Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
U 14 irnwmDOt HRALD AM 14, WO THE DOCTOR'S MA'JLBAG Rheumatic Fever Attacks Heart Valves By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, Written far Electrocoagi.il of ths has been Iried bat ft is ways followed by fresh US- DOS nearby. Q CM IB uiMil tkat eali and drinks normally still have or carry rabies? What are the of rabies m a human being? After the symptoms ap- pear, is there still a chance for cure? A Rabies is transmitted to only by the bite of an in- animal. Since .the ani- Your Horoscope JEANE MXON Q _ fever affect the heart? A It attacks the heart valves and leaves the victim with a leaky heart which must become enlarged in its effort to compensate. Q SU vears aaagk- ter, 16, had rheumatic fever. She is still taking Pentabs dairy. Will she have to take them for the rest of her life? A Some authorities recom- mend taking antibiotics indef- initely, especially if there has been any damage to the heart A recent report indicates that a monthly injection of penicillin G bentharine is preferable daily treatment. Q What is Weber disease? Is there an; cure for it? A This disease is properl called hereditary hemcrrhagi telangiectasia. The latter term means the presence of dilated small blood vessels in the skin and mucous membrances. Thi disease may start in childhood and slowly progress with age When Weeding occurs, it more likely to come from the mucous membranes than the skin. The only treatment is to con- trol the bleeding when it oc WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 Yanr ksrtaiay May: Thii eoniaf year requires you to find simpler path through life. Since old habits hinder fur- ther progress, DOW is the time take a broader, higher-level in the wortd s Bkeiy to .im- prove, and you must lean to take a bonder, higher-level viewpoint. Seme of your assoc- iates turn out to be less adapt- able and contact dimin- ishes as the year advances. ARIES (Martk 21-Asril mal always dies, there are no normal carriers. The virus does not appear in the animal's sa- iva until after the onset of symptoms. In man, the disease starts with fever, headache, nausea and a sore throat. These symp- toms are followed by periods of extreme, restlessness alternat- ing with periods of profound de- pression, drooling and pain OB attempts to swallow. After symptoms appear, cure is vir tuaBy impossible. Q IS PmriaettBl en for? What are its side ef feds? A This drug is given tor leukemia and Hodgkin's dis- ease. Excessive doses ma cause a destruction of the white cells and bleeding. Medical Clinics For Rural Areas TORONTO (CP) Ontario Health Minister Tom Wells says the provincial government is considering setting up clinics to provide basic medical and den- tal care in rural areas without doctors. These clinics would be con- nected with a nearby hospital in larger centre to help keep t effing doctors in touch wi Government Plans Study On Hospitals MEDICINE HAT (CP) Health Minister James Render no says the provincial govern- ment plans a study In the nex year of the legal status of hos- pital boards and of increasing hospital expenses. He said the time hat come to pbce hospital boards tnder local control and make them man responsible to the citizens Seek Repeal 3f Abortion Legislation MONTREAL Hu-___ manist Association of Canada jrove a bit' has called for complete repeal friends; find of federal abortion legislation, which it describes as "timid, in- effective and obsolete." The executive committee said today Canada should use as a guideline abortion legislation adopted k Maryland, Hawaii and New Yak state which rec- ognizes the principle of abortion on request and leaves the deci- sion as to termination of preg- nancy to the woman and her doctor. V The Canadian requirement that a woman wishing an abor- tion put her case before a board of three doctors in an accred- ited hospital is an "effective block" renders the legis- lation "almost Your persaaal plaas march staadily forward, irrasaH bow Bird you prats taaaL Saaw- tost or mtsiaid fam np under peculiar circumstances TAURUS (April Jft-May 30) H you will proceed cahnh; to correct any recent nastaktt, all KS rather weJL GEMINI (May ti-tmt work develops quite a of interesting twiats that test your ingenuity. CANCER (Jane tt-Jasjr Today is quite normal, with some extra facility-ottered for earnings and decisions aa arrangements. LEO (M) a-fat- can attract attention aad sop- port for your projects from dia- tantperbaps today. VIRGO You have a tendency to reach out and take on much more responsibility than is your fair share. LIBRA ZWM. closer to out what your they really want to do. Listen care- fully for differences among them; be sure you are not ac- cidentally setting people tt odds vnih each other. SCORPIO (Oct. 3) (Jow you have more energy get an early start and stay wit your work and obligations While on some errand an un- expected bargain may appear. Be prepared to take advantage of it. 6AGGITTARIUS (NOT. H- Dec. Educational matters, self-improvement programs are favored today. Review your sit- uation, thick what might be done to change things around more to your liking; get started. CAPRICORN (Dec. medical progress and ease any eeling of professional isolation. Mr. Wells said in an interview here the government plans setting up a prototype of such a dime within a year as a test iroject. Asked what other steps On- tario is considering to help ease the doctor shortage in some mral areas, the minister said he is enthusiastic about a plan for subsidised flying lessons for rural doctors. He said the gov- ernment may also consider rais- ing the government-guaranteed annual income of He said be tWnks flying les- sons "would be a good because "it looks like something that young doctors would be in- terested in." He said the rural doctor shortage win be helped somewhat in the next few yeans when 60 medical students on bursaries graduate and begin serving in govemment-desaj- nated areas. A condition for receiving t bursary, worth up to a year, is that students serve a year in a rural area (or each year they received the bursary the association says in a resolu- tion approved Sunday. Compounding the difficulty is the fact that many hospitals are and not obliged to have abortion boards. Others are dominated b y "conservative physicians unsympathetic to the plight of women with unwanted pregnancies." "As a says the resolu- tion, "the majority of Canadian women unable to obtain a legal abortion are exposed to illegal, incompetent operators with re- sulting deaths and injuries; or else, unwanted babies are born who suffer emotional iOQ J0 and crime." Seek technical advice, ex- pert counsel Attend to any pending legal matters. Declara- tions of your intentions clear the air. AQUARIUS (Jam. Teamwork is the theme for to- day. Let others do their special parts of the job; avoid over- lapping of functions. PISCES (Feb. ll-Marci Now things smooth out, if you let them, and you can romp through the day's progress in rather good order. Mr. Bender son said if the study finds that boards snouH elected and given more tu- tonomy that wffl be made pos- But m that event, he said, the goyeroraeot might require hos- pital boards to seek public ap- proval for any suenJiijg over a stipulated maximum, like school boards win be required to do. ART DIETRICH c DENTURE CLINIC M St. S. rV Ailing Ruste Back At Desk EDMONTON (CP) Agricut ture Minister Henry Ruste away from his office since las November suffering an abdom- inal tohnent, was back at bis desk Monday. Mr. Ruste saM he iBsttfl un- der orders from Hs doctor to refrain from strenuous activity bat me iltoess is not expected to have lasting Labor Minister Ray Retenon has been acting minister of agriculture during Mr. Ruste's absence. Heart Transfer Patient Dies RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Wil- ted M. Sbepard, 49, a former United States Navy pilot from Norfolk, died Monday at the Medical College of Virginia fol- lowing "acute rejection" of the heart he received in a trans- plant operation here Feb. 10, hospital officials said. About a week after receiving his new heart from unidenti- fied female donor, Sbepard was reported walking around his hospital room. Early last month he was moved out of the hospital's in- tensive care unit to the clinical Boy's Foot Sewed On PHILADELPHIA (AP) Temple University Hospital sor geons sewed back on a 14-year old boy's right foot which had been nearly severed by a train. But they held little hope for suc- cess. Joseph Hoes tefl in Croat of a moving freight bore wnfle play- ing on railway tracks. Dr. George Rosemond, head of Temple's forgery depart- ment, said the fear-boar opera- tion was "unipne and naprtce- dented" but snows ap- peared "very "There's ahrayi a chance with a young be said, "and none of the major Mood supplies to the foot wa vend.' CflASUSH. GOWN Ml; Ili OhMi TIMM Botk Tofcwrmbk. Welt IDB business loans mat EAST ITctt PM anywhere in Canada Can IDB help your business? We have assisted nearly every type of enterprise: manufacturing... wholesale and retail trada ...tourism and recreation...construction agriculture... transportation and storage. 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