The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 23, 1981 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, November 23, 1981
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Paws ft The Salina Journal — Monday. November 23,1961 Living Today The Salina Journal a Idles turn to transplants Each year, in efforts to cover up bald spots, Americans buy more than five million hairpieces, authorities estimate. Another one million men shun such camouflage and instead choose to seek out a doctor and try to permanently recover the real thing. The cosmetic surgery, at one time considered only for the ultra-vain, is now commonplace. Hair replacement is based on a discovery made somewhat accidentally in the. 1950s by a New York physician, Dr. Norman Orentreich. He was searching to see if the cause of male pattern baldness, the most common form of hair loss, originates in the scalp's circulatory system. Experimenting, he removed some hair follicles (plugs) from existing hair nt the back of a patient's head and implanted them into the bald area on top. The relocated hair took root and i;rew, and a surprised Orentreich realized the cause of hair loss is not in the .•ictilp but in the hair follicle itself. He developed the principle of "donor dominance." It meana that hair follicles surgically moved from one location to another on o person grow in the same manner as they did in the original site. "What Orentreich found is that every hair follicle has programmed in it when it will die," Dr. Mark Krugman, a.vSanta Ana, Calif., plastic surgeon, said. "That basic principle is what gives you patterns of baldness." Krugman is a clinical assistant pro- fe;aor of plastic surgery at the University of California, Irvine, and performs haic transplants on an average of one a week in his office. ' For male pattern baldness, the programming in the hair follicles is determined by heredity. And in recent years, scientists have discovered the hereditary pattern of hair loss works in combination with the male sex hormone testosterone. Gerald Weinstein, chair and profes- sor of dermatology at UCI's College of Medicine, said as researchers understand it now, testosterone seems to "turn off" hair growth at a certain point in a person's biological development. "To wit, some of the research done in recent years is to understand how the male hormone affects hair growth," Weinstein said. "There is a biochemical reaction taking place that we don't yet understand." As many women as men also suffer hair loos, but they lose the follicles in a diffuse, thinning manner rather than in the distinct patterns common to males, Weinstein said. Most of the kinks in hair transplantation have now been worked out. But in the early years after Orentreich first published his findings and surgical technique, many hair transplants done by doctors across the country were unsuccessful or botched. Kingman believes that a most important aspect of doing a transplant is to warn a patient of the limitations of the procedure. Although transplanted hair done properly can be relatively full and natural-looking, it will not look exactly like the hair that was lost, according to Krugman. Hair replacement is also an ongoing process that needs to be repeated peri- odically as normal hair loss occurs. "There are a lot of dissatisfied patients wandering around who have had hair transplants," he said. "The vast majority of them, in my opinion, have not been counseled properly." Hair transplants make up only a small part of Krugman's practice, and the physician accepts only about three of every 10 requests for the cosmetic surgery. "Patient selection in hair transplants is everything," he said. "If you select the wrong patient, it doesn't matter how good you are technically, it won't work." The ideal patient as Krugman describes him is a man who baa dark, kinky hair (because it makes good cover) with hair lost limited to the crown area. The patient also is around 30 to 40 years old, has a stable hair loss pattern and is stable psychologically and in good physical condition. Very fine blond hair does not bode well for successful hair transplantation because it makes very poor cover for the bald area, Krugman said. The transplant operation itself is fairly simple. Krugman estimates he does 50 to 80 plugs per procedure which takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes. The operation is done in his office with the patient undergoing a local anesthetic. The patient is sent home with his head wrapped in a bandage and comes back the next day to have the wrapper removed. A nurse washes and grooms the patient's hair at this point and he is told he may wear a hairpiece for the next several weeks of the healing process. New growth from the transplanted plugs begins approximately three months after the operation. Hair replacement is costly. The average fee is $15 to $20 per plug and seldom covered by insurance. s slim in decency capital Ann: I was intrigued by all those women who wanted to tip off their single-and-looking sisters as to where the men are. •The lady from Utah who wrote is living in the past, my dear. There used to be 11 men for every woman in this state, but thanks to the blabbing of thousands of females who couldn't keep a good thing to themselves, Utah now has 17 women for every man. I urn 30 years of age and have been combing Salt Lake City and surrounding territory for Mr. Wonderful. Even the top men in the church say I would make an ideal wife. (I'm attractive, too.) So far, nothing in sight. But I'm riot giving up. Please tell the hopefuls that the pickin's are mighty lean in "the Decency Capital of the World" and if they come here they will be sadly disappointed. — Nothing Cooking in Utah Dear Cook: Maybe you should disregard Horace Greeley's advice and go East. Read on. j5r fr * Dear Ann: I take exception to the maligning of Lawrence. Three of my sisters also married men they met in Lawrence. Recently two friends of mine fell in love in Lawrence, and it looks as if they are altar-bound. Next week I am returning to Lawrence to attend the wedding of my cousin who met her fiance there. Maybe it's the water. — I Love Lawrence Dear Love: If you can prove it, someone could make a fortune by bottling the stuff and selling it all over the world. Thanks for the bulletin. aim landers Dear Ann: Two weeks ago my husband and I went on a second honeymoon on the occasion of our anniversary. We were gone Just over the weekend and left our 11-year-old daughter, Lisa, in my sister's care. Sue is divorced and has a seven-year-old son. Sue and Lisa were looking through some albums when they came across pictures of little Jody without his clothes. My sister seemed surprised that this was the first time Lisa had seen a naked boy. That night, when Sue was getting Jody ready for bed, she called Lisa into his room where she had him stretched out on the bed without a stitch on. She told Lisa she was old enough now to look at Jody before he got into his pajamas. Even though Lisa said she'd rather not, my sister insisted that Lisa examine her son and touch him. Lisa was embarrassed to tears. In fact, she cried when she told me about the incident. I phoned my sister and gave her the devil. She had the nerve to say I have some ridiculous hangups when it comes to sex. I slammed the receiver down and refused to talk to her since. I think SHE is the one who is hung up. Please express your opinion and settle this disagreement. — Mad in Charlottesville Dear Charlotte: Your sister should not have taken it upon herself to enroll your child in a sex-education course. Very young children should be introduced to the anatomical differences between boys and girls in a casual, relaxed manner. Although your sister meant well, she made too big a deal out of the "difference" and you were right to give her the devil. "Sexual freedom" presents a difficult decision for teenagers and their parents. Ann Landers offers down-to- earth advice in her new booklet, "High School Sex and How to Deal With It A Guide for Teens and Their Parents." For each booklet, send 50 cents plus a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope to Ann Landers, P. 0. Box 11995, Chicago, 111., 60611. Tips for brides Attention, brides-to-be! A few tips will help the Living Today Department of The Journal handle your wedding reports more efficiently. Type or print information as errors are prevalent when handwriting is difficult to read. Whenever possible, use regular Journal wedding form rather than writing story yourself. Use rank for all servicemen in wedding party. If picture is to follow, indicate on form. Wedding reports and 1 pictures will not be accepted later than two weeks after the ceremony. According to Labor Department Most moms also wage earners WASHINGTON (UP1) - More than half the children in the United States under the age of 18 have mothers who work away from home as part of the civilian labor force, the Labor Department reported. The department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said the 31.8 million children make up 54 percent of the nation's 59.1 million children. The figures are based on data for March 1981, obtained by the Census Bureau for the bureau. In 1980, 52.8 percent of American children had working mothers while in 1970, only 38.9 percent were in that category. "This number has risen steadily throughout the past decade, even though the size of the children's populations has declined substantially," the bureau said. Among other major findings, the bureau said: • The number of families in which both husband and wife are wage earners remained at 25.6 million between 1980 and 1981. The bureau said it is possible the number did not increase because Jobs are harder to find. • One of every six families, or a total of 9.4 million, is maintained by a woman who is either divorced, sepa- rated, widowed or never married. • The number of married woman with husbands present who were in the labor force grew by about 560,000 over the year. . The most dramatic rise occurred among mothers oi children under the age of 6. By March 1981, a record 8.2 million - 44.9 percent - of all preschoolers had mothers in the labor force. That is up from 7.7 million 43 percent — in 1980. "This coincides with the upsurge during the last few years in the number of births among women in their late 20s and early 30s," the bureau Wid. The bureau said about 18.4 million, or 58.1 percent, of all mothers with children under 18 were in the labor force in March - 632,000 more than a year earlier. It said mothers of preschool children accounted for the majority of the increase. "Regardless of the age of the youngest child, divorced mothers remained far more likely to be working or looking for work than married, widowed, separated, or never-married mothers," the bureau said. Turkeys tender without self-basting Dear Heloise - Today, let's talk turkey! Since the big day is Just around the corner, you probably will soon be heading for the supermarket to purchase that big bird. You may have some preconceived notions that a turkey is a turkey, but, as that popular phrase suggests, they "have come a long way," especially since Grandma's day. So, here are a few tipo to consider before making your selection. Grades are important. Most turkeys in the stores are Grade A, but that doesn't mean other grades are not as edible should you find them oh sale. The USDA gives a Grade A rating to a turkey based on appearance, such as the absence of bruises and fat under the skin, the shape of the breast, and the proportion of meat to bone. But, as good as these ratings are, they won't tell you if the turkey is tender or juicy. Sometimes a Grade B bird is Just as Juicy and tender. The only thing wrong with it may be a broken wing, etc. If this defect makes no difference to you, it could be a much better buy. If you are in doubt as to whether or not to buy a self-basting turkey, consider this: You are paying the same price per pound for the basting ingredients injected under the skin during processing as you are for the meat itself. Not only that but saturated fats also are sometimes used, so, if you are trying to watch your fat consumption or mind your diet by eating low-fat turkey meat, you are more or less defeating your purpose. What you should look for is a turkey which is not self-basting as its calorie content will be lower. Most turkeys these days are raised heloise II hints from heloise more scientifically and mature faster, hence are more tender, even without "self-basting." Cook your turkey according to the directions on the wrapping — don't overcook! In other words, don't use Grandma's cookbook when it comes to preparing the turkey. Her dressing? Yes! Hers was hard to beat! And, speaking of dressing, we have had so many requests for the cornbread dressing which was printed in the column last Thanksgiving that we are going to print it again tomorrow for those folks who missed it the first time around or have misplaced their copy. So, watch for it and have your scissors handy. — Hugs, Heloise Dear Heloise - As soon as my two sons shpwed the least curiosity to help Mommy, I let them. Now, as older teenagers, doing any household chore from cooking to cleaning seems natural. (They also know how to do outside chores, I might add.) My reward? Two appreciative future Club Calendar daughters-in-law who will someday marry these knowledgeable, willing househusbands. I abhor martyrdom! — Donna Jones Dear Helolse - If you have arthritis, insert your pen or pencil into the hollow part of a foam rubber hair roller and you'll make writing very much easier. — Mrs. Carl May Dear Heloise -1 use a decorative coffee can to store long-handled spoons, spatulas, ladles, etc. These items are then more visible and much easier to get to than when Jumbled up in a drawer. Dear Heloise - Several pink placemats were given to me as a gift but I had no use for this color. So, I thought of covering them with adhesive-backed plastic, trimmed to fit. Made very attractive mats which match my existing color scheme. They're easy to care for too. — Mrs. Earl Thomas * * * Dear Heloise: Don't throw away the. plastic lid from a small oleo tub. It will fit perfectly on that partially used can of motor oil out in the garage. Keeps dust and dirt away. — Reader New Baby A daughter, Kimberly Michelle, was born Nov. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Marty Cassel, San Diego, Calif. Her father is a former Salinan. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cassel, Salina,. and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Carter, El Cajon, Calif. Great-grandmother is Daisy Sheppard, El Cajon. , Forty-five persons attended the 35th anniversary open house for the Salina Jaycee Jaynea. Among them were Verneda Nesmith, Salina, 1946 charter president, and 13 other past presidents as well as Jayceettes from Newton, Garden City, Ashland and Cimarron. Everyone received a "Salina Jaycee Jaynes 35 Years of Service to Humanity" book - the history of the local organization. Any past member wanting a book should contact Brenda Smith, Box 84, Salina, Kan. 67401, or call 8250286. In another meeting, the Jaynes recognized Edith Herpich as "Outstanding Jayne of the Month" for October. She has served as Jaynes editor and project chairman. Also receiving certificates of appreciation were Susan Madden and Connie Adams. TUESDAY Salina Lodge No. 721, Loyal Order of Moose, men's regular meeting, Moose Lodge. Elks Ladies Duplicate Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Elks Country Club. TOPS Kan., 76, 9 a.m. weigh-in; 9:30 a.m. meeting, All-Star Lanes, new members welcome; 49, 9 a.m. weigh- in; 9:30 a.m. meeting, VFW, 359, 9 a.m. meeting, United Methodist , Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush, and 724, 6:30 p.m. meeting, William Bryan, 300 Maple. Al-Anon, 1 p.m. meeting, Bel Air Southern Baptist Church, 1100 W. Cloud (basement). Al-Anon Dumping Session, 8 p.m. meeting, 601 W. Crawford. Grateful for Al-Anon Family Group, 7:30 p.m. meeting, 643 Briarcliff Road. New Vista Chapter of Families Anonymous, support group for parents of chemically dependent children, 7 p.m. newcomers' step meeting; 7:30 p.m. regular meeting, Friendship Center, 746 Commanche. WEDNESDAY Displaced Homemakers Support Group, 10 a.m. meeting, 4-H Building, 710 Woodside, McPheraon. Magdala Temple No. 137, Daughters of the Nile, 7 p.m. regular session, Masonic Temple. Bring toys for children's hospital. A daughter, Abbi Kay, was born Oct; 23 to Sam and Tanna Skelton, 1110 Acorn Circle. Grandparents are Dallas and Penny Ayers, Salina Rt. 1, and, Frank and Verna Skelton, 1121 Indian- Rock Lane. Great-grandparents are;; Mrs. Walter Ayers, Salina; Estella Conn, Tacoma, Wash.; Earl Conn, Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Pancake,-' Enterprise, and Mrs. J.T. Skelton, Bixby, Okla. Have You Been Shopping „, VERNEDA'S Lately? 114.ASe.7Hi 127-0131 Plan A Home TUPPERWARE PARTY For the Holidays! C«11823453& CARIBBEAN CRUISE Jr&L Downtown Sale! LARGE GROUP OF |- SHIRTS fi. Price Buy Now For Christmas 113 S. Santa Fe-Downtown Salina «*. T'TT'EVI Last Three Days of ANNIVERSARY SALE Monday ~ Tuesday — Wednesday Further Reductions on Ladies' & Junior Fashions & Accessories . Entire Stock not Included All soles final, no refunds or exchanges of sale merchandise Hours: Mon.-Pri. 10-9, Sat. 10-6 M AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA ft From Wichita Jan 22-30 Reservation Deadline Nov. 24,1981 HAWAII TOUR Febraury 22-March 3 From Wichita 3 Islands Oahu, Kauai, Maul Tray lor Travel Service 126 N. Santa Fe Salina 913-825-0537

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