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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 26, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A6 JUNE THATS LIFE Sleep deprivation cheap way to fight depression MONTREAL Youre depressed but dont like the idea of taking anti depressants Try going with only four hours of sleep for one Sounds but for many people sleepdeprivation therapy really its used quite a lot in delegates at a conference heard this Lights out at 9 and set your alarm clock for 1 Then dont go to sleep again until your regular bedtime that Studies have shown that in about 80 per cent of depression is reduced by at least 50 per cent in less than said Barbara head of psychiatry at the University of California in San That is faster than for antidepres which can take three or four weeks to start showing Parry presented the findings of her studies on wake therapy at an interna tional congress on neuropsychophar macology in The beneficial effects of wake thera py will usually last for at least six with as many as 20 per cent of patients continuing to feel good after six Parry Thats at least as good a response rate as for antidepressants and probably slightly she Once the effects of the wake therapy wear you can repeat the She said the therapy works best when the patient sleeps from 9 to 1 as opposed 3 to 7 she cautioned against the therapy for manic Canadian Press Sun gazing dangerous Sun gazing can literally burn a hole in the retina if you gaze at the sun for longer than a In the early the retinal tissue swells and the retinal pigment is Several months after the sun damage to the photo recep tors After the a small gray lesion will appear in the cen tre of the After several the lesion fades and is replaced by a tiny Since the very centre of the the is responsible for sharp acuity may drop to following sun gaz Symptoms develop a few hours after An aching feeling develops over the eyes and there may be a vision defect in the central The individual may also experience wavy vision and colour vision Sun gazing can inflict serious dam age to sensitive retinal tissues resulting in a severe loss of There is always an increase in this problem fol lowing an Be careful It is important that prop er glasses be used and that you never stare directly at the Gerald Dressier is a Brandon Its a Perfect Time to roses Check out our selection of Practice makes perfect with major surgery GBUU DRESSlfll EYE TO EYE Greenspot 1329 ROMW 7275884 Store Huurt Mondaj lo SaturdK 9 to 9 April 2V 10 Juuc 29 to 9 to V Wo is the safest surgeon for a oronary bypass operation Vhich is the preferred hos pital for the procedure The answers to these questions may determine whether you end up in the graveyard or return home to Ive often said to This is the best surgeon and hospital for the Some have But if I go there my family will have to trav el many miles to visit I feel like Thats but if you die your family would wish they had been given the chance to travel those extra Theres an old saying that practice makes perfect and its true whether youre a plumber or a cardiac sur A report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information CIHI adds more weight to this The report reveals that during one bypass operations were performed in Canada in 33 The number done in each hospital varied from 200 to This difference in numbers had a surprising effect on For patients who had bypass surgery in hospitals that performed fewer that 500 cases a year were 39 per cent more likely to die Why should there be such a differ ence Its due to a combination of fac Like Wayne Gretzky in some surgeons are more technically adept than others and the more cases they do obviously benefits It also means a speedier operation and Check Out Our INSTORE SPECIALS We want to fill your fashion needs Brandon Phone 7260196 Fox Monday to am lo am to less important factors dur ing bypass Another important ingredient is the operating room The greater the number of operations the greater the teams speed and effi Watching a superb operating team is like watching a great sympho ny And but not the nurses and doctors doing postoperative So what is your risk of having surgery in a low volume hos pital The CIHI report says that only four per cent of Ontario patients had bypass operations in hospitals per forming less than 500 a This compares to 16 per cent in British 23 per cent in Atlantic 33 per cent in Prairie provinces and 47 per cent in The concept that hospitals surgeons must attain whats called critical mass for good results is not And its true whether doc tors are doing bypass angioplasties or radical cancer Several years James Professor of Medicine at Duke University in stressed this point at a meeting of the American Heart he are more likely to die or require emergency bypass surgery at the time of angioplasty when treated by those performing the procedure in low volume During doctors try to open a coronary artery that is partial ly blocked by an atherosclerotic One method is to insert a bal loon into the which pushes the lesion against the Another involves inserting a stent device that holds arterial walls But if the coronary artery is perfo an emergency bypass operation is Hollis reported that more than half the hospitals performing angio plasty failed to do sufficient cases to acquire And you dont have to be a rocket scientist to know that this spells In in order to avoid needless complications and doctors were issued Individual doctors were instructed not to per form angioplasty unless they were doing 50 a And hospitals were advised they must do at least 200 a year or none at So what happened Many doctors and hospitals simply ignored the The results were pre A subsequent survey showed that II provide importantu for doctors performing fewer than 25 angioplasties a per cent of patients required either followup bypass surgery or died in For doctors doing more than 50 cases a per cent required bypass or Critical mass is vital in I wouldnt want my hair cut or gall bladder removed by someone who has only done it three Yet there are cases of surgeons tackling complicated cancer opera tions having performed only a few cases every And the risk to their patients is four times These surgeons must believe theyre related to Wayne Michael Jordan or the complicated surgery such as coronary bypass should be done in university hospitals where volume is Even with hernia and less complicated the importance of critical mass is impera Its the best insurance policy to pre vent complications and When our volunteer comes to please give Please Ahlwlmer Society 72SB320 Jay Winburn Jeffrey Bales Qualified orthodontists Phone 7270401 MtheltMT Society All in store All VOGUE DRAPERY HARDWARE NOW ON 8 NSW 70RK STEAK 18ttiSUMl 72S12W J Defers to 1st in Fabric Quality and Value BRANDON 7278981 ;