Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 23 1983, Page 8

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 23, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 8 Pacific stars and stripes 3 3 health february 1983 korean children land in for heart operations Seattle a several korean children who must undergo heart operations in order to live have arrived Here on their Way to free medical care around the the accompanied by representatives of the sponsoring Spokane based heal the left behind families they May not see for a twelve More from flew into Seattle a few hours Only one of the nine korean 3yearold Choi soon will be treated for something other than a heart condition she will have a caused by removed from her for eight korean children who were scheduled to be on the it was too said Chris heal the children executive their problems had gone beyond the Point where they could be the korean children who aged 1 to were dressed in layers of Wool their mothers dressed them like they were being sent to the said Robin a Cascade airways employee from As a Volunteer for americans for inter National Ball flew to Korea to accompany the one 7yearold woo Jung of fainted before arriving at Seattle Tacoma International she was Given oxygen and was All smiles by the time she was carried off the air plane and handed a stuffed most of the operations will be performed by medical specialists who volunteered their its a Challenge to said Emble tons an attorney for the Spokane they Tell us to Send them our most unusual most of the children will receive medical treatment at Lukes memorial and deaconess hospitals in but others will travel on to Boston san and Des Foster parents in those cities will take care of the children while they Are under in a departure from its usual procedure of bringing children to this country for heal the children recently sent a team of physicians on an eight Day tour of Hong India and a donation from local rotary clubs paid the woo Jung of South plays with Lloyd Hughes on her arrival in a these Are the children of the poorest of the Embleton some of the parents Are so they Are willing to give up their children for adoption if it More than 300 children have received treatment through the the airfare is usually and charities provide Mon r Means they will get medical treat by to cover other Many open their hearts to save sick children up Chris Embleton knows firsthand the anguish of having a child die before he can receive lifesaving medical it was after the death of one of her own adopted children that she was enlisted by a guatemalan social worker to help arrange needed heart surgery for an infant Given Only three weeks to the surgery was a Success and who had thought of herself until then As just a suddenly was at the Center of a Volunteer Effort to save the lives of sick children in impoverished countries of latin America and the far 300 children have been helped in the ensuing three heal the children has brought More than 300 children to the United states for treatment at hospitals throughout the ill Tell you one thing about what we re Embleton it gets a hold of you just cant walk your emotions Are either so High or so one week we had eight of our kids i didst even want to pick up the i just didst want to hear about it living room is her office there is a move afoot to find a donated but for Embleton does business out of her living where the Telephone rings constantly with Calls from throughout the country and an office reminder Book crammed with slips of paper helps her keep track of the As Well As the scores of Foster parents in dozens of cities who care for them while they Are under whats neat about heal the children is that there Are a lot of people doing a lot for no recognition to help children because they she we Felt an obligation to the children left in sitting Here with my blessings and dont i have to look Back to the children left behind How can you say 50 minutes of your time to spare a child int Worth it the real heroes in this Are the they Are the ones putting out the big dollars to help our weve had Well Over million Worth of medical care we do that on our Embleton feels she has left her children a valuable legacy in heal the i want to teach my children you dont have to be overwhelmed by she you can do something about Early diagnosis crucial in anorexia Nerosa los Angeles a victims of the anorexia a dieting disorder linked to the death of Singer Karen have a better Chance of avoiding permanent dam age if the illness is spotted medical experts the California dietician association released a list of warning signs of the disorder after carpenters death had increased attention on the rare affliction that most often hits Goa oriented had struggled against anorexia Nerosa compulsive dieting that amounts to starvation and doctors said it May have contributed to her death from cardiac starvation weakens the Muscles of the Early diagnosis can definitely boost the cure said Cheryl a Urcla clinical nutritionist and dietician who works with the medical schools eating disorders its easier to prevent very Low body weight than it is to rehabilitate someone who already lost she noted that anorexia Nerosa is an extremely Complex and that effective treatment must Combine the skills of psychologists or psychiatrists and Rock said parents attention to Early warnings can be vital because with Young people who Start developing anorexia there is a Strong denial of they would rather be left especially in the Early the dietician association warning signs Are weight loss that continues even after an Ideal weight is of hunger in which the victim insists she feels even after eating minute amounts for Days on exercise and hyper social it becomes so it takes All of ones Energy to starve oneself in a society where almost everyone is Rock rituals surrounding eat ing and food Rock said one common seen in people who Are starved for any is to stretch meals for hours to get maximum enjoyment from mini mum of rigid schedules maintained with excessive driven by an obsessive fear of being fat and a wildly distorted image of their own victims May resort to self induced vomiting or abuse of i had a patient who weighed 76 pounds and considered herself Rock As Many As 5 percent May die and Many others May suffer permanent damage such As heart or intestinal

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