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RESEARCHING THE FREE TRADE VS. FAIR TRADE ISSUE

With more U.S. medical dictation going to countries outside the U.S., and as participants in the global marketplace of Cyberspace, I believe many of us are feeling the need to understand the fast changes taking place in world trade. The World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle this week is not yet over, so it is not yet known what agreements will be made, and whether they will plan for another round in the future.

It's a bewildering and overwhelming subject, but I'm trying to understand the reality of the situation and what I think would be good for Americans, democratic countries, and the rest of the world. Here are the questions I'm asking:

1. What kind of new power does the WTO have, with rich corporate leaders?
2. Are nations losing power to international organizations?
3. What kind of power do multinational corporations have?
4. Are the poor workers in rich countries and the poor workers in poor countries hurting each other?
5. Should global organizations have members elected by member countries?
6. Who should make decisions about the rules of world trade?
7. What will happen to democracy in the new world economy?
8. What will happen to jobs, working children, and the environment?

Feel free to post your thoughts, questions, and other resources on the World Trade Board at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/trade. Here are some links on the WTO:

1. Understanding the WTO:
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/1999/11/29/wto/

2. AFL-CIO on WTO: http://www.aflcio.org/wto/meaning.htm

3. Presidential candidates on WTO:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/19991201/el/where_they_stand_wto_1.html

4. Corporations and the WTO:
http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/feature/wto/1-mardigras.html

5. World Development Movement alternative to WTO:
http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/feature/wto/1-mncs.html

6. World Trade Magazine:
http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/feature/wto/1-watch.html

7. WTO Agreements:
http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/feature/wto/1-agree.html

8. Organizations against the WTO:
http://www.corpwatch.org/trac/corner/alert/wtolist.html

9. Clinton signs UN treaty to ban child labor:
http://www.seattle-pi.com/national/clin031.shtml

10. A reporter's questions on world trade:
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/1999/12/03/wto/index.html

11. Yahoo message board on WTO:
http://messages.yahoo.com/bbs?action=m&board=13602009&tid=worldtradeorganizationandfreetrade&sid=13602009&mid=1&type=date&first=1

12. Message board re WTO leader calling anti-globalism racism:
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/forum/a384754956271.htm

THIS WEEK ON MT DAILY

1. Caregivers' Support Board now public:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/caring

2. Video on creating abbreviations:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages12/9792.html

3. Softflex gloves: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages12/9805.html

4. Sample contracts: http://www.mtdaily.com/mt2/contracts.html

5. Taking kids when picking up and delivering:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/163.html

6. Frequency of invoicing:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/200.html

7. Doctors who stockpile tapes:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/340.html

8. Local vs distance MT courses:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/805.html

9. Foot mouse: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1034.html

10. New Year's resolutions:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages/2052.html

11. Saving for kids college:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages/2182.html

12. Downtime cheating: http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/1390.html

13. Difficulty of diagnosing appendicitis:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/friends/messages3/4715.html

14. Fun ways to announce pregnancy to DH:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/mothers/messages/6951.html

15. Night before Christmas for Moms:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/mothers/messages/7032.html

INTERNET RESOURCES

1. New leukemia drug:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991203/sc/health_leukemia_2.html

2. Allergy or cold?
http://www.accenthealth.com/stories/may-99/cold-or-allergy.html

3. Modified MRI to detect soft plaque:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-03-1999/0001088475&EDATE=

4. Advantage heart valve:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-03-1999/0001088374&EDATE=

5. Cook Zenith AAA endovascular graft system:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-02-1999/0001087886&EDATE=

6. Healthhero.com approval for blood glucose monitoring via Internet:
http://www.healthhero.com/corporate/news/12_02_99.html

7. Livewire TC ablation catheter:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-02-1999/0001087263&EDATE=

8. Microcor noninvasive hematocrit test through electrical impedance:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-02-1999/0001087077&EDATE=

9. Plateletworks assay:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-01-1999/0001086899&EDATE=

10. Keppra (levetracetam) for seizures:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-01-1999/0001086682&EDATE=

11. FastTake blood glucose monitoring:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-30-1999/0001085328&EDATE=

12. The Closer, vascular device:
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-30-1999/0001085251&EDATE=

13. HIV and AIDS website: http://www.thebody.com/

14. Electric wires not linked to cancer:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991203/hl/psa_11.html

15. Reverse transcriptase may diagnose schizophrenia:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991202/hl/bha_2.html

16. Ethical debate on stem cell research:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991202/hl/lwa_3.html

17. Kidney transplant gives longer life than dialysis:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991202/hl/hca_5.html

18. 1 billion genes mapped, 2 billion to go:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991123/hl/rsb_2.html

19. Green tea may aid weight loss:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991122/hl/fta_3.html

20. Caffeine and miscarriage:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991124/hl/wmb_3.html

21. Vasectomy not risk of prostate cancer:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991124/hl/mna_1.html

22. Ibogaine studied, for drug addiction:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991124/hl/ada_1.html

23. Skin cancer vaccine:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991129/hl/rsb_3.html

24. Prourokinase for stroke:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991130/hl/dsd_4.html

25. Alzheimer enzyme discovered:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991201/hl/rsb_4.html

26. 11 million AIDS orphans worldwide:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991201/hl/psa_9.html

27. Internet improving health care:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991201/hl/hua_2.html

28. Transcend sells some MT operations:
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/991129/ga_transce_1.html

29. Doctors' mistakes:
http://ww1.salonmagazine.com/health/feature/1999/12/02/meaculpa/index.html

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RUNNING SCARED

This week we've heard from "displaced MTs" who are feeling pushed around by the changes in how medical transcription is being done, having to learn yet another technology, adjust to yet another account, or start yet another job search. We've also met some people online who are feeling anxious because they are risking with innovations in our field, trying to educate and persuade us to better ways of doing things. We hear of companies being bought and sold, services being underbid and losing accounts, MTs who are intimidated by their companies, and new MTs struggling to find a start.

We are faced with the reality of international trade in medical transcription. We are faced with new competitors, but there is still a shortage of MTs and increasing dictation to assure us of job security. We ride the waves of healthcare and telecommunications, the Internet and a global economy.

Competition is scary, but we can network with competitors who can be allies; not all competitors are enemies. Some may give us new ideas and new technologies, and bring new strengths out of us. Here are some ideas on running scared and competing that I gathered together this week: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/world/messages/867.html

Here are a couple of questions that sometimes help me get running when I'm scared and it's hard to think of new ideas: If money and other means were not an issue, how could I improve my life and work? Is there any way to get the means needed to do it? Can I do it another way? We all need new ideas. In the links below, watch for a new marketing idea, a new MT technology, a new kind of credit card, and a new cure for blindness.

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to Doctors Without Borders ( http://www.dwb.org/), 2,500 international doctors. But they are also doctors with integrity and courage; they speak out against atrocities ( http://www.phillynews.com/inquirer/99/Oct/16/front_page/NOBEL16.htm). Courage is running toward your goals even though you are scared.

THIS WEEK ON MT DAILY

1. New board for MTs in India: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/indiamts

2. How to remember abbreviations for expanders?
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1902.html

3. Pros and Cons of filing Workers' Comp:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1920.html

4. Feeling chained to the desk:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1821.html

5. Amplifier for a transcriber:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1743.html

6. Negotiating rates:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1669.html

7. Janak of Spantel, ahead of the times:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1646.html

8. Retyped records and MT initials:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1623.html

9. Running out of work for national:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1543.html

10. Free computers: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1481.html

11. Confessing past MT errors to MD office:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1448.html

12. Carol's capitalizing wp51 macro:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1434.html

13. Hardest words to type:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1241.html

14. New IC with 50 new dictators:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/1171.html

15. Radiation patients a danger to others?
http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/1830.html

16. Suing someone who is dead:
http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/1780.html

17. Psychiatric Christmas carols:
http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/1779.html

18. Reaching out at Christmas:
http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/1605.html
http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/1567.html

19. World Hunger Clicks: http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/1397.html
http://www.thehungersite.com/index.html

20. Opinions about the Mars NASA project:
http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/1605.html

21. Costly love gifts:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages/2612.html

22. Hard-to-find gifts:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages/2569.html

23. Laughing about childbirth labor, quiet or loud:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages/2549.html

24. Prayers for Kelsey's daughter's surgery:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/prayers/messages/1198.html
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/prayers/messages/1232.html

25. New MTs in their 50s:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mtbyage/50s/messages/237.html

26. Dogs prefer Dads?
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/petlovers/messages/2573.html

INTERNET RESOURCES

1. Prepaid "credit" card for online and other purchases:
http://www.888extramoney.com/

2. Retinoblastoma and removal of eyes:
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGIRC2PVX1C.html

3. New eye chip to restore sight:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/19991209/hl/eye_chip.html

4. Two years to get ready for HIPPA security regulations:
http://healthcare.3com.com/securitynet/hipaa/news.html#

5. US-India company gives free PCs to physicians: http://www.skript.com

6. Heartland and the rise of health insurance in India, which could lead to the need for MT:
http://www.indiaabroadonline.com/PublicAccess/ia031999/Economy/USDoctorsSign.html

7. Health insurance for India, what chance?
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/991103/ny_new_yor_1.html
http://www.calonline.com/Oct99/29Oct99.html#
Controversial Insurance Bill tabled in Parliament:
http://www.telegraphindia.com/business.htm#head4

8. Rising uninsured in US:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991208/hl/hcc_1.html

9. Trade issues with India, copyrights:
http://home3.americanexpress.com/smallbusiness/resources/expanding/global/reports/11130020.shtml

10. Commercial guide to India, mentions health insurance:
http://www.usia.gov/abtusia/posts/IN3/wwwhcsgu.html

11. Bribery and black market in India 40%:
http://www.tribuneindia.com/99sep20/biz.htm#7

12. International law enforcement, Interpol:
http://www.usdoj.gov/usncb/index.htm

13. Dangerous Pokemon:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/19991210/aponline164808_000.htm

14. Gene therapy for heart failure:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991206/hl/rsc_1.html

15. Levulan Kerastick for precancerous actinic keratoses:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991206/hl/dgb_2.html

16. Genetic role in childhood ear infections:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991207/hl/chc_2.html

17. Weight gain is pain:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991207/hl/pva_1.html

18. New anticoagulant, H376/95, changes to melagatran:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991207/hl/dgb_3.html

19. Importance of zinc for children:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991207/hl/fta_6.html

20. Ambulances for New Years' Eve:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991207/hl/psb_9.html

21. New bill for reporting medical errors:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991206/hl/lwa_4.html

22. Task force for medical accuracy:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991208/hl/lwa_5.html

23. infliximab for RA:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991208/hl/rsb_5.html

24. Artificial cornea created:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991209/hl/rsa_8.html

25. miltefosine for kala-azar parasite:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991209/hl/dsa_12.html

26. Female babies and morning sickness:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991210/hl/wma_12.html

27. Leukemia and melanoma in pilots:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991210/hl/psb_10.html

28. HIV surveillance by names:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991210/hl/psc_5.html

29. Interview with MedQuist's David Cohen: http://www.twst.com/medq.html

30. Utah Transcend sold to MedQuist:
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/991210/ga_transce_1.html

31. Soy isoflavones good for bones: http://www.prnewswire.com/

32. Mental health news: http://www.mentalhealth.org/newsroom/index.htm

33. IBD news: http://www.ccfa.org/news/news1210.htm

34. Medical e-commerce: http://www.medmarket.com/

THANK YOU!

Visit http://www.mtdaily.com/marketplace for the new Medbookstore.com $25 holidays coupon when you purchase $100 worth of books ($100 worth of books for $75). Also check the computer deal linked there. If anyone is using flat-rate or free phone service for dictation and free Internet service, please let us know about it on the main board.

Take advantage of the $30 discount on Smartype, the leading expander for WordPerfect 5.1, with a free add-on of 13,000 abbreviations (see them at http://www.mtdaily.com/abbvs.txt) via zipped e-mail attachment. Price including $8 shipping is $173, an $80 savings over the regular price. Email joeweber@alum.mit.edu, call 17-566-1066 (Boston), or order at http://www.narratek.com. Mention MT Daily Rounds to qualify. No returns with this offer.

Thanks for letting others know about the newsletter. And thanks to all who help each other on the boards. Circulation 4,291. -Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, with youngest son safely back home in the USA, and grandbaby due today!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

One Christmas when we had very little money, I gave my husband a list of the things I wished I could have bought him for Christmas. I put the card in the tree, and it was his only gift that year, but he felt loved and understood.

There are six things I wish I could give to all MTs for Christmas if I could:

For Strength in Life:
1. A grateful heart.
2. A strong sense of responsibility.
3. Love for others.

For Success in MT Business:
1. Honesty so we can be trusted with words.
2. Logic so we can think with the dictators.
3. Passion for our meaningful work.

I recently watched the movie, "Paradise Road," based on a true story about a group of women thrown into a war camp in 1944. The suffering and abuse brought the worst and the best out of people; some adjusted and found ways to survive and others did not. New friendships were formed and new leaders emerged. They learned to sing together, and the music lifted them above their circumstances and empowered them to overcome. If you want to be inspired to make the most of life, rent this movie and watch it with some friends. And this Christmas, imagine the day when we will have the bandwidth to sing together on MT Daily! Until then, we can keep tapping on our keyboards and reading the words sent across the miles to each other.

We have a new grandbaby at our house, making it really feel like Christmas! "God bless us everyone!"

THIS WEEK ON MT DAILY

1. New board for Displaced MTs: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/lifeboats

2. Informal survey on wages:
http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/2073.html

3. Simple cooking ideas:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/cooks/messages/2721.html

4. Odd snacks: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages/2938.html

5. From ads page: "Original AAMT membership pin, circa 1980. Best offer.
Glenda, glf@murlin.com

6. From wanted page: "Medical Phrase Index, authors Jean & Laura Lorenzini Ley, in good condition. Please e-mail me with price if you have one available. Thanks. Betty Jo, htausch@aol.com

7. Coping with lack of positive feedback:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mtbycompany/messages2/5501.html

8. Chair and keyboard comfort ideas:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/2618.html

9. MTs sending Christmas surprises:
http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/2318.html

10. A letter to Santa:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/friends/messages3/5211.html

11. Links on Senate hearings and President's task force on medical errors: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/world/messages/1221.html

1. Top breakthrough of 1999, embryonic stem cell research:
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGI0OWXPA2C.html

2. Nerve stimulator to relieve depression:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991216/hl/bha_8.html

3. Drugs plus x-ray treatment for throat cancer:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991216/hl/dsc_14.html

4. Amyloid beta peptide and Alzheimer's:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991216/hl/rsa_9.html

5. Vitamin A and E conflict with chemo:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991215/hl/dsf_1.html

6. How H. pylori travels:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991214/hl/psa_18.html

7. Colonoscopy video reduces anxiety:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991214/hl/hca_9.html

8. Taxotere (docetaxel) best for worst breast cancers:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991210/hl/wmb_7.html

9. Resistant TB strains spreading:
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGIC75PVB2C.html

10. Erythromycin a danger to newborns:
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGIDE9ZTB2C.html

11. Antibacterial implants:
http://www.foxnews.com/health/1216/h_rt_1216_18.sml

12. MRI research on sexual function:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991217/hl/sxa_2.html

13. Inferior parietal lobe differences in men and women:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991216/hl/hua_7.html

14. Lyrics to Christmas songs: http://www.babycenter.com/general/9847

15. Sing-a-long Christmas music:
http://www.claus.com/singalong/singalong_wewish.shtml

THANK YOU!

Visit http://www.mtdaily.com/marketplace for the Medbookstore.com $25 holidays coupon when you purchase $100 worth of books ($100 worth of books for $75). Also check the computer deal linked there. If anyone is using flat-rate or free phone service for dictation and free Internet service, please let us know about it on the main board. Thanks for letting others know about the newsletter. And thanks to all who help each other on the boards. Circulation 4,314. -Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE!

THIS WEEK ON MT DAILY

1. Rodeer, OmniMed, & LTI bought by L&H:
http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages13/3532.html

2. Flip-flop physicals: http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/2583.html

3. Dictation humor: http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/2546.html

4. The smells of Christmas:
http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/2498.html

5. Christmas tree, pins and needles:
http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages4/2461.html

6. Christmas flu:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/friends/messages3/5365.html

7. Feeling old?
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/friends/messages3/5280.html

8. Peeking at gifts:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages/3391.html

9. Christmas workers:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages/3376.html

10. The Menorah:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/religion/messages2/6283.html

11. Christian-Buddhist dialogue:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/religion/messages2/6311.html

12. Enjoying faith:
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/religion/messages2/6198.html

INTERNET RESOURCES

1. Gun-related deaths decrease:
http://cnews.tribune.com/news/tribune/story/0,1235,tribune-nation-45669,00.html

2. Child protected by seatbelt in unusual way:
http://www.mostnewyork.com/1999-10-20/News_and_Views/City_Beat/a-44429.asp

3. 1999 great year for scientific breakthroughs:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/health/embryo/lhemb007.htm

4. Possible brain cell restoration:
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,31889,00.html

5. Studies may be leading to new pain killer:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/health/general/lhgen179.htm

6. New science, Astrobiology:
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,33092,00.html

7. Santa okayed to fly by FAA: http://www.faa.gov/apa/pr/pr.cfm?id=955

8. Three men with same name in same wedding:
http://www.sfgate.com/examiner/bondage/BOND-23973.html

9. English language changing, partly based on locale:
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/words990805.html

10. A group of positive historical perspectives:
http://www.positivepress.com/perspective/

11. The Good News: http://www.positivepress.com

12. Dengue fever in Florida:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991222/hl/dsg_1.html

13. Anti-IgE therapy for asthma:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991222/hl/dsb_19.html

14. ReliefBand for postoperative nausea:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991221/hl/dga_13.html

15. Mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991220/hl/rsa_10.html

16. Penlac Nail Lacquer, with antifungal ciclopirox:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991217/hl/dgb_1.html

17. Twin study proves lifestyle affects aging:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19991217/hl/aga_7.html

18. New FDA site for drug consumers:
http://www.fda.gov/oc/buyonline/default.htm

19. AMTG, a new MT organization: http://www.amtg.org

20. Inspiring story from Angels Magazine:
http://www.guideposts.com/2a4.asp

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