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The interactive age makes communication more efficient and increases our expectations of others. However, it still takes persistence and patience to communicate, especially when there are disputes or strong emotions. I believe it is in the interest of every MT company to encourage their MTs to communicate with each other. It is difficult to keep good faith with others in silence; we need contact, affirmation, reassurance, and clarification, especially when we work at home alone.

We build trust in networking by checking and double checking with each other. Email and phone messages can fail us, and overwork and crises can make us unreachable. Communication is as vital for our work as circulation is for our health. Keep banging on the doors when you need to be heard!


New terms at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including BioZ cardiac monitor, MicrobNZ, prasterone, Athoshair laser, Viridis laser, AccuTrack, BioCuff, infliximab, HuMax-CD4, NLite laser, CVProfilor DO-2020, Dinamap Pro 1000, CardioBeeper CB12/12, Nucleus 24 contour cochlear implant system, DIRECT study, and more.

Have you ever been through a house fire? Please write Karen/Fur at furball@psci.net and encourage her.

A fond farewell to Susan, the taxlady: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/taxes&msg=8&f=2

Looking for home call-in system: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2409&f=2

Funny doctor names: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2524&f=2

What's required to hire subs? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2490&f=2

Making a clean break when quitting an account: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2675&f=2

Cheap long-distance options: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2638&f=2

Caring about the patients: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2603&f=2

Doctors with attitudes: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=3031&f=2

Typing for two doctors on same patient: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=3023&f=2

Moving the toolbar: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2910&f=2

Considering Medical Billing instead of MT: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/billing&msg=25&f=2

Support needed for a discouraged MT suffering from stress and burnout: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/burnout&msg=51&f=2

Looking for work as an editor? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/editors&msg=307&f=2

Wish list for editors: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/editors&msg=270&f=2

Garnishment of IC monies: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/ethics&msg=61&f=2

Loving the hospital: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/hospitalmts&msg=41&f=2

Do legal transcriptionists use shortcut programs?: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/legal&msg=183&f=2

Ziggy found a great disease link: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/links&msg=3&f=2

PRMT also found a good link for hospital names: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/links&msg=4&f=2

Finalizing details on a new account as a Local MT: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/localmts&msg=64&f=2

What is the proper use of "which" with commas? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/style&msg=9&f=2

Win98 problems: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/computers&msg=192&f=2

How to go digital: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/digital&msg=173&f=2


Recording from C-phone to Straight-talk: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/equipment&msg=67&f=2

What expenses can be deducted as an at-home employee?: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/taxes&msg=12&f=2

Need ideas for 7-year-old daughter with mouth sores from chemo: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/casupport&msg=36&f=2

Sammy's support board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/sos

Dieters using Cytoplex: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/winners&msg=327&f=2

Special congratulations to Ursula who is down to 1770.4 lbs. for a grand total weight loss of 172.1 lbs.! http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/winners&msg=294&f=2

What is your favorite beauty tip? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/beauty&msg=94&f=2

A great cookie-baking tip from Carol: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/christmas&msg=159&f=2

Remembering Christmas crafts made by Brownie troops: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/christmas&msg=139&f=2

Recipe of the week: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/cooks&msg=336&f=2

Join the debate on ESL issues at work: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/debate&msg=2004&f=2

Trying to achieve an empty nest: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/nesters&msg=2&f=2

Political board poll: Bush 20, Gore 8, Nader 3, Browne 1: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/politics&msg=1680&f=2

Religion board survey: Christians 13, Buddhists 2, Wiccan/Pagan 3, None 2: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/religion&msg=2694&f=2

The SUM program is for sale on the MT Classifieds page at http://www.mtdaily.com/ads.html

Looking for PRD on the MT Wanted page at http://www.mtdaily.com/wanted.html

Looking for a transcriber on the General Wanted page at http://www.mtdaily.com/Ads/wanted.html

New craft pages have been added to the MT Craft Show at http://www.mtdaily.com/CraftShow.html


New drugs for heroin addicts: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001103/hl/new_medications_give_hope_to_heroin_addicts_1.html

Toilet training monitoring: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-01-2000/0001354598&EDATE=

Elections and physical appearance: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-02-2000/0001356344&EDATE=

New method of collecting blood donations: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-01-2000/0001355343&EDATE=

Frequently depressed? http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-01-2000/0001354706&EDATE=

Earlier predictors of schizophrenia: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-01-2000/0001354563&EDATE=

Teaching your baby: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-31-2000/0001353826&EDATE=

Female obesity vulnerabilities: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-31-2000/0001353603&EDATE=

Women lack menopause information: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-30-2000/0001352916&EDATE=

Friendship and long life: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001103/hl/elderly_2.html

Doctors' attitudes toward overweight patients: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001101/hl/doctors_2.html

Job stress: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001031/hl/depression_job_1.html

Understanding fibromyalgia: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001031/hl/fibromyalgia_1.html

Gene-coated stents: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001031/hl/arteries_1.html

Ethical dilemma of Siamese twin surgery: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001031/hl/siamesetwins_1.html

Preschool depression: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001030/hl/preschoolers_1.html

B-cell therapy may cure arthritis: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001030/hl/arthritis_1.html


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Free MT Daily hospital scrub to the first person who writes me email with your size. Thanks to all who help each other and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. Circulation 5,061. Discount Books at http://www.mtdaily.com/bookstore

Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com

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MTDaily.com is proud to announce a new nonprofit corporation, MTDaily.org, for the purpose of raising funds and providing for the needs of medical transcriptionists. This will include scholarships for training, retraining, and mentoring, grants for equipment for MTs to be able to work from home, emergency relief, and dispute mediation. See http://www.mtdaily.org for more information. It is our hope that we can strengthen the MT community better by helping individual MTs and providing opportunities to make charitable contributions that will benefit MTs.


New terms for this week will be available at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew tomorrow.

Come process the election returns with us: http://www.mtdaily.com/mb/politics

Group insurance for MTs: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/benefits&msg=16&f=2

MT being phased out, how soon would you want to know? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/ethics&msg=71&f=2

Question for court reporters regarding transcribing nonsworn-in commentaries: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/legal&msg=264&f=2

Comma assistance needed: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/style&msg=33&f=2

MT needs input on buying a new computer for at-home use: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/computers&msg=258&f=2

Best piece of relationship advice for children: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/pandora&msg=3541&f=2

Circumcision debate: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/debate&msg=2690&f=2

Aleck Anderson needs immediate prayers again: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mothers&msg=583&f=2. Pray for this family in their loss: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mbadmin?board=/mb/prayers&msg=190&f=2&ml=1

Christmas cards and hand-painted ornaments: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/christmas&msg=196&f=2

Disney's Helen Keller movie this Sunday: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/tv&msg=152&f=2

Anyone with experience with kids with eating disorders? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/specialmoms&msg=4&f=2


Digital signatures: http://www.advanceforhim.com/HIfeature3.html

Lernout & Hauspie halts trading, etc.: http://biz.yahoo.com/n/l/lhsp.html

Esophageal cancer danger with very hot drinks: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001110/hl/coffee_2.html

Endostatin for cancer tumors: http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGA4P8I8DFC.html

Smoking related to hearing loss: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001110/hl/smoking_5.html

Airplanes and blood clots: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001110/hl/airplanes_2.html

12-ounce baby: http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAQVF2PBFC.html

Navidad virus: http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/viruses/Navidad/default.asp

A seasonal view of history and the future: http://www.angelfire.com/or/truthfinder/fourthturning.html

Siamese twin surviving: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001107/hl/twins_1.html


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I have worked in a hospital since the age of 18, first working in the operating room for the Operating Room Director at the Medical College of Georgia. I typed the surgical schedule, posted surgeries, and scheduled appointments for the representatives (Ethicon, Xomed, Stryker, etc.). I then went to work for the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery for three years.

Then I answered an ad for a part-time MT. I needed the extra money so I applied for the job. Boy was I surprised. I had taken a medical secretarial course at a local technical school but was not prepared for what I got myself into! Since I worked 8-4:30 at my day job and the girls at the hospital in transcription worked from 7:00-3:30, they had to wait 1-1/2 hours before I even arrived to start training me. Well, that lasted a total of two days.

>From then on, I trained myself because I was the only person who worked at night. I had to deliver the preop H&P's to the floor. I did this begrudgingly and attached a note to each one at the signature line: "This report has been typed by a new transcriptionist and has not been proofread. Please proofread before signing this report." Needless to say, I learned how to use my reference books to the best of my ability. This, I believe, gave me the drive to learn as much as I could, to look for those things I could not find, and to be the best I could be at this profession. This became the challenge of my life, to conquer this work.

Fifteen years later and my CMT certification behind me, I love my profession more and more each day. I encourage all people with a love for words and stories to consider medical transcription. It is very rewarding! I love medical transcription because I learn something new almost every day.

I am married to David who works for Procter and Gamble. My little girl, Brianna, is 3 years old. I have four brothers and two sisters. One of my brothers works for Siemens and fixes radiology equipment and one of my sisters is a psychiatric nurse. I love water skiing, snow skiing, white water rafting, and anything outdoors.


New terms for the last two weeks at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew include LeVeen needle electrode, MPT-IV, Polyflux filter for dialysis, Altaire high-field performance open MR imaging system, Zindaclin, Dyonics access 15, MIS procedure for Uni Knee, Theratope, Stimulon, Pariet (rabeprazole sodium), AquaFlow, decitabine, Lercanidipine, Nucleus 24, IV moxifloxacin, Livewire duo-decapolar catheter, dexanabinol, peptidomimetic caspase inhibitors, Cool-Patch cold treatment, Neotrofin, Leap chair, Astelin nasal spray, NeuroBloc botulinum toxin type B, parecoxib, Durasul polyethylene Natural-Knee implant, Olux (clobetasol propionate) foam, Carmeda coating, Rhakoss synthetic implants, FilterWire EX, Res-Q-Vac airway suction system, PTMR (percutaneous transmyocardial laser revascularization with calcium channel blocker, POLAR study, Cutting balloon, CranioCap cranial orthosis, photoangioplasty with antrin (motexafin lutetium) injection, Savvy vaginal microbicide, ScheBo Tumor M2-PK test, PRESTO study, Tracleer (bosetan), Cordase injectable collagenase, Logic coronary stent.

Compiled alphabetical list of new terms: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew/list.html

Write me email for information on private depression boards.

One-year anniversary of Kelsey's daughter's successful operation! http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=4481&f=2

Still fighting Kak? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=4483&f=2

Dictation tips, a great list of dos and don'ts: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=4323&f=2

Figuring out PayPal and fee rumors: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=4311&f=2

Formatting an IC bill: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=4231&f=2

Retirement benefits for MTs: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/benefits&msg=20&f=2

Billing for MT: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/billing&msg=41&f=2

Job-seeking burnout: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/burnout&msg=66&f=2

An MT in court: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/ethics&msg=176&f=2

Hoping PRMT gets the job: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/hospitalmts&msg=102&f=2

Who gets to QA QA? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/supervisors&msg=18&f=2

Meet your age mates, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s: http://www.mtdaily.com/mtbyage

How much did your house cost? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/pandora&msg=1234&f=2

What to do for a dog with a cold? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/petlovers&msg=425&f=2

What are you telling your kids about the election? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/politics&msg=1048&f=2

Praying for America in times of confusion: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/prayers&msg=241&f=2

How do single moms find new friends? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/singlemoms&msg=81&f=2

New legislation for special ed: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/specialmoms&msg=9&f=2

Broncos fans on sports board: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/sports&msg=67&f=2

Visit the Thanksgiving board this week: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/thanks

Would you quit MT and be a stay-at-home mom? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mothers&msg=704&f=2

Are most teenage problems with 14-15 year olds? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/teenmoms&msg=50&f=2

Do military hospitals use active duty MTs or civilian? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/military&msg=16&f=2

Other ways to use a turkey: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/humor&msg=134&f=2

People getting together on Home Alone Board: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/loners&msg=42&f=2

How to make homemade roller shades? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/hobbies&msg=69&f=2

Birthday party ideas on a budget needed: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/grand&msg=7&f=2

Two new MTs on friendship board to meet: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/friends&msg=198&f=2


Add a quote to The Fine Print: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/fine

Minisatellite decision: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/stories&msg=134&f=2

Debate on corporal punishment in private Catholic school: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/debate&msg=3019&f=2

Do you have a good prime rib recipe? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/cooks&msg=548&f=2

Any ideas for Christmas office parties? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/christmas&msg=247&f=2

Ursula update on dieters board: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/winners&msg=895&f=2

Leaps of faith: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/pandora&msg=1370&f=2


Diabetes on the increase: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-13-2000/0001364768&EDATE=

Artificial pancreas for diabetics: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001116/hl/pancreas_1.html

Unpredictable fertility: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001117/hl/study_fertility_window_varies_wildly_1.html

Laughter good for the heart: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001116/hl/laughter_may_be_good_for_your_heart_3.html

Preparing for death: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001115/hl/no_pain_peace_with_god_crucial_to_dying_3.html

New OSHA rules for work-related injuries: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001115/hl/u_s_sets_rules_to_cut_workplace_injuries_3.html

Sex-related headaches: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001113/hl/sex_headaches_turn_pleasure_to_pain_3.html

Cranberries for ulcers: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001112/hl/can_cranberries_prevent_ulcers__3.html

Group support and weight loss: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001111/hl/group_support_critical_to_weight_loss_2.html

First living-donor nerve transplant, mother to baby: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-16-2000/0001368200&EDATE=

Rare historic quilt found in hospital thrift store: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-16-2000/0001368176&EDATE=

Patient privacy a priority: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-16-2000/0001367983&EDATE=

The Leapfrog Group for decreasing medical errors: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-15-2000/0001366957&EDATE=

Manic depression hard to diagnose: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-15-2000/0001366670&EDATE=

Study of DHA during breastfeeding: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-14-2000/0001365388&EDATE=

Wife-beating survey in India: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001117/hl/beating_1.html

Public health and chat rooms: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001117/hl/syphilis_2.html


Thanks to Narratek for sponsoring today's newsletter. Narratek is the marketer of Smartype, the leading speedtyping software for WP5.1. Smartype can save 70% of your keystrokes and comes with a vocabulary of 32,000 words.

Free MT Daily hospital scrub to the first person who writes me email with your size and mailing address.

Special thanks to Twiggy for her expert help on the word boards, among other helpers who are much appreciated there! Thanks to all who help each other and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. Happy Thanksgiving! Circulation 5,073. Discount books and dictation tapes at http://www.mtdaily.com/bookstore Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com