The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on March 29, 1998 · Page 51
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 51

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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USA WEEKEND'S Wit & Wisdom "I'm thinking about going into law possibly commentary." Opening Day openers A fond memory from top baseball announcer Tim McCarver, from Tim McCarvefs Baseball for Brain Surgeons and Other Fans, out next month (VIUARD, $23): I've always been partial to right field because that's where I started with the Oliver Finnie Candy Company when I was an 8-year-old in Memphis. Right field is where they exile you if they don't know what to do with you." ... And a fun fact from the 1998 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records; Eddie Gaedel, who at 3-foot-7 (and 65 pounds) was the shortest player in major-league history, pinch-hit for the St. Louis Browns on Aug. 19, 1951. With the smallest-ever strike zone, he walked on four pitches, d "Nobody uses crystal balls anymore!" U9A WEEKEND • March 27-29,1W« 13 When considering menopause and the consequences of its associated estrogen loss, consider the entire body of evidence. Brain; In the past 10 years, research has explored questions surrounding the consequences of menopause and cognitive functioning, memory, and Alzheimer's disease. Uncomfortable symptoms; For over 50 years, it's been known that estrogen loss associated with menopause causes the hot flashes and night sweats that often Influence mood and sleep. Sexuajlty: Half a century of study has confirmed that estrogen loss causes vaginal thinning and dryness and Increases the frequency of vaginal Infections, which can be uncomfortable and Interfere with intimacy. Eyes: Ongoing research continues to Investigate cataracts in postmenopausal women, as well as age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness In the aging population. Teqth: Research continues to explore the association between tooth loss and menopause. Heart; Since the 1950s, large- scale clinical trials have researched cardiovascular disease In postmenopausal women, looking at cholesterol, heart attacks, and death. fifing; Decades of research have proven that estrogen loss decreases bone mineral density and Increases the risk of fractures from osteoporosis. Colon: Ongoing research continues to explore the risk of colon cancer among women after menopause. Today, we know more than ever about the consequences of estrogen loss during and after menopause, and the effect it has on your entire body. So-called "selective" or "designer estrogens may not Impact a numter of health Issues associated with menopause. Talk to your doctor, because problems resulting from estrogen loss aren't always selective. This message is sponsored by the Wyeth-Ayerst Women's Health Research Institute, devoted exclusively to the discovery and development of medicines that help women live healthier lives. C1998, Wyeth-Ayerst Uboratodei 46960-00 Printed in US A January 1998 I WOMENS HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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