**********************MT DAILY ROUNDS, 9/01/00**********************

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1. New terms at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including Oasis, Pro-Ties, Advair diskus, Achieve, StatLock, Protectiv Acuvance, Sonopuls, EKGCard, Onyx, COPERNICUS, Jacobson resonator, LifeSite, UriSite, Val-HeFT, PERV, racemic zopiclone, ReliOn, Allovectin-7, RespiEvents LifeShirt, Diagnodent, Ortho HCV core antigen assay, and more.

2. New online style guide: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4523.html

3. Night owls in chat: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4505.html

4. Updating Windows: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/computers/messages/4489.html

5. MTSO changing to TASP? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/tasps/messages/184.html

6. Debate on MR security overseas and in our homes: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4532.html

7. Debate on freedom of and responsibility for speech: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4445.html

8. Debate on Harry Potter: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/religion/messages4/3201.html

9. Lively debates on the Debate Board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/debate

10. The price of a puppy: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/petlovers/messages/5329.html

11. Working comforts: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4377.html

12. Comparing DSL & Cable: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4292.html

13. Finding a cheaper credit card: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4283.html

14. Pay rates for editors: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/editors/messages/939.html

15. L&H training: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/editors

16. Survey of older MTs by company: http://www.mtdaily.com/mtbycompany/messages5/2354.html

17. No more PRD+ tech support: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/prd/messages/111.html

18. Nurses and doctors typing: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4081.html

19. Hopkins 24/7 TV show: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/5015.html

20. Charging for clerical work: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4984.html

21. Floppy disk stuck: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4929.html

22. Last summer heatwave: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/4825.html

23. Special mom with triplets: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/specialmoms/messages/650.html

24. Moms share weaning ideas: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/mothers/messages2/1737.html

25. Featured transcription classified ad: Panasonic 830 and Panasonic 930 transcribers with foot pedals and earphones, plus manuals. Olympus Perlcorder T1000 with everything including shipping. At-home complete course $300. See http://www.mtdaily.com/ads.html

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27. Featured bargain ad: AMA Encyclopedia of Medicine, An A-Z Reference Guide to over 5,000 medical terms including symptoms, diseases, drugs, and treatments. Publ. 1989. Drug Glossary. $15 + $5 shipping. See http://www.mtdaily.com/bargain.html

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29. Featured general bargain ad: Sega Genesis for sale. $25 plus shipping. Good condition, a few games included. See http://www.mtdaily.com/generalbargain.html

30. UN Religion Summit: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/religion/messages4/3360.html


1. Fetal pain during abortions: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=003366315355562&rtmo=Qxwwak9R&atmo=rrrrrrvs&pg=/et/00/8/29/nabor29.html

2. Should fetal anesthesia be required for abortions? http://www.religioustolerance.org/abo_pain.htm

3. Wives help husband's health: http://www.drkoop.com/news/stories/august/hs/wife_work.html

4. abciximab disappointment: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20000828/hl/heart_drug_letdown_2.html

5. Pig cells for spinal cord repair: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-29-2000/0001300166&EDATE=

6. Irradiation of donor transplants: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-28-2000/0001299042&EDATE=

7. Body mass index to measure overweight risks: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-28-2000/0001299854&EDATE=

8. Athletes tested for "blood doping": http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-28-2000/0001299607&EDATE=

9. Facts and Comparisons now online: http://www.drugfacts.com/

10. Eyesight restored: http://www.jsonline.com/lifestyle/people/aug00/vision20081800.asp

11. Urology information: http://www.hisandherhealth.com/

12. Internet is changing healthcare: http://www.drkoop.com/news/stories/july/consumers.html?nl=dkc&sct=top&dt=083100

13. IBS treatment for women: http://www.drkoop.com/news/stories/august/ap/lotronex.html?nl=dkc&sct=top&dt=083100

14. Blue Mountain card for MTs! http://www.bluemountain.com/engy/professions/PRO_mt.html

15. What is internal medicine? http://www.acponline.org/public/int_med.htm

16. Intro to medical ethics: http://www.med.upenn.edu/~bioethic/outreach/bioforbegin/beginners.html

17. Healthcare ethics quiz: http://www.learnwell.org/ethics5.htm

18. A HIPAA Security FAQ: http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/admnsimp/faqsec.htm

19. Leftover tissue for genetic research for cures: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000901/sc/health_tissue_dc_1.html

20. Coffee's caffeine gene discovered: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20000830/sc/joltless_java_1.html

21. ACE gene discovered: http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/245/business/Millennium_uncovers_new_gene+.shtml

22. Internet software for the blind: http://biz.yahoo.com/fo/000829/mu3339.html

23. Automatic translation: http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/000827/n11393068.html

24. Medquist ($20), L&H/Omnimed ($29), Edix/IDX ($18), Transcend ($4) stocks: http://www.mtdaily.com/Resources/companies.html

25. Frozen embryos and paternity: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000901/hl/ivf_3.html

26. Bran cereal lowers blood sugar: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000831/hl/bran_1.html

27. Bone therapies coming: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000831/hl/bones_4.html

28. When is a child ready for school? http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000831/hl/school_1.html

29. Self-tickling is impossible: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000831/hl/tickling_1.html

30. Caffeine may damage vessels: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000830/hl/java_1.html

31. Air filters for cars? http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000830/hl/air_2.html

32. Prevention of colonic polyps: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000829/hl/polyps_1.html

33. New research for weight-control drugs: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000828/hl/obesity_4.html


Thanks to Smartype for sponsoring today's newsletter. Thanks to Cara at ShortCut for the special one-day discount on the Main Board a few weeks ago. Thanks to Cheryl for giving us the great discount on medical books. Thanks to all who help each other and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. And don't miss the revolution! See you online. Circulation 4,887. -Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com

**********************MT DAILY ROUNDS, 9/08/00*********************

Sponsored by Narratek, maker of Smartype for WP51


MT Daily will be down Monday 1:00-4:00 a.m. Eastern for upgrading.

1. New terms at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew

including Xcytrin, Surete gel, Atacand HCT, MDMA, Glycosal, LaserScan LSX, Truene HIV-1, Vevesca, and more. 2. New dermatology word list: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/derm/list.txt

3. New medical abbreviation list: http://www.mtdaily.com/abbvs2.txt

4. Discount medical books: http://www.mtdaily.com/bookstore

5. How to charge for templates: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/6068.html

6. Congratulations to Maria Stahl on new baby! http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/6078.html

7. IC and SE definitions: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/5412.html

8. A cricket behind the desk? http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/5353.html

9. Buying equipment to be an IC: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/5300.html

10. What MTs want: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/5258.html

11. Resources for learning ops: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/5166.html

12. Local MT wins: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/5122.html

13. USMTs win: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/world/messages/2575.html

13. Choosing jobs on principle: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/world/messages/2581.html

14. Genetic engineering, and who is the six-fingered MT? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/debate/messages/1999.html

15. Limits of care at Catholic hospitals: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/debate/messages/1995.html

16. Unstable byte counting: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/line/messages/2636.html

17. Encourage an invisible MT: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/backdoor/messages/442.html

18. Early education for children? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/debate/messages/2165.html

19. Breast calcification questions: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/casupport/messages/757.html

20. Looking for more information on kidney cysts: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/casupport/messages/760.html

21. Caring for a family member with growing dementia: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/caring/messages/183.html

22. Ideas for spices for diabetics: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/disupport/messages/224.html

23. Walking with the Dieters' board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/winners/messages/4318.html

24. Snacks for dieters: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/winners/messages/4331.html

25. Sleeping troubles: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/fisupport/messages/902.html

26. Fibromyalgia Support board is renamed to include all autoimmune diseases: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/fisupport/

27. Oily skin cleaning: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/beauty/messages/2072.html

28. Talon graduated from radiation therapy! http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/physicians/messages/4609.html

29. Welcome back to kkl from her surgery: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/physicians/messages/4624.html

30. MT in need of clothing: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/exchange/messages/320.html

31. The chewy cookie solution: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/cooks/messages/9210.html

32. Recipe of the week from the cooking board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/cooks/messages/9206.html

33. Eggplant overload: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/cooks/messages/9202.html

34. Drawing the lines with invasive treatments: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/debate/messages/2203.html

35. Empty nest struggle: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/nesters/messages/349.html

36. Meningitis vaccines: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/nesters/messages/361.html

37. What's your favorite video? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/stories/messages/3453.html

38. Starting Kindergarten: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/friends/messages3/8691.html

39. Looking for shuttle tatters: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/hobbies/messages/904.html

40. Adding glitter to your ceiling: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/house/messages/1232.html

41. Permanent marker meets formica: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/house/messages/1235.html

42. Joke of the week: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/humor/messages/1999.html

43. Can you win this soccer mom competition?: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/mothers/messages2/1906.html

44. Shoppers' Exchange now exchanging coupons and other stuff: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/shop/

45. Dragonfly's Top 10 things learned on Pandora's Box this week: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages3/10364.html

46. Last week's Top 10 by Dragonfly: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages3/9343.html

47. Cow love: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/petlovers/messages/5485.html

48. Prayers requested for soon-to-be-homeless family: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/prayers/messages2/150.html

49. Special moms: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/specialmoms/messages/660.html

50. World travel on sale: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/travel/messages/38.html

51. Looking for tips on traveling to Costa Rica: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/travel/messages/37.html

52. Featured transcription classified ad: FOR SALE: Four-month old DAC Digital Work Station, Model (HAC) 2601. $420.00 (firm). Ear phones and foot pedal included. I will pay for UPS shipping. See http://www.mtdaily.com/ads.html

53. Featured transcription wanted ad: Want to buy Superstation (in good condition) at reasonable price. See http://www.mtdaily.com/wanted.html

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55. Featured general Classified ad: Talbots brand women's clothing for sale. I have an extensive classic wardrobe (career, dressy and casual clothing) for sale in sizes 8 to 18 (all "regular" or "petite"). I worked at Talbots for 8 years and built up quite a wardrobe over the years. See http://www.mtdaily.com/Ads/ads.html


1. Test your medical terminology skills: http://www.brainbench.com

2. Symbolic politics? Washing at the river: http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGIF1IFZOCC.html

3. Teaching children to wash their hands: http://www.gphealthsmart.com/teach/handwash.html

4. Vitamin E for restless legs and insomnia: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-06-2000/0001306184&EDATE=

5. Inspiring quotes: http://cwire.com/FYI/trivia/

6. Alesha's MT Links: http://members.home.net/bodaciousbunch/

7. Ageless Heroes: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-07-2000/0001307464&EDATE=

8. 10 best health websites: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-05-2000/0001304712&EDATE=

9. Global disease: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-05-2000/0001304632&EDATE=

10. Advisory on Ecstasy: http://www.psych.org/news_stand/ecstasy.html

11. Save the Mothers: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-05-2000/0001304349&EDATE=

12. Tibetan women's plight: http://www.tibet.com/Women/twdiirrpt.html

13. Tibetan women learning to be midwives: http://oneheart-tibet.com/

14. Helping Afghan Children: http://www.HTACI.com/aboutafg.htm

15. Rwanda birthing kits: http://netaid.netlojix.com/results.shtml

16. Crippled children's hospitals in Africa: http://www.c2ure.org/whatsnew.html

17. The benefits of volunteering: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/1997/11/24/editorial2.html

18. The Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/

19. Doctors Without Borders:

20. Doctors of the World: http://www.doctorsoftheworld.org/

21. The Flying Hospital: http://www.flyinghospital.org/overview.asp

22. Operation Blessing: http://www.ob.org/breakingnews/index.asp

23. Humanitarian Medical Relief: http://www.humanitarianmedical.org/about.html

24. International Medical Corps: http://www.imc-la.org/whatis.htm

25. Project Hope: http://www.projhope.org/

26. Catholic Relief Services in India: http://www.catholicrelief.org/emergency/india.cfm

27. American Jewish World Service: http://www.ajws.org/jvcfact.htm

28. Heal the Nations in Uganda: http://www.healnation.org/glimpse.htm

29. Operation Smile: http://www.operationsmile.org/

30. The moral fulfillment of helping others: http://www.nonprofitresearch.org/newsletter1525/newsletter_show.htm?doc_id=27560

31. Legal transcriptionists' organization: http://www.aaert.org

32. Free lance writers' union: http://www.nwu.org/

33. Children getting fewer antibiotics: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000908/hl/children_2.html

34. Physicians have highest status: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000908/hl/doctors_2.html

35. Patient protection act: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000907/hl/malpractice_1.html

36. Danger of sharing a bed with a baby: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000906/hl/babies_2.html

37. Pacifiers and ear infections: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000905/hl/pacifier_1.html

38. Scooter injuries: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000905/hl/scooter_1.html

39. How to protect online privacy: http://web.lexis-nexis.com/more/ahi/19491/6273243/1

40. One-million people in assisted-living facilities: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-07-2000/0001307543&EDATE=


Thanks to Smartype for sponsoring today's newsletter. Nancy T. wrote me this week: "Last week I purchased Smartype with your add-ons. It's been wonderful for me and I am watching my productivity increase! One "bonus" I didn't expect was the correct spellings of words. I no longer have to look so many things up!"

Thanks to Cheryl for giving us the great discount on medical books. Thanks to all who help each other and share their advice and encouragement on all the boards. Circulation 4,909 (220 from outside the US). -Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com

**********************MT DAILY ROUNDS, 9/15/00*******************

Sponsored by Narratek, maker of Smartype for WP51


It might be a little harder this week to get our work done, at least for those of us who work at home with the distraction of TV! But it can also inspire us to do well in our work, and to keep learning and stretching for the gold of faithful careful service to patients and doctors, as well as earning good money.

In honor of the Olympics, MT Daily and Smartype offer two free Smartypes for WP51 with add-on, to the first two working MTs who use WP51 for work, who write me email tonight. I'll post the winners on the main board.


1. New terms at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including EnteraLite, Beta-Cath, HAART, CRYO-HIT, atlantis SR, incision-free Medstone lithotripsy, BVAX lung cancer vaccine, OraVescent, Reveal rapid test for E. coli, Perc-D, Perc-DL, Atrisorb, PRIZM-2, SonoCT, EECP, Philos DR pacemaker, Selection AFm pacing, GEML, SonoCT, and more.

2. HIPAA security requirements: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/6187.html

3. Insurance for an IC: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/benefits/messages/69.html

4. Considering coding: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/coding/messages/255.html

5. The New Burnout board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/burnout/

6. Failing a legal/general transcription test: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/legal/messages/4036.html

7. Podiatry glossary link: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/links/messages/558.html

8. A tip for new ICs: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/localmts/messages/2010.html

9. Marketing yourself as an IC: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/localmts/messages/2001.html

10. Taking legal action to protect an elderly parent: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/caring/messages/195.html

11. Supervisor playing on Internet: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/6462.html

12. Poor dictators: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/6426.html

13. Recruiting new USMTs: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/6401.html

14. L&H vs MedQuist: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/6617.html

15. MTSO weary of QA: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/6540.html

16. IC IRS status and QA: http://www.mtdaily.com/mtbycompany/messages5/4624.html


17. Radiology samples: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/links/messages/557.html

18. Cleaning out the fridge: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/house/messages/1267.html

19. Telephone solitictors: http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages6/7131.html

20. Protect your cat from electric cords: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/petlovers/messages/5545.html

21. The Great Medical Dictionary debate: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/7017.html

22. Pay for hospital MTs: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/hospitalmts/messages/2743.html

23. Line count done by the company's equipment: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/ethics/messages/1787.html

24. Child abuse discussions: http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages6/7230.html


25. Debate on Noah and the flood: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/debate/messages/2676.html

26. MT-ing with a sleep disorder: http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages6/7043.html

27. Two computers, one modem: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/computers/messages/4605.html

28. Branching out to other types of transcription: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/7071.html

29. Editing with respect for style: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/6964.html

30. Beef, grease, or both?: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages4/718.html

31. New link added to the Pet Lovers' board: http://www.angelfire.com/va2/spotscorner

32. A good night's sleep: http://www.mtdaily.com//vent/messages6/7016.html

33. Great Dane story: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/petlovers/messages/5549.html

34. Featured transcription classified ad: Dorlandís 28th edition Medical Dictionary $50. Billups American Drug Index 1997 $25. Two drug books for $5 each, update for the latest drugs. Websterís Medical Speller 35,000 $10. Stedmanís 6.0 Medical Spellchecker $50, Stedmanís Plus Medical Spellchecker 8.0 for Word 2000 and WP 9, etc. on CD $75. Stedmanís Radiology Words Third Edition $35, Medical Acronyms, Eponyms & Abbreviations, $10. Norton Utilities Software Program, $15. Skutchbox T-21P Audio Coupler (has built in filter for recording through telephone line). $50. Gold audio cable for making wave files, $5. Two sets of headphones, Koss and Sony, $20 each or $35 for both. Panasonic RR-930 micro-cassette transcriber $125, with 17 blank tapes. See http://www.mtdaily.com/ads.html

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1. Tragic history of lobotomy: http://www.scc.net/~lkcmn/lobotomy/lobo/brief.html

2. Throw in the Towel contest: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-12-2000/0001310648&EDATE=

3. Should parents worry about violence in movies, music, and games? http://my.webmd.com/content/article/1728.61236

4. Stress and RSI: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000915/hl/rsi_2.html

5. Is plastic toxic? http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000915/hl/plastic_1.html

6. Better lice treatment: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-13-2000/0001311364&EDATE=

7. Incision-free lithotripsy: http://www.devicelink.com/bw/23011.html

8. Hospital charges for the most expensive illnesses: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-14-2000/0001313497&EDATE=

9. Mercury thermometers: http://www.prnewsire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-14-2000/0001313457&EDATE=

10. Margarine from soybean: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-14-2000/0001313411&EDATE=

11. Biological marker for depression in children: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-14-2000/0001313358&EDATE=

12. Seroquel and cognitive function: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-14-2000/0001313336&EDATE=

13. Hacking dare to break code: http://www.msnbc.com/news/460310.asp#BODY

14. Blood donor limits: http://www.msnbc.com/news/460302.asp#BODY

15.Norplant maker urges use of backups: http://www.msnbc.com/news/459515.asp#BODY

16. More heart and lung transplants needed: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-14-2000/0001313554&EDATE=

17. Single-dose Zithromax for children's ear infections: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-14-2000/0001312915&EDATE=

18. Great set of medical links: http://www.msu.edu/user/greenejo/index2.html#Medical%20Terminology

19. Surgical procedures link (graphic): http://www.vesalius.com/

20. Mayo Clinic weighs in on special diets: http://www.mayohealth.org/mayo/9908/htm/fad.htm

21. Emergency Clinical Guide: http://www.anisman.com/ecg/index.htm

22. Accutane and birth defects: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000915/hl/acne_2.html

23. Human body trivia: http://www.mtdaily.com//vent/messages6/6985.html

Thanks to Smartype for sponsoring today's newsletter. Congratulations to Maria Stahl on the birth of Annika Maryanna Jane Stahl on 9/7/00! Thanks to Cody for help with today's newsletter. Thanks to all who help each other, mentor new MTs, and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. Don't miss the Olympics! Circulation 4,911. -Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com

**********************MT DAILY ROUNDS, 9/22/00*********************

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4. What can an editor make? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/editors/messages/1092.html

5. How often do doctors dictate?: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/justlooking/messages/490.html

6. How to track cherry pickers: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/supervisors/messages/614.html

7. Explaining the HIPAA guidelines: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/supervisors/messages/618.html

8. Choosing VR software: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/speech/messages/521.html

9. A Canadian MT in Saudi Arabia: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/world/messages/2612.html

10. Unzipping a file: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/computers/messages/4722.html

11. Transferring digital files: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/digital/messages/5023.html

12. Contract requiring liability insurance: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/finance/messages/345.html

13. Transcribing for deaf student: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/7625.html

14. Bubba's Perfect MT Company: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/7596.html

15. Can you train an IC? http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/7487.html

16. Learning to use Word: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/msword/messages/3247.html

17. Creating a template in Word: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/msword/messages/3237.html

18. Learning how to appeal to the law: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/ethics

19. What can you do for someone going through chemotherapy?: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/casupport/messages/774.html

20. Looking for others who use AntiBetic: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/disupport/messages/231.html

21. Help shrink Ursula! http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/winners

22. School lunches for a picky eater: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/mothers/messages2/2226.html

23. Creative ideas for playing with a two year old: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/mothers/messages2/2223.html

24. Looking for a special gift: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/shop/messages/72.html

25. Buying a Laptop? http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/7722.html

26. The fun of a new pet: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/petlovers/messages/5750.html

27. Dieting dogs: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/petlovers/messages/5735.html

28. Add your prayers: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/prayers

29. "Support for Sammy" at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/sos

(Samantha, daughter of MT Jean, with newly discovered bone cancer. Sammy is collecting cards over the next few months while she goes through chemotherapy and hopes to get one from each state. See the board for the address and for a picture of this great little girl.)

30. We haven't forgotten: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/tears/krista.html

31. Looking for Voit Body Gym users: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/exercise/messages/558.html

32. Training for a marathon: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/exercise/messages/556.html

33. Support needed for a smoker who wants to quit cold turkey: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/smokeout/messages/959.html

34. Testing for MS: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/fisupport/messages/958.html

35. Support needed for an MT with RSI: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/rsi/messages/86.html

36. Clothing needed for a foster child: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/exchange/messages/333.html

37. Anybody have a recipe for canned hot peppers in tomato sauce? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/cooks/messages/9335.html

38. Tips on using a new smoker: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/cooks/messages/9333.html

39. Prepaid cellphone saga: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/friends/messages3/8798.html

40. Fund raising ideas for a preschool: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/friends/messages3/8792.html

41. Anybody else get snow this week?: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/friends/messages3/8771.html

42. Are you an MT who creates great crafts in your spare time? Email lora@mtdaily.com if you are interested in the upcoming MTs Craft Show. 43. Homeschooler looking for geometry recommendations: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/homeschool/messages/1865.html

44. Latest smile from the humor board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/humor/messages/2060.html

45. How to answer a teenager: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/teenmoms/messages/749.html

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1. Top 10 International Health Websites: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-21-2000/0001318864&EDATE=

2. Vaccines related to diabetes in children: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-20-2000/0001317778&EDATE=

3. Nuts are good for you! http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-20-2000/0001317718&EDATE=

4. Disease without borders: World Heart Day: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-19-2000/0001317266&EDATE=

5. The value of exercise tests: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-19-2000/0001317125&EDATE=

6. Red Cross blood shortage: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-19-2000/0001316537&EDATE=

7. I found another venting board! http://www.thirdage.com/health/stressfree/vent/leaveit/

8. Dieting success secrets: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-19-2000/0001316118&EDATE=

9. Ideas for men with mood swings: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-19-2000/0001316108&EDATE=

10. New rib transplant back surgery for infant: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-19-2000/0001316104&EDATE=

11. Right to die polls and depression: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-18-2000/0001315904&EDATE=

12. Gender identity in children: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-18-2000/0001315604&EDATE=

13. Ideas for eliminating medical errors: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-18-2000/0001315434&EDATE=

14. First paperless psychiatric hospital: http://www.lgezbuy.com/

16. DLS: http://www.zdnet.com/zdhelp/stories/main/0,5594,2278795-1,00.html

17. Diabetes linked to HIV drug: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20000919/hl/new_diabetes_1.html

18. Stem cell research in France, ethical issues: http://asia.dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/world/article.html?s=asia/headlines/000920/world/afp/Breakthrough_in_stem_cells_set_to_fuel_row_over_embryo_research.html

19. Brain mapping for emotions: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000919/hl/emotions_1.html

20. Lead in calcium supplements: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/hsn/20000920/hl/lead_found_in_some_calcium_supplements_1.html

21. Inhalable insulin: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20000920/hl/inhalable_insulin_1.html

22. New antibiotics: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20000920/hl/new_antibiotic_1.html

23. Are you allergic to your computer screen? http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000922/hl/computers_4.html

24. Teach via the web: http://TeacherWeb.com/

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. Don't forget to check our low prices on medical books at http://www.mtdaily.com/bookstore/

Thanks to all who help each other and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. Circulation 4,930. -Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com

**********************MT DAILY ROUNDS, 9/29/00************************

Sponsored by Narratek, maker of Smartype for WP51


One of the benefits of Internet friendship is that we get to watch each other change over the years, and keep in touch even if we move or travel, with a new sense of continuity and sharing in our life journeys. That continuity and the internal changes we have already come through are two anchor points as we face continued accelerated change around us, and the temporary chaos and disorientation that change involves. This week we plan to begin using a new message board software, a faster and more efficient system, thanks to our programmer friend, Ron.

It's easier to upgrade software or find a better job than to change our attitudes and behavior, but I believe inner change is even more important than outer change, for real progress in every area of life. I am encouraged to hear of improvements in policies and pay at some MT companies, and of MTSOs paying on time. Here's one story of an MT/MTSO who has changed, to inspire our hope for more good changes: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/ethics/messages/1861.html.


1. New terms at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew including Mifeprex and misoprostol, Mifepristone, Thymitaq (nolatrexed dihydrochloride), AERx, Bonefos, microvascular anastomotic coupler system, fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine, irofluven, O-Vax, BLU-U, Halo infant sleep sack, ENTsol, AcuBlade laser, endoscopic nephrectomy, LADARVision, Trisenox (arsenic trioxide), Trufill n-BCA, MorphiDex, FluoroTrak, prominauris, prebiotics, SFI, Leuvectin, NAP HBV DNA, FluoroTrak, INX neurovascular stent, UltraSure DTU-one, CTLM, Orajel-Ultra, implantable miniaturized telescope, AquaFlow, and more.

2. Learning abbreviations for speed typing: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/8751.html

3. Mild chromic suture: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/8853.html

4. French word, bidet: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/8842.html

5. 80 pages of word board archives more readable, printable now: http://www.mtdaily.com/board/index81.html

6. How do you proofread? http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/7952.html

7. Jury duty: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/7951.html

8. What books to buy, just starting out? http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/8311.html

9. Survey comparing speed on different word processors: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/8022.html

10. Pros and cons of pay deductions for errors: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/8557.html

11. Getting through to a new MT: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/8550.html

12. Frozen cursor in wp51: http://www.mtdaily.com/wwwboard/messages17/8540.html

13. Craft show: http://www.mtdaily.com/CraftShow

14. Choosing a coding course: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/coding/messages/282.html

15. Finding new accounts: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/lifeboats/messages/433.html

16. Charging for odd transcribing jobs: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/general/messages/784.html

17. Input needed from hospital supervisors: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/hospitalmts/messages/2798.html

18. What would the legal and general transcriptionists like to do? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/legal/messages/4265.html

19. Looking for software that counts lines and pages: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/line/messages/2817.html

20. A number of helpful medical links: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/links/messages/570.html

21. What to do when your sub just doesn't work out? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/localmts/messages/2164.html

22. Nurses as MTs: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/rnmts/messages/1215.html

23. Help needed with motivation: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pep/messages/332.html

24. How do you type M.D.? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/style/messages/2972.html

25. Looking for a reasonable portable printer: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/computers/messages/4800.html

26. Learning about digital systems: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/digital/messages/5087.html

27. What can you do when your MTSO declares bankruptcy?: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/finance/messages/348.html

28. Deleting email without opening it: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/internet/messages/240.html

29. Superscript and subscript in WP51: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/wp51/messages/2437.html

30. Installing WP51: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/wp51/messages/2400.html

31. Help needed for a wiped-out caregiver: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/caring/messages/201.html

32. Can vaccinations cause diabetes?: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/disupport/messages/234.html

33. Recognizing yourself after a weight loss: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/winners/messages/5050.html

34. Wellbutrin for quitting smoking: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/smokeout/messages/975.html

35. Quitting smoking for the fifth time: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/smokeout/messages/964.html

36. Weightlifting without a personal trainer: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/exercise/messages/561.html

37. Support needed for an 18-year-old girl with CFIDS: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/fisupport/messages/968.html

38. Share your PMS solutions: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/beauty/messages/2156.html

39. Don't forget to check the Clothing Exchange board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/exchange/

40. Great link for children's birthday cakes: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/cooks/messages/9447.html

41. Help! Daughter has new male friend: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/nesters/messages/389.html

42. Looking for Elvis on the World Wide Web: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/stories/messages/3752.html

43. Latest from the fine print board: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/fine/messages/181.html

44. Homemade ice pack: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/friends/messages3/8849.html

45. Grandparents' rights: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/grand/messages/122.html

46. Homeschooling moms considering MT: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/homeschool/messages/1890.html

47. Keeping socks white without bleach: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/house/messages/1304.html

48. Anybody here from Key West? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/military/messages/234.html

49. Teenage girls fighting; What's a mother to do?: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/teenmoms/messages/768.html

50. Test for identical or fraternal twins: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/twinmoms/messages/62.html

51. Piano or flute? http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/mothers/messages2/2379.html

52. Finger food ideas needed for baby on strike! http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/mothers/messages2/2356.html

53. Best Halloween costume: http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/pandora/messages4/4846.html

54. Finding dental care: http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages6/8388.html

55. What is "poor"? http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages6/8116.html

56. What is "rich"? http://www.mtdaily.com/vent/messages6/8161.html


1. Lanier's new HIPAA-compliant Internet health records system: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-25-2000/0001321381&EDATE=

2. AHIMA Convention: http://ahima.org/convention/index.html

3. L&H news releases: http://biz.yahoo.com/n/l/lhsp.html

4. Medscape news releases: http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MDLI

5. Minimally invasive surgeries: http://www.drkoop.com/news/special-reports/surgery/?nl=dkc&sct=top&dt=0926

6. Seven intelligences for learning: http://www.ascd.org/readingroom/books/armstrong94.html

7. Antidepressants effective for PMS: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000929/hl/pms_2.html

8. Learning before birth: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000929/hl/womb_1.html

9. Whole grains may prevent stroke: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000927/hl/grains_2.html

10. Disposable diapers danger: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000926/hl/diapers_1.html

11. Vacation to live longer! http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000925/hl/lifespan_1.html

12. Exercise can build strength for older people: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000925/hl/muscle_2.html

13. Global governance of the Internet: http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32821-2000Sep28.html

14. Stem cells for testicular cancer: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000929/hl/cancer_men_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.

Reminders: Discount medical books, MTDaily logo hospital scrubs, and soon practice dictation tapes at http://www.mtdaily.com/bookstore Free style guide outline at http://www.mtdaily.com/style.html. Free abbreviation list at http://www.mtdaily.com/abbvs.html. Write me email for free medical spellchecker for WP5.1. Public domain alphabetical compiled list of new drugs, devices, lab tests and procedures, at http://www.mtdaily.com/mentors/whatsnew/list.txt

Thanks to all who help each other and share their lives with kindness on all the boards. Circulation 4,973. -Mary Morken, mary@mtdaily.com, and Lora Payne, lora@mtdaily.com