Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 20, 1975 · Page 34
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 34

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 20, 1975
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12C July 20,1975 Sundav G«se*ttJf«il 16*5,1 There's New Health Plan For Illness, Hospitalization How Can If One of this decade's innovations in American health care is a steadily growing phenomenon called H.M.O. The initials stand for Health Maintenance Organization: a medical group that assumes re- sponsibilibrfor most of-the health car* needs of an individual or a family in return for a fixed fee paid hi advance. The cost may also be prepaid by an employer, through an insurance company, or by the federal government under its Medicare and Medicaid programs. Here is how a typical H.M.O. works: Say, for example, your daughter is found to have asthma, complicated by a series of ear and throat infections; your son breaks his leg water-skiing, and your spouse gets recurring back pain which, in time, turn out to need corrective surgery. Under most circumstances, a string of health problems such as these would cause more than.ordinary f inancial_cqncern. However, in households with H.M.O. affiliation, they would hardly make a ripple in the family budget since the protection extends to most medical expenses -- everything from routine checkups to major surgery. H.M.O. protection, which has been described as one of the answers to the nation's growing health care problems, has another advantage: having paid in advance for your health care, you probably won't hesitate to see the doctor about a "minor" ailment. The H.M.O. idea is to focus on maintaining health by prevention and early detection of disease. By treating ailments while they are still minor -- before they get a chance to turn into serious problems -- the doctor can see more patients and the cost per patient is lower. Today, it is estimated there are about __180 H.M.O.'s in operation across the coun- try, or, in various stages of development, reports the Health Insurance Institute. At least 55 insurance companies are participating in, or have exploratory interest in, the operation of more than 70 of these, according to the Institute. The participation has been in the form of loans, mortgage financing and grants, marketing and other services. Although the insurance business supports the H.M.O. concept, it feels the prepaid approach is not the entire answer to the nation's health problems. "The H.M.O. is one mode of health care delivery which can contribute significantly to solving the problems of access and cost of quality medical care," according to the Institute. "However, this is not the only form which can do so, and it is essential that people continue to have choices open to them in securing health services best suited to their own needs." Q. How eau I ake candies from tbe hods of kmoas. oranges sad yapefruit? A. Boil tfc**e pieces two or three tines ·Mil the waier ^ ek»r, ait toil «**» witfc M«*r atffe* to uste, a»i wttU the n»fe are soft u4 sweet. Q. What can I do when grains of coffee have clogged up the strainer in my perc-v lator? A. If yo« spriikk wme coarse salt iito the straiaer amd ran hot water over it, the coffee grates will usually clear out in a jiffy. Q. How can I polish copper? A. Oae effective method coasists of powiag a small amount of kitchen cleanser on the metal, then rubbing over this with a slice of lemon until a nice shine appears. Rinse thoroughly. HARPER'S Mouldings of all styles, raw and finished. Specializing in Needlepoint and Embroideries. Linen and velvet liners and mats. 30YursEi»triHce i PICTURE FRAMING Know Swimming Rules Before Taking Plunge Every year, thousands of persons drown because they ignore rules that make swimming safe as well as pleasurable. Here are some basic safety pointers reported by the Health Insurance Institute. 1 »· Never swim alone. Even an experi- · enced swimmer may suffer an unexpected . cramp or a sudden weakness. Plunging into cold water may also constrict the blood vessels of the skin, raising blood pressure temporarily. There are also eye and ear infections which may cause the swimmer to become temporarily helpless. »· Don't allow small children near the water without supervision, whether or not they can swim. Make sure a child receives good swimming and We saving instructions, along with set limits on where he or she can swim and how long. Don't depend on inflatable toys or tubes for safety. » Before plunging in, always check out current swimming conditions. On the beach ask the lifeguard about surf conditions. If you're planning a dip in a pond or a lake, make sure the water has been approved for safe swimming. You can get that information from your health department. * See to it that someone in your immediate family knows how to administer artificial respiration. »· Keep in mind that alcohol or even a heavy meal before you take that dip may make you more vulnerable to problems once you get in the water. So, fake no chances. Either wait for the effect of liquor or food to wear off, or, do not swim. in deep water or too far out. ; In fact, points out the Institute, it is important not to exceed your abilities by venturing out too far, or trying to swim for too long a period. Halter Plus Panls *ss~*»». Health Maintenance Organization Offers Assistance to Hospitalized FENNEL SEED RICE - GREAT WITH HAM Prepare 1 cup uncooked rice as directed on the package, adding 2 teaspoons fennel, or anise seed before cooking. The interesting licorice flavor added to the rice by these seeds makes it a perfect accompaniment for ham or pork. MR. STEAM HYDRO-JET CARPET CLEANING hi Yew Nairn or Office, By Professionals Our 28th Year 70S Virginia St., W. PHONE 346-0519 PRINTED SLITHER INTO the prettiest fashion for day or evening -- soft, silky party pajamas plus a bare-back halter. The Original of Printed Pattern A512 by Rona is a thin, langorous nylon jersey that weighs only a few ounces, and falls beautifully against the body. The trio is great in one brilliant print, or solid plus stripe combination. There's no draping to that halter top -- it's shaped to fall beautifully into folds at the top when you put it on. For a more casual look, consider also polyester knit or denim- look cotton. A512 SIZES 8-18 PATTERN Printed Pattern A512 is available in Misses' Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18. Size 12 (bust 34) jacket, pants, halter require 3Vs yards 60-inch fabric. Please send $1.25 for Printed Pattern A512 to The Sunday Gazette-Mail Pattern Department, P. 0. Box 59, Old Chelsea Station, New York, N. Y. 10011. 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Up to 9 different I shades in each color combination in this 100% nylon sculptured shag. Short, dense pile in classical Grecian patterns. 18 exciting colors to choose | from. 25sq.yds 343" SOsq.yds 662" 100 sq. yds 1,275°° -Completely instalM- Other shes at proportionate savh|s Packages include: · honest measurement · all needed carpet ) sponge rubber padding guaranteed for life of carpet I complete installation door metals accessories Can't cone in? CALL US ON THE CARPET!! carpet erf 341-5337 34M5I1 Mtiftwft-calctfcci OPEN MON. 8:30-8:30 TUES.-FRI. 8:30-5:30 SAT. 9:00-5:00 ARROW RUG ISKCE1924 Arrowtif btscfino 410 SUMMERS ST. 346-5337or 34*O-"5O1" SOfnCt. Don't forget we carry complete lines of Armstrong and Congoleum resilient flooring floor care products. Place Press Tile too, for do-rt- younerfers. «II PARKING REAR OF STORE RUG CO. -- ARROW RUG RROWRUG CO. -- ARROW RUG CO

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