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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 7

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Gqlesbuffl RegistCf»Moil, Golesbufg, III. Wgdnesdov. Aofil 25> 1973 r dir. kmb /famil Anemia Blood Tests Are First Dr. Unb Servicemen Caught in Economic Squeeze By ROY dRtQHTBILL overri«ai atid this has add«d to By LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — Some months ago our family doctor told mo (after X-rays) that I have pernicious anemia and began B42 shots — without a blood test. The omission may have been due to the fact that I had told him of having had similar shots in the past from another doctor. He possibly misunderstood and thought I was speaking of recent years — which would have made a blood test at this time useless. Since I did not improve as we thought I should have, I finally consulted another doctor. He Is inclined to doubt that I really have this disease and suggested leaving off shots for six months, and then having further tests. But a close friend who is in nurses' training now tells me that one of her textbooks says a person will become psychotic if treatments are disoonthiued. Please tell me if this is true and what are (he symptoms of pernicious anemia. Occasional Pain Is occasional pain in the fingers or toes one of them? Would too much heavy work have hindered my improvement? To what extent could such work be harmful? I am a housewife with no help and many times must drive myself to get work done. For about two months now I have been seeing a psychiatrist for depression. Does depression go along with this form of anemia? Also, for years I have had a spastic colon which is now giving me a Ipt of trouble. Dear Reader — Most doctors prefer to complete their tests to determine whether anemia is present and what kind of anemia it is before ttiey begin treatment of any type. When the situation is not critical, and the patient is on some form of treatment for anemia, doctors sometimes stop treatment long enough to be able to find out exactly what they are treating. Under adequate BRUSSELS (VPt) ^ American servicemen overseas are being squeezed in an economic pincers of dollar devaluation on one flank and inflation on the other. In Europe, where inflation has averaged 7 to 8 per cent a year since 1^0, the pressure is medical supervision this is no forcing servicemen, particular- problem, ly those whose families are Your friend is partially cor-with them, to withdraw from rect in saying that one of the city residences into the econom- features of untreated severe ic security of U.S. bases, pernicious anemia is a psychotic More Expensive response. However, discontinu- in Asia, the golden days of ing B'12 under medical super-inexpensive and bargain shop- vision is not likely to cause ping R&R (rest and recupera- such a problem for you. If you tion) leave for servicemen has begin to get significantly ane- ^nded. Most of them have gone mic, the doctor will know it. home from Vietnam, but for He will then be able to test those who remain Asia is you and find out by the re-becoming more expensive al- sponse of your blood count most jaily, whether or not you really have ^he dollar Is worth less in 5 !^Sr *.;o vnn \rl ^change for foreign curren- S?Sl «inliirab ?S?v;S*^»««' P^*'^^ are rising overseas Tf^S^JSt^^fnn ^ as weU as in the United States, doctor s suggestion. ^^^^ American serviceman's Can Be Tired basic salary remains the same. Yes, an anemia can make Furthermore, U.S. service- you tired regar(Uess of whether jng„ gre paid far less than it is an iron deficiency anemia civjuan business employes or pernicious anemia or an anemia from some other cause. There are multiple reasons for fatigue, however, and one of these is depression, and I am glad to see you are getting professional help for this problem. A spastic colon is sometimes an indication of emotional disturbance. It can also be an indication of poor bowel habits and improper eating, sometimes combined with a laxative habit. If you have been following my columns you should have seen advice on treatment of spastic colon by diet and bowel training. Don't give up. You are on the right track. You are getting good professional help and it sounds to me like most of your problems are being investigated properly. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) their hardships. In a few cases the families of servicemen have retreated not Housing Allowances (SHA), but for the most part such relief will have to await results of a survey no# underway. Many servicemen in (krma- Just into U.S. bases but aU the „rZnS It^T^^f way to the United States. A;"iL" way military spokesman said devaluation was only partly to blame for the moving, however, because by taking on-base housing or American-leased housing the Gl' can avoid spending constantly larger chunks of his income for rent. Some Savings Shopping at the commissaries and post exchanges, wliich stock mostly American-made products, saves the servicemfen more, although prices are increasing there as in the United States. , The hardest hit servicemen are those stationed in West Germany, which has the largest American military population in Europe and also the strongest currency against the dollar. Ilie German mark ranges 10 to 13 per cent above the dollar on the floating exchange market. The army said GIs in a few areas of Germany have already 'received increases in Station some locally produced foods, especially meat, purchased in the commissaries have increased 8 to 35 per cent. Haircuts went from $1.25 to $1.40. Gasoline jumped 17 per cent and even the prices and dues in servicemen's clubs increased. Famtliefl Return A spokesman at the Torrejon Air Base near Madrid said about 50 families who had been living in apartments off base asked to be assigned to housing, the three or four men have sent their families back to the United States. In the Naples, Italy, area, headquarters fbr the U.S. 6th Fleet and a North AtUantic treaty OrganizaUon (NATO) base, all servicemen live off the local economy to a greater extent than most overseas GIs. There is no government housing. "Rent, electricity, gas and those sorts of things all cost us more now and the effect of the devaluation on our people here is definitely being felt," said Lt. Cmdr. Dougles Strole, deputy public affairs officer for the 6th Fleet. In Greece, aUrmen based at the Athens airport watched all European and Japanese-made goods in the military stores jump from 10 to 15 per cent in cost, but Cmdr. James Mat thews of the 6th Fleet liaison office there said no one has asked to send his family back to the United States. Servicemen stationed in Eng land took a comparatively modest 5.8 per cent loss in the devaluation, and those stattoned at Lajes Air Base in the Azores lost about S per cent. Two years ago in Asia, a GI could get 33 per cent more yen and about 10 per cent more Hong Kong dollars tor his dollar than he can now. But for the servicemen who live permanently overseas, there are still some compensations. VlfHhUIM «Woiry ing wow mjoyablft Fgrmare •nd comfort, use FASTSETH Dm* turs AdhMive Powder.. Dentures that flt mn eaMntlal to iMalth. Se« your dntlit ngiiUrly. What's the time? JUST DIAL 343-80 Whafs the weather? WE'LL TELL YOU i.jHrst National ••HM FirtlGalMkufgNaitenalBankATruit / EtUMiihcdlK) / Member F.D.I.C. Legal Question Q. I would like to set up a small trust fund for the benefit of a member of my family. However, both this person and I realize that if my circumstances change, I might need the money myself. Is it possible to make a revocable trust that would not be part of my taxable estate? A. No. If a trust is revocable at the discretion of the settlor, the creator of the trust, it does not constitute an outright gift to the beneficiary and therefore is not exempt from estate taxes. —Illinois State Bar Assn. Ceremonial pipes smoked by American Indians had bowls skiilfufly carved in the shapes of burds and animals. Keep Cool an<i Comforffoble unclor Teilorad'te<mtasure Ctmpletf Strvice •t Medtratf Ctit m SI w M ^ Send your questloBs to Dr. Laitt% In care of^ihis newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet on spastic colon, send 50 cents to tlie same address and ask tor "Spastic Colon" booklet. Six Williamsfield Pupils Get Prizes WILLIAMSFIELD - Six Williamsfield students won blue ribbons in the Area 11 State Literary Arts Contest held earlier this month at Williamsfield Middle School. They were John Woolsey, Valerie Hockgraver, Karen Masher, Kaihy Heaton, Norma Bell and Penny Carlson. A total of 210 students from seven area schools entered the contest this year^—33 of them from Williamsfield. There were 180 entries last year. Day Care Center Planned at Laura LAURA — A day care center for migrant workers' children will be established at the Laura Church. The center, to be open mornings for children whose mothers are workhig at the Princeville cannuig factory during the asparagus harvest, will be operated by the church, a spokesman explained. Plan Potluck RARITAN — Members of the Priscilla Circle will honor Rev. and Mrs. Rueben Onhna at a potluck dinner April 29 following worship services at RaH- tan Reformed Church, At a meeting April 19, the group approved a donation to Phie Rest. The first mention of hop gardens was made by Pepin, father of Charlemagne, in 768. Only SAVE OUR BEST SELLING Portable Color TV Regular $399.95 349 19-in. Diagonal Meosure Picture Just press the automatic tint lock button and get natural flesh tones and good background colors. Sears black matrix picture tube gives you our best looking color. Use Saors Eosy Poymenfr Plon 41682 HEARING AIDS RENT " " o' BUY SEE WITTF HFARING AI [)Cmi [k 4f SO. MUOOe CT. |4l492f GAlfSiUlO, KUNOIt FREE HEARrNG TEST AUTHORIZED DEALER RADIOEAR HEARING AIDS e Sews Forward and Reverse. • Includes Carrying Case IMAGINE! A Portoble Sewing Machine For Only fft Just DIAL These Stitches S-t-r-e-t-c-li Straight or Zig-Zag Stitches. Blind Hemming and Mending Stitches. 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