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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 40 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wtdnttdiy, January 22, 1975 Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb: I would appreciate anything you can tell me about osteoporosis of the spine. I was told I have it and that I can never work again. Also not to bend Then I read in a paper that exercises of some form should be done, I am taking calcium pills, but the healing process is very slow. Could you also tell me how long it takes to get over it and if the hot sun has anything to do with it? I am in pain most of the time. Am in my late 60s. Dear Reader Osteoporosis is softening of the bones. The vertebra may collapse.or break as bone is lost. The mild form is the woman with the dowager hump. It starts after the menopause in many women and about 20 years later in men. It is five times as com- mon in women who are on a calcium deficient diet. That is the big reason I always suggest that women get the equivalent of one quart of milk a day in their diet. The pain is caused from the pressure on nerves associated with degeneration of the vertebra or actual collapse of one or more vertebra. In- cidentally, the hot sun has nothing to do with it. There are many different opinions about how to treat this problem. That usually means none of the measures recommended is too successful. One reader wrote to me about his mother who had severe pain and did hot res- pond to diet and increased calcium. He stated that she improved dramatically when calcium was given by vein (if your doctor is interested in the reference, it is American Journal of Medicine, July, 1969, page 7, by Dr. Frederic C. Drs. Jenifer Jousey and Lawrence Riggs at the Mayo Clinic claim on the basis of their research that a combina- tion of fluoride (the same sub- stance as the dentists recom- mend for calcium and vitamin D is the only treat- ment method that offers a chance of completely stopping or curing the condition. (Postgraduate Medicine, Oc- tober Meanwhile, two British physicians, Drs. Gallagher and Nordin, claim that giving the female hormone estrogen at the time of menopause or when the ovaries are removed surgically prevents the problem. Jousey and Riggs say that female hormones at best only arrest and usually only slow the bone loss. Still another report is from Dr. Roy Beauchene and co workers at the University of Tennessee. Their studies showed that fluoride alone im- proved the bone and helped to restore bone calcium better than treatment with calcium, phosphorous, vitamin D and supplemental vitamins alone or in combination with fluoride. Exercises sometimes do help if they are the proper ones designed to strengthen the muscles between the shoulder blades and along the back. The idea is to keep the spine that supports your chest cage from collapsing. I think you can see from these problems that it is im- portant to have a doctor evaluate your individual case and help you in a program to prevent any further progres- sion of your disease. This usually involves diet, medicine and a proper type of exercise program for appropriate cases. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this new- spaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for the "Balanced Diet" booklet. Your horoscope ly JMM Mum HEV, SNOOPY.' I THOUGHT I HEARP BETTeK 60 INVESTIGATE.' THURSDAY, JAN. 23 Your birthday today: Diver- sity features your life this coming year. Vocational specialties are there for your study. Hobbies become profitable for some. Relationships involve subtle phenomena, strange coin- cidence, and require your gentlest care. Today's natives tend to be perennially restless, sociable, fond of travel, given to the pursuit of eccentric ideas. ARIES (March 21-April Surprises are the order of the day, some of them not as elegant as hoped. Entertain- ment is bailyhooed, over advertised; be selective if you're going out for the evening. TAURUS! April 20-May Money is available, subject to special conditions. Strong opinions are stated by associates. Don't join in or take sides. Home life fares better if you let well enough alone. GEMINI Groups scatter, change direc- tions. It's time to cultivate personal connections for later reference. The initiative is yours for social activity. CANCER (June 21-July Operate in the open nobody is going to quite understand what you're up to, anyway. Career ventures are delicate- ly balanced; it's not what, but how, you go about it. LEO (July23-Aug. Ex- pect extra work today, concentrate on making a definite effort along conven- tional lines. Routines predominate, need an expert touch. Bring friends along for late leisure time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Progress involves expenditure of both time and money to support neglected areas of work. Hobby interests are fascinating; take notes, collect special materials. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Friends have several theories, and once you've heard them, you'll know more surely what you want to do about personal questions. Let career matters ride. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Co-operation is all-important as you now collect the returns on long-past deeds. Put out feelers. for more openings; think in terms of building for the future. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- You're in for a bit of passing conflict. Be helpful and see that everybody concerned gets a fair deal. Put more emphasis on check- ing prices and quantities today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Be sociable, but don't let pleasant diversion distract you from watching your budget. Children deserve full attention you can learn from them too. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Nothing goes exactly as planned, so leave schedules flexible and simple. News from far and near is stirring, touches your interests. Find out more while you can. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Declare optimistic feelings despite doubts or reservations. Clear away long-standing hindrances. Leave free space in symbolic as well as in physical terms. HOUJCAN1 CAN'T SET OUT OF KVI I THOU6HT I HEARp A NOISE IM SLAP 01' SNOOP IS IN THE SLIEST ROOM., 1HIS BELIEF THAT PLANTS'1 GKJW BETTER IF >OU TALK TO THEM NONSENSE. TAKE THIS TREE, SURE, ITS BUT IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO INTELLECT OR EMOTIONS. ITS AS STUPID AS A KICK. THIRSTY, ARE YOU U- NUTS? THERE'S 2 SNIP, I JUST WANTEp TO SEE WHAT IT SOUNDED LIKE. FEET OF SNOW ON THE MOW CAN YOU SAY READY TO 6O TO THE CLUB AND PLAY IB BUGS BUNNY YOU TWO BUMS STANDIN' THIS CLOSE T'AN EMPLOYMENT v AGENCY IS REALLY CEDR1C AND I ARE TRYING TO CONQUER. OUR ANTIPATHY TOWARD SAINRJU 5 EMPLOYMENT.' 'i. IF ALL GOES WELL, TOMORROW WE'RE GOING Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Jan. 22, 1975 Queen Victoria died 74 years ago in 1901 after reigning for 64 years, longer than any previous. British monarch. Her husband, Prince Albert had died 40 Ask Andy BLOMNE Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN AND OMAR SHARIF 1975. Thr Tribune Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH AK1 AK WEST EAST 4QJ1085 4962 SOUTH 473 VAQ1064 The bidding: North East South West 1 NT Pass 3 V Pass 3 Pass 4 Pass 4 Pass 4 pass 4 4 Pass 6 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Queen of headed by A-Q-J, there was It s as important for the no way the slam could he de- defenders to count the hand would simply take two club finesses and concede a club. There- fore, East should have based his defense on his partner's holding a singleton jack or queen of clubs and so taken the necessary precautions to prevent his partner from being endpiayed. When de- clarer led a club from dum- my, East should have gone up with the king, "swallow- ing" his partner's jack-a play called the Crocodile Coup. No matter what de- clarer did thereafter, East would have to come to two club tricks for a one-trick set. as it is for declarer. Had East stopped to work out South's distribution, he might have, come up with the winning defense to beat a slam. North-South bid well to reach six hearts. After South jumped in hearts over his no trump opening, North cue- bid spades to show a maxi- mum no trump with good heart support. Both players followed with cue-bids, and' when North made a further move by cue-bidding spades again, South elected to leap to six hearts. A club lead would have given declarer no chance, THE HYDRA Andy sends a complete 20 volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Gary Falco, age 10, of Staten years earlier. Edward VII Island, N.Y., for his question: succeeded her. "ow does a Hydra move? It's fun to skip and leap along and certainly running is a lot more fun than plain walking. But most young per- sons agree that turning cartwheels and somersaults is just about the.greatest fun in the world. The cute little hydra agrees with this idea. In fact, the only way he can get from here to there is with a row of topsy turvy somer- saults. Most of us never meet a hydra because he lives under water. Besides, even the biggest hydra is only half an inch long and very, very skin- ny. He is almost too small to notice, especially when he decides to hunch down like a bumpy little button. Most of the time he looks like a skinny little tree with five or six skinny branches. He may be grayish, brownish or even bright green. Actually, the hydra is not a minitree or any other'kind of plant. Plants, as we know, must stay rooted to the spot, the hydra, when he wishes, can mpve himself from place to place. So he must be an animal, though no other animal travels around as he does. For each step he takes is a sprightly somersault. His body is the part that looks like a minitree trunk and the skinny looking branches are really tentacles, used to grab bits of floating food. Then they act like fingers to stuff his snacks into his mouth, which is at the top of his trunk. Most of the time he stands up straight in one spot, with his skinny ten- tacles dangling through the water. but West not unnaturally led from the top of his se- quence. Declarer won dum- my's king of spades, drew trumps in two rounds, then cashed ace of spades and ruffed a spade. Next came the ace and king of dia- monds, and a low club off the table. East followed low, as did declarer, and West was in with the jack of clubs. With only spades and dia- monds left in his hand, he was forced to concede a ruff- and-sluff. Declarer ruffed in dummy; discarding a club from his hand, and took the club finesse to make his slam. Declarer's line of play made his hand an open book. Since he could have ruffed a diamond in dummy if he held a third diamond, South was marked with an original distribution of five hearts and four clubs. If declarer's clubs were settled, he lifts up the foot of his trunk and loops it right over to touch the ground.-Then he lifts up his tentacles and flips them over to make another somersault. His parade of topsy-turvy somersaults is rather slow and surely it must be quite tiring. So sometimes he finds an easier way to get from here to there. He floats to the top of his pond and turns himself up- side down. There he lets the moving water drift him along with his tentacles dangling down and his foot just below the surface. hydra feeds on mini mini water creatures. His ten-' taeles inject juices that stun his victims before he swallows them. Sometimes he produces eggs. But more often he sprouts a bumpy bud that develops into a baby hydra. When the budding baby is big enough, it breaks away and goes off on its own. OuMtloiw Mkcd by chil- dren of Herald thould bt mailed to Aik Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1873) DEAR OAGWOOD-1 HAD TO GO OUT; BUT I'LL BE SACK SOON IN THE MEANTIME, YOU HAVE DAISY THERE TO TAKE MY PLACE. WELL, DON'T JUST SIT THERE MAKE ME A SANDWICH ARCHIE DO YOU PAINT FOR HOBBY? NO.... I'M A I HAVE A COMMISSION.. FROM MR. LODGE NOW.... HOW ABOUT PAINTS? TWO GALLONS OF THIS SMALL OIL BRUSH.' HAGAR THE HORRIBLE .After a while he moves on to find food in another part of his pond. Then the fun begins. He bends his trunk and dips his tentacles down to touch the floor. When they are nicely Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Change my last to And my first to Then the square of Of my ninth you'll A few seconds And I'm sure you My three digits a nine a. five, a third derive, of thought, will see UEMME HAVE A STEAK. BEETLE 8.ULEY are clear. So just what must they be? (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: LAMP was 1260. I CAN'T P'AVPKEAM IF TriE POOR'S LI1ABNER TUMBLEWEEDS I MB AUVBRTISINS CUJP OF LOWEST ;