The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 25, 1996 · Page 4
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 4

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, January 25, 1996
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A4 THURSDAY. JANUARY 25. 1996 HEALTH THE SALINA JOURNAL' T FIGHTING WRINKLES Anti-wrinkle drug prevent damage rom sun By MALCOLM RITTER Tlie Associated Press NEW YORK — A drug used to smooth out wrinkles caused by years of exposure to the sun might be able to prevent such damage in the first place, a study suggests. Tretinoin, when applied before a dose of ultraviolet light, sharply reduced the production of enzymes in the skin that might promote wrinkling. Tretinoin (pronounced "treh- tin-OH-in") is a form of retinoic acid and a relative of vitamin A. It is the active ingredient in Renova, a prescription cream recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating fine facial wrinkles and .other signs of chronic sun exposure. The new work is reported in today's issue of the journal Nature by Gary J. Fisher, Dr. John J. Voorhees and colleagues at the University of Michigan Medical T BYPASS SURGERY One surprise in the new study is that just two or three minutes of sunshine on unprotected skin can turn on production of enzymes that lead to wrinkles. School in Ann Arbor. The researchers declined to discuss the work, saying Renova had not been approved for prevention of wrinkles or other sun damage. Tretinoin is also the active ingredient in Retin-A, a prescription acne drug many dermatologists use to treat wrinkles. Retin-A and Renova are marketed by Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp. . Dr. John Epstein, clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco, noted that it hasn't been shown whether tretinoih or a second drug used in the study actually prevent wrinkling. Scientists studied the effect of ultraviolet B light, UVB, the part of sunshine effective in causing wrinkling, on'volunteers' buttocks. Sun-induced wrinkling is thought to result from damage to the skin's collagen and elastin, which provide strength and elasticity. These substances can be damaged by enzymes created by skin cells. The new work showed that small doses of UVB stimulate production of the damaging enzymes. One surprise is that a UVB dose equal to only two or three minutes of summer sunshine on unprotected skin can turn on production of the enzymes. Arteries work better in bypass Using veins to repair heart doesn't last as long, hikes death rate By DANIEL Q. HANEY The Associated Press BOSTON — Coronary bypass patients live longer if surgeons use an artery instead of a vein to repair the heart, a Study found. Bypass is one of the nation's most common surgical procedures, performed on more than 300,000 people annually. Many surgeons have already switched to V HEART DISEASE using arteries, and the new research concludes they should use this approach on virtually everyone who needs the operation. "If you ask most surgeons, they would say the artery is the blood vessel of choice, Jbut it takes longer and is technically more demanding," said Dr. Airlie Cameron of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. Cameron's study, published in today's New England Journal of Medicine, found that the death rate is about one-quarter lower after 15 years when patients get arteries rather than veins. During bypass surgery, surgeons use small pieces of blood vessel to reroute blood around clogged arteries that feed the heart. In time, the detours may also grow dangerously narrow with cholesterol deposits. Surgeons use either the thoracic artery, taken from the chest, or the saphenous vein, from the leg. They have long recognized that the artery is better, because it is less likely to become clogged. Still, many doctors use vein grafts. The new study shows that artery grafts improve the chances of survival. For first time in 13 years, heart disease deaths rise MAURE Wf IGE1 Auto - Home Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron By The Associated Press DALLAS — The number of U.S. deaths from heart and blood vessel-related diseases rose in 1993 after falling steadily since 1980, according to new figures from the American Heart Association. The association expressed concern Wednesday that the increase may represent a rise in the death rate from cardiovascular diseases. The rate will be calculated later. "Rates are stabilizing at best or actually going back up," said cardiologist Thomas Pearson, New York. "It starts this huge shotgun blast of questions" about possible reasons for the reversal, from public nonchalance about risk factors to cardiologists' treatment of heart attacks, Pearson said. In 1980, more than 999,000 Americans died from cardiovascular diseases. The figure bottomed out in 1992 at 923,000 and rose to 954,000 in 1993, the last year for which figures .are available, the heart association said. The report suggests two factors are to blame: the general aging of the population and increased survival rates among heart attack sufferers, who are then more susceptible to death from other heart ailments. Embroidery Works Custom Computerized ooe .»-Embroidery & Monograms OcO'4Ut)5 252 B. S. Santa Fe Mon.-Fri. 9 am-5 pm 1-800-282-40KK WORLD WIDE WINDOWS, INC. Free Estimates Before you buy ANY replacement window, compare our quality, price & experience. 826-17O1 1-8OO-783-1711 736 N. 9th, Salina Survival in Salina is a four-part series with an insightful view of what it takes to survive in Salina from a historical perspective. The editions will provide a historical look at Salina businesses, institutions and people. It is a great place \o tell the people of Salina and north-central Kansas the story of your business and how it has survived. Pnrtl Publishes: Sunday, February 18 Deadline: Wednesday, January 31 Part 2 Publishes: Sunday, February 25 Deadline: Wednesday, February 7 Deadline: Wednesday, February 14 Deadline: Wednesday, February 21 Publishes: Sunday, March 3 Part 4 Publishes: Sunday, March 10 Bonus: Advertisements repeating after the original run date will be billed at 1/2 price. The minimum size for advertising is 12 column inches at $12.84 per column inch. Color will be available at 1/4 off the regular price. Contact your Salina Journal Marketing Consultant at 823-6363 or 1-800-827-6363 Salina Journal Special Advance Striking... 1996 GOLDEN EAGLE HALF-POUND PROOF me Washington Mint Announces the Historic Union of the World's Most Coveted Precious Metals in a Giant Half-Pound Proof—Advance Strike Price $149 TODAY, The Washington Mint announces the limited advance minting of an extraordinary piece of precious bullion—the 1996 Giant Half-Pound Golden Eagle. Each colossal Golden Eagle is individually proof struck from pure silver bullion, then richly layered with precious 24 karat gold. Each one weighs an astounding EIGHT OUNCES and has a giant 3-1/2 inch diameter that dwarfs every United States coin ever minted. And NOW, during a limited advance strike period, the first 1996 Half-Pound Golden Eagles are available at a special discount price—only $149! » The 1996 Half-Pound Golden Eagle is a stunning magnification of the world-renowned United States Double Eagle, the most beautiful and admired coin in our nation's history. This giant EIGHT OUNCE proof combines pure silver and 24 karat gold to capture the original design in unprecedented dimension and extraordinary fashion. UNPRECEDENTED WEIGHT The 1996 Half-Pound Golden Eagle is a landmark in proof minting. The specifications for this colossal medallic proof are unparalleled. EACH ONE: • Weighs OVER One-Half Pound • Is Individually Struck from PURE Silver • Is Layered with Precious 24 Karat Gold • Is a Full 3-1/2 inches in Diameter • Contains 248.82 Grams (3,840 grains) of Pure Silver • Is Individually Registered and Numbered And the mintage limit for the 1996 Giant Half-Pound Golden Eagle has been set at a mere 25,000 proofs! ADVANCE STRIKE DISCOUNT The price for the Half-Pound Golden Eagle will be set at $175 per Proof HOWEVER, IF YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW, YOU CAN ACQUIRE THE 1996 GIANT HALF-POUND GOLDEN EAGLE AT THE SPECIAL ADVANCE STRIKE DISCOUNT PRICE—ONLY $149. SPECIAL NOTE- REGISTRATION NUMBERS WILL BE ASSIGNED ACCORDING TO THE TIME AND DATE OF YOUR ORDER. EARLIEST ORDERS WILL RECEIVE THE LOWEST REGISTRATION NUMBERS. ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS Substantial extra discounts are available for serious collectors who wish to acquire more than one of these exquisite giant proofs. You can order THREE Half-Pound Golden Eagles for $399 FIVE Half-Pound Golden Eagles for $645 TEN Half-Pound Golden Eagles for $ 1,195 There is a limit of ten Giant Half-Pound Golden Eagles per order, and all orders are subject to acceptance by The Washington Mint, LLC.™ Total charges for shipping handling and insurance are $9.50 per order. OVERSUBSCRIPTION IS A CERTAINTY The Washington Mint will strike only 25,000 1996 Giant Half-Pound Golden Eagles so oversubscription is a virtual certainty. ' Patterns of mail delivery vary widely and erratically across the nation. Collectors in numerous locales are unfairly disadvantaged by a mail registration system NO mail orders will be accepted. TELEPHONE ORDERS ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A STRICT FIRST- COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS ACCORDING TO THE TIME AND DATE OF THE ORDER. CUSTOMERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO SECURE THEIR RESERVATIONS IMMEDIATELY BY CALLING- TOLL-FREE 1-800-926-MDnV nm (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) A major credit card is necessary to secure your reservation, and The Washington Mint fully guarantees satisfaction with a money-back policy for a full 60 days. The Washington Mint, LLC™ Since 1981, The Washington Mint has procured rare coins, secured bullion and struck medallions for the American numismatic public as an independent private mint, not affiliated with the United States Government. This independence provides the cornerstone for our commitment to excellence in both product and service, and most importantly, it guarantees to our customers essential rights and complete satisfaction. © 1996 The Washington Mint. LLC™

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