Page Ten HOPE (AKK.) STAR Wednesday, October 30, 1974 Dr. Lamb Colon condition linked to nerves BOOK REVIEWS Television Logs By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB - Could you please tell me what nerves have to do in causing a colon condition and if nerves can be the only cause? How serious is it if the colon should perforate? Could this also cause an abscess on the colon and liver? DEAR READER - There is a network of nerve fibers that penetrate the wall of the colon. These little nerves stimulate the muscle in the wall of the colon to contract or relax. They affect the blood flow to the colon by constricting or relaxing the blood vessels and they affect the amount of secretions or mucus formed in the colon. The nerves function on their own without your conscious control. The network is hooked up to the hypothalamus in your brain which is the seat of your emotions. Depending upon what emotion you are experiencing, the colon will be engorged with blood or literally blush, or the blood will be drained out of it, making it pale. If your colon were readily visible to other people you would have a hard time concealing your emotions. It follows that anxiety and nervous states can send impulses to the colon that can cause overcontraction or spasm of colon muscles or form excess mucus and otherwise affect its function. Depending on the balance of factors, this can result in diarrhea, constipation, or spastic colon. Now, nervous stales are not the only thing, though, that can cause dysfunction of the colon. Various diseases of the colon itself can cause dysfunction. These include diseases such as food poisoning or even a tumor of the colon. The function of the colon is also affected by what you eat and drink. Some people do WIN AT BRIDGE NORTH <f 105 V AJ75 + 432 + Q965 WEST * AKJ973 P 10982 *72 30 EAST 42 VQS * AJ9876 4 108 4 3 West J4 ass SOUTH (D) 4 Q864 V K64 4 KQ10 + AKJ Neither vulnerable North East South 1 N.T. 3 N.T. 2 N.T. Pass 34 Pass Opening lead-K4 By Oswald & James Jacoby South could have picked up an easy 500 points by just doubling three diamonds, but he liked to play notrump and bid the game. West opened the king of spades and led a diamond at tnrk two. East led back a ciif>;nond and South was on Uad. He could see eight easy tricks. His problem was to score a ninth with either the jack of hearts or the queen of spades. He started proceedings by cashing the ace, king and jack of clubs. West, who had discarded a spade on the second diamond, let another spade go on the jack of clubs. Now South had a perfect count. West had been dealt six spades, four hearts, one diamond and two clubs. He also had a sure thing irrespective of the location of the queen of hearts. He simply cashed his last diamond; led a heart to dummy's ace and discarded a spade on the queen of clubs. He was" left with the king and one heart and the queen and one spade in his hand. West chucked a heart to hang on to the ace-jack of spades and South led a heart to his king. If West held the heart queen he would have been endplayed. As it was, South dropped East's queen and made an overtrick. The bidding has been: West Fuss Pass PU.-.S North IT 2* •2 N.T. 5? East Pass Pass Pass Pass 30 South 24 24 4 N.T. •) You, South, hold: *A K 84 »K 2 +Q54 *A Q 5 4 What do you do now'' A —Bid six notrump. Even if your partner is showing two aces you don't want to be in seven. He has bid like a man with a minimum. TODAY'S QUESTION Instead ot bidding two notrump he has bid three diamonds over your two spades. What do you do now? Answer Tomorrow not tolerate coffee very well at all, and it can affect the function fo the colon. Various flavor oils can irritate the colon as can spices such as garlic. If you eat food that contains no bulk, the colon may not have enough undigested fiber material to work against and it will over- contract or go into spasm. That is one reason why you need roughage in your diet, specifically bulky vegetables and cereals. The colon won't perforate from nerves alone. You usually have to have had small pocket-like formations of diverticula formed first. These can rupture, and the effect may be much like a ruptured appendix, though usually on the left side. And, like a ruptured appendix, if the perforation is large and permits bacteria from the colon to be seeded in the abdomen, it could cause a liver abscess or abscesses elsewhere in the abdomen. DEAR DR. LAMB - Do the fats and oils in pecans, almonds, and avocados cause cholesterol to build up in the body? DEAR READER - None of these contain cholesterol. However, too many calories of any foods, and particularly fats, apparently stimulate the formation of excess fatty particles and cholesterol in the body in most people. If you stay lean and don't eat too many of these foods, they are fine. All three of these items are high in fat content, even though they contain no cholesterol. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on spastic colon, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for the "Spastic Colon" booklet. INNOCENTS AT HOME. By Tad Szulc. Viking. 337 Pages. $10. Tad Szulc's name is well known to readers of past front pages of the New York Times and his credentials as a reporter are impressive and earned. His latest book presents another side of Szulc, however, and "Innocents At Home" is disappointing. It was touted as the result of three years of travel around America and observing Americans, and events after five years abroad as a foreign correspondent. .The book, which carries the subtitle "America in the 1970s," is basically a well-done synopsis of government reports and statistics, news events, interviews, observations and comments. The only exception to this, and a welcome one it turns out to be, is Szulc's revelation of how the upheaval of the '70s personally affected his family and subsequently affected his view, of the changing times. His daughter was heavily involved in the lifestyle of protest the older generation normally associates with "radical" and "hippie." Parental actions are so vulnerable when they involve their children and some of Szulc's views seem to have been formed by his daughter's activities, not by his normal intuition and reasoning. What seems to be the problem here is that his reporter's eye and resulting chronicle were quite critical and specific in spotlighting America's ills, but rather general and fleeting when noting the country's better side. This book can be best described as what one might imagine editors of an encyclopedia would be after, if they assigned a writer the task of summarizing news events for a particular period of time — from the "liberal" viewpoint. Dudley Lehew The Associated Press CENTENNIAL. By James A. Michener. Random House 909 Pages. This book is intended by James A. Michener to be a birthday present to his country as it reaches its Bicentennial. It is the biography of a small, fictitious town, Centennial, Colo., from geological upheaval four billion years ago to the threat of ecological suicide of contemporary America. The plot device by which Michener ties a vast body of information together in this birthday package is to make everything from the rise of the Rock- ies to the intricacies of cattle breeding part of the research being done by a college professor for a magazine which plans to profile Centennial as "nothing less than the soul of America ... as seen in microcosm." Centennial's history is told first through its geology, then through the animals which preceded man to north-central Colorado, and finally through its people: Indians, trappers and traders, homesteaders, sheep- men, cattlemen, beet farmers and, ultimately, a man Whose lineage includes most of the major characters who have gone before. Writing this kind of novel — Michener has done it before with "Hawaii" and "The Source" — enables an author to present bits and pieces of information on just about everything. It also makes it difficult for the reader to become particularly interested in the characters, knowning each one met is just one link in a chain. As a result, one may remember a prehistoric diplodocus, whose daily life is portrayed at some length, as fondly as some of the humans who inherit her earth billions of years later. Carole Martin Associated Press Canada's first vehicular road, linking Montreal, Quebec City and Trois-Rivieres, Que., was opened in 1734. Wednesday Night 6:00 Villa Alegre 2 Truth Or Consequences 3-10 News 4-6-7-11-12 That Girl 5 Hog an's Heroes 8 f>:30 Vision On 2 To Tell The Truth 3 Beverly Hillbillies 4-6-10 FBI 5 Corner Pyle 8 I^t's Make A Deal 11 Lucy Show 12 7:00 Men Who Made The Movies 2 That's My Mama 3-7-10 Little House On The Prairie 4-6 700 Club 8 Sons And Daughters 1112 7:30 Movie 3-7-10 "Death Cruise" Rifleman 5 8:00 Century Theatre 2 Lucas Tanner 4-6 Family Affair 5 Cannon 11-12 8:30 Beverly Hillbillies 5 George & Diane 8 9:00 When Witches Hovered Near 2 Get Christie Love! 3-710 Petrocelli 4-6 Movie 5 "Operation Crossbow" Manna 8 Manhunter 11-12 9:30 Ministers 8 10:00 ABC News 2 News 3-4-5-6-7 Big Valley 8 News 10-11-12 10:15 Movie Cont'd 5 10:30 Wide World Special 3-10 Johnny Carson 4-6 Perry Mason 7 Movie H-12 "The Dirty Dozen" 11:00 Bonanza 8 11:15 Movie Eleven 5 "That Funny Feeling" 'Shock 9 means collapse of blood circulation NEW YORK (AP) — Medical "shock," the condition into which former President Richard M. Nixon lapsed after his phlebitis operation, means a collapse of blood circulation. A simple cut on the hand, or even getting a vaccination shot, can cause some people to go into mild shock. They become woozy or even faint. Emotional states can affect blood circulation, which is one reason for showing pallor or feeling faint. Nixon's postoperative shock may have been complicated by his reluctance to seek early treatment for his phlebitis, or vein condition, or his own emotional reaction to the Watergate scandal that led to his resignation, one physician says. Small arteries, called arterioles, dilate, or expand, thereby losing ability to contract normally to push freshened blood to all parts of the body, including the heart and brain. Shock can result from accidental injuries, excessive bleeding, excessive manipulation of organs during surgery, or operations on the vascular system. The veinous, or vein system, is particularly sensitive to manipulation surgically. Nixon had a major vein clamped mostly shut. Further, he apparently had a very extensive series of clots throughout much of his left leg, a pre-existing interference with veinous blood return to the heart. One physician, asked for an opinion about the Nixon case, said, "He was reported not to have been in very good physical condition the night before, and the operation was therefore delayed. But the operation was apparently deemed necessary to avoid life-threatening trouble if a major clot broke loose" and went from the leg to the lungs. Treatment of Nixon's kind of shock usually involves giving massive blood transfusions. Normally, the human body has about five quarts of circulating blood. But if arteries relax, and don't push the flow along with normal pressure, more blood is needed to fill up the system so that weakened artery contractions can still do the job. 11:30 Wide World Special 7 12:00 Untouchables 4 Tomorrow 6 1:00 News 5 1:15 Meditations 5 Thursday Morning 6:25 Devotional 8 6:30 Texarkana College 6 News 8 Sunrise Semester 11 6:40 Moments For Meditation 5 6:45 News 5 RFD 6 6 6:50 Your Pastor 12 6:55 Morning Devotions 4 7:00 Today 4-6 Slam Bang Theatre 5 Cal Dring 7 Bugs Bunny 8 Ark-La-Miss 10 CBS News 12 7:15 Colorful World 3 7:30 Mighty Mouse 8 7:45 New Zoo Revue 3 8:00 New Zoo Revue 5 Bozo's Cartoon Carnival 7 Bozo 8 Gilligan's Island 10 Captain Kangaroo 11-12 8:15 Movie 3 "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes" 8:30 Fury 5 Arkansas 7 Dennis The Menace 8 Not For Women Only 10 9:00 Name That Tune 4-6-10 The Munsters 5 Movie . 7 "The Ride Back" Hazel 8 Dinah! 10 Joker's Wild 11 Sesame Street 12 9:30 Winning Streak 4-6 Petticoat Junction 5 Father Knows Best 8 Gambit 11 10:00 Split Second 3 High Rollers 4-6 The Saint 5 The Courtship of Eddie's 8 Now You See It 11-12 10:30 Brady Bunch 3-7-10 Hollywood Squares 4-6 The .Lucy Show 8 Love of Life 11-12 10:55 CBS News 11-12 11:00 Password 3-7-10 Jackpot! 4-6 Perry Mason 5 Andy Griffith Show 8 Young and the Restless 11-12 11:30 News 3 Celebrity Sweepstakes 4-6 Split Second 7-10 Flipper 8 Search for Tomorrow 11-12 11:55 NBC News 4-6 Afternoon 12:00 All My Children 3-7-10 Little Rock Today 4 Noon News 5-6-12 700 Club Part I & II 8 Eye on Arkansas 11 12:30 Let's Make A Deal 3-710 Cartoon Carnival 5 Jepoardy! 6 As the World Turns 1112 1:00 Newly wed Game 3-7-10 Days of Our Lives 4-6 1:00 Movie 5 "The Country Girl" Guiding Light 11-12 1:30 Girl in My Life 3-7-10 Doctors 4-6 Manna 8 Edge of Night 11-12 2:00 General Hospital 3-7-10 Another World 4-6 It's A New Day 8 Price Is Right 11-12 2:30 One Life to Live 3-7-10 How to Survive A Marriage 4-6 Bugs Bunny 8 Match Game 11-12 3:00 $10,000 Pyramid 3-7-10 Merv Griffin 4 Popeye 5 Somerset 6 Little Rascals 8 Dinah! H Tattlestales 12 3:30 Movie 3 "Frankenstein" Speed Racer 5 I Dream of Jeannie 6 Bozo's Big Top 7 HazeJ 8 I Love Lucy 10 Merv Griffin 12 3:45 Carousel 2 4:00 Mister Rogers 2 Bonanza 4-6 Flintstones 5 Father Knows Best 8 Star Trek < 10 4:30 Sesame Street 2 Gilligan's Island 5-7 Andy Griffith Show 8 Mod Squad 11 5:00 ABG. News--,-H <\ -3-7-10 Truth or Consequences 4 I Love Lucy 5 Rifleman 6 Star Trek 8 Nrws 12 5:30 Zoom 2 News 3-10 NBC News 4-6 Dick Van Dyke 5 Dragnet 7 News 11-12 Night 6:00 Villa Alegre 2 Truth Or Consequences 3-10 News 4-6-7-11-12 That Girl 5 Hogan's Heroes 8 6:30 Arkansas Game And Fish 2 To Tell The Truth 3 Addams Family Halloween Special 4 FBI 5 Beverly Hillbillies 6-10 Gomer Pyle 8 Jerry McKinnis 11 Lucy Show 12 7:00 The Way It Was 2 Odd Couple 3-7-10 Sierra 4-6 700 Club 8 The Waltons 11-12 7:30 Audubon Wildlife Theatre 2 Paper Moon 3-7-10 Congressman Jim Wright 5 8:00 International Performance 2 Streets Of San Francisco 3-7-10 Ironside 4-6 World Football League "**' 5 Birmingham Vs Florida Movie . 11 "Escape from Fort Bravo" Movie 12 "Cold Turkey" 8:30 Clear & Free 8 9:00 Talent Profiles 2 Harry 0 •--• 3-7-10 Dean Martin 4-6 Teach In 8 9:30 Environment .And You 2 10:00 ABC News 2 News 3-4-6-7 Big Valley 8 News 10-11-12 10:30 Ark-La-Tex Sportsman 3 Johnny Carson 4-6 11:00 Wide World Special 3 News 5 Perry Mason 7 Baylor Bear Show 8 11:15 Movie Eleven 5 "The Road to Singapore" 11:30 Bonanza 8 12:00 Untouchables ' 4 Tomorrow .*»is 6 Wide World Special 7 12:30 News 5 12:45 Meditations 5 Ttfe statistics used in THE ALCOHOLIC SCOREBOARD (see below) with one exception are based on material in a statement by Vernon E. Wilson, M.D. before the Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics, March 18, 1971. Dr. Wilson is the Administrator of the Health Services and Mental Health Administration, U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He was accompanied in his presentation before the Senate Subcommittee by Mr. Charles Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget and Dr. Bertram Brown, Director, National Institute of Mental Health. THE ALCOHOLIC SCOREBOARD 30,000,000 Americans harmed directly or indirectly because of alcoholism or problem drinking. $21,700,000,000 latest annual expenditure by Americans for alcoholic beverages according to the Distilled Spirits Institute. watch it! 9,000,000 alcoholics or problem drinkers. Death Cruise l A World Premiere! A holiday voyage—into terror! Starring Edward Albert, Polly Bergen, Tom Bosley, Michael Constantine, Kate Jackson, Celeste Holm and Richard Long. Wednesday Movie of the Week 7:30 200,000 new cases of alcoholism each year. 28,400 of the 50,000 killed in traffic accidents each year had alcohol in their blood at the time of the accident. 500,000 disabling injuries are suffered in crashes involving problem drinkers. 34,800 or more than half of the 60,000 non highway accidental deaths are alcohol involved. tonight TELEVISION THREE KTBS SHREVEPORT 11,000 death certificates annually list alcoholism or alcoholic psychoses as cause. 2,000,000 (approximate) arrests each year for public drunkenness ^ 4Q ( /u of all non-traffic arrests. paid for by Hempstead Co. Concerned Citizens" Com' mittce — Gerald W. Trussell Pub. Ch. SI 5 BILLION annual economic drain because of alcoholism-in lost work time, health and welfare costs, property damage etc. 15% (approximate) of the 400,000 patients in state mental hospitals are under treatment for the problem of alcoholism. OVER HALF the states report alcoholism the most frequent diagnosis tor first admissions to state hospitals. 1/3 of all suicides are alcohol related 1/2 of all homicides are alcohol-related. STEADY INCREASE in the number of alcoholics admitted to state hospitals. 10-12 YEAR DECREASE in life ex pec tancy of every alcoholic. IMPOSSIBLE to estimate human suffering related to alcoholism, from broken homes, deserted fqmilies and problems of children of alcoholic parents.
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