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1. A regularly performed behavioral sequence.
2. A standard method of completing a procedure, based on rules or habit. In occupational therapy a customary morning routine might include toileting, bathing, grooming, dressing, eating breakfast, and reading the newspaper.

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Q. Why is Colonoscopy Important? I am 60 years old and my doctor recommended that I would do a colonoscopy. She said it is because it's important to do this routinely at this age. Why is it so important?

A. Colonoscopy is a procedure that enables an examiner (usually a gastroenterologist) to evaluate the appearance of the inside of the colon (large bowel). This is accomplished by inserting a flexible tube that is about the thickness of a finger into the anus, and then advancing it slowly, under visual control, into the rectum and through the colon. It is performed with the visual control of either looking through the instrument or with viewing a TV monitor.

This test may be done for a variety of reasons. Most often it is done to investigate the finding of blood in the stool, abdominal pain, diarrhea, a change in the bowel habits, or an abnormality found on colon x- ray or a CT scan. Certain individuals with previous history of polyps or colon cancer and certain individuals with family history of particular malignancies or colon problems may be advised to have periodic colonoscopies because they are at a greater risk of polyps or colon cancer. Hope this helps.

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The office staff can get bogged down with paperwork and feel as though their structured office routine keeps them from enjoying the natural surroundings other staff become a part of.
were things I have had regular involvement in evaluating, but their use in the daily office routine had to be learned again.
Cammarata, chair of the American Institute of CPAs tax practice and procedures committee, told the GAO that although some practitioners have had good results filing electronically over several years, other CPAs stopped doing it because it did not fit into their office routine or because they or their clients didn't think filing electronically was worth the cost.
We all like to hear about where others are going, and let's face it, although business travel is work, it's also a lot of fun, a break from the office routine and the source of some good stories.
She concentrates mailings on company CEOs, reminding them that getting their best people out of the same old office routine might also get them out of the same old ideas.
The following questions may help practitioners gauge their office routine and improve confidentiality practices.
One young woman who lost her job now fakes her office routine so her parents don't find out.
I usually visit my hometown only on Eid due to tough office routine and this time I got more holidays to spend most of my time with my parents, Tahir Khan, an employee, said.
Integrating some yoga into your office routine can help you stay fit and flexible, says yoga expert Shameem Akhtar
Our office routine has been to order a dally iron-fortified vitamin containing 10 mg of iron at the time the baby is switched from breast milk or iron-fortified formula to regular milk.

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