Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 4   >   >>
antedeluvian
User Rank
Blogger
Good Advice
antedeluvian   11/15/2013 11:39:06 AM
NO RATINGS
Max

This is good advice. Given that I grew up in Africa I go annually to the deramtologist- I have so many blemishes even my spots have spots. The dermatologist often jokes "Holy Moley". Of course socialized medicine in Canada means there is no financial implication to me.

Other good advice is to have a colonoscopy- Dave Barry did a great piece on this.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Good Advice
Max The Magnificent   11/15/2013 11:52:15 AM
NO RATINGS
@Antedelivian: Other good advice is to have a colonoscopy...

Yup -- I had my first one about 3 years ago -- the worst part was all the stuff you have to drink the night before t oclear your insides out. The next morning the doctor started off by commenting on that and saying "The worst is behind you" ... I was too weak to hit him LOL

Crusty1
User Rank
CEO
Re: Good Advice
Crusty1   11/15/2013 12:14:00 PM
NO RATINGS
@Max : Probably wise to say that in England all us old ones get a Poo sample test each year to screen for early bowel cancer. All done via the postal service.

And for men get the prostate tested, I am on a six monthly monitoring of two tiny tumours, the great probability is that I will die with the varmints not from them. But the six monthly blood test keeps an eye on their activity, giving plenty of time to decide on any futher actions to be taken, should they decide to get too active.

 

MS243
User Rank
Manager
Re: Good Advice
MS243   11/15/2013 12:16:37 PM
NO RATINGS
All good points --

I worked removing asbestos one summer in High School  I've also repaired brakes on cars as an after school job -- so a check of the lungs is also important for me -- This and having done Inkjet printer development where the oil based type inks can cause lung issues makes this doubly important -- Colon cancer screening is doubly important for many types of electronics work as well as the Colon is where some of these items are excreted -- to cut one's risk of colon cancer one should  take Magnesium in an absorbable form (Mixed Nuts are an excellent source of healthy absorbable minerals, and cholesterol fighting good fats for example)   

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Good Advice
Max The Magnificent   11/15/2013 12:18:04 PM
NO RATINGS
@Crusty: Probably wise to say that in England all us old ones get a...

There's a vision I didn't want in my head LOL

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Good Advice
Max The Magnificent   11/15/2013 12:18:55 PM
NO RATINGS
@Crusty: I will die with the varmints not from them...

That's right -- you look on the bright side LOL

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Good Advice
Max The Magnificent   11/15/2013 12:20:32 PM
NO RATINGS
@William: Mixed Nuts are an excellent source of healthy absorbable minerals...

Great advice -- nobody had better lay their hands on my nuts is all I can say!

MS243
User Rank
Manager
Re: Good Advice
MS243   11/15/2013 12:31:07 PM
NO RATINGS
@Max -- "Nobody should lay their hands on my Nuts"  -- Testicular cancer is another item that is important to screen for -- but the screening can be a bit painful if done by a female medical professional with long fingernails

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Good Advice
Max The Magnificent   11/15/2013 12:33:17 PM
NO RATINGS
@William: ...the screening can be a bit painful if...

You haven't had an easy life, have you? :-)

antedeluvian
User Rank
Blogger
Reminds me of a song
antedeluvian   11/15/2013 1:18:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Max

In fact, it's right up there at the top of the list as one of my favorite organs.

That reminds me of the Allan Sherman song from many years ago. Humour seems to have aged as well.

Page 1 / 4   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Carlos Bueno

Adventures in Userland
Carlos Bueno
Post a comment
Editor’s Note: Excerpted from Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things, author Carlos Bueno introduces us to Lauren and her adventures in Userland. ...

Max Maxfield

Tired Old iPad 2 vs. Shiny New iPad Air 2
Max Maxfield
9 comments
I remember when the first iPad came out deep in the mists of time we used to call 2010. Actually, that's only four years ago, but it seems like a lifetime away -- I mean; can you remember ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...