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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa lf ' i '/• S ^    it?. » •* f * i I    f, •. % f For Better JHealth Research May Help Hydrocephalus Patients By Dr. S.I,. Andrlman Research on cats may one day determine whether children should have a brain operation for hydrocephalus, or enlargement of the head The research, funded by the Raster Seal Research foundation, is being conducted by Dr. James Guinane of New England Medical (’enter hospitals. Boston He's trying to develop a safe, rapid and easily performed diagnostic test to determine if an infant has hydrocephalus, as well as a basis for deciding whether a child with hydrocephalus should have neurosurgery. “Optimal management of hydrocephalus basis! on improved diagnostic techniques can result in children with less severe intellectual and other neurological handicaps,” Dr Guinane explains Path Obstructed Hydrocephalus results when the brain’s fluid pathways are somehow obstructed by birth defect, tumor, hemorrhage or the aftermath of an infection. An infant’s skull expands readily from the internal pressures of the disease Dr (iuinane says progressive hydrocephalus, treated as early as possible, can be alleviated by a neurosurgical shunting procedure which provides an artificial, alternate pathway for the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. The problem is in determining whether the disease is progressive — that is, if it is getting worse Diagnosis of the progressive form of the disease has not been made until head measurements show an abnormal rate Of growth; while doctors wait to take the measurements, additional brain damage may occur If the condition is static, surgery may not be required New Technique Now Dr Guinane is developing a new simplified technique for measuring fluid pressure, volume and flow His research on cats is directed at finding ways to diagnose the chronic stages of hydrocephalus The laboratory cats are artificially kept in a chronic state of hydrocephalus with inert clay injections to block the fluid pathways. Children who appear for treatment are typically in the chronic state and present enlarged heads. Let’s hope this research will make the future brighter for children with hydrocephalus Caged Lions Kill Man Trying To Free Them PORT OF SPAIN. Trinidad (AP) — A 26-year-old man, carrying in his pocket a note reading. “Animals should be free,’’ slipped into a zoo cage and was killed by two lions he apparently intended to let out, police reported The man was identified only as Humphrey, an unemployed motor mechanic. Police said he died on the way to hospital. A spokesman said the man entered The cage unnoticed and was apparently caught by the lions before he could free them The note he carried read, “(iud is love and love is life. Animals should be free." Break Discount Prostitute Ring SACRAMENTO. Calif. (CHI) — A prostitution ring based near the state capitol and featuring “discount coupons" has Ihhti broken, police said Books with “easily 4IHI names,” including “wellknown people." were found in the suspected bawdy house, investigators said Three women were booked over the weekend on charges relating to prostitution following surveillance at an apartment house six blocks from the capitol, police said Coupons allowing regular customers $5 and $1(1 discounts were also found in the building, police said RNE HOME FURNISHINGS Open Tonight (Wed.) 'til 9 Give a Gift to be Rememberd By Granada Lody Lillington QwKllTMlMftlMtMt'k *399 M'-l Pi KB.i VV* I rn W:l Prices Start Aft Low Aft We have our own watchmaker in our store to service what we sell. Brenton Ridgeway floor clocks come in sizes, styles and finishes to match any decor and at prices to fit any budget. The problem is, after you ve selected a Ridgeway from our superb collection, you may find it    hard to    part with.    Simple. Give    it    to    you family    for    Christmas    and    be remembered    every day throughout the year. c .    Thiw PARK FRI! at Smote    l*R«, Loft ft Use our new Store-    oCitS OJ tide lot or    the    Park n    MdQlC Shop Kid# ’n Shop Pion. The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed., Dec. ll, 1971 Open Tonight ’til 9 Monday thru Friday 9 til 9, Saturday 9 'til 5, Sunday 1 -5 p.m. Immediate Free Delivery Take Months to Pay — Use Smulekoff’s Easy Budget Terms Your account stays with the store . . . No banks or finance companies. FINE HOME FURNISHINGS Here s charming Colonial styling you’ll adore and multi-positioned comfort you’ll treasure. La-Z-Boy’s rocker recliner s Herculon * plaid is complemented by pine color wood trim. ‘68 Swivel rocker with solid color and patchwork combination fabric with maple finish arms and base Pleated Colonial skirt ‘99 luxurious traditional velvet swivel rocker with deep comfort back in 4 solid velvet colors. 2 . ‘88 Contemporary lounge chair by Kroehler with reversible T-cushion. Choice of 2 durable, stylish fabric covers, ‘99 Cane back bentwood rocker fits into any decor. Yellow or white finish Authentic styling. ‘99 Decorator » cone A velvet accent chair with distressed pecan finish frame Choice of cushion colors 99 Choose your reclining position, then sink into deep cushioning, padded massive headrest. Wipe-clean naugahyde upholstery. you can t* tv*) .Mil** *•*.*«• IM* IMI I*.    Kl) • '•* f% *•    •*• WI 1 188 Fomous Borcalounger “pop up" recliner looks like a luxury lounge chair and becomes a comfortable recliner. In leather-like naugahyde always tree delivery upon Smulekoff’s to deliver the ‘goods’! 148 la-Z-Boy modern style recliner with deep padded cushioning Naugahyde upholstery. On sturdy walnut legs. ‘68 179 We've gathered together an exciting selection of prudently priced chairs that’ll make perfect presents. Everything from a recliner to a fine accent chair ... in high fashion fabrics and quality finishes. All are from trusted name brand makers. la-Z-Boy traditional skirted recliner in rich nylon matelasse with arm caps Stylish, luxurious comfort. Modern swivel rocker upholstered in wipe-clean naugahyde Deep, channel tufted seat and back cushions. 159 High back club chair with distinctive wing back, button tufted seat & back, and brass nail-head trim. Naugahyde upholstery. Elegant swivel rocker in rich velvet will provide years of enjoyment. 119 Skirted Colonial maple wing and knuckles swivel rocker with sleepy hollow pillow bock Upholstered in durable fabric. ‘88 Colonial swivel rocker, fully upholstered in durable floral print with pleated skirt. ;

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