**********************MT DAILY ROUNDS, 1/5/01********************

Sponsored by Narratek, maker of Smartype for WP51


A new year, a new decade, and a new century, and a new millenium, all at once. You can almost feel the wind of the earth turning!

My New Years' mottos turned out to be:

1. Prepare for the worst, and prepare for the best.
2. Keep your birthright.
3. Choose your sacrifices.
4. Save something for later.
5. Ask for more.

I started the year with a swollen salivary gland. Off to the ENT doctor I'd never met. Back home with an agreement to do his transcription! Off to share the tapes with two new MTs who can now get their start with a local account. You never know what problem and good thing may happen next! :)


New terms for this week at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including Powerheart, Zevalin, Thoratec, Halofuginone, Supreme spiral SC catheter, Intrabeam, nuclear receptor ligands, NeuroTrak stroke diagnostic blood test, Zyvox (linezolid), noninvasive lipolysis with therapeutic ultrasound, HairCheck-DT, Provenge, Prothecan, Mylovenge, Aranesp, iduronate-2-sulfatase, and more.

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Communicating with the OM as an IC: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/ethics&msg=281&f=2

Trying to go home from the hospital: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/hospitalmts&msg=196&f=2

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Document dating issues: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/computers&msg=711&f=2

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Can MP3 files be converted to .wav? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/internet&msg=34&f=2

Organizing expenses: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/taxes&msg=73&f=2

Mindless jobs and MT: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/backdoor&msg=41&f=2

Procarin patch for MS: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/beauty&msg=257&f=2

After Christmas: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/christmas&msg=611&f=2

Ground beef recipes: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/cooks&msg=1434&f=2

What to do with teens on vacation: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/nesters&msg=35&f=2

From the Fine Print: For new moms: "It is not a slight thing, when they, who are so fresh from God, love us." --Charles Dickens

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Ideas for stopped-up toilets: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/house&msg=119&f=2

Any retired military spouses? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/military&msg=51&f=2

How to block junk email? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/teenmoms&msg=236&f=2

Do chances of having twins increase after 35? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/twinmoms&msg=17&f=2

Managing work with small kids: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mothers&msg=1955&f=2

Venting about "I want to be an MT." http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/vent&msg=1634&f=2

Personalized plates survey: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/pandora&msg=1571&f=2

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Pray for a 3 year old: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/prayers&msg=561&f=2

What does it mean to 'take up your cross'? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/religion&msg=2894&f=2

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New vaccine for pancreatic cancer: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010105/hl/cancer_pancreatic_1.html

Not too late to get flu shots: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-04-2001/0001397151&EDATE=

Free trial membership for new oncology site: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-04-2001/0001396739&EDATE=

Most desirable foods: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-04-2001/0001396657&EDATE=

Medical staff salaries expected to rise: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-03-2001/0001395839&EDATE=

Obesity and cancer: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010105/hl/cancer_78.html

New drugs to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010104/hl/chemotherapy_1.html

Zyvox (linezolid), new antibiotic for resistant bacteria: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010104/hl/antibiotic_1.html

Conjugated linoleic acid for weight loss: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010104/hl/weight_3.html

Marriage, money, and health: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010104/hl/couples_1.html

Babiesí sleep habits: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010104/hl/sleep_1.html

The Pope has Parkinsonís? http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010103/hl/pope_1.html

Medicare and medical errors: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010103/hl/medicare_1.html

NSAIDs may prevent colon cancer: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010103/hl/colon_1.html

CAD in India: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010103/hl/india_1.html

Progress in stem cell research: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010103/hl/cells_stem_1.html


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********************MT DAILY ROUNDS, 1/12/01********************

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by Pat K, trinitypb@hotmail.com

Maybe I can share some coherent thoughts now about our recent crisis. We are digging out, chopping trees, repairing houses and fences, etc. I live in a city of approximately 100,000 people surrounded by several little towns. On Christmas morning the worst ice storm ever blew into our area. By 2:00 p.m. that afternoon 98% of this area was completely without electricity and phones. City residents had water until the pumps ran out, because the main stations operate on electricity, too. Those of us on wells didn't have water either. Gas stations could not pump gasoline, grocery stores could not open. Businesses were closed and everyone was stuck at home. The city came to a cold and wet dead stop. We were reduced to survival instincts.

We had not even opened all our Christmas presents, and Christmas lunch was ready to pop in the oven. Christmas lunch got popped into the trash later. Most of us in town had peanut butter, cheese or ham sandwiches for Christmas. We are fortunate enough to have a woodburning insert in our fireplace but our wood supply was low. The cloud cover was so intense that it was dark all the time. The news coming over the transisitor radio was not good; it would take anywhere from 5 days to 6 weeks to have power restored. Then everybody started rushing out to buy candles, lanterns, lantern oil/wicks, firewood, gasoline, kerosene, propane, bread, crackers, bottled water, etc. I realized a lot of water was coming off the roof and started setting out five gallon buckets to catch the run-off (thank you kitty litter buckets!). We used this to flush our toilets once or twice a day. To conserve water everyone used the same toilet and made sure that items that could clog the pipes in large quantity were disposed of in a garbage sack nearby! One of the doctors I work for went around his house and broke all the icicles off and put them in his tub inside to melt for such purposes. The only thing was, it was just as cold inside as out!

We huddled together in the living room on quilt pallets and sleeping bags with three layers of clothes on. There was no way to bathe, brush teeth or wash clothes, and 98,000 other people couldn't either! We would wake up breathing the cold air in the dark and realized the situation was still going on. It was very difficult to get out of bed; it was just warmer to lay there. Besides, what could you do when you got up?

Streets started to clear but more problems began. Hotels filled up immediately. The City Council did freeze all prices so no gouging of prices could occur. The gas stations near the interstate brought in huge generators but lines in some places were a mile long, spilling out of the station, down the street and onto the interstate exits. Then people started getting ugly. Guns were flashing if someone broke in line at the worst, and at best angry words were exchanged. Fortunately we did not need any gas. The National Guard came and curfews were established to halt the looting and stealing that was beginning. People would walk into the grocery stores and just take things and leave, or just wreck havoc and destruction.

After about three days we drove 150 miles to a relative's house to take baths, wash a couple of loads of clothes, and buy a generator and lantern oil. It was a quick trip as we had to leave after the curfew lifted in the morning and get back before it started again in the evening. Generators are expensive so we and hundred of others got small ones, 5000 watts. We ran the blowers on our fireplace, one lamp, and a little TV/VCR combo. That was really nice for our three kids. We had played enough Monopoly, Uno, dominoes, cards, etc. We had had enough family togetherness.

Then generators started being stolen. We live on the outskirts so no one came out that far but the ones in town were disappearing. Someone even stole the generator from the local homeless shelter! I had an old Coleman camp stove, a gas grill and the fireplace. This is how we cooked and boiled water. We rigged up some insulation sheets to cut the icy wind on the back porch so we could keep a flame and not freeze while working out there. We were down to green wood in our woodpile but church friends brought us some seasoned wood from their own piles so we were able to keep somewhat warm.

Finally after four days, one of my phone lines came back on, and 10 days later the other two came on. New Year's Day, seven days later, the power came on in the night. You really learn to be grateful for the basics after seven days of cold, lonely blackness. I see why it is used as punishment in some areas of the world.

It has now been almost two weeks and 10% of my area is still without their utilities for those out in the country. City folks are inviting people they know in to sleep, wash, eat, wash clothes, and share what we have with anyone that has a need, just like others shared with us. The local hospitals conserved their generators and only powered the ICUs and a section of the ERs. Everyone else was in the black and under lots of blankets.

We made lists at night, by flashlight and lantern, of things we needed, wished we had, or ran out of too quickly. We are going to section off an area in our storage room and start stockpiling crisis items there. The most important thing you need you can't buy though, and that is lots of patience and forbearance with each other. The most important thing you need is cash, cold hard cash. With no power or phone lines, credit card machines don't work, checks cannot be verified, banks are shut down and ATMs don't work. So if you have to buy something, you had better have the cash to do it. I had friends taking money out of kid's piggy banks to buy bread and peanut utter. You always need a supply of cash somewhere in the house, and it should be a few hundred dollars. We went through money fast in just a week.

We are also going to keep all of our vehicles above the half full mark during the winter season. A locking gas cap would be good also. Gasoline was being siphoned/stolen right out of parked cars. Other rare and needed items were D-sized batteries, flashlights, lanterns, oil lamps, lamp oil, wicks, butane, propane and candles. And I don't mean those decorative candles either; they are a pain for something like this. They burn down in the middle and the light disappears! Take some old 2- to 3-liter bottles, fill them with water, and put them in the garage and basement or wherever. You will need far more water for washing and flushing than you can imagine. Keep bottled drinking water handy, too. I had some cast iron cookware and prepared meals that way in the fireplace along with the outside stoves. Once we got a generator we needed an additional gas can. They were nowhere to be found, so we will purchase an additional one of those to have. Fortunately I had a cell phone and that is how we communicated with the world. And we had an old transistor radio that was our sole contact with the news and what was going on around us. AA batteries were plentiful so we used little flashlights for each of us and allowed ourselves the luxury of reading at night, or the kids could put them in their portable video games.

You need a hand-operated can opener and things like chili, stews, spaghettios, canned fruit, beans, crackers, meat spreads, canned cheese, etc. These are all simple to open and eat or prepare in one pot. I also used good styrofoam plates and plastic tableware and cups. Since I couldn't wash dishes I didn't want to create an awful mess in the kitchen. And baby wipes! Those little hand wipes are a joke when you have been handling wood, ashes, and days of not bathing. Good thick baby wipes were a blessing. I had some unopened ones that had been in a cabinet for 10 years that were still moist and we were so excited to think of them and find they were still good!

We managed to salvage some food with ice chests and ice, but most of it Was a loss. Our house did not suffer damage, no trees close, but I know many people who have big gaping holes in their roofs and walls, and flattened cars. Downed oak trees are everywhere along with light poles, etc. The danger of downed power lines was constant. You would hear power saws all day and generators all night.

But, all in all, we are very blessed. None of us got sick or injured. We all had our "cabin fever moments" but we loved each other through it. We have a great church family who shared with us and us with them. I work for a great national company, AGMTS, who just told me not to worry about anything, just to let them know when I had power again, and just to take care of my family. My husband had already scheduled vacation for that week so he didn't have to go off and leave us alone (he works in a prison and they were on generators). We have learned what is and isn't basically necessary. We didn't go hungry, we had a roof over our heads, and we didn't get too cold. The basics were all supplied and I am thankful.


New terms for this week at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including Pennsaid, Canasa mesalamine, StreptAvax, prosthetic disc nucleus device, HepBzyme, HeptaZyme, AngioZyme, SenseWear, phenoxodiol, AeroDose, AeroNeb, Virtual Phenotype, CETP vaccine, LeuproGel, VISX, Amevive (alefacept), DepoMorphine, tongue base reduction, ProstaJect ethanol injection, MDI-P microbicide, Smart anti-gamma interferon antibody, Betimol, Ebaf protein, CO2 TMR, FloSeal, Licox, Attain, and more.

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List of tax deductions: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=4117&f=2&ml=1

DSL vs Cable: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=4026&f=2&ml=1

When is the moon closest to the earth (perigee)? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=4468&f=2&ml=1

Ethical dilemma re sister: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/ethics&msg=327&f=2

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What we do for migraines: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/pandora&msg=2780&f=2

What did you want to be when you were a child? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/pandora&msg=2633&f=2

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Specialists: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/humor&msg=243&f=2


Carry an EpiPen, first aid for anaphylactic shock (a relative almost died of this a week ago!): http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-08-2001/0001398894&EDATE=

Mind over menses: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010111/hl/cycle_1.html

Autopsy scandal in England: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010111/hl/organ_scandal_1.html

Healthcare Report: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010110/hl/future_1.html

Top 10 Childrens' Hospitals: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010110/hl/children_hospital_1.html

First angioplasty patient from 1977 still doing well: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010110/hl/angioplasty_1.html

Federal National Obesity Plan: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010108/hl/obesity_1.html

What is this new invention? http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/DailyNews/itmystery010111.html

Neuro evaluation: http://medicine.tamu.edu/neuro/outline.htm

Assisted living facilities: http://www.assistedlivinginfo.com/search.html

A protein to fight HIV: http://www.infobeat.com/cgibin/WebObjects/IBFrontEnd.woa/wa/fullStory?article=405794770

New immunizations for children: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010112/hl/cdc_1.html

Oxygen spas at airports? http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010112/hl/airline_travel_1.html


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Remember January 15th is quarterly tax payment date. Thanks to all who help each other and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. Circulation 5,182. Discount books and dictation tapes at e http://www.mtdaily.com/bookstore. Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com

**********************MT DAILY ROUNDS, 1/19/01********************

Sponsored by Narratek, maker of Smartype for WP51


We are in Virginia this week under gray clouds, the same storm system that hovers over Washington, D.C. as the inauguration of the new President Bush proceeds. I'm wondering what Barbara Bush is feeling, walking in the footsteps of Abigail Adams. Will we call her the "First mother"? http://www.theglobalist.com/nor/richter/2000/08-03-00.shtml

It's a new beginning for our family this week as well because my husband resigned yesterday as a professor of 27 years, and is going to focus on writing and grandfathering, effective at the end of the semester. I know the change is going to do him good. :)

As a fresh start for someone, we have a free copy of Smartype with abbreviation addon for the 25th person who writes mary@mtdaily.com, who uses WP5.1 for work as an MT, a free MT Daily hospital scrub top to the 30th person who writes me email with address and size, and a free set of George MacDonald children's book tapes for the 10th person who writes. Have a great weekend!

New terms for this week at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including AccuRx pump, Stelix pacing lead, Melastatin gene, interleukin 20 protein, Remeron SolTab, mandibular repositioning oral appliance, Herpasil, Surfacine, Protegrin IB-367 mouth rinse, Metvix cream, CureLight photodynamic therapy, Xyzal, Xusal, Tiazole, heat shock protein, lead-locking device, Mammastatin protein, vertebral body replacement, Parisian Peel Prestige, Visx Star S3 Active Trak Excimer laser, Diab II, Triage BNP test, APA, CryoVein SG human vascular graft, InterGard, Verdict II drug test, Aerius, Neoclarityn, PakSolv, DuraSolv, OraSolv, and more.

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Birthdays: http://www.mtdaily.com/mb/mb11

Confidentiality issue: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=542&f=2

Abbreviation expander bloopers: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=483&f=2

Follow-up confusion: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=340&f=2

Transcriber preferences: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=290&f=2

The danger of hourly pay for ICs: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=204&f=2

A book about your life: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/pandora&msg=4044&f=2

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TASPs and Security: http://www.advanceforhim.com/HIfeature3.html

New book on how to start an MT business: http://www.careerstep.com/mtbusiness.html

No decline in multiple births: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-16-2001/0001404661&EDATE=

Preserving cord blood for future family stem cell therapies: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-16-2001/0001404002&EDATE=

Internet health information lacking: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-16-2001/0001404227&EDATE=

Fitness Buddy, workout plan: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-12-2001/0001402546&EDATE=

Cell phone interference in hospitals: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010118/hl/phones_1.html

Work causing pain: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010118/hl/pain_1.html

Predictions about genetic research: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010118/hl/genome_1.html

Hope for vaccine for diabetes type 1: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010118/hl/diabetescure_1.html

Eating fish may lower risk of stroke: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010116/hl/stroke_1.html

Having children before 30 a cancer protection: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010116/hl/cancer_81.html

Immunoglobulin for CHF: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010115/hl/protein_3.html

Diabetes on the rise; waist measurement a predictor: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010112/hl/waist_1.html

The danger of the transgenic monkey: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010112/hl/genes_3.html

Soap operas and health education: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010112/hl/soaps_2.html

Cisco investing in India programmer training: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010117/tc/india_cisco_systems_1.html

Life insurance going global: http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/010118/l18326123_4.html

The drug industry and Glivec, anticancer drug: http://forbes.com/forbes/2001/0205/090.html

17 million watch Temptation Island: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010118/en/television-temptation_10.html

The future of TASPs: http://web.lexis-nexis.com/more/ahi/19492/6771865/6

Job hunting as a person: http://web.lexis-nexis.com/more/ahi/19496/6761642/2

Jobs in the future global economy: http://web.lexis-nexis.com/more/ahi/19496/6761642/3

Meaning, balance, and work: http://web.lexis-nexis.com/more/ahi/19496/6761642/5

HIPAA discussions: http://web.lexis-nexis.com/more/ahi/19492/6771865/2







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Some of us do medical transcription because it is a worthy service, some as employment from home, and some as a business. A new book on starting an MT business, "Start Your Own Successful Medical Transcription Business," was written by an MBA, Christopher Dunn. It is very readable and practical, and gives a perspective on the field as a whole. He gives 15 reasons for doing business via the Internet. He is hopeful about the future of MT: "The transformation process that has been occurring in the healthcare industry for the past decade is spawning a myriad of new opportunities for enthusiastic entrepreneurs willing to focus on improving the quality of patient records. Furthermore, the demographic trends in this country ensure a heightened demand for quality medical transcription services well into the future."

He recommends being very cautious if you are new at business, and states that financial overextension is the biggest mistake you can make as the market can be unforgiving. But he advises "throwing caution to the wind" when it comes to persistently contacting prospects.

I perused this book while waiting at the doctor's office here in Park City today. And again I came home again with an invitation to submit a proposal for transcription. More work for some local new MTs, perhaps. See http://www.careerstep.com for info on the book. Have a refreshing weekend!


New terms for this week at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including paraoxonase, Xatral, Anogesic, SafetyScope, Waterlase, CT-Guide, Macroplastique implants, Spheramine, Abarelix depot, Biobypass angiogen, Symlin, COOL study, Mylocel, Alliance cathether, Aescula lead, Frontier, Clearguide, magnetic navigation system, Envoy implantable hearing system, Healos bone graft substitute, Sunlight Omnisense 7000S bone sonometer, and more.

New Drake&Drake drug updates: http://spwb.saunders.net/update01.html

Website with insurance quotes: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/benefits&msg=40&f=2

Ethical question, MD-MT contact: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/ethics&msg=393&f=2

Ethical question: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/ethics&msg=386&f=2

How does your hospital handle make-up time? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/hospitalmts&msg=270&f=2

Finding more work as an IC: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/localmts&msg=672&f=2

Windows 98 versus Windows ME: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/computers&msg=996&f=2

Looking for online help about ADD: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/beauty&msg=353&f=2

Party link on new Birthday Board: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mb11&msg=3&f=2

Do you wear women's size 8 and 10? See clothing exchange board: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/exchange&msg=29&f=2

Clown collectors: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mb13&msg=10&f=2

Once-a-month cooking: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/cooks&msg=1715&f=2

Debate: Could you shoot to kill? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/debate&msg=4846&f=2

New to MT and trying to figure out IC, SE, taxes: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/debtfree&msg=701&f=2

On genealogy board, anyone have info on the name "Howell"? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mb2&msg=58&f=2

How to be a good mother-in-law? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/grand&msg=26&f=2

Knit or crochet? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/hobbies&msg=276&f=2

Looking for stories and reasons to homeschool: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/homeschool&msg=252&f=2

Polishing silver: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/house&msg=172&f=2

A day off: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/humor&msg=271&f=2

Men, what brought you to transcription? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/maleroom&msg=92&f=2

MT military family heading to Germany: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/military&msg=73&f=2

Would you let your teen go to a well-promoted rave? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/teenmoms&msg=309&f=2

Have you breastfed twins? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/twinmoms&msg=34&f=2

Kid swapping on motherboard: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mothers&msg=2750&f=2

Coffee lovers unite on night owl board. http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mb8&msg=129&f=2

Campaign finance reform: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/politics&msg=8889&f=2

Praying for sick and homeless: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/prayers&msg=781&f=2

How often do you cut your hair? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/pandora&msg=2227&f=2

Posting pet pictures: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/petlovers&msg=1420&f=2

Picking baby names: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mb10&msg=49&f=2

Support of single parents needed: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/singlemoms&msg=229&f=2

Why do they call it carrot tops? Carrot tops are green: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mb5&msg=111&f=2

Any couples doing MT? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mb9&msg=20&f=2

Sammy update! http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/sos/messages/241.html

Thanks to eagle eye: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/thanks&msg=74&f=2

Do your stepkids call you "mom" and "dad", or first names? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mb7&msg=79&f=2

If you had to do it over again, would you have married a spouse with stepchildren? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mb7&msg=70&f=2

Tips about Scotland for backpacker? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/travel&msg=51&f=2

TV Board has the scoop on Dr. Mark Green: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/tv&msg=486&f=2

Dieters' board survey of weight-loss goals: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/winners&msg=4091&f=2

Information needed on follicular lymphoma: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/casupport&msg=139&f=2

How many carbohydrates daily for a diabetic? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/disupport&msg=39&f=2

Exercises needed for toning under chin and neck: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/exercise&msg=192&f=2

MTs quitting smoking! Way to go, Lois! http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/smokeout&msg=82&f=2

Hot tub safety for those with fibromyalgia: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/fisupport&msg=161&f=2

Scooter needed for handicapped: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/hparking&msg=10&f=2

Natural migraine remedies: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/physicians&msg=1447&f=2


HIPAA not part of the moratorium: http://www.healthprivacy.org/info-url_nocat2303/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=46825

Donate a mammogram: http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CTDSites.woa/145

Margarine better than butter for hearts: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-22-2001/0001408429&EDATE=

Health heroes: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-22-2001/0001409108&EDATE=

How to get the most out of a doctor's visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-22-2001/0001408916&EDATE=

Medication-reminder watch: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-22-2001/0001408430&EDATE=

Big babies and big brains! http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010126/hl/babies_1.html

Hair dye and bladder cancer: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010126/hl/bladder_2.html

New way to prevent ear infections: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010126/hl/ear_1.html

The effect of stress on genes: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010125/hl/genes_stress_1.html

Headache doesn't indicate rise in BP: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010126/hl/headaches_1.html

Taking a walk for exercise: How long? http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010124/hl/walking_calories_1.html

Occupational hazards of housework: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010124/hl/homemakers_injury_1.html

Self-concordant goals for happiness: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010124/hl/goals_happiness_1.html

Patient's influence on physicians: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010124/hl/xrays_pressure_1.html

Controlled expression of anger and status: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010123/hl/anger_2.html

The high risks of diabetes: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010123/hl/diabetes_8.html

Sleep bruxism, teeth grinders: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010123/hl/teeth_grind_1.html

Growing older and happier: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010122/hl/emotion_1.html

Glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-26-2001/0001413185&EDATE=


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