PRESS-TEIEGRAM (PM) LMÂ« Â·Â«Â», cÂ»m., TW . jÂ«i it. iw INDErtNOfNI (AM) 'Op*n heart' ' " .'New era' V ' . - - . in infant V , surgery r MARCO ISLAND, Fla. . (AP) -- Doctors are performing open-heart surgery on infants just a . few days old, cooling a baby's body to room temperature and halting the heartbeat up to an hour while delicate, life- s a v i n g r e p a i r s a r e made. The youngest patient so far was 36 hours old and weighed a mere five pounds when a Boston surgical team corrected a congenital heart defect in which blood in veins from the lungs drained i m p r o p e r l y i n t o the heart. Dr. Aldo Castaneda of B o s t o n ' s C h i l d r e n ' s Hospital told an American Heart Association science writers' forum Monday that the procedures probably will be available soon at centers specializing in o p e n heart surgery. "The technique has opened a new era in the e a r l y corrective treatment of congenital heart d i s e a s e in newborn infants," he s a i d . "The only potential limiting factor now is what happens to the brain on a long term basis because of the interruptions of blood circulation during the surgery." Sterilizing violations charged WASHINGTON (AP) Thirty-two of the nation's 42 largest leaehing hospi- t a l s t h a t p e r f o r m non- therapeutic sterilizations a r e v i o l a t i n g f e d e r a l protective rales, R a l p h Nader's Health Research Group charged Monday. An eight-page r e p o r t submitted to Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger of H e a l t h , Education and Welfare, said t h e violations include failure to observe a 72-hour waiting p e r i o d , i n a d e q u a t e informed consent and failure to a d v i s e patients orally and in writing that federal benefits cannot be withheld if they change their mind. R o b e r t E. McGarrah Jr.. a t t o r n e y f o r t h e Health Research Group, told Weinberger in a letter that HEW "must act at once" to w i t h h o l d M e d i c a i d f u n d s f r o m h o s p i t a l s ' p e r f o r m i n g sterilizations in violation of department regulations that took effect on April IS. 1974. A survey by the consumer group found that of the 32 hospitals allegedly in violation, 14 said they had never seen nor were they aware of the sterilization regulations. THE 32 hospitals are located in Delaware, Illin o i s . I n d i a n a . Ohio. L o u i s i a n a . M i c h i g a n , Minnesota. N o r t h Carolina. New York. Tennessee and Texas. Dr. Louis M. Hellman. H E W d e p u t y assistant secretary for population affairs, said he has "no reason to question" the general findings of the survey. HEW has not begun enforcement of the rules because its appeal of a celebrated sterilization court c a s e l a s t year is still pending, he s a i d . Dalkon Shield lUDs taken off U.S. market WASHINGTON (API The A. H. Robins Co. said Monday it is pulling off the market all Dalkon Shield intrauterine contraceptive devices (lUDs) of the type involved in 1-1 deaths and at least 219 ui imccit.n.1 u u u i - iiOuS. ' The Richmond, V a . , firm termed its action a "market withdrawal" and no! a reen!! because i! was undertaken voluntarily without Food and Drug Administration pressure. m A specials, a bundle of bargains all over the store. Closed Wed, till noon then we open the doors and WOW WOMEN'S BRAS 99 Special Buy All the sizes at the right price SAVE UP TO ON A SELECTED GROUP OF WOMEN'S JEANS SLACKS ORIG. 5.99-10.00 NOW 2.99 Limited quantities Women's sweater assortment. Orlg$8-S10 Nowatour low price. Choose from vest styles-to shrink styles. Women's quilted robes. Choose from an assortment of colorful robes at a hot price. 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LAKEWOOD Carson at Paramount Open Doily, 9:30 to 9:30; Sunday, 10 to 6 TORRANCE Sepulveda and Hawthorne Open pally, 9:30 to 9:30; Sunday, 10 to 6 LAKEWOOD Carson at Paramount Open Daily; 9:30 to 9:30; Sunday, 10 to 6 TORRANCE Scpulveda and Hawthorne Open Daily, 9:30 to 9i30; Sunday, 10 to 6 FHA rate cut to aid housing DALLAS, ; Tex. (AP)- Thc administration extended aid to the hard- pressed housing market Monday by cutting the m a x i m u m r a t e on g o v e r n m e n t - i n s u r e d home loans and earmarking $1.1 billion for programs to aid the poor, elderly and handicapped. In a n n o u n c i n g t h e moves to the annual convention of National Association of Home Build- e r s , J a m e s T. Lynn, secretary of Housing and U r b a n D e v e l o p m e n t , , said the actions reflect the President's commitment to a "decent home and a suitable l i v i n g environment for every American." The lowering of the ceiling on Federal Housing Administration and Veteran Administration loans brought the rate down to 8.5 per cent from 9 per cent. The effect is to provide home buyers with savings of about ?11 on the $238 monthly payment needed to pay off a $30,000 loan at the higher rate. The drop, prompted by steadily falling interest rates as a result of the recession, brought the ceiling to its lowest since last April. The record interest rates of last summer, combined w i t h a short-' age of funds for home l e n d e r s and inflated prices f o r b u i l d i n g materials, have brought the home construction industry to its lowest level in eight years. Fed cuts bank level of reserves WASHINGTON (AP) in a further move to increase the nation's money supply, the Federal Reserve Board announced Monday it is cutting the amount of money banks m u s t keep on hand to back up deposits. The board said the effect of the action would be to release about $1.1 billion in money previously held in reserve. The move .was the latest in a series of steps by the nation's central bank to make the flow of money e a s i e r w i t h i n t h e recession-troubled economy. T H E B O A R D h a s lowered two times within as many months the borrowing r a t e for banks within the system. The rate now stands at 7.25 per cent compared to the record 8 per cent rate in November. In November, the Fed l o w e r e d the reserve* re- Â· quirements to inject an additional $750 m i l l i o n into the system for holiday buying. / The agency said the latest action "is designed to p e r m i t further gradual improvement in b a n k liquidity and to facilitate moderate growth in the monetary aggregates." The Fed tightened up the amount of money in circulation last spring to cool off inflation. The economic slump has prompted the Fed to gradually ease up on the money tap in an effort to spur spending. THE LATEST action t a k e s on added signifi- c a n c e in the w a k e of P r e s i d e n t F o r d ' s announcement that his economic program calls for the federal budget to run deficits of at least $75 billion over the next year and a half. With so much new demand for borrowing, the effect could be to revive the climb in interest rates unless the central bank increases the amount of money available for borrowing. The Fed's a n n o u n c e - ment did not deal specifically with that point, hut it at l e a s t offered tvi. dence t h a t the central bank is remaining flexible on the economy's money needs.
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