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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE 1ITH3RIDOE HEKAID Friday, March 20, 1970 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON SATURDAY, MABC11 21 Your birthday today: If you possess inner serenity and willingr.ejs to get into' step with universal patterns there's magic in the coming year awl a half last min- ute solutio.Ts of what look like hopeless problems, helping hands where least expected, far-out coincidences that make all the difference. ARIES (March Zl-April Give your work an added crea- tive touch. People r.cwly arriv- ed from great distances offer comments worth hearing, ideas that can be applied for prompt results. TAU11US (April 20-Vay An advantage is due you in fin- ancial matters, EOir.e Easing I which is not generally avail- able. You must act at vhen the opportunity it doesn't linger. GEMINI (.May 21-June Your imagination is alive and productive. Apply it to the crea- tive aspects of your work rather than to curiosity about the per- sonal affairs of your friends. CAXCEH (June 21-JuIy Your career needs your full at- tention. If you're off today, make serious estimates of your job situation and what lo do about them. LEO (July 23-Aug. Glam- orous circumstances may give you such a lift that you neglect routine details essen- tial to the success of the week-' Make a checklist, see that things get done. VIRGO (Aug. Add something to your savings today. Group finances improve with just a bit of attention. Your personal program moves closer to fulfilment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Production comes easier now. Begin experimental procedur- es, new methods. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Xov. What you do today may have a powerful influence on your fu- ture earnings. Present a good fact to the world while you do your weekend chores. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dcc. Get started bright and early and make an effort to pro- mote or sell whatever you have been creating. CAPRICORN (Dec, 22-Jan. Inspiration may come to you this morning about rear- ranging your home and pcrson- ual habits. Quickly put the deci- sion into effect while the im- pulse is alive and fresh. AQUAWUS (Jan. 20-Peb. Ask the help of family, close associates, but put most of your effort into finding and develop- ing new contacts. Original pro- jects hold up strongly. 1'ISCES (Feb. IS-March Bring in consultants, experts, people who have been through the current problems; get all their opinions. Computer Health Service Tested OTOWVA (CP) Sweden should have some answers by 1972 on the advantages of using computers for records storage and retrieval and other chores in hospital regions of up to persons. They made be applicable to Canada which has already dis- played some interest in the Swedish experiment, Professor Six en Abrahamsson said today. Professor Abrahamsson is the Swedish biochemist who devised the Swedish experiment and the Psychiatric Division Success EDMONTON (CP) A com- munity psychiatric division that co "ordinatcs mental health agencies has proved so success- ful it is seeking a budget in- crease of almost 150 per cent, to S for its second year of operation. Dr. G. H. Ball, city medical health officer, said the division co ordinates efforts, supports and makes upgrading re- sources available lo virtually every agency in the city that provides assistance. "Most of the problems in the community are caused by stress in the family, which is very often the cause of family break By putting re- sources close to agencies we hope to relieve some of this stress." The division operates under Dr. Ball's department. He said there are a great man who piloted federal Health Minister John Munro around it on a tour last year. He spoke today to a national symposium of the computer in health services at which Mr. Munro said the pub- lic must be convinced of the merit of harnessing computers to health sen-ice systems. The Swedish experiment in- volves 10 hospitals in the Stock- holm area. By 197i-80 the num- ber is expected to be 40 hospi- tals with in-patient bods plus FULL FACTS ON HAND All participating hospitals have instantly available a full medical record of anyone pre- viously in hospital and a certain amount of basic data about new patients. This includes such crit- ical information as special sen- sitivity to drugs, particularly disease conditions such as dia- betes and blood grouping rec- ords. It has been in operation for about 18 months and in that pe- riod it has become evident thai half the acutely-ill patients who appear at Uie hospitals are al- ready fully identified in the data brink and one-third of them had critical medical data on record. The data is usually vital for saving life in giving emergency treatment. The data bank on the poten- tial pool of patients in the Stockholm area is kept up to date partly through the na- tional census which supplies such basics as names, address- es, sex, age ar.d the h'Ve. Professor Abrahamsson said that when the system Is operat- ing fully it is hoped to be able lo do such things as scheduling hospital resources through the computer so that pressure is taken off over-taxed facilities in one section of the Stockholm dis rid by diverting patients to other hospitals. He said that nothing has yet occurred to disprove the basic assumption of the I can mean considerable sav- ings over a five-year period. The hope is that the computer health system can be integrated with a community based soda! service system and, perhaps, ul- timately wi h the federally- based health insurance pro- gram. THE DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Smokhig Stimulates Stomach Acidity WAYNT 6. BRANUSTADT. M.D. Written for it'ewspaptr Enterprise In my life I have town alotof W6CU.Y.WOP KriKUKKHMW, MDOUWTEWTKAT FVWSW veird characters. CAMPUS CLATTER-By Larry Lcwu llMKWU IN HOWS, JT LOOKS LIKE VOW 'f 0} CMATbVE WSm.lS CtASS IS WTCROW'lNCTHlS ROOM, FLORA.' WEHTHiSWOM K FILIEO WE'RE GCWSTOCLlr OUT CM FIELD HUPS.' Chic Youf number of agencies providing help but he believes that fre- quently there is a duplication of service. And often a free ex- change of information among agencies is lacking, "which is often reflected on the person on the relieving end." Division director Dr. David Phillips, a psychiatrist, said that "family therapy is one area that is sadly lacking." "The whole idea, really, Is to pull people back into health in- stead of pushing them into Dr. Phillips said. New Process Sees Inside Patients MONTREAL Ross Brown of the University of Oklahoma medical centre said here he is using high frequency ''sec" inside his pa- Negligence Decision Upheld OTTAWA (CP) appeal by Peter Kennedy Wild of Ed- monton against an Alberta ap- pellate court decision which overturned Ms acquittal on a charge of criminal negligence was rejected today in a judg- ment by the Supreme Court of Canada. Tht case results from an acci- dent May 23, 106B, to which three friends of Wild were killed when his cat1 skidded at high speed 42 feet into a metal power pole. Wild was found in (he driver's seat, his left leg pinned between the dashboard and the floor. The trial judge acquitted Wild of criminal negligence, saying that "although not it was possible someone eke was driving at the time of the acci- dent. Wild testified ho was drunk when he and his friends left a hotel after a night of drinking. He said he remem- bered nothing between that time and the time he awakened in bosoital. The appeal division of tho Su- preme Court of Alberta quashed the acquittal, saying no other decision co-.iM he reached from tho evidence hut that Wild was driving. "The vital circumstance In this case, which is barely men- tioned by the learned lri.il judge, is that the person fo-.ir.d bfhind the wheel of the car Ihc accident was pinned in that position so compMt-ly Ihst he could only be released by the use of an hydraulic jack." sound lo tienis. The doctor said to an inter- view a duodenal ulcer be cured? Does smoking prevent a cure? Will it become cancer- ous? duodenal ulcers tend to heal tbemsevlcs if the causative factors are eliminat- ed, many become chronic. Since smoking stimulates the produc- tion of acid by the stomach many doctors refuse to treat an'ulcer until the patient has stopped smoking cigarettes. Pipe smoking apparently does not affect the ulcer. Duodena! ulcers do nrt become cancerous but the same cannot be said of stomach ulcers. have been taking Maa- lox for three years. Will this drug cure my ulcers? A-TMs drug, like most other anlacids, is a valuable part of the treatment of peptic ulcers. A properly ulcer wili heal in a few weeks but recur- rences arc common unless al! causative factors arc removed yogurt with fruit suit for a person with a peptic ulcer? irrost dmlors would allow it, you should con suit the one who prescribed your ulcer diet. am a housewife, 45 Since early childhood I have had uncontrollable shakes ol over when I get upset or excil ed. A brain wave test and an examination by a psychiatris failed to reveal anything wrong with me. What could cause these spells and do you krxn of anything that would hcl; me? tremors may be caused bv various poisons anc by a low blood sugar, any tha KO back to your childhood ar probably due lo nervous ten sion. In addition to observin. course of tranquilizer should you. was taking Percodan for rains in my back and to help me sleep but now my doctor to prescribe it for me. Vothing else works as well. Yhat should I do' this pain reliever is labit forming when taken reg- ularly your doctor was right in vithdrawing it. If the cause ol pain can't be removed you ihould settle for a pain killer that is not habit forming. correcting estrogen de- iciency duo to tire menopause, .s there any advantage in gct- :ing an injection once a week rather ihan taking a pill daily? A-Xo. that the new technique, ultrasonics, is very effective in the study of soft tissues in the body. Dr. Brown, in Montreal to ad- dress the 33rd annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Radiologists, added that x-rays are still better suited lo show hard structures, such as bones. In the new process, sound waves are aimed at parts of the body and are reflected back when they strike different laycra of tissue. The length of time it takes the pulses to return shows "quite accuralely" where dif- ferent layers ane. Dr. Brown said ultrasonics is completely safe for patients and tho equipment is inexpen- sive and portable. The technique is being suc- cessfully applied in cardiology, he said. Sound waves could de- lect a layer of fluid between the heart and its enveloping sac, the pericardium. Tho presence of this fluid could be a sign of congestive heart failure, accidental ruptur- ing of the heart wall and other heart conditions. Ultrasonics can also detect loss of function in Mood flow control valves iasidc Iho heart, Dr. Brown said. Brain "spaces" filled with fluid, indicating pressure from blood and tumors, could also be seen using the new method. the rules of hygienic living- adequate rest, a balanced die and daily physical exercise THAT'S fXY H'JSBAND, AND THERE'S NO WAY TO UNPHJG BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Waller couiom HEBS SrtUNTEO OFF TO BUT THERE'S .NOT MUCH CAN DO ONCE A TO TALK ABOltt A TtWT It FUZZ K A SK POST ME'D Be COr Of THE WAV? U'L ABNEK-By Al Capp Arabs Refjuest Use Of School Branch Courses EDMONTON (CP) The provincial education depart- ment reported today the United Arab Republic has asked per- mission to translate and use the entire program of the depart- ment's correspondence school branch. Dr. Abdel Megiiid El Abd, head of a UAR manpower (raining agency, said to a letter to the branch that his country is "ready to conclude a special agreement... to translate and adapt your courses to suit the Arabic region." Dr. El Abd said the UAR is concerned with a number of priority subjects, such as aufo- motives, electronics, com- merce, management, computer training, science, mathematics and languages. IVEFOUND A COUMTRVVOUCAM BUVFORHER.'.'- IT'S CALLED AT LAST SHE CAU V UPSTAGE PRIHCEM AMD Irt ALWAYS ANOTHER MILLION-MUM MV LITTLE PLUM PUDDISJG-IMEAUMV LITTLE PLUM BLOfHM- I'M BUYING SOU A ARCHIE-By Bob Monti GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN Neither vulneraole. deals. JVORTH A 3-20- SHORT h'raok O'Neal HAWUTiWWASA FUNNY BUGS BUNNY IFYAWAMTALW1 VA CCTTTA HAVE COlMTffMJ 5VLVESTCE! i SYLVESTER! 'IAMWSU. WITH MOPERM BUSINESS IHAVEMWLEPIN MY SOLUTION TO THE PUZZLE BUT IT MAY BE SOME TIME BEFORE 1 POES THIS MEAN I POX'T GET THE tOAN? ;