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Dear New Midwife Blogger,

Please learn that it's HIPAA, not HIPPA.

Please use spell and grammar check.

Please know how to space and use punctuation.

Please use your own mind; don't be a sheeple.

Please examine every single thought that goes through your head. Three times.

Please have a great time writing.

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I personally think "Read it out loud" three times is better, something about saying it tells a lot about how clumsy it is and how understandable it could be.

November 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEthel

Yes! Adding that. Thanks for the reminder. :)

November 19, 2011 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

It must be a defect in my character, but my parents put great emphasis on both spelling and grammar, and when I see silly mistakes my opinion of the writer is lowered. I can't believe that there are SO many dyslexics out there. If someone can't expend the effort to spell check or to review one's own composition before posting, I begin to wonder if they are as sloppy as regards facts.

Good on you, Barbara, for bringing this up.

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAntigonos

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! That HIPPA/HIPAA thing makes me crazy! I have seen "HIPPA" used by medical and legal people who have no excuse.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValerie Runes, Esq., RN

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