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2008-09-24 00:00:27

By Dr Nooraini Baba I REFER to the account by Dr Ong Hean Teik of Penang of a Health Ministry inspection of a heart clinic ("Made to feel like a criminal" - NST, Sept 17). The post-registration inspection is a scheduled exercise, planned and executed pursuant to the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998. The Private Medical Practice Control Unit at the state level is entrusted to conduct checks on private clinics to improve and ensure compliance with the Act. The...

2008-08-05 09:01:02

By James Loewenstein, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Aug. 5--TOWANDA -- The Towanda Borough Council on Monday passed a parking ordinance that provides a large increase in the amount of overnight parking in the borough's downtown. In addition, the borough's code enforcement officer gave an update on the implementation of the borough's new inspection ordinance, which was passed on May 27 and requires regular inspections of buildings in which there are one or more rented apartments....

2008-07-29 15:00:57

As the result of an explosion and fire at a mine belonging to Russian metals and mining company Mechel, 17 people have been injured, four of whom are in a serious condition in intensive care, Russian Defence Ministry controlled Zvezda TV reported on 29 July. This is another stain on the reputation of the company, which now faces new court trials, the correspondent said. Only a few days ago the Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Monitoring (Rostekhnadzor) finished an...

2008-07-21 12:00:12

By El Paso Times, Texas Jul. 21--Federal officials have declared that all kinds of tomatoes are officially OK to eat once again, following the well-known salmonella scare. But lingering questions about the safety of the American food supply are leaving a bad taste in many people's mouths. An Associated Press-Ipsos poll found that most consumers want a way set up to trace produce, a desire generated by the salmonella outbreak that was first linked to tomatoes and now to hot...

2008-06-21 18:00:10

Homeowners in England could be forced to pay a specialist to regularly examine trees in their yards under a national proposal being considered. The British standard for tree safety inspection would require tree owners to have an annual walk-by inspection and get their trees checked by a trained person every three years, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. A more in-depth inspection would be required every five years, the newspaper said. We issue standards in all sorts of areas,...

2008-06-18 12:00:00

By Dana M. Nichols, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jun. 18--SAN ANDREAS -- Before you buy that rustic cabin or small-town retreat in Calaveras County, you might want to check to see if it passed final inspection. The county's top building official Tuesday estimated that a third of the homes that obtained building permits in Calaveras County did not pass a final inspection. The problem, which stretches back decades, came to light in recent months as homeowners have come to county offices...

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By JEANNE MOONEY By Jeanne Mooney The Virginian-Pilot Virginia Beach Owners of rental units in parts of Virginia Beach will be asked to pay $50 per maintenance inspection starting July 1. The city instituted the fee to cover the cost of providing the inspections, which check single- and multi-family structures for compliance with state code, said Lynn Rountree , administrator of the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation's Code Enforcement Division. The inspections...

2008-04-29 09:15:00

Foodborne diseases cause an estimated 76 million illnesses in the U.S. each year with about half associated with restaurant meals. More than 70 billion meals per year are purchased in restaurants in the U.S., accounting for 47% of total food expenditure. Therefore, preventing restaurant-associated foodborne disease is an important task of public health departments. According to an article published in the June 2008 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the public is generally...

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Medical Inspection
2012-11-19 10:14:39

Medical inspection is a head to toe exam completed by a physician. This inspection can either be for a well-check or for diagnosis. During this exam several techniques, tools and outside resources may be utilized in order to complete. A systematic approach will give the physician more uniform results that will be more useful for diagnosis and monitoring patient health. Common practice of this inspection will also build a better patient knowledge and relationship. Technique Providers have...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'