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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, February 25, 1975 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Could you refer me to any information on the treatment of arthritis? Recently a relative in his late 50s developed pain in both hips which the doctors have diagnosed as arthritis. I am wondering if exercise is the best therapy or if rest, which is more comfortable, may be recommended. 1 understand there is no cure, but hope the pain could be lessened. He uses a cane, so far with difficulty. Dear Reader Arthritis of the hop joints is a fairly com- mon problem in men. This is usually osteoarthritis or wear and tear arthritis. Osteoarthritis affects the weight bearing joints most frequently, hence the hips, knees and ankles. The various forms of arthritis are discussed in a book I wrote with LaKue Stone called, "There's Help for Arthritis." You can get a copy by writing to me in care of this newspaper, at P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019 and asking for the book. Send one dollar for the book plus 25 cents postage and handling. Or you might find it among the paper- backs at your book store. It is important to maintain the full range of motion of all joints regardless of the type of arthritis. That is part of the objective of continued exer- cise. However, in os- teoarthritis there is often a tendency to overdo it. Rest is equally important. Characteristically in os- teoarthritis rest will relieve the pain. The use of a cane and crutches are efforts to decrease the work and help to relieve, the arthritis. A person with osteoarthritis causing pain should try to limit the amount of activity. A good program is to be up and about for only part of the day, then get the weight off the hips by lying down for a cou- ple of hours. Remember the purpose of the exercise is only to maintain full range of mo- tion and muscle" strength. Otherwise the joint does better getting as much rest as possible. A combined rest and suitable exercise program is best. You can get a lot of good out of some instructions from a good physical therapist or from a specialist in physical medicine. Finally, I'd like to mention that in advanced cases of os- teoarthritis of the hip joint, if necessary, the whole joint can be replaced. Hip joint replace- ment has progressively im- proved and is an important aid in treating many cases of arthritis involving the hip joint. Dear Dr. Lamb I would appreciate your explaining to me how a silicone injection is done for breast enlargement and if it is dangerous as some people say. Would it cause problems in later years? What kind of doctor would I go to for this kind of procedure? Dear Reader Silicone in- jections are not recommended for breast enlargement. There have been a number of com- plications reported from the procedure. Some black market efforts have also been made with impure silicone which makes this even more dangerous. I am sympathetic with a woman's desire to be attrac- tive, although I think too many women place too much emphasis on this aspect of their figure when they could do better in life to spend more time developing their per- sonality. Those who really need or feel they must have an operation for breast enlarge- ment should see a plastic sur- geon who can implant silicone, not inject it. The im- plants are of several different varieties, but the end result is a surgically-placed prosthesis behind the normal breast tissue. Pun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter in this addition stands for a par- ticular but different digit. You know the difference between odd and even? Well, this will have to be an odd BAG! So what's your BABY worth? GRAB A BAG BABY (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: Greg bought numerals, possibly metal. Amin slightly wounded LONDON (AP) The London Observer says that Ugandan President Idi Amin was slightly wounded in an assassination attempt Feb. 1. Quoting reliable sources in the Ugandan capital of Kam- pala, the paper says Amin was hit by a bullet or flying glass in the upper left arm and was treated for the wound at home. Goren on BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR reached an am C 1915. The Cbiuto three no trump con tract. However, the contrac orth-South by no means easy to de outh Antunes made a saft lead when he select a low diamond, won by de king. A heart was to the king and the jacl spades was successfully YEST Now, declarer le( low heart towards dummy Antunes paused to take almost certainly five spade tricks, an( ace of diamonds brought total in that suit to two a heart trick already in bank, declarer had a he of eight tricks anc outh West North only one more for his 4 2 4 Both the bidding anc 4 Pus 3 4 play indicated that de- NT Pus Puss must have the queen pening lead: Five of hearts. West realized that A decade or so could not afford to duck ritain, France, heart, for the jack would id Italy dominated the game-going trick. uropean Bridge obvious was that the lips. No other country would have to e bridge savvy to four fast tricks in clubs lalienge these they' were to defeat the owevcr. the standard There are only one ay worldwide has to accomplish this. tremendously, shifted to the jack untries that were clubs! nnon fodder are declarer covered rces to be reckoned not, the defenders were In the 1974 to take four club artugal was hard on When, in fact, he els of the leaders the queen, East won t the two weeks of ace, returned a club to d eventually finished partner's king and West editable sixth. Their able to continue a low aycr is Manuel through dummy's 8-6 to 10 held the West cards partner's 10-7. Note that is hand from his defenders can score no atch against than three clubs if The Irish, perhaps shifts to any other some help from the Astrological Forecast by Sydney Omarr WED. FEB. 26. Virgo women seem con- stantly, to be cleaning my ashtray, buying me boxes of fine cigars and criticizing my diet. How do Virgo women treat you? ARIES (March 21 April Full Moon aspect and position emphasizes tendency to ride with tide. You have reunion, most likely with family member. There is lifestyle adjustment. You find out how much money is fluid and how much is "on paper." TAURUS (April 20 May Study Aries message. Low key approach could be most constructive. Lunar position emphasizes change, creativity, children and inten- sified relationship. Money passes hands. Refuse to panic. What seems a setback is due to boomerang in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 June Litigation, legal com- plications could slow pace. You're going in right direction but could be, carrying deadwood. Get down to business. Leave childish notions behind unless will- ing to pay price. Capricorn, Cancer persons figure prominently. CANCER (June 21-July Full Moon position accents short trip, renewed contact with "special" relative. You could be chasing rainbow. Means what is finished is .finished. Memory and pride get mixed and confused. Be willing to move on to future. LEO (July 23 Aug. New deal necessary if you are to get money's worth. Some persons are being free and easy and you are paying for it. Do some checking. Pull in financial reins.Full Moon aspect coincides now with deception connected with investment or tax shelter. VIRGO (Aug.. 23 Sept. Cycle is such that you are call- ed back to repeat some steps, statements. Popularity remains high, but some en- vious persons have issued complaints. You're going to get lowdown on what is solid as contrasted to flimsy. Aquarian figures prominently. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Nothing seems certain forces are scattered. Key now is to enlarge horizons, to see picture as a whole. Leave fine specifics for another time. Gemini, Sagittarius per- sons may help show the way. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Friend may not be a bargain hunter and you could be paying through the nose as a result. Know it and do something about it. Im- pulse buying is .costing you money. Insist on a more conservative course. You'll be happier and more solvent. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. One who usually is practical may now be just the opposite. Know it and strive for greater self reliance. Study Scorpio message. Show professional superior that you know meaning of money and responsibility. Gemini, Virgo persons are in picture. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Make amends for re- cent slight to family member. Gesture of goodwill now will give you peace of mind. Know it and act accordingly. Taurus, Libra persons could figure prominently. Accent is on communication, cor- respondence and special messages. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Get to bottom line. Means wade through red tape, promises, implications directly to meanings, responses and costs. Pisces, Virgo and Gemini persons figure prominently. One who "handles" your money may knowledgeable concerning alternatives, op- tions. Know it; protect yourself. 19 March You find that opposition creeps into picture from one who in ordinary circum- stances is "on your side." Make adjustments. Move with the tide and time. You im- press professional superior. You could be called upon to assume extra duties. IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY you understand need to organize. You are capable of giving directions, assuming responsibility. You are a natural executive. The year will feature significant changes. If single, you could marry. If married, there might be an addition to family. March and December are indicated as outstanding months for you in 1975. Capricorn, Cancer persons play key roles in your life. Ask Andy HUMAN BONES Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Lori Evert, age 11, of St. Paul, Mjnn., for her question: How does a broken bone heal? A healthy human body per- forms a multitude of large and small miracles every day. We are not surprised with a skin scratch that heals, or when a properly tended flesh wound repairs itself. But surely a broken bone must be a major disaster. Actually, the body does need some outside assistance, and the repair work takes a long time. But the final result is as good as new. A hard, brittle bone is an ac- tive, growing part of the busy body and very much alive. It has a soft center stuffed with marrow and an outer sheath of double membrane. These portions contain nourishing blood bessels, and the marrow contains centers where various blood cells are manufactured for the entire body. This rich blood seeps into pores throughout the stiff bony substance. And such healthy blood supplies are needed in all healing operations. A bone also contains special cells called osteocytes that produce a tough protein called collagen. Throughout the body, collagen is used to build tendons and a thin tough web that connects all the soft tissues. The collagen manufactured, by osteocytes in the bone has a special quality. It can attract tough calcium phosphate to build durable fibers for bone mending cement. When a bone is fractured, the broken edges must be set by an expert and the whole thing sealed in a cast during the mending operation. The blood that seeps from the broken edges soon clots and forms rubbery pads. Then the osteocytes build a rubbery wad called a callus, uniting the broken ends. More and more colla'gen is produced to build tough fibers that weave through the callus. Gradually this rubbery wad is reinforced with calcified material and becomes a bridge of new bone material. When at last the repair work is completed, the rebuilt bone is as strong and sometimes stronger than the original. As you can imagine, the broken ends must be held in place or the repair work may result in a crooked bone. This is why a fracture is set by an expert and sealed in a cast. And the victim must be extra patient because the complex mending miracle may take several months. QiiMtlont by chil- dren ol Htnld bt lo Atk Andy, P.O. Bos. 765, Huntlngton California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Feb. 25, 1975 Pope Pius V excom- municated Elizabeth I of England and declared her a usurper 405 years ago in 1570. Elizabeth's concern about maintaining her supremacy in ecclesiastical matters had resulted in the breaking of diplomatic relations with Rome in 1561. The Papal Bull excom- municating her came too late to encourage northern rebels. 1823 Architect Christopher Wren was born. The Fredericton legislature was destroyed by fire. 1M8 St. Boniface, Man., was incorporated. 1M2 It was announced that 296 Canadians were dead or missing and held prisoner by the Japanese at Hong Kong. TO THE.SUPERMARKET... -TO THE BEAUTY SHOP... TO THE TENNIS COURT... W AND LOIS THAT'S A GOOD IDEA HOWEVER, THAT'S NOT ASOOD IDEA.' I'M MAKIN6 A LIST OF ALL MY FRIENDS' PHONE NUMBERS SO YOU WON'T HAVE TO LOOK" THEM UP FOR ME. TAKE SOME OFF THE TM' EAKBEK.. T'DAY, FUDDSY? AMP ALL THE MONEY YOUVe GOT IM YOUR JUST GIVE HER A TENDER SMILE YOU'RE HER BEST FRIEND HOW CAN I MAKE UP WITH HER? ARCHIE ARCHIE, YOU..YOU... OH.1 YOU USED THAT MONEY I LENT YOU TO TAKE. VERONICA OUT.' I HAD I DIDN'T H A THAT'S A WHO EVER i A SKUNK. WITHOUT A HAGAR THE HORRIBLE IT SHOULD BE WE HA6-AP FOR HIS BIPTrlPAYf IF YOU HAVE ANV ABOUT THIS BIVOUAC AREA i CHOSE, TELL THEM TO LITTLE MUSHY IN SPOTS, HI, MISTER PEPUTYJ MY AUNT SAYS A LAWMAN5 JOP IS TO 6UW ANP PROTECT PEOPLE. LI1ABNER PONT POINT OUT ANY MORE NATIVES JO STUPID- UNLESS THEY LOOK SICK, MISERABLE AND NAUSEATED ST THEN-ANP ONLY THEN- WILL WE BE? V IF If MAKES TH' APPROACHING NATIVES FEEL SO THE ROTTEN. WHAT AWES IT SO VALOOBLE TO ;