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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBHIUUt Apm Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb My husband died in April 1972 He was sick about six months and was 66 years old He had atherosclerosis, generalized, coronary arteries, and the brain He also had gall bladder and prostate gland surgery He recovered from both operations He kept losing strength, especially in the legs He was not able to walk after about the third month His death certificate said the cause of death was renal failure However, the autopsy stated the case was amyloidosis Would you exlam this to me9 Dear Reader Your husband had a real difficult time as you know He also had a fairly rare disease The death certificate and the autopsy report are consistent Amyloidosis is a process that sometimes develops in the course of a chronic long standing illness The amyloid is a mixture of starch and protein that forms inside body cells particularly of the heart, spleen, liver and kidney The amyloid material replaces the normal cell structure and these cells can no longer function When an organ is full of amyloid it loses its function, and the symptoms are a result of that When the heart is affected the heart may fail If the kidney is involved, the kidney (renal) functions fail So the amyloid deposits in your husband's kidneys caused gradual kidnev failure The doctors were correct in listing renal failure on the death certificate By microscopic examination then the cause of the renal failure was proved to be from amyloid deposits Dear Dr. Lamb We are interested in food and don't fill up on sweets or fats Will you please tell us about All ages seem to enjoy it Dear Reader It s just dandy If you don't put a lot of margarine or butter on it, popcorn is a low calorie verv low fat snack If you like a buttery flavor you can salt it with artificial butter-flavored salt What little fat popcorn contains naturally is mostly plain it is far superior to high plaint it is far superior to high fat dips, chips, nuts and most modern snack items There was a time when people sat around the fire in the evening, read munched on fresh apoles and popcorn People were healthier then, too Dear Dr. Lamb I have had my tubes tied after three Caesauan pregnancies Recently I've been told that there is a chance they may come untied Has this ever happened before' Dear Reader About the only sure method of birth control in a woman is removal of her uterus or the removal of both ovaries Having your tubes tied really is an injury to the tubes It is nature s way to tr> to heal any injury to the body So it is that in rare cases the cut and tied tubes succeed in reuniting Literally the body corrects the injury I would like to add that this is very rare It is more likely to occur if the tubes are tied at the time of delivery than if the procedure is done at a later date after complete recover from pregnancy Fun with figures Bv J H HUNTER Bob pointed across the swollen river to the distant pier right opposite to where thev had just landed We did it trom there in 20 minutes he said Prettv good in that current when you say we were doing onlv a steady 10 miles an hour all the way We were but it was mereh a matter of steering the best course replied The current was eight miles per hour" ana the same right across How wide was the river0 Thanks for an idea to R F Gibb Taber Alberta (Answer tomorrow) Yesterdav s answer SALE was 3917 RUSSIANS IN HOUSTON (APi -FourSo- viet cosmonauts and a group ol space engineers arrived at the Johnson Space Centre Monday to begin three weeks ol meetings on next year s scheduled L S -Soviet space mission The visitors included the prime Soviet crew for the joint mission The mission called the Apollo-Sovuz Test Protect i ASTP) is scheduled tor launch in Julv 1975 Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREV c TIM cnicjio Tribune Both vulnerable South deals NORTH A K 10 9 8 742 A J 65 3 WEST 476432 4 Void 8 KQJ965 9 K Q 10 7 4 2 4KJ954.1 fi SOLTH 4 AQ J5 A 10 3 8 4 A Q 10 S 2 The bidding South West North East 1 4 Pass 1 1 1 4 Pass 24 3 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead Two of A If you plan a crossruff as a means of making tricks there is one essential pre- caution vou must must casn all >our side suit winners oefore emoarkmg on the crossruif If >ou don t one of your opponents may discard losers in a side suit while you are ruffing and later ruff one of your winners Despite East i entrv into the auction Nonh-Soutn bid smoothly to :heir best spot South needed no Tiore than a show of interest from his partner to jump to four spades From West point uf uew it was >nrn ihe auc tion and his holding in clubs that North was likely to be short in that suit so instead of leading his singleton heart he started a trump in an at lempt to limit dummy s ruff- ing power Dummy's eight won the first trick and de clarer set aoout scoring his trumps separately He led a club to the ace and ruffed a club The ace of diamonds was cashed and declarer re turned to nand A ah a diamond ruff LitortjnafeH West also held a singleton diamond ar.d while he could not he took utmost advantage of ire opportunity afforded him bv discarding his singleton near! Now there was no A ay tor de clarer to score a 'enth trick for West would be ab e to rutf the ace of nearrs A little foresight have irsu-ed tne contract After the Pight of spades, won the first tnc-K declarer was left wun nothing but high trumps in ms hand and dummy Each of the six trumps? coulc be scored sep arateiy by rjffmg and with one tni-k ,n already that would ormg Jedarer s total to seven Add to this the three a -es n the side units and ihe otai 's up to ten Before anything else redarer should have cashed all three aces Now he can go ahead and ruff ;