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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta L.ETHBRIDGE Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I am very anxious to know something about hearing difficulties Is it best to go to an ear specialist or just go and get a hearing aid'' My hearing is such that public meetings are a total loss now I can hear room conversation among friends, but can't hear when someone whispers to me. Dear Reader I don't think anyone should just go get a hearing aid There are several causes for deafness Some cannot be benefited by a hearing aid at all. Others can be benefited by surgery To tell what is needed, you will need a competent hearing test, and I would recommend seeing a hearing specialist See your ear, nose and throat doctor, and do what is right for your problem Dear Dr. Lamb I hope you can help me with my problem I take Coumadin daily after having a blood clot in each leg. I have rheumatic heart disease When my doctor put me on Coumadin he told me there were certain medications and food I should not take when on Coumadin He took me off anything with aspirin in it and told me not to eat cabbage I was supposed to tolerate antihistamines but became violently ill with severe cramps and nausea when I took two of these products for sinus problems I ate red cabbate with no repercussions but got an upset stomach and vomited when I ate eggplant. I mentioned this to my doctor and he could not explain why I did not tolerate my antihistamme or my reaction to the eggplant. Could you outline a more helpful schedule for me? I guess my doctor is just too busy to give me the help I need. Dear Reader Your doctor gave you good advice. The reason for avoiding aspirin is that it increased the anti- clotting action of the blood and since you are taking a regular balanced dose of Coumadin. aspirin would upset this and cause problems in relationship to controlling your blood clotting and bleeding mechanism. And. by the way. the same thing is true for certain medicines that are used as substitutes for aspirin and can be obtained without a prescription So. be careful about even picking up medicines that you would use in place of aspirin. I have in mind Tylenol and similar medications. There is no particular reason why taking Coumadin should make it impossible for you to use antihistamines You've had an unusual reaction for which there's no probable immediate explanation. It could be that you would have reacted this way to the antihistamines even if you were not taking Coumadin. Many people have sensitivites to various torms of medicines It may he the antihistamine you took was also combined with other ingredients as well. In any case, anyone who has a bad reaction to a medicine should certainly avoid that medicine in the future You can say almost the same thing about eggplant There is no good reason why a person on Coumadin should not be able to tolerate eggplant I can only conclude that you have an idiosyncrasy, that is, something that is unusual or special in your case. Often we find out what people's particular idiosyncrasies are by experience, and there's no way to predict ahead of time all the foods and medicines that an individual will not tolerate readily. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on cholesterol, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Cholesterol" booklet. Fun with figures Each letter stands for a different digit It's certainly cold up there but what do you make of our MOON? MOON (Answer tomorrow) Mr, Hunter answers letters: ideas welcomed all Goren on Bridge Your horoscope By Jeane Dixori FRIDAY, JUNE 21 Your birthday today: Summer arrives at p.m. EDT when the Sun enters Cancer. Both Gemini and Cancer natives born today face a complex, adventurous year with much excitement, lively shifts of relationships. Today's Gemini natives are natural philosophers. The Cancenans are shrewd observers of cause and effect, have to learn to distinguish between their own and others' interests ARIES (March 21-April Renovations, remodeling of property are favored. Whatever their relationship, those around you object about the smallest details. Financial moves work better than expected. TAURUS (April 20-May Career projects advance, although a restless mood and shifting circumstances force some revisions. Romance thrives intermittently, happily, for the very young. GEMINI (May 21-June Financial plans thrive if you proceed cautiously, one step at a time. General conditions perk up. An original idea is worthy of immediate attention, early application CANCER (June 21-July Those who know you well ignore what you say; distant contacts are helpful. Romance blossoms but shouldn't lead to major decisions yet. There are more factors to take into account. LEO (July 23-Aug. Long-lost or cancelled information turns up here and there if you ask the right questions. Consider your health and what you are doing BY CHARLES H. GOREN c Thf Ckicne Tribvn North- South vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 08743 QJ632 WEST EAST 4 Q 109 8 6 AAKJ73 J 8 5 K 10 6 05 0 J 10 2 410954 SOUTH V A 9 7 2 0 AKQ96 AK The bidding: South West North East 1 0 Pass 2O 2 3 v> Pass 4 0 Pass 5 0 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead. Ten of 4k At the local bridge club he is known as Harry the Horse not because he looks like one or because he talks like Damon Runyon's famous character, but because of the speed with which he plays his cards. Unfortunately for poor Harry, pace and accuracy do not always go hand-in-hand. North dredged up a re- sponse to the Horse's opening bid because of his four trumps and spade shortage. East took advantage of the vulnerability to show his suit, and Harry completed the de- scription of his strong hand with a reverse bid in hearts. When his partner could do no more than return to his first suit, Harry wisely decided that game was high enough. West led a spade, and the king and ace were hardly out of East's hand when Harry had already ruffed the second lead in dummy. The ace-king of diamonds were cashed, and when West discarded a spade it began to dawn on Harry that he might have a problem with his heart losers. Un- daunted, he drew the out- standing trump and un- blocked the ace and king of clubs. He led a heart to dum- my's queen, but this was not his day. East captured the lady with the king and, tho the suit divided evenly, de> clarer still had to lose another heart for down one. Had Harry taken time out to consider the ramifications of the hand, he might have come to the conclusion that trumps were likely to break 3-1. and taken some steps to neutralize that. Instead of ruffing the second soade in dummy. Harry should have discarded a heart, and then he would have been in the driver's seat. No shift can harm him. and best defense is for East to play a-third spade. Harry simply ruffs in his hand, taking care to do so with the nine, draws trumps in 'Jiree rounds and clears the ace-king of clubs. Now he can enter dummy by overtaking the six of dia- monds he preserved so care- fully and dummy's clubs pro- vide enough discards for his losing hearts to preserve it Your duty is to yourself! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. If you stick with your speciality and avoid speculation there is great ease and some triumph in winding up this unusual work week. Don't overlook last minute items. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Many moments of opportunity pass too swiftly today. Take whatever offers that fit within your schedule. Rejecting the unfamiliar is a normal reaction, and is just as well. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Consultations with experts in your own and other fields pay off. An extra word may spoil an illusion, but nonverbal communications speak louder. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Rolling read- justments become part of your mode of operation for some weeks to come. Whatever happens opens a new line of probability, more to be done. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Time out to mend fences. You miss some of your usual "luck" in commercial matters, so you may as well feature the free "good things" of daily living. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Avoiding sudden changes is hard now, worth a try. You can talk practically anybody into agreement for at least a short time Make a special effort to be moderate! PISCES (Feb. 19-March Now you're the mediator, the center of several crossing pressures, with something important to accomplish. On the personal side, check up on your cash and outlays. 1974, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy SOLAR Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to Tom Masse, age 10, of West Warwick, Rhode Island, for his question: How long is a solar year? The year is based on the time it takes our dizzy old Earth to finish one orbit around the sun But there are two ways to measure this yearly revolution. One method gives the sidereal year and the other method gives the solar year Both jobs are done by experts and both answers are correct But. of all things, the sidereal year turns out to be about 20 minutes longer than the solar year. Perhaps you think that measuring the time it takes for the earth to orbit the sun is as simple as ABC. But pause a moment to wonder how you would go about it Actually, the answer is in the sky. Driving in a car, things by the roadside seem to move past as you travel along. On a larger scale, as the earth spins around and orbits the sun, the heavenly bodies seem to pass by overhead. We can measure the earth's traveling time by clocking the paths of the sun and the stars. For example, astronomers check the exact position of a star. As the earth continues on its orbit, the star's position changes. When the earth completes this orbit, the star has returned to its original position. This gives us the sidereal year which is 365 days, six hours, nine minutes and 9.5 seconds. Astronomers sometimes need the sidereal, or star-time year. But we earthlings need the solar year, the yearly orbit that matches the seasonal path of the sun. Astronomers chart the sky in circles that match the lines of latitude and longitude down on the globe. For example, the celestial equator is directly above the earth's equator. They trace the sun's path against these man-made lines l HAVE 3UT I 60T OFF TO A FINISH! SHORT MBS BACK IN N 'THE GOOD 1 "ID 9T AROUND RUNNING-MV FINGERS THROUGH DIAMONDS RUBIES AND 5QLD COINS BUT NOW I JUST GO AROUND AND RUN FINGERS "THROUSH. HI AND LOIS over the sky. However, there is a problem During the year, the noonday sun marks a path called the ecliptic over the sky. But the earth's axis is tiled iy'z degrees and the ecliptic is tilted to match it. So in the sky we have two great circles the celestial equator above the equator and the sun's ecliptic which is tilted across it. The two great circles cross, or interesect at two places When the sun reaches these points we get the equinoxes, the times when day and night are equal all over the world. One is the fall equinox, which comes in September. The other is the spring, or vernal equinox, which comes in March Actually the earth draws the sun's path as it circles around its orbit. So when the sun returns to the same place, we know that the earth has completed one orbit. This is the solar year and its length is 365 days, five hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds. Astronomers measure the solar year from the moment the sun crosses the vernal equinox to the time it returns for the next vernal crossing. As you see, the sidereal year is about 20 minutes and 23'i: seconds longer than the solar year. This is because of a tricky turn-around called precession of the equinoxes. Sidereal star-time helps astronomers. But we base our down-to-earth calendar on the solar year, which is measured from the seasonal path of the sun. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 795, Huntington Beach, California 92648. Publishing Co. 1973) FRESH AIR FIEND James Monroe was the first U S. president to be sworn in outdoors. REMEMBER, YOU SAID YOU'D HELP ME RUN MV CAMPAIGN FOR CLASS DRIVE SLOWLY AROUND THE SCHOOL THIS WEEK BUGS BUNNY THE MEAT WAS TOUGH THE VEGETABLES WERE WATEKV AND THE COFFEE WAS I WISH i WASN'T so CHEAP DON'T FERGET IT COSTS YA LESS T' EAT HERE THAN ANY PLACE ELSE IN BLONDIE MY SOY, LUMCH IS OKi ME I'LL HAVE LOBSTER COCKTAIL, FILET MIGMOM AND BAKED ALASKA WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE HAVING LUNCH WITH" KING FAISAL? I'LL HAVE A CHEESEBURGER AMD COFFEE ARCHIE ''GIRLS? I DIDN'T KNOW WERE GOING AND I'VE BEEN PRACTICING MY GREEK DANCE ALL I THOUGHT YOU SAID JUNIOR. STAG DANCE I TOLD YOU fT WAS A JUNIOR CLASS TAG DANCE'. WHAT'D YOU THINK? IN FACT OUR DATES, THE GIRLS WHO'S THAT WITH YOU? HAGAX THE HORRIBLE tfeuu, IT WAS A AMP TIPE WAS ME excuse YoU CouuP COMB UP WlTM THE PEAU HEAVY, AND... BEETLE BAILEY MOW DO YOU KNOW? IN A BAP MOOD TODAY TOOTHPASTE TU5E TOO HAJ2P LI1ABNER TUMBUWEEDS THERE'S A TATTOO ARTIST JN 1 WANT TO HAVE YOO FERSONAUZEPJ ;