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2D THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1997 W S C Liz Smith Moms defend I Can Alzheimer's Casual sex can lead to death Hepburn, 90, is home-schooling be prevented? ear Abby: I was appalled at the arrogance of alive and kicking tne teacner who recently wrote, I have never met a narent who ran crive hichor Dear Dr. Donohue: My mother, who died recently, had Alzheimer's disease. I am interested in knowing about some of the new therapies that have been mentioned as preventing the illness, including estrogen, vitamin E and Dear Ann Landers: This is in response to "Suffering in St. Louis," who said she is;! suffering from fertility problems because she ' ! was a sexually promiscuous teenager. My heart;! goes out to her, but her suggestion that young I - - " i O IIV1 HERE'S A post-Thanksgiving note to be thankful for. The great film and theater icon Katharine Hepburn has been pronounced cnnaren tne quality ot education I can otter. Does she really believe she can adequately assess my child s needs and give my child near death by the supermarket tabs in recent times. In the past few years, she has suffered the a better education in a class filled with 25 other students people use protection it tljey;; become sexually active does jiot ; go far enough. j j A condom cannot protect ! against herpes or genital warts ; usual bronchial ailments that afflict almost every than I can give on a one-to-one one. And as she approached her 90th birthday last basis: sf May, this ignited a frenzy of speculation that she 4. R d y The National Home Educa- was on her last legs. - ksl tion institute has. recently re- ? s )j because the skin in that entire ; Y "V ,. ' area is not shielded. Although a ; v rntlHnm Hnes offer nrotprtion i ; I am happy to report once again that this is not lbuproten. In the articles I've read, quantities are never mentioned. Can you give me the doses used? A.M. A: Much information on attempts to prevent Alzheimer's disease is so new that it's not possible to state appropriate doses. It's not even possible to state unequivocally that they work. Estrogen appears to protect Vi I leased data that mdicate home- jk fe ; - so. The great Kate spent her Thanksgiving looking J educated students typically it. or.i. . out at the wind-whipped waters of Long Island Sound from her longtime family home in Fenwick, stoie in uie ooin percentile on against some sexually transmit-' ted diseases, condoms are not always used correctly. And,! only latex condoms should be;, standardized tests, lhese re Dear Abby Ann ' Landers Conn. She was in great form over turkey and all the trim -V'j-'-L,' i Your Health Dr. PaulDonohue sults are achieved by students whose parents are often not Abigail Van Buren mings. mmmmm used. Other kinds of condoms i can allow a virus to pass j certified teachers and who have Two who visited her were Miranda Theater entrepreneur SDenL on avpracrp .Ti.iah nar ---. . "' rvl cnim per year to educate them. and producer Valentina Fratti and her famous father, Mario The countv in whirh I livp ! A, . " ' Fratti, the author of Nine, bpencung q4,yr per student per year and cannot uoasi equivalent standardized test scores. Broadway's big musical hit of a I have been a home-school mnm for fivp VP a re few years back. When Hepburn i i . . . - was shown the newest issue of ana nave seen remarkab e resu rs m the hnmp. school community. A recent PYamnlp- A VOlin O man Hepburn Connecticut magazine, which boasts a story on all the film who achieved a perfect score on his SATs and was famous who through. ( ' The idea of abstinence until marriage, and no fooling around after, used to be called chastity and fidelity. In today's world, chastity and fidelity pot ; only enhance the chances for a solid and lasting ' marriage, they can mean a healthier and happier life ' together. D. A. in Margate , ! Dear Margate: Thank you for your words of ; j wisdom based on common sense and scientific ; I data. I hope my teenage readers will take your ' comments seriously. Now that AIDS is a possibili-i ' j ty, sexual promiscuity can be fatal. ! ; Dear Ann Landers: I read with interest 'the' j letter from "Disgusted in Chicago," who com-N plained about young children in opposite-sex 1 restrooms. ; ! i I am the mother of three boys, ages 3, 5 and 7. 1 have hailed from or moved to the eageny accepted into the Massachusetts Institute mm 'm m against Alzheimer's disease when it is given in the same doses used as replacement therapy for menopause. Recommendations for the dose of vitamin E are spread all over the board. The daily doses for Alzheimer's prevention range from 200 to 2,000 international units, far in excess of the recommended daily dose of 12 to 15 units. If you decide to jump on the vitamin E bandwagon, let your doctor know. Even in high doses, vitamin E's side effects are few. But play it safe by alerting your doctor to what you're doing. As for ibuprofen, no one is certain what dose to recommend or what the optimum time to start taking it is. In general, indications are that the dose used for arthritis would be appropriate. It must be taken daily for two years before its alleged protective effect takes hold. Again, don't take daily ibuprofen without telling your doctor. Ibuprofen can cause stomach bleeding. Furthermore, new information casts a shadow of Nutmeg State, she seemed amused. There was her ui iecnnoioev. Patricia A. Rernhauco- mcnmona, VA. Philadelphia Story face on the cover. "Who is that?" asked Kate. The answer came back, "A fine- Dear Patricia: In rerpnt mnnrhc T ... fuu- looking woman!" Kate laughed and added, "Ador nsnea letters trom home-schoo pd rhi drpn anH able, too! educators. Your letter is one of a tidal wavp nf : Someone inquired what people do with them articulate letters from narents risinc to dpfA selves between takes while making a movie. Kate home-schooling. Read on: thought a moment and answered, Pray! Dear Abbv: If pvprv tparhpr vnlH oivo tVm The New York Observer wrote some months quality education" the onp tparhpr in Cali back that this column had single-handedly "kept" claims to rive, there micht not hp a nppd w Katharine Hepburn alive m recent years. Non sense. Hepburn has kept herself alive and she's doubt about its ability to stave off Alzheimer's disease. still kicking, parents to teach their children at home. Home-schooling a child is about more than hoping the child receives a good education. It's about safety, instilling the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, and as a Christian, teaching biblical values. Dear Dr. Donnhiie: A relative rprrntlv HiVH ! EMMA THOMPSON was a prisoner of ambition recently. Not her own, but that of her chiropractor. from a heart attack. He was being treated for The Oscar winner, next seen in The Winter Guest, severe anxiety and high blood pressure. One reason we don't send nnr rhildrpn tr. There seem tn hp more and more artirlps was getting kinks worked out of her back when the good doctor sprung a script on the British star. She School is because of fhp rprirprl tparhpr in Flrv'o correlating mental stress with heart attacks. Have promised to consider it. You don t argue with a His values are not our values. He writes, "Parents should examine the teaching marprials .to mol actual studies Deen done to connrm this.' F.c. would-be screenwriter while he is straightening O ' atlUJW sure they are comDatible with thpir own hplipfc A: Without a rlonht. there is a stroncr link certainly believe my two older boys do not belong . in women's restrooms. However, I cannot bring myself to leave any of them outside while I go in to ; use the facilities. My boys are responsible -and; mature, and I trust them. It is strangers I have; ; second and third thoughts about. Should someone ; grab one of my children, I would never be able to forgive myself. . ! While I don't take my boys shopping often;1 sometimes, it is necessary. If nature calls, I take them into the handicapped stall with me and getouf as quickly as possible. I do not like doing this, and I i certainly don't want other women to be uncomfort-! able because of my sons' presence, but I don't; know what else to do. Any suggestions? Won-; dering in St. Louis Dear St. Louis: I have been inundated with letters from mothers who say under no cirdum stances would they leave a child under 12 yearslold . outside a public toilet while they relieve them- ; selves. "Forget the modesty, and take him in with ; you," they insisted. "The safety of your child is : much more important." your spine and cracking your back, between mental stress and heart attacks. Abby, we ARE familiar with the material. We know what our beliefs are, and we intend to pass them on to our children, who are well-behavpd. courtpnnc THE L0CKH0RNS bunny hoest and john reiner Studies demonstratiner the correlation are so numerous that von nrnhablv would have no trouble intelligent and interact well with others. finding a dozen even with a cursory search at your Parents who make thp puDiic library. - . ...wu.j -"VV CVJ teach their children at home can offer them an Stress causes an outnourine of adrenaline and education that will far suroass anv thev cortisone, two hormones that are helpful in stress of short duration but lethal in stress that lingers. The hormones make the heart beat faster. RlnnH receive in a public school. Home-schooling is not for everyone, but if vou're ronrprnpd with rh education your child is receiving, then it's something to consider. Melisa Shreve, Quinlan, Texas vessels serving the heart muscle constrict. Blood platelets become sticky and eventually form clots within heart arteries. 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