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    How to calculate risk of someone being infected at an event

    Hi all. I'm cross-posting this here from the LiveScience forums, in the hopes of starting a discussion on how to best estimate risks for events in the context of COVID. (Note that the numbers are accurate for when I wrote it, on June 20th.) It is a longer post, addressed to those with more...
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    REQUEST: List of Risk Reduced of Poor Outcome of Chronic Conditions (Treated vs Untreated)

    May you share a list of chronic diseases and an estimated reduced risk of a poor outcome (heart attack, stroke, peripheral neuropathy, blindness, kidney failure, liver failure, death, etc.) from untreated to treated condition. I think an estimated number will give some patients an objective...
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    What CV risk calculator do you use in practice?

    Hi all! I'm gathering data for my research poster project about what current providers are using to calculate ASCVD risk - ACC/AHA 10yr ASCVD, LDL, Framingham risk score or others. Which do you use? This is not to conclude to any debate. This is mainly to determine what current providers are...
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    MCAT preparation plan for the risk-averse (feeling doubt)

    Thanks in advance for any input. This post may initially come off as a bit self-involved, but that is just to provide context for a little-articulated issue that I suspect effects many (often extremely successful) pre-med students. In particular, I refer to those students whose approach as...
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    Optometrist working with Ophthalmologists -- Risks of being in Optometry

    Hi, I'm 27 and currently working in ophthalmic oncology as a technician. Recently I have been pondering the idea of going back to school and pursuing optometry. I'm not interested in performing surgeries but am interested in helping people manage their vision. Ideally, I would like to help...