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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 19 _ Ttff UTHWUDOI HHAID Nhnwty It. Your horoscope By Jeone Dixon FEB. J4 YOUR BIRTHDAY TO- DAY: You are iu the midst of a period of re-evaluation or perhaps "crossroads" phase of your life in which join inner personal goils become more distinct, your LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Get second opinion on rapid heart Dear Dr. Lamb I started having paroxysmal tachy- cardia when I was 17 years old, first two times a year, then six times a year and by the time I was 30 every six weeks, lasting about 20 to 30 minutes. I am 48 now and I am having them as high as every four or five days, last- ing two or three hours. Yes, I have seen doctors. The last one told me to learn to live with it. I can not learn to live with it if I can be helped, can I? I live in a small town and medi- cal help is hard to get. I feel this situation is serious. Please advise me in your column. Maybe there is some hope. Please! Dear Reader It is amaz- ing how well a person can do for years with bouts of rapid heart action. Although they are unpleasant in some cases, they are not usually life threaten- ing. In your case you have been having trouble for over 30 years. The amount of trouble a bou of tachycardia causes depend upon how fast the heart beats and the state of the indivi dual's circulatioh. They can be quite disabling and as one gets be done to control frequent re- curring episodes of tachycar- dia. There are several medi- cines like quinidine that are often successful in either pre- venting the episodes or at east making them less fre- juent. I would advise you to lave a consultation with a leart specialist You can write to your state medical society and ask for the names of cardiologists nearest :o your home. You might ask your doctor :o arrange a consultation with a heart specialist. All reputable doctors are happy to arrange [or a consultation with another physician or a.specialist and often welcome a second opin ion. H your doctor actually op- poses your having a consulta tion, I would have serious doubts about the wisdom o your staying with him. The American Medical Association and afl ethical medical organ cations encourage consulta tions. older, because of changes in the circulation, the; can become more serious. In many cases something can sense of material values sense of material values much sharper. Activities bringing no immediate re- sults tend to be forced off your schedule, probably never to be resumed. Your intuitive direction toward healthy self-interest comes on stronger than ever. To- day's natives admire ef- ficiency and frequently man- age very tightly organized lives which escape general notice. ARIES (March 21-April Well meaning but somewhat irresponsible friends can cre- te confusion for a while, but w sort things out quickly. TAURUS (April ZO-May Jrace yourself for a moment of hard news some busi- ness contact may lapse. GEMINI (May 21 June Take the trouble to organize a fuU schedule despite the movement and bustle of the day. CANCER (June Zl-July Money and its management pose questions for some round you, problems. This is no t i m e to take on any extra expense. LEO (July 23 Aug. Put a determined upbeat push on this morning, then settle CHANGE DATE OTTAWA (CP) The Cana dian Council on Social Develop- ment said Here its conference on transient youth, originallj scheduled for Feb. 21-23 here has been changed to March 1 16. for routine the rest of the day. VIRGO (Aug. J3 Sept. Wear bright coWies; be in a mood for luck and good news, iy evening reflect on what 'Ou have learned. LIBRA (Sept. 23 Oct. Modesty isn't the public im- age to project now: speak up boldly where you have com- >eter-.ce or want something. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. For once an early start is not advised. Watch for the other fellow's mistakes; stay clear. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. The chall'wge is to get something significant done. Short cuts actually save time for a change. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan Yow judgment is not at its best-the forest is all about you, but you see only bushes nearby. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Higher initiative, even tho it requires extra effort, is essential. You cannot depend on incomplete work in any PISCES (Feb. 19-March Nothing comes very easily to- day. Continue normal work ef- forts at your accustomed pace; expect no miracles. (1971: By The Chicago Tribune) Chemical magic Andy sends complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Shane Owen, age 12, of San Francisco, Cal- ifornia, for his question: How does striking a match cre- ate fire? Striking a match is a bit of chemical magic that works in three stages. There are many Programs fall short for the handicapped CALGARY (CP) Existing programs for handicapped stu- dents in Alberta fall far short of requirements, says a spe- cial committee of the Worth Commission. "There seems to be an alarming discrepancy between the probable number of handi- capped students needing spe- cial services and those actual- ly receiving such reported a committee studying education for students from ages 3 to 18. The group commonly called the N-12 (for nursery to Grade 12) committee, issued its in- terim report to the Worth Com- mission, which is studying all phases of education in the province and will report to the government in 1972 education needs to year 2000. In the section on handi- capped children, the N-12 com- mittee provided these figures: of potential men- tally retarded students in Al- berta, are actually en- rolled in special classes. 105 children with speech and hearing defects at- :end special classes out of 754 children that could benefit from such classes. 59 of 579 children with vision defects are enrolled in special classes. 130 of emotional- ly disturbed children attend part proposal for improvement in this area, the committee recommends special classes. In an eight sufficiently increased financial support be given to the field of special education for the handicapped and that in- creased efforts be made to pre- pare and recruit essential per- sonnel. "Particular attention shoulc be directed toward alleviating inequities in rural areas in or- der to equalize the position o: rural and urban handicapped children." Leukemia disease battle being won EDMONTON (CP) The battle against leukemia is being won, a renowned cancer special- ist said here. Dr. Emil Frei, associate di- rector of clinical research at GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1C Itn: BT The Cfttuso TrlbtRIl Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A Q 10 6 2 i YONDER wwr j THAT IS ON AV SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal HAVE SOME NEWS FOR. SOU BEEM VEW HWDUS LATELY. WEMISHTASWELL THAT'S -THAT, SYLVESTER! EAT KISHT HERE! S KNOCK OFF PER 1 COMINS SOON BttHEHRE ;