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December 8, 1983

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Blood cells in urine call for added testing Dear Dr. Donohue: I would like to know if you have anything about microscopic hematuria. I was told by a doctor at the clinic that I had this, but I was not able to keep going there because of lack of money. I don't have any insurance. I've seen the words a couple of times in a book, but I don't understand what It means, except that it means red corpuscles in urine. I'm 61 years old - Ms. J.L. It means that you are bleeding a little somewhere in your urinary tract — kidneys, ureter, bladder, urethra, etc. The bleeding is so slight that it doesn't discolor your urine, but is seen only with the aid of a microscope. That's microscopic hematuria. Now the finding of a couple of blood cells in a urine test would not be earthshaking. But there should be only a few of them. When there are more, various possibilities are considered. Sometimes vigorous exercise can cause it, and that Doctor Donohue Hi ID ENTERPRISES would not be significant. It's when we consider some of the other possibilities that the sign may take on serious meaning — cancer, infections, stones. Follow-up urine studies are necessary. If the blood cells keep appearing in urine tests then the cause has to be looked for. You may need kidney X-rays or to have a urologist look into your urinary bladder with special instruments. Follow-up testing is not a frivolous decision. You want to know how serious the finding was. I'm certain that a frank discussion of your finances with your doctor will settle matters and that you will be able to have the studies you need. Dear Dr. Donohue: Why do doctors tend to pooh-pooh ear noises? If my doctor had this boiler-room sound in his ears, I'm sure he would be a bit more compassionate. Isn't there some medicine being developed to help a person get rid of this 24-hour-a-day, year-round misery. A cure would be greatly welcomed. — Mrs. E.F. Tinnitus (ear noises) is not a problem to be pooh-poohed. It is a frustrating ailment, both for the patient who must live in his world of whistles, clanging and roaring, and for the doctor because so little is known about it and how to help. Most doctors I know treat it with respect. In a few, a specific cause is found; elimination of it brings cure. Drugs have been tried, but have been mostly ineffective, offering the ailment itself. As many as 2.5 million Americans may be suffering from this ailment to a debilitating degree, according to one report. The American Tinnitus Association helps sponsor tinnitus self- help groups across the country. Santa Says Ho! Ho! Ho! Recitals Look at what's going on at the Trio Fashion Shoppe. 20% Off Wool & Wool Blend Coordinates and Sweaters 1 Group Wool Coordinates nrr M by Weathervane ZO % Off (Shop early for the best selection) Open Sun. 1-5 Thurs. till 7:30 ff ds f f wrap up •Isotoner gloves!' 20% off! ONE WEEKONLY OPEN SUNDAY 1:00 TO 5:00 At Joseph P. Roth & Sons and Shelton's ARIS Isotoners® are 20% off. You can't miss with these gloves because one size fits all. They massage her hands and keep her warm! Can't tie a bow? We have them gift wrapped to go! Please hurry, sale ends Thursday, December 15th. We have just made it easier for you to visit our stores. Our Christmas hours start Sunday, December llth, 1:00-5:00 pm, We will be available Monday thru Thursday until 8:00 pm thru the 22nd of December. . <13otfc ft Sons 1829 South Ohio "825-8238 Shefitows 107 N. Santa Fe 827-9651 Perhaps there is a group near you. Such groups help in disseminating information about the newest techniques being tried — like ear noise masking, even biofeedback. Dear Dr. Donohue: I have always felt your advice to be "right on target" and excellently explained. However, I get the impression that there is a reluctance on your part to suggest to your readers with lower extremity problems, specifically of the foot, the expertise that a podiatrist can offer. Podiatry has become a highly specialized field and I'm sure it will be even more advanced in the future. My sister is an orthopedic doctor and has only praise for the new breed of podiatrists. - C.M.P. In no way have I meant to slight podiatrists. Any omission has not been deliberate. I tip my hat to podiatry, too. It has been a great boon to many who avail themselves of the services. I do so myself. TheJJalina Journal Thursday, December 8, 1983 Page 7 Female party activists gear for '84 campaign CULVER — Culver area piano and organ students of Edna McCall. Rt. 1, Salina, will present a 7 p.m. program, called "Let's Play Christmas Music," Sunday at the Culver United Methodist Church. ft ft ft Edna McCall's studio on Rt. 1, Salina, will be the scene of three piano and organ student programs, called "Let's Play Christmas Music," Dec. 18. Scheduled are a 2:30 p.m. girls' program; a 3:30 p.m. boys' program and a 4 p.m. program by high school students. Hot comics HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Two of the movies' hottest comedians, Dudley Moore and Eddie Murphy, will star for Paramount Pictures in "Best Defense," with a supporting cast including Kate Capshaw and George Dzundza. "Best Defense" is the story of a wacky engineer who builds new defense weapons and the luckless lieutenant assigned to field test the results. The madcap comedy will be filmed on locations in the Los Angeles area under the direction of Willard Huyck. Send your news tip to The Salina Journal; up to $45 in cash weekly. By N. Y. Times News Service PHILADELPHIA - The Republicans call theirs leadership forums. The Democrats call theirs "Impact '84." Whatever the name, both are conferences for female party activists that are being held in cities throughout the nation. These meetings, which generally draw about 200 invited women, have two major purposes: to inform the women of the party's policies, and to urge them to run for political office in 1984. Betty G. Heitman, co-chairman of the Republican National Committee,, explained it this way during a recent leadership forum here: "I feel we have not done as good a job as we could to arm our women leaders with as much information as they need at the grass-roots level. We hope these meetings will help them gear up for the 1084 campaign." Heitman said this was the first year the Republicans had sponsored such meetings. Similar forums have also been held in Indianapolis and San Diego, she said, with a fourth one planned for early next year in Atlanta. The Democrats held their "Impact '84" meeting in September in Washington, and three or four similar meetings are planned for next year. "They're not a first, but they're the first in a long time," said Lynn G. Cutler, vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee and director of its women's division. "We had similar conferences during the Johnson years." 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