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A biased test kept thousands of Black people from getting a kidney transplant. It's finally changing
  • I was aware of the lab tests GFR and GFR AA but didn't know how or why African American kidney functions were calculated differently. After reading the article you posted, I searched a bit more to find out the history of these labs. For anyone who might be interested, please check out this link: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/race-and-egfr-what-controversy

    It is unfortunate it took this long to investigate and attempt to rectify the situation. I say attempt because regardless of the current efforts many individuals and family members were gravely affected by not being identified as having kidney disease and treated sooner.

    At least it is sounding like awareness of racial disparities in healthcare are becoming more recognized, yet how long will it take for all these changes to take into effect on a broad scale? Sadly, I doubt there will ever be total equality in healthcare within our society.

  • Genetically modified food is generally 👍
  • @drawerair per community rules, please include an original description context of video next time.

    Will not be removing this post, but just reminding all members that posts with only links to videos are generally not accepted in this community as it has been a problem in the past.

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • www.cracked.com ‘Futurama’ Fans Discover How A Tragedy Changed A Classic Joke — For the Better

    In 2011, Comedy Central wisely changed an innocuous joke with newly improper implications

    ‘Futurama’ Fans Discover How A Tragedy Changed A Classic Joke — For the Better

    Found this interesting. I never saw the updated version, but I am guessing I probably wouldn't have noticed the change. Just a random article I came across thinking you might enjoy. Or not. If I die, tell my wife hello.

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    gizmodo.com Nvidia Wants to Replace Nurses With AI for $9 an Hour

    Your health could soon be in the hands of Nvidia-powered AI nurses, and they cost your healthcare provider next to nothing.

    Nvidia Wants to Replace Nurses With AI for $9 an Hour

    Quote from the article

    > One page of the company’s website compares a human nurse’s $90 per hour salary to an AI agent’s $9 an-hour running costs. Hippocratic claims its AI nurses outperform human nurses regarding bedside manner, education, and narrowly miss on satisfaction, according to a survey.

    I don't know of any tele-triage nurses that get paid $90 an hour. Moreover bedside manner does not equal telephone/video demeanor.

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    Florida’s surgeon general told the FDA that COVID-19 vaccines aren’t safe. The FDA calls that misinformation
  • Just got an email about this from the Florida Office of the Surgeon General

  • Happy New Year!

    Wishing everyone a safe and joyful new year!

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    'Twas the night before Xmas

    Happy Holidays Everyone! Be safe. Joy to all!

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    Planet Express Van, is that you?
  • Under the seat.

  • We did it!
  • According to that post's comments, our community/lemmy also comes up early in searches on Yahoo, Bing, and Duckduckgo! Wooooo!

  • Guest star next season

    Apparently Neil DeGrasse Tyson will be making an appearance in one of next season's episodes

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    Watching Futurama as a Star Trek fan [x-post from /c/Risa]
  • Was that the Star Trek Wars or the Star Wars Trek?

  • Are the brains from futurama Intillect devourers?
  • After reading over https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Intellect_devourer I think you very well could be onto something.

    Highlights from that site that follow this notion:

    • They were capable of magically consuming a humanoid creature's mind and memories from a distance of up to 10 feet (3 meters), provided that creature had a brain and succumbed to its psychic assault. If so, the victim's mentality was deteriorated. In the worst case, the victim's intellectual capacity was completely erased, leaving them dazed or stunned and ultimately incapacitated.

      • What happened to Earth beings except for Fry
    • To aid in hunting, an intellect devourer could detect the minds of sentient creatures up to a distance of 300 feet (91 meters), determining both presence and position. -In the infosphere they were not able to detect Fry's brainwaves due to his "nasty in the past-y" affecting his brain.

    • Despite their exposed brains, an intellect devourer was protected by a crusty covering or clear membrane and was resistant to physical harm.

      • Fry was only able to hurt them by thinking

    While they are supposed to have legs and claws, there is a illithid talent that they could fly.

    Otherwise, the rest of the lore seems exclusive from the Futurama brains.

    Knowing the intellect and geekiness of the writers, I agree that there is possible connection between the two. For the sake of creative licencing, I am sure if it was their intention to make them intellect devourers, they made the changes they did for the show. Thanks for sharing 😊.

  • Season 8 Episode 10 - All The Way Down [Discussion and Spoilers]

    Airing on Hulu (US) or Disney Plus (outside US) - Monday, September 23, 2023 at Eastern Time (ET) 03:00 a.m/ Pacific Time (PT) 12:00 a.m

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    The year is 3023...

    You wake up in your cryopod, urgently use the restroom, get probulated, and have your career chip implanted. On your way to your closest living relative's place you pass by the Head Museum. Which person's head from the year 2023 do you expect most to see there?

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    Season 11 Episode 9 - The Prince and the Product [Discussion and Spoilers]

    Airing on Hulu (US) or Disney Plus (outside US) - Monday, September 18, 2023 at Eastern Time (ET) 03:00 a.m/ Pacific Time (PT) 12:00 a.m

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    What’s your most used line?
  • So does my mutt

  • What’s your most used line?
  • For no raisin.

  • Season 8 Episode 8 - Zapp Gets Cancelled [Discussion and Spoilers]

    Airing on Hulu (US) or Disney Plus (outside US) - Monday, September 11, 2023 at Eastern Time (ET) 03:00 a.m/ Pacific Time (PT) 12:00 a.m

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    Season 8 Episode 7 - Rage Against the Vaccine [Discussion and Spoilers]

    Airing on Hulu (US) or Disney Plus (outside US) - Monday, September 4, 2023 at Eastern Time (ET) 03:00 a.m/ Pacific Time (PT) 12:00 a.m

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    Season 8 Episode 5 - Related to Items You've Viewed [Discussion and Spoilers]
  • The other day I ordered a small item. Sure enough, huge box and 1 piece of inflatable plastic. Such a waste. Definitely identified with the scene where Bender is being taught how to package items.

    Was a decent episode. Definitely more enjoyable than the previous one for me at least.

  • Just doing my part to help
  • Definitely not the best way, but for (American and other?) healthcare companies it is the cheapest way. As a nurse, I do agree there should be better options. As you mentioned before, it's not healthy for a peaceful healing environment, moreover, it makes nurses desensitized to alarms and that they blend in the background and become less effective at what they are supposed to do.

  • Season 8 Episode 6 - I Know What You Did Next Xmas [Discussion and Spoilers]
  • I love how everything Santabot ate was a cookie.

    Table? COOKIE!!! Chair? COOKIE!!! Metal disc? COOKIE!!!

    Also loved the variations on turducken.

    Enjoyed the small details in the background of scenes.

    Definitely one of the better Xmas episodes. Glad to see the Coolio ending.

  • Season 8 Episode 6 - I Know What You Did Next Xmas [Discussion and Spoilers]
  • Yes!. Although I was hoping to see the era of "when mankind was enslaved by giraffes"

  • Season 8 Episode 6 - I Know What You Did Next Xmas [Discussion and Spoilers]

    Airing on Hulu (US) or Disney Plus (outside US) - Monday, August 28, 2023 at Eastern Time (ET) 03:00 a.m/ Pacific Time (PT) 12:00 a.m

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    Just doing my part to help
  • I didn't notice anything until you mentioned something. I don't think it's intrusive. I always appreciate your posts/memes (even on the other communities). Keep doing you!

  • Season 8 Episode 4 - Parasites Regained [Discussion and Spoilers]
  • Reposted from https://lemmy.world/post/1904781 by @P34C0CK

    Varies on who you ask, but it looks like both agree on Season 8.

    Wikipedia:

    FOX: Seasons 1-4

    Movies: Season 5

    Comedy Central: Seasons 6-7

    Hulu: Season 8

    TheTVdb:

    FOX: Seasons 1-5

    Comedy Central: Seasons 6-7

    Hulu: Season 8

  • Season 8 Episode 4 - Parasites Regained [Discussion and Spoilers]

    Airing on Hulu (US) or Disney Plus (outside US) - Monday, August 14, 2023 at Eastern Time (ET) 03:00 a.m/ Pacific Time (PT) 12:00 a.m

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    Season 8 Episode 2 - Children of a Lesser Bog [Discussion and Spoilers]
  • Ah yes. Thanks for the Kif episodes comparison. I understand better and appreciate your thoughts on the matter.

  • Season 8 Episode 2 - Children of a Lesser Bog [Discussion and Spoilers]
  • May I ask, what Futurama episode do you feel is the best representation of what is a good, compelling story? Just trying to understand your personal expectations from past seasons. I personally enjoy the tie-ins to pop-culture, though I understand how many folks might disagree, but I feel every season seems to have their own connections to what events were relevant during their creation.

  • Season 8 Episode 3 - How the West Was 1010001 [Discussion and Spoilers]

    Airing on Hulu (US) or Disney Plus (outside US) - Monday, August 7, 2023 at Eastern Time (ET) 03:00 a.m/ Pacific Time (PT) 12:00 a.m

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    Season 8 Episode 2 - Children of a Lesser Bog [Discussion and Spoilers]

    Airing on Hulu (US) or Disney Plus (outside US) - Monday, July 31, 2023 at Eastern Time (ET) 03:00 a.m/ Pacific Time (PT) 12:00 a.m

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    Season 8 Episode 1 - The Impossible Stream [Discussion and Spoilers]

    Premiere date and time: Monday, July 24 at 12am PT / 3am ET

    Streaming service: US - Hulu, outside the US - Disney Plus

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    Regarding Spoilers for the Upcoming Season

    Greetings all! After a discussion with the mod team, we've decided to handle spoilers for the upcoming season as such:

    Each week we will open one sticky post a day or so prior to the new episode. Please use that post for all relevant discussion. After one week, commentary on the episode will be considered free-for-all and a new discussion post will be pinned for the following episode release and so forth until the season is complete.

    If for some reason you would like to post seperately from the stickied post, please be considerate of others and 1) use [SPOILER] in the post title 2) avoid including images that might ruin another community member's experience in the title-image area. 3) if you are posting directly from the lemmy.world website, please refer to this post on how to use the spoiler function . How to post spoilers in lemmy.

    Many users who are accessing the fediverse through third party apps (mlem, jeroba, liftoff, voyager, etc.) may not have the spoiler feature available when reading and/or posting so please keep that in mind.

    If anyone else has questions or thoughts on the matter, feel free to reply. We want this to be an enjoyable experience for us all.

    Thanks!

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    My Amazon Prime Day deal was delivered today

    Me: I'm going to vacuum my floors so hard!!

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