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Drug slang A regional street term for a personal supply of drugs
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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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Some participants argued that the likely increases in the price of collecting checks that would follow the Federal Reserve's withdrawal might lead to a greater use of electronic payment services, particularly in remote locations.
Group members then sell or negotiate the stolen checks as is, or they duplicate the checks for future use.
Appealing to community and mid-tier banks, Endpoint Exchange also meets the needs of much larger institutions as they look to seamlessly exchange check images with thousands of mid-range and community financial institution members of the Endpoint Exchange Network in every Federal Reserve district.
As of August 7, 2004, the Milwaukee office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago no longer processes checks, and banks served by that office have been reassigned to the Reserve Bank's head office.
NOVA is the only provider of electronic check acceptance solutions to automatically and systemically leverage three hosted processing methods: direct DDA access, ACH processing, and the banking network adhering to Check 21 regulations.
The Federal Reserve Board on July 26, 2004, released final amendments to Regulation CC and its commentary to implement the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21 Act), which was enacted on October 28, 2003, and becomes effective on October 28, 2004.
AP Technology, an industry leader in secure check printing and bank-to-business connectivity solutions, announces today the release and availability of the SecureCheck-PRO MICR check printing solution - a system designed to create optimal security, efficiency, and automation for accounting departments.
The number of checks has grown about 55 percent from the 1979 estimate of 32 billion.
Ranger allows clients to use virtually any item or check processing software with any check scanning hardware.
have evolved into financial portals where lower-income Americans cash $55 billion worth of checks each year.
It also determined that this firm received numerous checks from multiple jurisdictions under similar circumstances.
Check 21 also eliminates the return of original checks to consumers, who instead are entitled to substitute checks or reproductions of original checks.