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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 34

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GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS SUNDAY, JULY 4, 1999 'Ihi:'I)Aii.v\i-:\\s en McCutcheon-Cardenas Becky and Greg Tow of St. Cloud, Florida, and Jerry McCutcheon of Newcastle, Indiana, proudly announce the •engagement of their daughter, Julie Ann McCutcheon of Mount Summit, Indiana, to Hugo Cardenas, Jr., of Nashville, Tennessee, the son of John and Sine Marschall of Bayou Vista, Texas. Hugo is the son of the late Hugo Cardenas, Sr. and the grandson of the late Raul R. Cardenas, Sr. and Clementina Cardenas of Galveston, Texas and Annabelle and the late Thomas Adair Garland of Dickinson, Texas. The bride attended Blue River Valley High School in Mount Summit, Indiana, and is an honor graduate of International Business College. The groom graduated from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, and attended College of the Mainland and Middle Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. An October 2 wedding is planned in Nashville at The Hermitage-Andrew Jackson's Plantation. Carroll-Keenan i Don and Lupe Carroll of j Santa Fe, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Renee' Carroll to Marcus Wayne Keenan of Santa Fe, | Texas, son of Richard and ' Cindy Keenan of Santa Fe, | Texas. The bride is the granddaughter of Ismael and Mer- j cedes Ponce of Santa Fe, Texas, j The groom is the grandson of j Mitchell and Janet Madden of j Santa Fe, Texas, Robert Hudgins of Irving, Texas, Esther Keenan of Santa Fe, Texas. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Santa Fe High School and plans to attend Alvin Community College in the fall. The bride is employed at Sonic Drive Inn in Dickinson. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Santa Fe High School and is employed as a driller at Keenan Water Well and Septic Systems. The wedding will be held on Saturday, September 18,1999 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Hitchcock, Texas. IF YOU HAVE CANCER, WE CAN ffNOLYOU CAN MOft-AGMtHS O WM Anwncm Cweo 1 Society JIJ.S Children, parents should practice safety near dogs Americans should consume more calcium S noopy, Sam and Fido. Most children are attracted to and amused by dogs. The furry critters provide companionship and pleasure. They also teach children the values of gentleness, responsibility and respect. Many youngsters approach dogs willingly, even when the animal is unfamiliar. Unfortunately, such encounters don't always go well. Nearly 600,000 kids suffer dog bites each year. Films and books often give animals endearing human qualities. For example, the book, "Good Boy Carl," tells a story about a male rottweiler left in charge of a human infant. The consequences of encouraging children to believe that animals are "people" can be unfortunate, however. About 20 youngsters die from canine attacks every year. Teaching kids to be cautious around dogs is important. Hounds often are treated as members of the family, but parents need to tell their kids that dogs are a separate species, with their own ways of behaving and communicating. Children sometimes disregard the warning signs dogs exhibit by their posture, staring or barking, and approach a frightened or aggressive dog. Parents must teach youngsters that all animals can be dangerous. Here are some additional safety tips that parents may want to pass to their kids. • Never approach a dog that is chained, tied up, in a pen or behind a fence. • Don't come close to a barking dog, even if it is wagging its tail. • Never take a toy or food from a pooch. • Never disturb a sleeping dog. • Never discipline a dog by hitting it. * SALLY ROBINSON & KEITH BLY • Never try to help an injured dog. Children should be closely monitored when interacting with any dog and should never be left alone with a dog. When deciding what canine breed is right for the family, it's a lot easier to pick a suitable pet than to try to make a pet suitable for children. Many books and articles on dogs include protocols that can help parents pick an animal that isn't aggressive. A friendly and apparently submissive puppy will not necessarily grow up to be a nonaggressive, mature dog. In general, male dogs are more aggressive than females. The best thing to do is ask a veterinarian for advice about what breed to buy. Keep in mind that pet owners are best served when they choose a dog with a good temperament. In return, the pet will provide a lifetime of love, play and loyal companionship. ©Sally Robinson is a clinical professor of pediatrics at UTMB Children's Hospital, and Keith Bly is an assistant professor of pediatrics In the UTMB Children's Emergency Room. This column is not intended to replace the advice of a physician. For more information, contact your pediatrician or Robinson and Bly at utmbklds@aoi.com. The Associated Press WASHINGTON - You bypass the grocery dairy aisle, shun broccoli and greens, skip the calcium-fortified orange juice. Wonder if your bones are weak? Americans are facing what experts say is a dire shortage of calcium in their diets. It starts in childhood, when kids quickly learn to guzzle colas or sugar- filled "fruit drinks" instead of milk — one aghast nutritionist even spotted baby bottles sporting soft-drink logos. Calcium's claim to fame is building strong bones and teeth. But this versatile mineral also may play other important roles, such as lowering blood pressure or preventing colon cancer. Yet three out of four Americans are thought to eat too little calcium. "It doesn't matter who you are — we are not ingesting enough calcium from childhood up," said University of Colorado nutrition professor Susan Johnson. "The United States needs a national, comprehensive plan to improve the calcium nutrition of our people," Robert Heaney of Creighton University told fellow calcium specialists at a meeting to discuss how to do that. The government is launching two new campaigns to boost calcium consumption by children and teen-agers — the ages bone builds fastest — but key to increasing calcium consumption is understanding why it's important and what foods have it. When you don't eat enough . calcium, the body leaches the mineral from your bones, weakening them over time. Ten million Americans, mostly women, already have osteoporosis, where their bones are so brittle they snap. But research suggests calcium's benefit may extend far beyond bones, Heaney said. Calcium-poor diets seem to increase risk of high blood pressure. Increasing dietary calcium in patients prone to colon cancer significantly cut their risk of tumors. Calcium even seemed to cut in half symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. How much calcium do you need? The Institute of Medicine set 1,000 milligrams a day as an adequate level for most adults. Teen-agers need more, 1,300 milligrams, because their bones are growing so fast. Need varies for other ages — 500 milligrams a day for toddlers; 800 milligrams for 4- to 8- year-olds; and 1,200 milligrams for people over age 50. Overall, dairy products like yogurt, milk and cheddar cheese pack the most calcium. For most children, a few glasses of milk a day would meet the need. Your child only likes chocolate milk? No problem. Chocolate, skim, low-fat or regular, the calcium's the same, about 300 milligrams. But there are many other choices. Calcium-fortified orange juice packs as much calcium per glass as milk. Other sources may not have as much calcium as dairy, but can add up: Dark leafy vegetables, broccoli, soybeans and canned salmon. for voting us the 1999 BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL We appreciate all your support! 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