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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-12-18, 05:34 PM   #1751
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Is there much variation in dementia across the country? Seems to me that unless there are concentrations of it in specific areas (e.g., lots of cancer around a toxic dump) that kind of thing is hard to show.
That's one of the things I'm going to be checking into. I first came up with this research question because I read an NIH report which said dementia was more of an issue in rural areas than in urban areas. They weren't sure if it's because there is less cultural stimulation or education or life is less mentally challenging for ruralites. They also said pollution could be a factor in dementia. It would make sense for there to be less pollution in rural areas and that seems to be true if we're talking about smog but not about particle pollution where the more rural and agricultural areas are higher because of pollen from farming and dust kicked up by cattle.

As for whether there are concentrations, for the purposes of this paper I hope the answer is yes but for the sake of the various communities I hope the answer is no. And I guess we also have to take into account demographic concentrations. If, for example, there is a high rate of dementia reported in Phoenix, is it the pollution or because Sun City has been a draw for older adults for over 50 years?
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We still have this fun. We have to enter test transmission patterns in satellite modulators all the time. I guess the industry standard is just FFFFFFFF, but we tend to like B16B00B5.
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How many kinds of soils are there?

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Way, way more classifications than that. There are also silts and loams. Then you mix them and get classifications like silty clay loam. Again, google is your friend.
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when i was a kid, it went like this:

Dolly parton had 69 boobs (enter 69), which was 2 2 2 many (enter 222), so she went to 51st street (enter 51) to see doctor x (multiply) who gave her 8 pills (enter 8) and left her (hit equals): 55378008
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Dude, your autocorrect changed your 6s to 9s.
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Dude, your autocorrect changed your 6s to 9s.
No, this time it was the dummy behind the keyboard. 707
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That's one of the things I'm going to be checking into. I first came up with this research question because I read an NIH report which said dementia was more of an issue in rural areas than in urban areas. They weren't sure if it's because there is less cultural stimulation or education or life is less mentally challenging for ruralites. They also said pollution could be a factor in dementia. It would make sense for there to be less pollution in rural areas and that seems to be true if we're talking about smog but not about particle pollution where the more rural and agricultural areas are higher because of pollen from farming and dust kicked up by cattle.

As for whether there are concentrations, for the purposes of this paper I hope the answer is yes but for the sake of the various communities I hope the answer is no. And I guess we also have to take into account demographic concentrations. If, for example, there is a high rate of dementia reported in Phoenix, is it the pollution or because Sun City has been a draw for older adults for over 50 years?
Ramona, in case these could help for background:
https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.libprox...es/PMC4128772/

https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.libprox...es/PMC4876896/

https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.libprox...es/PMC5755393/

https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.libprox...ubmed/28917207

*https://link-springer-com.libproxy.tulane.edu/article/10.1007%2Fs12603-017-0924-1
I'm not sure how you would have to address all of the possible confounders for this focus, though the last link could offer some explanation for the rural communities' risk.


Edit: OK, well on preview I realized you would need my password to access these. So, please then just consider this an offer for a few more resources if you want them. PM me for my email if so, I'll download the articles and send them. Interesting topic, btw.
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I’m talking a few years before those powerhouses. Btw, I owned two HP41s and two HP48s. I still have a 48 in the drawer but I just use an RPN simulator on the computer and PCalc 42 on my idevices.
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Ramona, in case these could help for background:
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https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.libprox...ubmed/28917207

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I may PM you. I'm also going to see if I can access them through the University library.
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Hey @datlas

How likely do you think it is that a cyclist with osteopenia could re-fracture a 2016 injury while pushing it up a slight (2-3%) grade?

Not likely
It happens
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I was not one of the cool kids. I had an inexpensive TI.
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