Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on December 29, 1976 · Page 9
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Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 9

Reno, Nevada
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Wednesday, December 29, 1976
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Reno Evening Gazette Wednesday Dec. 29, 1976 ? Lawrence E Lamb, M.D. Desensitization useful only with allergic asthma DEAR DR. LAMB My wife has a bad case of asthma, and has had it all of her life. The doctor she went to thought she would outgrow it but she is 19 now and still has the wheezing and hardness of breathing that she always had. My problem is this: I am sending her to an allergy specialist who claims that he can cure her asthma with shots and treatments to build up her resistance to her anergics. Courts have ruled for panhandlers Airports blocked in curbing religious groups These shots, not counting the prescriptions, are really information or if you could SDendine mv monev fnr nnthino The funny catch is they told us that this treatment has to expensive. I need to find some tell me whether I am si be carried on for about four years to see results. She has been on this treatment for eight months and is in the same snape sne was wnen she started. I would appreciate any help you could give me. DEAR READER I understand your concern but this is not an unusual situation for an asthmatic. A large percentage of individuals with childhood asthma do outgrow the disease, but some do not. The cause of asthma may be an allergic type response from external allergins somewhat like nay fever is caused by ragweed, and these cases are called extrinsic asthma. If you know what the offending allergin is, complete avoidance of it is the most effective form of treatment. Unfortunately this may not be possible. Desensitization such as your wife is getting is commonly done, and it does require long term therapy for the best results. Unfortunately, no one can predict with certainty which patients will respond to the desensitization program. Since in some patients the response is dramatic it is worth trying, but you should keep in mind that even after the long trial it may not produce the hoped-for results. At age 19 your wife may still have considerable improvement in her condition. She should know, however, if her asthma is related to an allergic type response and if so to what allergins. If it is an allergic type asthma her doctor should know what she is allergic to particularly if the shots are to have any benefit. The whole principle of desensitization is to inject weak solutions of the allergic substance until the body undergoes chemical changes that enable it to tolerate the allergin without the asthmatic response. If there is no indication that your wife has allergic asthma then she probably has intrinsic asthma. In this case the desensitization program may not be very useful since an asthmatic has to accept a large part of the day to day management of his or her illness. I think she should know what her status really is. She should avoid exposure to any of the things she is allergic to. She should know what to do to treat acute attacks and what measures she can use to prevent attacks. Medicine is available for this purpose and is even used by highly skilled athletes before competition. Rickles signed LAS VEGAS ( AP) - The "Merchant of Venom," comedian Don Rickles, has signed a new two-year exclusive contract with the Hotel Sahara on the Las Vegas Strip. The new pact calls for Rickles to do a minimum of eight weeks per year at the Sahara, and he'll earn over $2 million for the work, officials reported Tuesday. A In signing with the Sahara, Rickles returns to the spot where he launched his Las Vegas career in 1959. By WAYNE KING The New York Times ATLANTA - Aggressive religious panhandlers, most notably members of the Hare Krishna sect, are stirring anger at airports and other transportation centers across the country and in the process creating a major constitutional question on the extent to which they can inflict themselves on others in the exercise of religious freedom. At least 20 of the nation's largest airports have tried to bar or restrict solicitations, but in most cases their attempts have been prohibited by the courts on constitutional grounds. New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International and New Jersey's Newark Airport reported problems of varying degrees with solicitors. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airports, said thai it was reluctant to attempt to act against solicitors because of a court decision it lost in 1968 over a war protest issue and a fear of losing further gorund on any similar court test now. In San Francisco, a court of appeals is considering a lower court ruling limiting the number of solicitors who can work at the terminal at one time and restricting the area where they can solicit. Also under appeal is an order at Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta, the nation s second busiest, requiring solicitors to set up booths and not roam about the airport. After having its restrictions on distribution of literature and soliciting struck down by the courts, Washington National Airport put up 20 prominent red, white and blue signs telling passengers: "Religious groups, in an exercise of their First Amendment rights, are distributing flowers and literature and soliciting donations. Their activities are not endorsed by the airport." Similar signs are posted at O'Hare in Chicago, which has a court case pending, and some airports make periodic announcements dissociating themselves from the solicitations. "Unfortunately, they're here," said Timothy Pierce, manager of LaGuardia, speaking of the Hare Krishnas. "Under the First Amendment rights, they're allowed to describe their religion and seek donations," he said. "But they're a pretty aggressive bunch and we do get complaints." Pierce said there was an "unofficial agreement" with the Krishnas that keeps them 10 feet from the ticket counter stops "disrupting the flow of traffic" and is supposed to restrict solicitation to the main terminal area, although that is often ignored. Most airport authorities feel their hands are tied because the solicitors have legal status as members of a tax-exempt religious group entitled to all constitutional freedoms. Complaints are mounting from harried passengers almost everywhere, a few of whom have taken swings at the more aggressive solicitors, usually members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly referred to as the Hare Krishnas. 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Sierra with coupon you receive A 20 discount on any purchese 1 NOTICE Key Airlines officials in Salt Lake City have filed application with the Nevada Public Service Commission for cancellation of their Elko-Reno certificate. This would mean discontinuing air service between Salt Lake City, Elko, and Reno on a scheduled basis. A spokesman for Key stated that it is no longer possible to operate the route at a financial loss. Key airlines has been servicing the route since June of 1974 utilizing 8 passenger twin engine aircraft. Key Airlines plans to discontinue flights in mid January, with the final departure on January 14th. This action is subject to the approval of the Public Service Commission. NOTICE COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETINGS Board of Equalization will meet on January 5, 13, 19 and 24, 1977 at 9:00 a.m., in the Auditorium of the County Administration Building, 1205 Mill Street, Reno, Nevada for the purpose of equalizing assessments. 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