Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 13, 1973 · Page 32
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 13, 1973
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28 Golesbura Reaister-Mail, Golesburg, Friday, July 13, 1973 kcDor.- laouDb /family ll^tW Tale* About Thick Blood . 7* Or. Lamb ill DR. LAWRENCE LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — I hope you 'll answer my question and end a debate. Now I'd like to know if, in the summer, the tyood gets thinner and, in the Winter months, it gets thicker. I've always believed that the above was true. Dear Reader — The thickness .of the blood fluctuates for many reasons. Normally about 45 to 50 per cent of the blood is blood cells, and the rest is fluid, or plasma. If you get dehydrated for example, on exposure to heat with loss of salt and water, the ratio of blood cells to liquid plasma changes because you lose water from the bloodstream just as you do from the rest of the body. Even bed rest affects the blood. A person who remains at bed rest without being upright at all over a period of 48 hours will lose about a pint of fluid from his total blood volume, causing the blood to thicken. Thus, attributing changes of thickness or thinness of the blood to seasons isn't very re liable. Many individuals used to take a "blood tonic" to thin .the blood come springtime. A popular one of these was sassafrass tea, which had absolutely no effect on thinning the blood. For normal healthy people there is no advantage to thinning the blood. Rare individuals have an increased production ot red blood cells because of a specific disease, and sometimes these people need to be bled to remove excess red blood cells. Thinning of the blood is also confused with the use of agents to keep the blood from clotting, these agents do not thin the blood in the sense that they create more plasma or fluid in relationship to the number of cells in the blood. What they really do is affect the clotting mechanisms so that the blood clots more slowly. Dear Dr. Lamb — My husband heard that if anyone drank In Chicago over five cups of coffee a day he would have hardening of the arteries. Is this true? Dear Reader — There was a report in Lancet, a British medical journal, about the increased likelihood of having heart at tacks in individuals who drank over five cups of coffee a day. Incidentally, this is not the first time that this suggestion has been made. It was made a number of years ago by a Dr. Paul in Chicago. Most heart specialists agree that even small amounts of coffee, and particularly if one is drinking five cups a day or more, will cause some people to have skipped beats or irregularities of the heart. This could be a factor in causing serious irregularities with a heart attack that could be fatal. Much of the care during a heart attack is directed toward preventing se rious irregularities. Coffee can increase the rest ing heart rate of healthy indi viduals. There is a great deal of individual variability in this, but in some people it can in crease their resting heart rate from 10 to 20 beats per minute. Most of the problems that have been attributed to coffee can be obviated simply by using a decaffeinated product This isn't 100 per cent true, because there are some people whose digestive system cannot tolerate the coffee oils that are essential for its flavor. But, as far as the heart and vascular problems are concerned, the effects of caffeine on the heart can be eliminated almost entirely by using available commercial decaffeinated products. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Send your quetsions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y., 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet on hiatal hernia, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for ."Hiatal Hernia" booklet. Group's Study Claims Job Tests for Cops Inadequate CHICAGO (UPI) - Procedures used to screen applicants for the Chicago police force are inadequate, superficial and racially discriminatory, according to a study by the Chicago Law Enforcement Study Group. "The major steps relied on to screen out unqualified applicants are superficial and inadequately related to the qualities of a successful police officer," the study group said in a report released Thursday. More Problems "These shortcomings are compounded by the fact that the same steps discriminate against minority group applicants." it said. "In addition." the report continued, "there is no stage in the selection process which screens for qualities which are absolutely essential to the effective performance of the police function; basic emotional maturity and the ability to tolerate stress in a multitude of different situations." The study group which prepared the report is a privately financed project of the Northwestern University Center for Urban Affairs and 12 community organizations. . Criticize Conlisk Chicago Police Supt. James B. Conlisk Jr. was criticized in the report for dismantling the "model psychological testing program" of his predecessor. Conlisk denied the charges made in the report, terming allegations of improper recruit screening a "flat falsehood" and noting that all recruits receive thorough psychological screening before going on the job. Township Uses Funds on Roads Haw Creek Township will use the $4,803 it received this year in federal revenue sharing funds to gravel township roads, according to Charles R. Pickrel, township supervisor. The township earned $72.80 in interest from investing the funds, Pickrel added, making the total available for road work $4,955. None of the money had been spent by June 30, he added. DEADB0LT SECURITY ask us about it for your home. 342-5012 712 e. Main Galesburg 21 st! TENDED! Weaver * Yemm Chevrolet extends SALE for 4 Qood Reasons: last chance to save B1QI 1973 VEGA >!,V>'->,<" You don't have to buy a thing or be anything but 18 or oyer. If you're that, come on in... and come in to win! Who knows? It could be you! Sign up now! 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