0 of 8192 characters usedPost CommentNo HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. I’ve been doing for so long it kind of is easier for me than most I guess. Another superb hub Audrey and again with so many interesting facts. Reading through your hub I was just wondering how difficult would it be for an MT who has become very familiar with there work at one institution and then moves to another to do similar work? As you mentioned in your hub, some institutions have different abreviations for critical data. Prazyes – not yet but you have to wonder why SO MANY PEOPLE are on dialysis today? There are clinics virtually everywhere. Having had a kidney problem myself, this is very concerning to me! This is an interesting article. Have you written anything on dialysis? Do you have thoughts on what is causing the exponential development of dialysis clinics?

And give up belly dancing? There is a very good web site that describes all lab tests. I had thought to write about all of the tests myself, but I would only be copying this site. Brain surgeon is out, Pharmacist is in! Yes I probably should do one for people who are not in the real business as it is confusing even for us that ARE in it! I had a bout with severe headaches about 2 years ago and hypertension which I’ve never had. It wasn’t the worst thing I suppose but it certainly was not pleasant. I should do one on kidney stone diets too as I have a friend who gets them chronically! This was so much helpful information and so very clearly presented. I just had a kidney stone and was looking at my own lab results and wasn’t able to process the information well. I hope you will write a Hub on how to read your own lab results. I would love to be able to understand what those results mean. That probably would get a little messy when I was poking about in someone’s brain. You need so much medical information to process and remember in the complicated field of MT professionals, Audrey, that in your next life you may want to choose to be a brain surgeon. So much easier, m’dear! It is a very complicated medical field but if you think of the amount of information an MT must process, it isn’t surprising. Interesting how complicated this is.

Many of us were angry at the Principal’s decision and felt that he was also being racist for letting the Caucasian student get away with what he did. The Asian student community got together and wrote a petition to the Principal about the incident. Although it did not do anything to make the Principal change his actions, it got the community together and made me very aware of my standing as an Asian American. I have always been taught to stand up for yourself and be proud of who you are. Yet when you stand up for yourself and try to protect your identity, you can get punished for it. It felt like because he was not white, he did not get the same rights as the other student; because he was not a model minority and did not just accept the racial comments, he was in the wrong. Many people had heard what the Caucasian student said and told the Principal, but the Principal seemed to let that behavior slide, as if it were okay or it was a Caucasians right to say such things.

And Asians did not have the right to stand up and protect themselves from those comments. But if it had been reversed, the Caucasian student would have had those rights. I remember a few years ago in 1999 a national controversial issue that affected the Chinese and Asian community and had many people very angry with the United States government. In 1999, Dr. Wen Ho Lee, a former nuclear scientist at Los Alamos Laboratories, was put in abusive solitary confinement for nine months because he was suspected of being a spy for the Communist Chinese. The government had little evidence for such a claim, only suspicions, yet it still made public pronouncements about Wen Ho Lee, damaging his reputation, placed him in solitary confinement and did not let him contact his family. Lee was manacled and kept in leg irons during his prison stay. Prior to his solitary confinement, FBI agents interviewed Lee and falsely told him that he had failed a polygraph test and urged him to confess. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

Eventually, Lee was released after a plea agreement. How was it possible that if he was such a threat to the United State’s national security that he would all of a sudden be released. The Asian Community across the United Stated worked together to protest this unfair act. People signed protest petitions to Janet Reno, sent money for his defense fund, showed up for rallies and demonstrations across the country, and signed a petition for a presidential pardon for Wen Ho Lee. I was among those in the community who was very angered and outraged at the government’s actions. I took part in all the petitions and would have participated in the rallies and demonstrations had any of them been in New York. I did not understand how the United States government could just go around all the laws that it had come up and expect its citizens to follow when it did not even follow them.

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