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BREAD AND ROSES

How would you feel if you were given practice dictation to do, week after week, for no pay, but only with the promise that you might be paid someday? Or how would you feel if you were paid to do old dictation that had already been transcribed, with the promise that you would be given real dictation someday? In school, we used to call this busy work.

Perhaps if the price was high enough, we would be willing to do meaningless work that accomplished nothing, week after week, but those I've spoken to have realized they really do find meaning in giving real help, no matter how frustrated we may be with our pay, or how distant we feel from the doctors and the patients we serve.

Hopefully these demoralizing work situations will end soon, but meanwhile, we can be sure that our work has real meaning, aside from the money. Buy a rose for your desk this weekend! :)

THIS WEEK ON MT DAILY

1. New terms at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including Lunelle, Lumigan, Astelin, NuLytely, FastTake, Engerix-B, Bard EndoCinch, Helicide, Ovidrel, Earthmends, FiF, NicVAX, AutoPap GS, BioZ, WavePro, IRD, Neotrofin, cPSA, Phylax AV ICD, ACIS, MVD, EGFR, and more.

2. Employee or IC? http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9992.html

3. Charging for reprints: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9970.html

5. Charging for stats: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9928.html

6. Charging for additional pickups: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/localmts/messages/2219.html

7. Survey on using a TASP: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9882.html

8. Abbreviations for doctors' names and addresses: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9863.html

9. Selling an account: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/index337.html

10. The power of a compliment: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9792.html

11. Cold fingers: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9758.html

12. Size of monitors: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9729.html

13. The dangers of Afrin: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9664.html

14. Two 401K plans: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9451.html

15. Swiss cheese reports: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9312.html

16. Instant Text revision available: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9102.html

17. Indians using email for advertising: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/9056.html

18. Used Lanier Voicewriters for sale at http://www.mtdaily.com/ads.html

19. Used radiology book for sale at http://www.mtdaily.com/bargain.html

20. Looking to buy used PRD+ on http://www.mtdaily.com/wanted.html

21. MT jobs listed at http://www.mtjobs.com

22. Discount medical books at http://www.mtdaily.com/bookstore

23. MT considering coding: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/coding/messages/255.html

24. Back to the hospital: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/hospitalmts/messages/2837.html

25. Updating Win95 for net browsing: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/computers/messages/4908.html

26. Cancer survivors: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/casupport/messages/783.html

27. MTSO goes bankrupt: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/finance/messages/348.html

28. Protecting wrists when lifting weights: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/exercise/messages/583.html

29. Solutions for PMS: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/beauty/messages/2156.html

30. Facing a knee replacement: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/physicians/messages/4992.html

31. Adjusting to second child and working: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/mothers/messages2/2484.html

32. Procrastination: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages4/6450.html

33. What's your mouse speed? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages4/6388.html

34. Nature's practical jokes: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages4/6366.html

35. Wearing black to a wedding? http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages6/9335.html

36. The politics of taxes: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/politics/messages/10083.html

37. The politics of Medicare: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/politics/messages/10082.html

38. Debating about the presidential debate: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/politics/messages/9894.html

39. Definitions of love: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/religion/messages4/5906.html

40. Survey of religious beliefs: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/religion/messages4/5886.html

THIS WEEK ON THE WEB

1. Gene mapping of Proteus mirabilis and Klebsiella pneumoniae completed: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-05-2000/0001330858&EDATE=

2. US Obesity worsening: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-04-2000/0001330077&EDATE=

3. What we fear: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-04-2000/0001329929&EDATE=

4. What adults don't understand about children: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-04-2000/0001329693&EDATE=

5. Alvin Toffler on the future: What are humans? nations? poor? war? http://www.usatoday.com/news/comment/columnists/toffler/toff05.htm

6. George Gilder on the future: Faith, hope, and love needed: http://www.discovery.org/viewDB/index.php3?program=George%20Gilder%20Archives&command=view&id=74

7. Online book on teamwork: http://www.mfinley.com/bizbooks/list-teamsbook.htm

8. How to bring change: http://www.pfdf.org/leaderbooks/L2L/fall98/kotter.html

9. The worker as volunteer: http://www.pfdf.org/leaderbooks/L2L/summer96/drucker.html

10. One-winged angels need each other: http://www.pfdf.org/leaderbooks/L2L/winter97/bennis.html

11. Chaordic leadership and the story of a cow: http://www.pfdf.org/leaderbooks/L2L/winter2000/hock.html

12. Managing our choices: http://www.pfdf.org/conferences/drucker99.html

13. L&H, class action suits: http://finance.yahoo.com/quotes?symbols=lhsp

14. Late miscarriages and clotting factor: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001004/hl/mutations_1.html

15. Check baby's pulse with ear on chest: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001004/hl/pulse_1.html

16. 10 health goals of CDC: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001003/hl/goals_1.html

17. Stress and cancer: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001003/hl/death_2.html

18. Donor baby, sibling rescue: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001002/hl/donors_1.html
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/1004baby2.shtml

19. News of David Morken's website, bandwidth.com: http://www.destinationcrm.com/ec/dcrm_ec_article.asp?id=64

20. Chemotherapy and fertility: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001004/hl/staying_fertile_after_cancer_treatment_1.html

21. Toe-finger transplant: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001001/hl/toe_finger_transplant_1.html

22. Diagnosing a rare form of cancer: http://www.pencilstubs.com/ReadersForum/_ReadersForum/00000006.htm

23. Computer tips: http://www.computertips.com/contents.htm

THANK YOU!

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. Thanks to all who help each other and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. Circulation 4,987. Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com

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FRESH LOOK FOR MT DAILY!

MT Daily logo hospital scrubs, just for fun! http://www.mtdaily.com/scrubs.html

New specialty dictation tapes: http://www.mtdaily.com/bookstore

Interview with Dynamic Voice coming Tuesday: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/leaders

New message board software, thanks to Ron! Collapse or expand threads and use instant search: http://www.mtdaily.com/mb/wwwboard

New terms at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including CADD-Prizm PCS II, St. Jude Medical 8F Angio-Seal, Breas PV10 CPAP, Aero2 mask, Limb-O dual-lumen breathing circuit, Sure-Lok and Bodyguard needle protection devices, BIS pediatric sensor, BIS sensor XP, BIS module kit, Diasensor 2000 noninvasive glucose montiro, Chilli RPM catheter, Peregrine dose calculator, Invicorp injection, nasal proteosome influenza vaccine, Masimo SET signal extraction pulse oximetry, Depakote ER (divalproex sodium extended-release tablet), VecToR trial, paclitaxel-coated coronary stent, Frontier 3x2 multichamber stimulation device, NB2000 Doppler ultrasound needle, FluMist influenza vaccine, Ladarvision laser, autologous platelet gel (APG), 5-FU biodegradable implantable microspheres, vanganciclovir, Needlesafe II, Zicam, and more. New craft show: http://www.mtdaily.com/CraftShow.html

Beth's New MT photos: http://home.att.net/~beth.collins2/MTPhotos.html

Interview with MTAnywhere, a new TASP: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/leaders

MT monthly incomes: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages18/617.html http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages18/551.html

Coming home and insurance: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages18/532.html
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Dictation blunders: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages18/440.html

Sam's phone cards 4.16c/min: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages18/860.html

Turn-around times: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages18/684.html

Home office decor: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages18/636.html

Waiting for pay: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages18/251.html

Setting up doctors' addresses: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages18/216.html

More than one account: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages18/191.html

Books old and new: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/books&msg=2&f=2

Looking for online coding information: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/coding/messages/311.html

Discouraged Canadian MT needs ideas: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/lifeboats/messages/453.html

New MT with a fishy situation: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/ethics/messages/1927.html

Looking for health insurance: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/benefits/messages/82.html

MT to editor: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/editors/messages/1151.html

Where is general transcription heading? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/general/messages/817.html
http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/legal/messages/4452.html

Welcome to Nancy on legal board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/legal/messages/4440.html

Looking for legal clients: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/legal/messages/4430.html

Congrats to "Arrived" on promotion! http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/hospitalmts/messages/2847.html

Surveying differential pay: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/hospitalmts/messages/2861.html

How to gain respect: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/hospitalmts/messages/2865.html

Considering MT: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/justlooking/messages/511.html

The warbly incoherent doctor: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/localmts/messages/2262.html

Encouraging an MT student: http://www.mtdaily.com/mtbyschool/messages2/656.html

MT to nurse: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/rnmts/messages/1253.html

20/20 said no: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mtbycompany&msg=205&f=2

National recommendations: http://www.mtdaily.com/mtbycompany/messages6/495.html

Here we are! http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pep/messages/339.html

L&H training, 10/16: http://www.mtdaily.com/mtbycompany/messages6/234.html

Test-taking blues: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/style/messages/2999.html

Holding a school accountable: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/teachers/messages/578.html

Foot pedal-laptop incompatibility: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/computers/messages/4975.html

Headsets and allergies: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/equipment/messages/1646.html

New tribute to Alice: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/tears/messages/150.html

Boston help needed: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/travel/messages/48.html

Mets and Yankee fans whooping it up: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/sports/messages/480.html

Anyone have kids with JRA? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/specialmoms/messages/728.html

Praying for Middle East: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/prayers&msg=3&f=2

Pet website recommendation: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/petlovers/messages/6136.html

Twins in the same class: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/twinmoms/messages/79.html

Proper rule setting for teenager? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/teenmoms/messages/820.html

Computer problem report: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/humor/messages/2132.html

How to get rid of crickets: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/house/messages/1359.html

Homeschooling a highschooler with an attitude: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/homeschool/messages/1902.html

Quilters needed to help cancer patients: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/hobbies/messages/995.html

Analysis of new show, Gideon's Crossing: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/tv/messages/287.html

Fun ideas for Halloween, harvest time recipes: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/cooks/messages/9624.html

Boys' home in need of clothes: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/exchange/messages/347.html

Glasses vs contacts: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/beauty&msg=3&f=2

Idea from exsmokers to stop: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/smokeout/messages/995.html

How to strengthen legs for running? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/smokeout/messages/995.html

Smoking and MT survey: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=97&f=2
http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=189&f=2

MT with chronic fatigue syndrome: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/fisupport/messages/986.html

Laxatives and dieting: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=251&f=2

Do you know who Ursula is? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/winners/messages/5474.html

THIS WEEK ON THE WEB

Body glue made during surgery, for plastic surgery healing: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-10-2000/0001334223&EDATE=

Drug stores administering flu shots: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-10-2000/0001334143&EDATE=

Fitness for medical transcriptionists: http://www.hpisum.com/magazine/Jeffries.html

The misoprostol debate: http://www.foxnews.com/health/101200/misoprostol.sml

Pulmonary critical care link: http://alice.ucdavis.edu/IMD/420C/syllabus/toc.htm

Enbrel and MS: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001013/hl/ms_and_enbrel_don_t_mix_3.html

Sunscreen danger: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001013/hl/the_dark_side_of_sunscreen_3.html

No asthma gene? http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001011/hl/city_life_not_race_is_big_asthma_risk_2.html

Exercise and osteoporosis: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001011/hl/when_exercise_isn_t_good_for_you_4.html

Exercise to save money! http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001011/hl/study_exercise_pays_off_3.html

Frostbite from ice packs? http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001007/hl/when_clock-watching_would_be_good_3.html

Grapefruit juice and medication: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001007/hl/go_easy_on_the_grapefruit_juice_3.html

Vitamin C and strokes: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20001006/hl/vitamin_c_protects_against_stroke_2.html

THANK YOU!

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. Thanks to all who help each other and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. Circulation 5,010. Over 10,000 daily user visits to MT Daily. Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com

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THIS WEEK ON MT DAILY

Craft Show giveaway! Free to the first person to email lora@mtdaily.com one Halloween Birdhouse from Beth Collins' Craft page at http://www.mtdaily.com/CraftShow.html Watch the boards on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for three more giveaways.

New terms at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including BodyGem metabolism monitor, OncoGel chemotherapy, Reliv, Neova, iWalkFree, Pepcid Complete, Acticoat 7 dressing, Xyrem sodium oxybate, Prometheus' generation II, Nellcor N-395 pulse oximeter, dermal augmentation filler device, TheraSphere, intravascular sonotherapy, SILENT study, SWING study, Point 9 angioplasty catheter, HemaMyst spray device, Melanotan II, topical immunomodulators, Albuferon, Quilimmune-P vaccine, SpineCath intradiscal electrothermal therapy, aspheric custom ablation, Teveten/HCTZ, UbiQGel, Solaraze, capsule endoscopy, Apollo e.Light, percutaneous access introducer, and more.

New Christmas board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mb/christmas

Interview with Dynamic Voice: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/leaders

Giving dictators feedback: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=762&f=2

Canadian MT: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1006&f=2

Busy doctors: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=933&f=2

Patients in danger: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mbadmin?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=930&f=2&ml=1

What is a 5150? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1235&f=2

Music and MT: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1092&f=2
http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1166&f=2

Increasing printer speed: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=520&f=2

High-producing MTs: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=460&f=2

Low-interest credit cards: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=836&f=2

Credit checks for MT jobs? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mtbycompany&msg=1257&f=2

Questions about L&H: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mtbycompany&msg=1050&f=2

Contracts and resigning: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mtbycompany&msg=959&f=2

MTs and MTSOs on MT Daily: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mtbycompany&msg=906&f=2

Can you qualify for your bonuses? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mtbycompany&msg=477&f=2

Survey on editors' hours: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/editors&msg=26&f=2

Update on Talon's health: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/casupport&msg=8&f=2

Coping with Cancer: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/casupport&msg=4&f=2

Celebrating with Marge: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/casupport&msg=9&f=2

Ursula checks in: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/winners/messages/5669.html

Tip for those in Weight Watchers: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/winners/messages/5624.html

Baking for your dog: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/petlovers/messages/6253.html

Update on Danielle from Twingle Mimi: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/prayers&msg=42&f=2

Looking for answers to a child's medical condition: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/specialmoms/messages/741.html

A tribute to Pat, a special friend: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/tears/messages/152.html

Congrats to KimD on one year without cigarettes!: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/smokeout/messages/999.html

Encouragement needed on the Fibromyalgia board: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/fisupport/&msg=4&f=2

Ideas needed for a Dragonfly and the MS itchies: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/fisupport/&msg=3&f=2

Comparing Avon to other cosmetics: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/beauty&msg=30&f=2

Menopause symptoms? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/physicians/messages/5257.html

Looking for herbal remedies for RSI: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/rsi/messages/100.html

Posting ideas for making Christmas ornaments: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/christmas&msg=46&f=2

In search of a lemon cake recipe: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/cooks&msg=54&f=2

Recipe of the week, hamburger rolls: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/cooks&msg=82&f=2

The Empty Nest: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/nesters/messages/396.html

Looking for new CD ideas: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/stories&msg=19&f=2

Congrats to SharonB! http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/friends&msg=13&f=2

Looking for other homeschoolers who use the Sonlight Curriculum: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/homeschool/&msg=3&f=2

Looking for MTs near Sheppard AFB in Texas: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/military/messages/242.html

Need book ideas for a girl just starting to date: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/teenmoms/messages/848.html

Link for twins: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/twinmoms/messages/86.html

Working with a busy 10-month-old baby: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/mothers&msg=130&f=2

Looking for t-shirts with sayings: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/shop/messages/80.html

Dictaphone desktop voice processor for sale: http://www.mtdaily.com/ads.html http://www.mtdaily.com/ads.html

Transcribers wanted: http://www.mtdaily.com/wanted.html http://www.mtdaily.com/wanted.html

"Little Blue Book" for Detroit area for sale: http://www.mtdaily.com/bargain.html

Looking for a red telephone as a gag gift: http://www.mtdaily.com/Ads/wanted.html

Bosses' Day: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=639&f=2

Pockets Full of Love poem for moms: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=468&f=2

Summary of smoking survey: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=345&f=2

Long distance info: http://www.worldxchange.com/agent/default.asp?agid=213431

Governor Carnahan's tragic death: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=801&f=2

THIS WEEK ON THE WEB

Medical errors: http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2000/500_err.html

Articulating keyboard platform: http://www.cleansweepsupply.com/pages/subsection0068.html

Hand transplant patient failure in New Zealand: http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAMN08NJEC.html

phenylpropanolamine stroke danger: http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGA3JS2IJEC.html

Icelandic study finds schizophrenic gene: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-20-2000/0001344064&EDATE=

Medical equality? http://www.praxispost.com/post/friendlyfire/101800

Take an implicit attitude test: http://buster.cs.yale.edu/implicit/measure3.html

Cord blood transplant successful: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-18-2000/0001342047&EDATE=

Ebola outbreak in Uganda: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001020/wl/uganda_ebola_outbreak_28.html

Dangers of biking for men: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001020/hl/biking_2.html

Teasing related to eating disorders: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001019/hl/binge_2.html

Personal survey of physicians: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-18-2000/0001341883&EDATE=

Successful dieting, self-nurture and self-restraint: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-18-2000/0001341605&EDATE=

Costa Rica rejects in-vitro fertilization: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-17-2000/0001341076&EDATE=

64% of US mothers breastfeed: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-17-2000/0001341051&EDATE=

Classroom hand sanitizing: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-17-2000/0001340842&EDATE=

Global sexual behavior survey: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-17-2000/0001340073&EDATE=

Watermelon good for men? http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-16-2000/0001338476&EDATE=

The fight against SIDS: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-16-2000/0001339728&EDATE=

Metabolism monitor, BodyGem, to measure calories burned: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-16-2000/0001338581&EDATE=

Drug research accelerating: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-16-2000/0001338475&EDATE=

Free booklet on clean air at home: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-16-2000/0001338364&EDATE=

USS Cole Relief Fund: http://www.spear.navy.mil/ships/ddg67/nmcrsfund.htm

THANK YOU!

SPECIAL OFFER from HomEx Medical (Absolute Experience practice dictation tapes) and the MTDaily Bookstore at http://www.mtdaily.com/bookstore. Through the end of October a free copy of the 2001 edition of the Deluxe Pocket Pharmacopoeia or Classic Pocket Pharmacopoeia will be added to your order at no extra charge with the purchase of Absolute Tapes. You will receive the Deluxe edition free with the purchase of any 12-tape set, and the Classic edition free with the purchase of any 2-tape set. This offer is valid while supplies last. Thanks to Sue!

Thanks to all who help each other and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. Don't miss the autumn beauty this weekend! Circulation 5,030. Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com

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INTRODUCING PHYLLIS NILSSON
wcts@toltbbs.com

I was born and reared in Toledo, Ohio. I became a stay-at-home mom with a home-based secretarial business so I could work and still be at home for my four children. The time came when I needed a full-time job, and all the children were in school. I obtained a job with the City of Toledo, received several promotions, and then was laid off. By that time the children were grown and I was living alone. I got two part-time jobs.

It was 1982 when I read an ad in the newspaper for an entry-level medical transciptionist at Toledo Hospital. I took a test in the medical records department and passed. For the first few months I spent the mornings in a tiny room with a video teaching me transcription (I have no idea if the name the course had a name or if it had been put together by the hospital), and the afternoons transcribing with another MT assigned to help me "hear" the words. I took the lessons home and studied all evening. When I finished this self-taught course, I worked full time in medical records.

We had some samples of operations by doctors who said the same thing every time, but only had one dictionary and one syllabus for all of us. A book fair in a back hallway outside medical records was the source of my first two word books, The Medical Word Book by Sloan and The Surgical Word Book by Tessier. I still have the word books and the lessons.

A medical records department is a very good place to learn to be an MT. One year later I was offered a job in the oncology center and spent 12 years there.

I met my husband, Bror, in 1985 and we were married five weeks later. In 1994 he was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery, my hours were changed from days to a strange shift of noon to 8:30 p.m., and after only a two-week family leave to take care of Bror after his surgery, I had to go back to work, leaving him unattended except for a wonderful neighbor who looked in on him once a day. Within a year, my husband was totally disabled, two hospitals merged, and I was down-sized out of a job.

I took the severance pay, prayed unceasingly, and we made sound financial decisions. I knew I needed to be at home to care for my husband and knew he dreaded the time I spent away from him. That is when and why Westside Confidential Transcription Service was born. Even though I had to work, I had a responsibility to be there for my husband.

I rearranged an area in our basement, set up the equipment I'd bought with my severance pay and some savings, and set about putting my ducks in a row. I had to define what I wanted the business to be and what services I would offer, decide what form the advertising would take and what business forms I could design myself to save money, and continue to read everything I could find on home-based businesses before I could accept my first assignment. It took three months of 8-hour days, but everything was finally in place.

My first client wanted forms designed, a one-time assignment. My old boss hired me back per diem, for a short time. Then I got a clinic account. The first year was not a howling success, but by the third year, I was self-supporting and was still able to be here for my husband when he needed me.

When I first began this business, there were things I just couldn't find in books. As they occurred and I found solutions, I wrote them down. When I had a seven-month drought last year (my most prolific client moved out of my service area), I took the downtime to put everything together into a book about the nuts and bolts of the business. The everyday things that most books don't have room to list. I still kept on advertising (direct mail) to local physician offices and didn't understand why I couldn't find a new client to add to the two I still had.

Just weeks after the book was finished, I got another client. Not as prolific as the one that moved away, but the next client that came on board a few weeks later was as prolific so now I had more than before the client moved. I don't pretend to know what God has in store for me, but it seemed as though He waited until the book was finished before he gave me the clients I needed. I don't understand it, I just accept it with deep gratitude.

I now have four offices as clients and have as much work as I can handle alone. I prefer not to have subcontractors so will stay a solo practice that continues to make a good living with doctors who still dictate on tapes and are grateful for an excellent work product and free pickup and delivery at a fair price.

My husband found MT Daily for me before I was on the Internet, and it was my desire to visit every day that finally encouraged me to allow my son to put Windows on my old 486. I have learned so much from those who post on MT Daily, that I feel it important to return whatever knowledge I have that might help someone else.

My husband and I are a good team. He handles the web site, does the research, and handles the Internet stuff. Because he does, after I finish my work (and sometimes before) I can turn on the old 486 with my first stop being MT Daily.

THIS WEEK ON MT DAILY

New terms at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including Vigilance CCO/SvO2/CEDV monitor, Nucleus 24 multichannel auditory brain stem implant, Silhouette edition Clinac medical linear accelerator, IntraCoil self-expanding nitinol stent, Deflux, Proxeed, TandemHeart, Inactine, OvaRex, BrevaRex, ProstaRex, GliaSite RTS, high-dose interferon alfacon-1, Agenerase, Marinol, urethral coil, Legionella urinary antigen ELISA, Aslera, skin-sparing mastectomy, Penlac, NeuroCybernetics prosthesis, Pletal, cilostazol, Verilux, Aslera, and more.

New ShortCut Board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mb/shortcut

What a physician can expect from an MT service: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1427&f=2

Keeping track of new terms: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1411&f=2

Frustrated MT mentor: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1404&f=2

Frustrated MT employer: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1381&f=2

Flu shots available: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1708&f=2

Patient names inside reports: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1689&f=2

Finding your posts on the boards: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1540&f=2

Incorporating: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1529&f=2

Securing your computer: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1758&f=2

Would you recommend MT? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1977&f=2

Stop blinking ads! http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1940&f=2

Accidentally erasing tapes: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1873&f=2

Printing at home: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1863&f=2

Callus or callous? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1860&f=2

Balancing MT opinions: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2136&f=2

How often to bill: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2031&f=2

Removing files from old computer: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2159&f=2

frondular? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=2279&f=2

Learning about voice file software: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/internet&msg=2&f=2

MT who needs ideas to keep focused on work: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/burnout&msg=39&f=2

Tricky work situation needs input: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/burnout&msg=36&f=2

CPT versus ICD-9: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/coding&msg=14&f=2

Rates for general transcription: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/general&msg=37&f=2

Scheduling computer maintenance during work times: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/hospitalmts&msg=15&f=2

When to raise rates: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/localmts&msg=36&f=2

Karen's house fire: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/wwwboard&msg=1834&f=2

News from the US military and something to do to support them: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/vent&msg=2044&f=2

Two new pages on the MT Craft Show! http://www.mtdaily.com/CraftShow.html

Support for an MT facing a mastectomy and advice on reconstruction options needed: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/casupport&msg=16&f=2

Considering weight watchers: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/winners&msg=81&f=2

Urusla drops more! http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/winners&msg=71&f=2

Treadmill options: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/exercise&msg=13&f=2

Cheers for Beth who just quit smoking! http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/smokeout&msg=2&f=2

Dr. Koop's page for fibromyalgia: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/fisupport&msg=30&f=2

Nads users unite! http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/beauty&msg=55&f=2

Looking for holistic remedies for PMS: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/physicians/messages/5389.html

Add your favorite charity for Christmas giving to our new list! http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/christmas&msg=96&f=2

Share your Christmas tree decorating ideas: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/christmas&msg=107&f=2

Green potatoes are poisonous: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/cooks&msg=217&f=2

Recipe of the week, caramel apple pie: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/cooks&msg=188&f=2

Information needed on living trusts: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/friends&msg=80&f=2

Newlywed Grandma needs some advice: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/grand&msg=2&f=2

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A single MT needs support: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/loners&msg=2&f=2

Scotchguard and furniture: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/house&msg=2&f=2

Latest joke from the humor board: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/humor&msg=53&f=2

Favorite seafoods: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/pandora&msg=4082&f=2

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Roll call on the Pet Lovers' Board: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/petlovers&msg=18&f=2

Guess what is being discussed on the Sports Board? http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/sports

Gideon's Crossing fans: http://www.mtdaily.com/cgibin/mboard?board=/mb/tv&msg=111&f=2

Add your prayers to the Prayer Board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/prayers

A Sony micro-cassette transcribe for sale: http://www.mtdaily.com/ads.html

Someone is looking for a transcription course: http://www.mtdaily.com/wanted.html

Full sets of nursing scrubs for sale: http://www.mtdaily.com/Ads/ads.html

THIS WEEK ON THE WEB

Medquist and Presideo: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/001024/ca_verisig_4.html

Healthscribe partnership with MDAnywhere: http://www.healthscribe.com/mdanywhere_press.htm

L&H stocks fall, more trouble: http://biz.yahoo.com/fo/001027/1027lernout.html

Cyber ethics for children: http://www.cybercitizenship.org

New kind of hearing implant: http://www.devicelink.com/bw/8311.html

Are MTs in danger of DVTs? http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-23-2000/0001345222&EDATE=

Changing our clocks tomorrow: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-23-2000/0001345109&EDATE=

Cream for facial hair: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-24-2000/0001347473&EDATE=

EBV (and mono) Vaccine: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-25-2000/0001349115&EDATE=

Skin-sparing mastectomy: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-25-2000/0001348762&EDATE=

Sex-based differences in pain, addictions, and STDs: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-25-2000/0001348740&EDATE=

First reported LASIK airbag injury: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-25-2000/0001348687&EDATE=

Internet-based transplant program: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-25-2000/0001349181&EDATE=

Portable defibrillators saving lives: http://www.prnewswirr.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-25-2000/0001349182&EDATE=

Replacement for shock therapy: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-27-2000/0001351136&EDATE=

Public defibrillators: http://www.usatoday.com/life/health/heart/lhhea152.htm

THANK YOU! SPECIAL OFFER from HomEx Medical (Absolute Experience practice dictation tapes) and the MTDaily Bookstore: Through the end of October a free copy of the 2001 edition of the Deluxe Pocket Pharmacopoeia or Classic Pocket Pharmacopoeia will be added to your order at no extra charge with the purchase of Absolute Tapes. You will receive the Deluxe edition free with the purchase of any 12-tape set, and the Classic edition free with the purchase of any 2-tape set. This offer is valid while supplies last. Thanks to all who help each other and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. Circulation 5,050. The CraftShow is growing! Sell your crafts. Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com