Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 9, 1961 · Page 134
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 134

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.. .you've made iced tea _ and oh, what a Beautiful Flavor! New Instant Tender Leaf is made a new Fresh-Leaf way! Now you can enjoy richer, brighter, livelier iced tea--instantly, by the glass or pitcherfui. New Instant Tender Leaf is 100'. f pure tea, made right from the juices of aromatic young tea leaves. No fillers to dilute the flavor. No messy tea bags to get rid of. Just add cold tap water and plenty of ice. You can load it with ice because it's loaded with flavor. INSTANT tea SMALL STROKES Can they be prevented? What are the symptoms? Who are the victims? by ROBERT P. GOLDMAN A CLEVELAND DENTIST in his 50s was about to sit down to dinner recently. Suildently, lie Fell dizzy. He could not speak and he could not pick up things with his right hand. Then, just as suddenly, the symptoms disappeared. Although he felt absolutely normal five minutes after the ordeal, he was alarmed. He visited his doctor and was given a battery of tests, but they failed to show any cause for the momentary experience. However, a specialist was called in. He decided on the basis of the symptoms and other considerations that the patient had suffered n "small stroke." The patient was told he must lake a pill each day for the rest of his life to try to prevent a recurrence, or the possibility of a "big stroke." This case history points up one of the most exciting developments in preventive medicine today. A growing number of doctors feel that recurrent small strokes can he prevented in some cases if symptoms are recognized early enough and treatment initiated. Benefits of Treatment The importance of such prevention is clear when you realize that an estimated 1,800,000 Americans now living have suffered one or more strokes and that an estimated 175,000 die of stroke annually. Follow-up studies on small stroke patients are comparatively new. Increasingly, though, doctors agree on two benefits of early treatment of small strokes: 1 Additional strokes may be prevented in 20 to 50 per cent of the cases; 2 The death rate from this disorder may he decreased up to 50 per cent. What is a small stroke? A stroke occurs when blood .supply to part of the brain is cut off. As a result, nerve cells in a particular brain area cannot function. When that happens, your ability to speak, think, move can be impaired. · A small stroke simply produces smaller symptoms and for a shorter period than a full-blown stroke, in which the individual may lose bodily function permanently or die. The small stroke represents a minor shutdown of circulation for a brief period. Often it is caused by a blood clot that results from narrowing of the arteries leading to the brain. The symptoms (see box, right) include memory loss (even for five or 10 minutes), slurred speech and inability lo concentrate. Such symptoms in smalt strokes are likely to hit and nm, and the victim may even feel he has simply imagined the difficulties. However, as time passes, they may Parade* July?, 1961

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