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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THI LtTHBRIDOl NIRAID - Tuesday, March 2, 1971 Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 Your Birthday Today: Build patiently in the early months, testing as you go; leave open any options for broader projects later in the year. Today's natives are impressionable, idealistic. Many have distinguished themselves in the arts. ARIES (March 21 - April II): Money matters are more readily managed. Add a little to nsavings; resolve to make regular budget item. Later, news brings a festive air. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Distant places and people provide a mystery. Give some (nought as to how others see you - then subtle changes may come from within. You won't have to plan them. GEMINI (May 21  June 20): Further delay with formal procedures is not constructive. Many items must be checked and set to rights about your home. Let friends help. CANCER (June 21  July 22): Quietly seek quality and quantity while everybody carries on with provocative talk; don't rise to the bait. Depending on others doesn't work very well. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Keep moving. Encourage younger people, brighten up your home situation. Do something about beginning sounder eating habits. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Just doing things without due thought gets everybody nowhere. Pause and notice how much time and energy are wasted in jealousy. The evening is for study. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Deal with prospective partners or accept competition in good spirit. Your intuition may run counter to generally accepted ideas, yet be more to the point. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Where people have done well, say so. Your friends are in an expansive mood - you needn't LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Clever physician may aid aching back Dear Dr. Lamb - I have a back ailment from an accident and I would like to know if there is a back doctor or can I get rid of the pain that is agonizing me? I am associated with a swim team at the YMCA and my back is keeping me from participating in the same manner I did last year. I wear a band but it doesn't help much and it seems to be getting worse. Dear Reader - Call the county medical society and ask for the names of specialists in "physical medicine." These doctors specialize in managing muscle problems. Often careful attention to the muscles-particularly after an injury - will relieve the problem. It is a matter of history that President Kennedy had an old back injury and was severely disabled for years until Dr. Janet Travell, who was his doctor in the White House, treated his problem. You might enjoy reading Dr. Travell's interesting account of these problems in her book, "Office Hours: Day and Night" (published by New American Library, New York, 1969). A clever physician trained in physical medicine can do a great deal for sore backs. The study begins from the bottom up. And I mean looking to see if one leg is too short, which places a strain on the back muscles, and considering all the factors that may be causing pain. Too often attention is centered only on the point where the pain is located and not enough consideration given to all the other factors that can cause the pain. A complete study of muscle balance, posture and range of motion of joints and elasticity of muscles is indicated. The strain on muscles can often be lessened by correcting for skeletal problems such as a short leg. Dr. Travell did this in Kennedy's case by putting a lift under the heel of the short leg. There are many other ways of reducing strain on sore muscles, which is as important as treating the muscle involved. Dear Dr. Lamb - Would you please tell me what hyperuricemia is? What causes it and is there any cure for it? Is it similar to gout? Dear Reader - This means there is an increased amount of uric acid - a product of protein metabolism - in the blood. It is often seen in gout although it can occur without gouty arthritis and gouty arthritis can occur without markedly increased amounts of uric acid. Treatment is indicated if gouty arthritis is part of the picture; otherwise it might be well to ignore it. Incidentally, gouty arthritis is uncommon in women. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN le l*n: tr Tin cilcatt Trnnwl Neither vulnerable. East deals. NORTH AQI> V2 O AQ8S * Mil US WEST EAST *� AAK1IIIII CJMSIS OKU 41863 + 4 SOUTH * J8 R&STED INTH' CHOPS B/ CNBEARABLE- DOGPATCH ff ARCHIE-By Bob Montana SEATTLE (AP) - University of Washington scientists have found strong evidence to support the theory that a virus can cause human leukemia. The evidence arose in a case involvinga 16-year-old girl whose leukemia was diagnosed in July, 1969. After other methods of treatment failed, she was given a high doseff radiation to Glorified complaints department OTTAWA (OP) - Opposiaion Leader Robert Stanfield says Consumer Affairs Minister Ron Basford in running a "glorified complaints department with an ever-increasing staff." He said Sunday on the CBC's free-time political broadcast, The Nation's Bosiness, that Mr. Basford's department has produced only token regulations which any other department could have done before the "costly" consumer affairs department was created. He said Mr. Basford is "operating as a sabre-rattler, publicly throwing his weight around against manufacturers and retailers, but back in the cabinet he seems to be a paper tiger." The minister did not exhibit any muscle on behalf of consumers where there were serious1 situations requiring action by other ministers. Mr. Stanfi.eld said Health Minister John Munro is content to let the problem of devastating drug costs ride and that Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson's farm products marketing bill will result in higher prices for consumers without necessarily increasing returns for producers. kill her cancerous bone marrow cells, then received a transplant of healty marrow cells from her 10-year-old brother. Blood counts 42 days after the transplant showed only the healthy donor cells were present, but 62 days later recurrent leukemia was found. The girl died 102 days after the marrow transplant. The research was directed by Dr. P. J. Failkow and Dr. E. Donnell Thomas and assisted by Drs. Jean Bryant and Paul Nei-man. They reported their work in the British medical journal, The Lancet. The doctors decided that if the re-growth was caused by the girl's own cells, they would contain two female X chromosomes. However, if the healthy transplanted celis became cancerous, the recurring leukemia cells would contain male XY chromosomes. Analysis showed that the diseased cells were the XY cells of the donor. "Since the brother has remained without evidence of the d i s e a s e," said Failkow, "a likely possibility is that the donor cells became cancerous through activation of the leuke-mojenic (leukemia causing) agent, such as a virus, or the transfer of such an agent from the patient's cells to the donor cells. "That possibility doesn't mean that leukemia, like measles or other viral diseases', is contagious." Spring in N.Y. NEW YORK (AP) - A balmy, springlike day sent the temperature to a near - record 66 in New York City Saturday. The high reading in Central Park at 1:30 p.m. was two degrees off the all - time high for the date, 68 in 1880. The coldest Feb. 27 on record was five degrees in 1900. HI AND LOIS-By Dik Browne THIS fS A GREAT SPOT* I CAN SIT HERE AND SPY ON EVERYONE SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal BUGS BUNNY TOUGH AUDIENCE/ HUHT] INDUBITABLY! SOME ' OF.THE VEGETABLES WITH WHICH I WAS A PELTED HAD NOT l SEEN REMOVED FROM THE CANS/ I STRONSLV ADVISE , AGAINSTJ UNLAXi cOING J I GOT OUT WITH MY TAP DANCE ROUTINE I'M A MOW TARGET.' ;