argument  salvorhardin   Nov-24-08 01:12 AM   #77 
  - Made up facts do not impress me. n/t  cosmik debris   Nov-23-08 07:06 PM   #11 
  - That was a very interesting read.  InvisibleTouch   Nov-23-08 07:10 PM   #17 
  - "We see this pattern over and over again." Yep - that profit motive makes me...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:19 PM   #23 
     - Best way to think o all this is  WannaJumpMyScooter   Nov-23-08 07:40 PM   #39 
        - Agreed, that is the way to think of it...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:51 PM   #44 
           - well, if they could assure me the  WannaJumpMyScooter   Nov-23-08 07:52 PM   #45 
           - Are these alternatives? Why not all of them?  LeftishBrit   Nov-24-08 03:31 AM   #78 
  - The best chance against disease is either prevention or early detection, and I question  still_one   Nov-23-08 07:18 PM   #21 
  - Wish it was simple, but pharmaceuticals is BIG business in the U.S...  polichick   Nov-23-08 07:26 PM   #26 
  - Source? "70% of doctors do not get a flu shot"  RoyGBiv   Nov-23-08 08:29 PM   #66 
  - I chose the article to spur conversation about flu shots...  polichick   Nov-23-08 09:43 PM   #74 
     - That correlation is not established ...  RoyGBiv   Nov-23-08 09:59 PM   #76 
     - Good luck being in a plane for hours with people coughing and hacking.  uppityperson   Dec-16-08 09:37 PM   #108 
  - I Have Gotten the Flu From a Woman Who Got The Flu Shot  Demeter   Nov-23-08 08:34 PM   #67 
  - Never?  salvorhardin   Nov-23-08 09:06 PM   #69 
  - I wouldn't trust ANYTHING on the Lew Rockwell site  LeftishBrit   Nov-24-08 03:41 AM   #79 
  - Yeah  Dorian Gray   Nov-25-08 08:27 AM   #93 
  - I think you should get a mammogram and a flu shot.  FM Arouet666   Nov-24-08 05:03 AM   #80 
  - Funny, I work with MD's all day long, and they ALL got theirs  dropkickpa   Nov-24-08 06:52 AM   #81 
  - Apparently you work with all of the other 30%  Orrex   Nov-24-08 12:37 PM   #85 
     - Ah, that must be it  dropkickpa   Nov-24-08 01:03 PM   #86 
  - I got my flu shot. My wife didn't.  semillama   Nov-24-08 07:20 PM   #88 
  - Influenza is a respiratory disease, not gastro-intestinal.  uppityperson   Nov-24-08 09:02 PM   #89 
     - A different opinion.  cosmik debris   Nov-24-08 09:17 PM   #90 
        - Thank you for the list. GI symptoms can occur, more common in kids.Guess pg women might be more susc  uppityperson   Nov-24-08 09:42 PM   #91 
  - no flu shot, but would get a mammogram if I had insurance  WillYourVoteBCounted   Nov-25-08 12:37 AM   #92 
  - Just to help us all decide (FUNNY!)...  polichick   Nov-25-08 12:40 PM   #95 
  - Humor based on colossal ignorance just doesn't work. n/t  trotsky   Nov-25-08 04:51 PM   #96 
     - Do you own stock in flu shot manufacturers?  polichick   Nov-25-08 05:25 PM   #97 
        - Why the ad hom? Keep this about the facts.  trotsky   Nov-25-08 05:33 PM   #98 
           - How awful to be so humorless - laughter is good for your health, ya know.  polichick   Nov-25-08 05:39 PM   #99 
              - Nice retreat.  trotsky   Nov-25-08 05:44 PM   #100 
              - bwahahahahahaha. You are tooooooooo funny!  uppityperson   Dec-16-08 09:30 PM   #105 
  - I don't think Dr. Weil endorses flu shots for healthy adults.  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-15-08 10:53 AM   #103 
  - What about healthy adults in critical jobs?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Dec-15-08 10:57 PM   #104 
  - This doctor and her husband (also an M.D.) do an alternative treatment.  Perragrande   Jan-02-09 02:07 AM   #109 

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