Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 12, 1974 · Page 158
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 158

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 12, 1974
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Here is a patient who has already been given a regimen of exercises to keep his heart in good condition and has returned to go through his paces under supervision. HART TEST CONTINUED cally. It takes the fear out of me--I run up the steps at Penn Station like a kid." A 45-year-old towyer is pleased with his renewed interest in and enjoyment of sex. A 50-year-old salesman finds his jogging prescription does more than strengthen his heart: "It gives me pep. and vigor. I come home from the office tired, do my jogging, and I cpme back ready for an evening out instead of asleep in front of the TV set." Carefully controlled exercise programs, preceded by stress testing, like the rehabilitation program sponsored by the Bergen County (NJ.) Heart Association at a local YMHA have done all that and more for many post-coronary victims. Says a magazine editor who suffered two attacks before getting into a serious exercise program: "Knowing that your heart has been conditioned, that it can handle stress, eliminates the panic that, under some conditions, can almost produce a self-fulfilling heart attack. You have confidence. You know that even if you have a recurrence, your heart's in so much better shape that your chances of survival are good. The fear factor is gone." Growing practice Predicts Dr. Levitas: "Within a few years, stress testing.will become a routine part of eve*y thorough physical exam." It is already available in most medical centers and large hospitals. CPR Centers, recently purchased by a firm in the health field, has 30 affiliates in six states--13 in the Los Angeles area alone--and hopes to double that total by the end of this year. Companies like Time, Inc., and REA Express are among increasing numbers sending employees to cardio-pufmonary labs for testing. It's difficult to compare costs at various centers because of the variables offered--chest X-ray, blood work, exercise prescriptions and programs, as well as the tests themselves. The range appears to swing from as little as $65 to as high as $255 at the Cooper Clinic, with most programs somewhere in the middle range. Whatever the cost, it could be the most important investment you ever make. Where to go If you'd like to be stress tested, the easiest way to find the cardiovascular exercise lab nearest you is to ask your physician, contact the office of your local Heart Association, or write the American Heart Association at 44 E. 23rd St., New York, N.Y. 10010, where the first comprehensive list of stress test clinics is presently being compiled. There is now strong medical support for the conviction that exercise stress testing is, as Dr. Brock puts it, "probably the most dependable predictor of the potential heart attack victim of all the tests available to us." It is a practical diagnostic tool with which to identify a very high percentage of the approximately one in 10 American males--and the growing number of females--between ages 30 and 60 presently walking around with unsuspected, unrecognized coronary artery disease. It can change, or even'save, your life---as it could have saved the lives of the unlucky 117 on that BEA jet, who died because of someone else's heart attack. Lord/ teach us ,- ^ *- i to pray The need for prayer--especially in time of danger or anxiety--is instinctive in almost everyone. Yet many people regard it chiefly as a means of obtaining God's favors. And when everything they pray for is not granted, they often wonder if God is really listening. Christ's teachings on prayer, however, reveal that God does indeed hear and answer each of our prayers but not necessarily by granting every favor we want or think we need. To help you understand why this is so, we have prepared a special pamphlet explaining the true meaning and purpose of prayer. You will learn from it how Christ gave us the Lord's Prayer not merely as words to be recited, but as the model for perfect prayer. And you will learn, too, the truth of Our Lord's promise: "Ask, and it shall be given you'' For your free copy of this pamphlet, just mail the coupon below. There is no obligation and nobody will call on you. --FREE --Mail Coupon Today!-- Please send Free Pamphlet entitled "Let Us Pray" This offer is limited to one free pamphlet. PR-59 Name Address_ City State CATHOLIC INFORMATION SERVICE KIBIGHTS OF COLUMBUS P. O. Box 1971, New Haven, Conn. 06509 Get a jump on tomorrow, save today. Take stock in America. Witn racjrMH' poyWtQ UL5. Servings Don^i

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