Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
6 THE LETHBRIDGC HERALD Monday, July 9, 1973 LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Sour cream good for sore tongue Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON Dear Dr. Lamb Sometime ago I read your column on the sore tongue. I used to have this problem and a specialis recommended to me that take a mouthful of sour cream and hold it in my mouth for some time. Repeat this regu larly, even as often as every hour. It worked for me, am I'd like to pass on this recom- mendation to other people. Dear Reader I did write a column about geographic tongue. This problem causes raised spots on the tongue, some soreness, and it may change dramatically overnight. I was surprised to receive a large volume of mail concerning this problem, and most of the letters assured me that this condition could be cured. The various remedies that have been rec- ommended" for-curin? it have included the gamut from hold- Ing sour cream in the mouth to various vitamins, mouth wash- es, throat lozenges and just about as wide a variety of sug- gestions as the number of let- received I'm always happy to have reader's suggestions, and sometimes it helps me to -understand the confusion peo- _ple have about medical prob- Jems. I The truth is, there is no known treatment for geo- "graphic tongue The problem is, not all sore tongues are geo- tongues The tongie is very good indicator of many jnedical disorders. This is why the doctor asks a patient to Istick out the tongue, and takes -a_good look at it during a med- Jcal examination. You can see -evidence of some vitamin defi- ciencies from the tongue, you can find evidences of anemia, and there are many other im- portant things to observe dur- ing the examination of the tongue. Whether or not you can do something about a sore tongue depends on what's causing it H it's due to a vitamin defi- ciency, then of course this problem "can be corrected. If it is the changes of the tongue associated with certain ane- mias, correction of this under- lying problem will change the character of the tongue. The point I would like to make to the large number of you who sent letters of treatment for geographic tongue is that you're probably all correct in the point that many of these forms of treatment are helpful for certain sore tongues, but not for all sore tongues, which gets me back to my original state- ment, "not every sore tongue is a geographic tongue." To emphasize the point a little more, not all skin rashes are measles. A skin rash could be chicken pox, scarlet fever, or even secondary syphilis, or such exotic illnesses as Rocky Moun- tain Spotted Fever. The treat- ment of the skin rash depends on what causes it. The same applies to changes in the tongue. The treatment of the problem of the tongue, includ- ing sore tongues, depends on what's causing it. changes in the tongue that are really geogra- phic tongue, I am sorry to say that we really do not have a specific treatment at this tune. For those who have changes in their tongue associated with vi- tamin deficiencies or perni- cious anemia, there are suit- able treatments for these dis- orders. A symptom is a symp- tom, it is not a diagnosis, and this is why a doctor has to take fairly complete history and an examination to find out what it is that's causing the symp- tom, then treat this problem and not the symptom iself. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, is care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet on con- stipation, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Constipation" booklet. TUESDAY, JULY 10 Your birthday today: Finds you in a mood to begin new action, but not yet in position to start. Work includes exper- imentation, expansions. Near the end of the year exception- al results are promised. Re- lationships may take on a touch of glamor. Today's na- tives generally develop a special field and concentrate to master its technicalities. ARIES (March 21-ApriI Today is a continuation of yes- terday's beginnings. Messages from long out-of-touch people are indicated. TAURUS (April 20-Mty Don't associate yourself with rash acquaintances. Regular work becomes complex; allow time to figure it out. GEMINI (May 21-June Premature starts are common today maintain careful pre- parations. What comes later is sounder in quality. CANCER (June 21-July Balance your passiveness with aggressive friends. You have the energy, they have the skill for avoiding wasted motion. LEO (July 23-Aug. Get several opinions on any mat- ter. You needn't follow advice, but do need the information. Creativity, curious now, straightens out later. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Make a study of your entire life, consider changes; plan precautions, ions. Tomorrow prom dden pressures. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Strive for efficiency, avoiding discord or escape from doing a full job Later, you'll be in a better mood. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Consolidate recent gains; quit while you are ahead in specula- tion. What is left undone can- not be corrected later. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Tact and charm serve well, may help you avoid un- necessary work. Partners are up to good-natured mischief. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. Stimulus for an extra push is all about, but be sure of the direction. Take it easy, wait for the full story. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. Favorable results are ob- tained if you let others do their own thing. Be a good sport and a good loser PISCES (Feb. 19-March Incomplete enterprises contin- ue thus; new ones come partly into shape. Attend to working out details. 1973, The Chicago Tribune THAT POOR CHICKEN 6AVE HIS LIFE FOR NOTHIN6J TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tern K. Ryan Ask Andy THERE'S A STRANSE PEAtflYARWT THE P050KT...ITS 5HIMMERINSVAST AMP TIMELESS PAST...TrlE CRYPTIC MOAN OF ITS PARCHEP PKEATH WHISPERING MYSTERIES OFIOA6 SECRET PLACES... ITS SOU-TOPE... ITS... 7'f BLONOIE-By Chic Young JULIUS USEDTO DO THAT, BUT CURED HIM I OUST KSSP SLAPPIMS HIM WITH A WET TOWEL. APTER DINNS3 US? PALLS ASLEEP IN FflONTOPTHE TV DAGWOOO CAM BE SO AWNOYINKS BEETLE BAILEY-By JMort Wallctr GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN Wn, Tkt THkw BRIDQE QUIZ ANSWERS I Neither vulnerable, partner opens with one dia- mond, and you hold: 474 VJT1Q65 OQ1085 What is your response? There is only one bid tbat fives an accurate description of your a raise to two dia- monds. A response et one heart en suit headed by the jack u pointless. If this hand belongs in hearts, partner must have snffl. elent values to Introduce the suit TOUT diamond raise. Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: 4Q104 The bidding has proceeded: North East Sooth Pass What action do yon take? Two spades. The holding II points in support of spades, the top limit for a single raise, your hand is worth only out bid. If you respond two clubs and part. ner reblds two spades, you will not be sure whether to pass [and conceal your good trump sup- port] or bid three spades (and x> overbid A imx de- scribes your hand in one bid and might encourage partner to a move. Q. Both "vulnerable, as South you hold: The bidding has proceeded: North East South West 1 Pass 1 9 Pass Pass What do you bid now? This is strong band and could produce a slam IT partner has the right values. To learn more about his holding, yon should nuke a temporiung bid of three clubs. When a major has been bid and supported, a return by re- sponder to opener's minor soft Is a eeenand force. This gives both partners the maxhmrm room, to explore for a perfect fit Q. As South, vulnerable, you bold: OAQJ The bidding has proceeded: Sooth West North East 2 4> Pass 4 s> Pass What do you bid now? Pass. The jmop raise of an opening bid of two in a suit by convention describes a hand good tramp support but no ace, kins or singleton. Therefore, a mm would be a poor proposi- tion. 'ion bare to Jose tbe ace of ctebs lad would mil have to BC- foUale tbe red suits without tbe loss of a trirk. Even a successful diamond Qacae might not be Q. 5 Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: 4AK6S2 OAQ3 The bidding has proceeded: North East South West Pass Pass 2 NT Pass 4 NT Pass What do yon bid now? hand has 23 high-card points and a good five-card suit. Consequently, it Is a maximum for an opening bid of two no trump, and yon should accept slam invitation. recommend a bid of five spades, showing your five-card suit and saving partner a choice of sue cpades or six no trump as the final contract. Six ao trumo runs close second. Q. East-West vulner- able, as South you bold: The bidding has proceeded: West North East Sooth 1 Dole. 1 A DUe. Pass Pass 2 4> Pass Pass 2 9 Pass What do yon bid now? Taking your penalty double of one spade late account, partner should have a fair Idea of your holding. You have dent your duty, so sit back and relax. If yon trust your partner, a bid of two play, of an alternative. Q. 7-As South, vulnerable, you bold: VAKJ1M4 OA The bidding has proceeded: West N-rth East Snrth Pass Pass l O Mie. RdM. Pass Pass What do yon bid now? should seise this eaiuui. tnnity to show tbe nature of your heart suit and to make It em- phatic that yon bold a fine take. out double. You can convey thia by jumping to two hearts. Tho this is not forcing, it begs part, ner to take action on the slightest pretext. Don't bid a mere one may think that yon are simply getting out of one diamond redoubled. Q. vnlneraoie, as Soutii you bold: OC The bidding has proceeded: South West North East INT 2O 2s> What action do yon take? Dent even contem- plate doubling. Partner has sbeva a weak band with lone diamonds a Rood hand be would made a penalty double of one no trump. WiUi tbe no trump bidder o's'cr you, your cards axv placed. Water in the air r Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Eliza- beth Kalatyir, age 12, of New Brunswick, N.J., for her ques- tion: How much water is in the air? Weather experts refer to this water as moisture. It is, of course, suspended in the air above the earth, and does not resemble the heavy supplies of liquid water that rest on and in the ground. True, some of it is liquid water, but It can be held aloft only as misty droplets like those that form the foggy clouds. However, most of the moisture in the air is in the form of separate molecules of gaseous water vapor. The atmosphere reaches up hundreds of miles above the sur- face of the globe and all of i contains a percentage of mois ture. The air around you anou multiply together its digiis jou get one mo-e than half his You figure it out (Answer tomorrow) Friday's answer: Peter spent J I WATS? 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