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Vox populi An evaluation to verify something


Lab medicine See Delta check Sports medicine See Body check Vox populi An evaluation to verify something.


1. To stop or obstruct.
2. To examine or test.
3. The act or result of checking.
[O.Fr. eschec, to checkmate, fr. Persian shāh, king]


[O.Fr. eschec]
1. To slow down or arrest the course of a condition.
2. To verify.

Patient discussion about check

Q. What should I get checked for after a year of alcoholism? I'm a little worried about what damage I might have caused during my little drinking escapade and would like to know what I should get checked out. I had a bit of abdominal pain in my stomach area sometimes after drinking so I am concerned mostly what might have caused that. Any info is appreciated. Thanks.

A. Thanks to all.
I appreciate your help..

Q. breast cancer check- once in how much time? I once heard you can check yourself at home as well so you wont run to the doctor's every time. How to do it? and every how many months is it recommended to be checked by the doctor??

A. Breast self-examination wasn't proved to benefit women in preventing breast cancer, mainly because difficulties in performing the examination, so there's no clear recommendation to perform self examination regularly.

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Q. What can I do to check on his behavior and make him regular… my 7 year son is seen with ADHD. I am not able to control on his high urges and irregularity and confusion which comes with this ADHD. What can I do to check on his behavior and make him regular…I know if I start now probably he will be better in coming years….

A. Very well……… need to make some strategies for your child. Like create a daily routine for your child. Place your child`s belongings at the same place daily and at same time. If your child is doing anything, please keep the thing away which may distract him. Limit the choices from many things to 2 things only if possible. Describe anything in clear and short way. Make goals for your child like for positive behavior and appreciate him when he does. Please scold less or don’t shout on him for his mistakes at all rather make him understand by reducing on his demands or choices. Help your child to find his talents and make him work on them.

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The letters and powers of attorney encountered in this investigation simply regurgitated the information supplied by the municipalities on their stale-dated check lists.
A diverse ecology of financial services flourishes on the street, with banks and check cashers both present.
Even though in the near future there will always be some transaction where a check is the preferred method of payment, ``10 years from now, whipping out your checkbook to pay for groceries will be like throwing down a bunch of silver dollars,'' MacKinniss said.
The same applies in this case, where Natoli stopped payment on her downpayment check.
Panini North America, established as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1995, offers check capture solutions that enable customers to fully realize the advantages and efficiencies available with the digital transformation of the paper check.
Most banks check with ChexSystem, a financial database, to see if you've bounced a check or had other financial problems when you apply for a checking account.
Investigators can use a variety of investigative strategies to address check fraud, including traditional techniques, proactive approaches, joint investigations, and task forces.
The Fed admits it returns only about 15 percent of fraudulent checks within two days, compared to 48 percent for its private competitors.
A second consumer guide, What You Should Know about Your Checks, discusses more broadly the ways that check payments have changed, including the increased use of electronic check conversion, a process separate from Check 21.
Is the check number on the wrong side of the transit and routing numbers?
The responding companies suffered an average annual check fraud loss of $360,000, an increase of 38 percent from 1993.