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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon FRIDAY, JAN. 22 Your birthday today: The pursuit of several dream-like goals characterize your coming year. Dozens of incidents bring varied results, from minor disappointments tp triumph. You are likely to wind up in a position that doesn't yet exist; you may even take part in creating the spot. So build to suit your own unique LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Palu at right spot, time indicate ulcer Often you can make  diagnosis of a peptic ulcer from the symptoms it causes. When the symptoms are sufficiently characteristic, the ulcer is usually there even if it cannot be Men by x-ray studies. The most constant symptom of peptic ulcer is pain. It may be a burning ache, cramplike or gnawing pain. If the peptic ulcer is in the lower esophagus, the pain is at the lower end of the breastbone and may begin during eating or soon afterward. The pain from an ulcer in the stomach usually starts within an hour after eating. It is usual' ly just under the left rib margin and sometimes over the lower chest area. Duodenal ulcer pain commonly begins two to three hours after eating in a small area between the navel and the lower end of the breastbone. Rarely, an ulcer will cause back pain or if it involves a portion of the small intestine quite some distance from the stomach, the pain may be in the middle of the abdomen or even in the lower left abdomen. A peptic ulcer usually does not cause pain before breakfast. This more often is "burning" due to nervousness or anxiety. Ulcer pain frequently occurs at night - one to four hours after going to bed. If the pain is relieved by anUacid or food, it usually does not recur until after breakfast Pain at night usually means a severe ulcer or formation of large amounts of acid - pepsin digestive juice in the stomach. The ulcer patient soon learns that his discomfort can be relieved by food. While the stomach churns, the valves at the inlet and outlet of the stomach are closed, preventing acid-pepsin juice from spilling out over the ulcer. The acid stomach contents bathing exposed nerve endings in and around the ulcer cause pain. The typical ulcer patient eats when the pain op-cuts and if he is having pain at night, he eats or drinks milk for relief. Of course, antiacids relieve peptic ulcer pain. Baking soda (not good treatment) usually provides some relief. Some patients have a sensation of fullness in the pit of the stomach. Nausea and vomiting occur between meals but usually along with typical pain. Among atypical symptoms of a duodenal ulcer is the occasional patient with diarrhea. The patient has an overactive digestive tract and the ulcer is only part of the picture. Eventually, a careful analysis of the problem identifies pain in the typical location above the navel or adequate x-ray studies show an ulcer. ' It is true that an ulcer may not fit the "textbook" picture but most of them cause problems so much like those listed above that if you have these symptoms you can be fairly certain you have a peotic ulcer. *   Dear Dr. Lamb - Would an emphysema sufferer who has plants in the room all day find it harder to breathe because of the oxygen used by the plants? Would it be best to keep flowers out also? Dear Reader - Plants actually liberate oxygen. This is one reason ecologists have been so concerned about the loss of vegetation. The small number of plants that would be in a room, however won't have any effect on the oxygen in the air. The only way plants can cause difficulty in breathing is if the person is allergic to them. personality. Among today's natives, the women attract favorable attention; the men prefer unusual specialized work, care little whathar they got attention, favorable or otherwise. ARIES (March 21-Aprtl 19): The idea you had last night now pays well with a little effort. Mobilize your resources for an effort to build. Recent ventures come to a head, cash in where you can. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Clear the decks for a busy weekend; leave no loose ends. Interviews, con ferences about sharing work lead to simpler ways of getting things done. GEMINI (May 21  June 20): Seek improvements in your working place. A search for references turns up something interesting and helpful. Household conferences can quickly settle arrangements there. CANCER (June 21 - July 22); Ycu wake up with answers to longstanding puzzles in the back of your mind. It's a generally peaceful day in which you fir.d co-operation. Stay busy. LEO (July 23  Aug. 22): New projects pop up and you must declare yourself in or out or. short notice. Put in applications. Community affairs in cludeexcitement, perhaps a demand that you take part. VIRGO (Aug. 23  Sept. 22) You have a favorable climate for your ventures, possible sideline specialties, new equipment. Unrealistic suggestions surround you, some entailing extensive discussion. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Plunge right in, ask for what you'd like to have in your ca-xecr. Try to improve your opportunity, on the basis of your recent achievements. A surprise is in the offing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 -Nov. 21): Ixpress yourself clearly. Your intuition guides you to the main issues; get thsm settled today. Dosome t h i n g symbolic for your loved ones. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dcr. 21 >: Previously planned activities may be changed, as intuition and new information reveal a better path. Seek medical advice. Evening brings coincidence, anything can hapten. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 -Jan. 19): Your friends wear the lau-lels now, with fresh triumph and good humor. People are more attentive to you today, and what you say attracts lasting, beneficial relationships. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20  Feb-18): With extra effort, move your pet projects forward. Your ability and your theories are under test. Be ready for travel, as it may fit into this strenuous day. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Begin early to make the most of your opportunities. Journeys begun today promise good results and. safe returns. Live the spirit of adventure in whatever you're doing. 1971, Newsday, Inc. Integration effective Andy sends a complete 20-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to Laurie Elliott, age 8, of Newport, Virginia, for her question: Do birds build new nests every year? There are wrens and robins, swallows and starlings and hundreds of other birds in the world. Each kind of bird has his own ideas about the family nest. It may last just a few weeks or many, many years. But one thing is certain. Birds are just about the best parents in the world. They insist that the family nest is safe and comfortable for the babies. If the parents decide to use last year's nest to raise a new brood, they mend and repair it so that it is as good as new. � *  Most birds use their nests just to cradle the eggs and the growing babies. When the youngsters leave home, the parents also go away - at least for a while. Sometimes they return later in the summer to raise another brood. The parents inspect the old nest carefully. They may de- GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN ( 1WI: �t TM Ckiuw TritaMl Neither vulnerable. East dealt. NORTH  AIS4