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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 42 THE IEIHBRIDGE HERALD Wtdntiday, Sepltmbtr 30, 1970 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON THURSDAY, OCT. 1 Your birthday today: Your main interest in the year ahead should be Use develop- ment of what you have start- ed. There is enough variety lo satisfy the lU'go for ex- peri mentation without making drastic changes. Health cnre become impor- tant. Emotional ties remain strong. Today's natives tend to be verbose, fond of lalivo questions nnd ven- tures. AIIIES (March 2I-April Minor coincidences cause tem- porary fluctuations in your rou- tines, otherwise it's a very sa- tisfying day with quite a bit achieved, some new contacts to cultivate. TAURUS (April 20-May Tackle those chores you have been putting off, as there is less likely lo be any excuse for dropping them half-done. Pace LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. 'Normal' Is Not Enough, Don't Settle For That Do you thiflk of yourself as normal? Or would you like to have than 'normal" health? More one out of two of our so-called normal people die of heart or vascular disease while many others have senile mental problems. No, being normal in that sense is nol good enough. What you want is an optimal state of health a condition not likely lo be associated with the "normal" occurrence of dis- ease. Doctors often use normal to mean common or usual. We got trapped into that concept by our mathematical friends who use normal in a statistical sense. Now that medicine is di- recting more attention to pre- venting illness we have to use new associated with continued good health. Thus: optimal. A good example of this prob- lem is body weight. For years "normal" weight was deter- mined by measuring the range of body weight in a large num- ber of people of different ages. The results were the basis for weight tables. Since people from 20 to 60 years of age tended to have increased body weight with increased age, this was considered "normal" from a statistical point of view. Then the life insurance com- panies noted that the increased weight normal or not was associated with a much higher rate of disease and early deaths. Certainly the increased weight was not an optimal find- ing. Since life insurance com- panies do not like to loss mon- ey they changed the weight ta- bles essentially disregarding age in the adult as a factor in determining "optimal" body weight. There is a lot of work yet to be done on defining optimal values in regard to health. We still don't know what the opti- mal body weight should be. I can tell you that young men in peak physical condition, like some of the men I observed en- tering the astronaut program and most endurance athletes, such as distance runners, have little fat on (heir bodies. These men had chemical values cf blood tests far be- low the level we see in groups with a high rate cf heart dis- ease and far below what we usually consider as "normal." The amount of fat on their bodies was considerably less than in other men in their age group. In general, if you have gain- ed weight after your early 20s or can feel any roll of fat around your waist or navel, or if your clothes have "shrunk" since early adult are too fat! Whenever anyone tells you that you are normal just re- member to be normal is too common and in our society it is common to have artery dis- ease, complicated with heart attacks, strokes and senility. yourself (o avoid fatigue. GEMINI (Mny 21-Jiinc Overcome a streak of inertia, laziness; get a creative project going. Make the rounds, find out what is happening. The evening seems too blithe-spir- ited to waste it alone. CANCER (June 2I-JuIy Yom- month beings smoothly enough with midweek chores on top. There arc many little things you can do with good re- sults. Your home life inevitably improves. LEO (July 23-Aug. You were on the right track, so keep on it and expand your ac- tivities. There is no lack of co- operation whero your goals are clear. Make it a social eve- ning. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Scpt. It should be easier for you to concentrate today. Information comes from unusual sources, can be readily checked. There's much lo be done. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Take advantage of relative quiet now lo bring your activi- ties into balance. Some things are lacking, but also some fav- ors are there for the gracious asking. Speak up! SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. With your knock for discover- ing hidden facts, n review of seemingly hopeless old prob- lems reveals an untried ap- proach. Renew influential con- tacts, acquaintances. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dee Now when things are nol so pressing in general, culti- vate your friendships. Let peo- ple know your true feelings, something of your plans. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. This seems lo be a day ol unconscious preparation for to- morrow's changes. Leave no loose ends. Big changes, ma- jor decisions should wait for more information. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Filling in details comes naturally today. Offer explana- tions, devise announcements, bring correspondence up to date. The evening offers plea- sant social incidents. PISCES. (Feb. ID-March Be yourself, in an improving work situation. Compare notes, look inlo side issues, fringe benefits. You have the chance of preventing future nuisance in your home. Andy sends a World Book Atlas to Karen York, age 11, of Vancouver, B.C. Canada, for her question: Is there a chance of ending pollution? The Family Doctor Stages Comeback TORONTO (CF) The fam- ily doctor, in most places a type of physician that has been disappearing from the Cana- dian scene, seems to be mak- ing a comeback in an area of midtown Toronto. The area near Toronto West ern Hospital is an example oE the Mud of city-core community 'he Canadian Medical Associa- ion has described as being as badly off as isolated, "under- doctored" rural areas. "A major proportion of the urban medically deprived liter- ally live in the shadow of our major teaching the medical association has said. But now il family doctors lave established offices oppos- te the hospital. They are the icspital's Family Practice Unit but look, and act, like a group of privately dans. practising physi- GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN IS tl Tti Chlcw Trllml East-West vulnerable. to. NORTH EAST AKQJ4 OKQJ WEST OT542 SOUTH 0863 O A 10 9 AJ971 The bidding: East Soulh West North pass 1V Fast Pass 2 Pass Fin 4 0 Piss 5 0 Pass 6V Fist Fast Fan Opening lead: Six of 4 An aggressive and yet weft Conceived sequence of bids landed North and South in the only slam contract that had a the fact that the partnership held only ECVCQ trumps be- tween them, South chose to treat his long suits as equals and open, In the higher ranking suit to facilitate his rebid. Observe that If he bids one club and North responds with onJ cpade, South is not quite clrong enough to bid two hearts which is a reveres and promises 19 points. When North did in fact bid one spade, South showed his clubs. When North made a strength showing .call by jiving a jump preference lo three hearts, which is forcing to game, South reasoned that the hands lit well nnd he .made a Elaa try by cua bidding the ace of diamonds. His partner'cooperated by raising diamonds to designate the king and South decided .to gamble out a clam on the chance that he could estab- lish cither the dummy's nilt or his OWIT West opened the six o( spades end the ice was played frtim dummy. De- clarer considered the pros- pects for establishing one of his side suits, and concluded that he lacked the entries to develop the clubs and that the odds did not favor working on the spades. He presently observed that If he could cash out his five winners, seven more trick: would be availa- ble on a straight cross ruff. Three rounds of diamonds vrere played lo which both opponents obligingly followed suit. A club was led to the ace and South proceeded to trump three clubs in dummy, reenteting his hand on each; occasion by ruffing a spade. The ace of hearts took the 12th trick. West could have frustrated the declarer by opening a heart originally, thereby limiting South to six tricks in the trump suit. His best chance to succeed with this defense Is to work on North's spades. If the suit divides favorably, declarer can with- stand a four-two division in trumps. After the spades ore established, he draws three round of hearts and then leads good spades until one of the defenders rulfs in with the long trump, South has the rest, With neither major suit responding how- ever, declarer cannot managa to play and ultimately loses control of, lie hand. The unit has come about, In part, because of a changing ap- proach to training medical stu- dents at the University of To- ronto. For the first time, all students in the final IB months of medi' cal school training must spend some time in the family prac- tice, learning under the supervi- sion of seasoned family doctors the delicate art of interview- Ing, examining and under- standing patients. Medical school authorities hope the chance to see family doctors at work will swing the pendulum from specialization to general practice. In the past, they feel, medical schools have been training too few family physicians. SOME HAVE FLAIR Thomas Wells, Ontario's min- ister of health, has said that at least half of medical school graduates should be family phy- sicians. Dr. Peter Hopkins, head of Western's family medicine de- partment, said in an interview that "about half of the students who come to us are now saying they plan to go into family prac- tice." The unit has 30 students this year who each spend half a day a week for 15 weeks examining patients and making house calls under the supervision of a se- nior doctor. As well, the students may, If they choose, spend 74 weeks working the unit as the elec- tive part of the medical school course. The right to choose part of their course is also new to medical students. Some of the students have a natural flair for talking to pa- tients, Dr. Hopkins said, but for some the knowledge is painfully acquired. But it can't be learn- ed from textbooks, and until recent years budding doctors got scant help from medical schools. Dr. Hopkins said he's optim- istic that the new crop of doc- tors will pitch inlo the problems which the CMA reported to Health Minister John Munro must receive "special efforts." From Rosemead BARNWELL (HNS) Mr. and Mrs. Waller Grigor had visitors from Rosemead, Calif., for part of last week. Mrs. Grigor's cousin, Mrs. Hazel Scars, her husband Lou- is, and their oldest son spent a month holidaying mostly in cen- tral and southern Alberta. Mrs. Scars, the former Hazel Uansen of Barons, hadn't been to southern Alberta for seven years. Her husband had never accn in Canada. DOUBLE THE PEOPLE The population cf Iho Dufch isle-id of Aiiiba has during Hie last 20 years to al- most persons in 1969. This depends entirely on the people who created and that includes everybody. Actually the clean-up job begins when people take an honest look at it.. Naturally, we are horri fied and quite a bit scared about the world's future. But this is no place to stop. The next step is making up our minds to do something about it every person young and old can help. A sensible way to begin is to learn all we can about pollution, how it began and what it has already done to foul up the world. We need to understand ecol- ogy, the fascinating study of how everything in nature works with everything else. This shows how some of our large industrial systems, are unset- tling the earth's good house- keeping. It 'also shows us how each of us creates small pollu- tions that add up to immense, global pollutions. Then we are ready to start mending our ways. Yes, if everybody tries, the big job can be done. But experts report that it will take many, many years to purify our planet's air, soil and water even if we try our best. Questions asked by children bf Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copynght Chronical Publishing Co. 1970) Lead Paint Labelled Threat WASHINGTON CAP) Sen. George S. McGovern (Dem. S.D.) said today some American children between the ages of one and six may have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood from lead paint. "Thousands of these children suffer some form of permanent brain damage from this poison- McGpvem said as his se- lect, committee on nutrition and human needs opened a week of hearings on the problem. Dr. Laurence Finberg, head pediatrician at New York's Montefiore Hospital, said lead poisoning ranked third as a threat to infants behind airto ac- cidents and "the trauma of birth itself." He added, however, that a new instrument now under de- velopment may provide partial solution to a problem confined almost exclusively to inner-city slums. The instrument, said Finbsrg, enables a single technician to enter a building, focus a radia- tion beam on a surface and tell witliin seconds whether lead concentration is above accept- able levels. Kinberg lold the committee, however, that local communi- ties may need federal help pur- chasmj the instruments when they become available in the next few months. Finberg and other witnesses said there are three main sources o( lead ingested by chil- dren; flaking exterior paint, crumbling plaster of walls in houses built before the Second World War and flaking paint and caulking compound from window sills and frames. FLAS OH THE IW. LANCELOT-By Coker Penn BLONDIE-By Chic Young IM SUHE YOUR HUSBAND W3ULD LIKE ONE OF THE SMACT NEW SHIRTS WHEN HS CAME DOWN TO SREAKWST: I WOULBNT KNOW WHETHER TO KISS HIM OR PEEL HIM I BEETLE BAIIEY-By Mori Walker WEU, LI'L ABNER-By Al Capp THEV GIVES-0 EV'RVTHIMS AWAV FREE-EVEN THEMSELFS." 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