Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 19, 1973 · Page 16
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 19, 1973
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Mfe (Sdtcsbutg JteaistefrMofLGolesbMrfl, 11.1. Thursday, July 19, 1973,. ' lo 9 . DatnfQlb /F amilyl Medicine DoeshH Came Tremors Dr. Lamb BrLAWRENCEE. LAMB, M.D. I* you can give me any help, Dear Mr. Lamb — I am 75 I would surely appreciate it. years of age and retired a year ago...; My weight varies between 135 arid 140; am 5-foot, 6-inches in height. Don't drink or smoke. For some years I weighed ISO and suffered high blood pressure. Now this appears to be under control, although my doctor has me taking a pill every other day. Preventive medication perhaps. - Have always been an active shooter, both large and small bore and shotgun, and still enjoy these hobbies, as well as fishing. I have given up hunting and now have a strong aversion to killing. I get my sport from trying to break clay "birds". And punching holes in paper targets Dear Reader—Your tremor is not caused by your medicine. As your doctor has told you, thir commonly occurs in individuals as they get older. Some people have more trouble with this than others. Often it is associated with atherosclerosis, or fatty blockage of the arteries, which increases as people get older in our society. This is particularly true if one has had a problem of high blood pressure. It seems to me that you've done rather well since you have reduced your weight, which in turn, along with your doctor's help, has resulted in decreasing your blood pressure which is the most important thing that Two years ago, my doctor could be done. The hormone discovered that I have a ma- j pill has no effect whatever on lighancy of the prostate and " t-i V ~ put me on some sort of a hormone, I have to take these the rest of my life. Side Effects? Do these pills (or the pressure pills I have taken) have any insidious side effects? I am somewhat worried about this possibility because during the past year I have noticed a tremor of fingers and liands, along with what I would say is a lack of control of my thumbs. This difficulty manifests itself especially as I attempt to separate pages of books or magazines. My doctor of many years, your tremor. It is a female hormone used to neutralize male hormone. This is a common treatment for individuals with malignancy of the prostate and is a very useful approach to the problem in many cases. Get Rid of Fat I would think that your tremor should emphasize the need for you to eliminate any excess amount of body fat that you might have, even though I know you've already lost some weight and particular attention, to dietary management which I've discussed often in my column for the prevention of atherosclerosis, or fatty ard in whom I have full confi-' blockage of the arteries dence, told me this tremor condition is normal in many persons of my age. He evidently feels that the condition cannot be helped. Can you give me any suggestions as to what might be done to help this Send your questions to Dr. shaky; situation? There must Lamb, in care of this news You are to be congratulated on maintaining your interest and staying active. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) be something Have always been proud of my steady nerves and good coordination, so am really shook up by this development. (And you can easily imagine what it's doing to my rifle scores.) paper, 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 the same address and ask for "Spastic Colon" booklet. Tonight Dance at Alpha To Benefit Victim of Traffic Accident ALPHA — The Ronald Tim- bcrlake Fund will receive funds from a benefit dance at the Alpha American Legion starting today at 9 p.m. The dance will end at 1 a.m. Tommy Holder and the Tune Sharks will play. All proceeds will go into a fund .established for Timberlake, who was injured in a traffic accident May 25. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Timberlake, parents of the injured youth, said their son remains in a coma at a Peoria hospital. Persons unable to attend the dance but who are interested in contributing to the fund may send donations to the Ronnie Timberlake Fund in care of Farmers State Bank, Alpha. Mrs. Ralph Shover, Knoxville, was re-elected president of the Alpha Hometown Picnic July 15 at the Masonic Hall. Mrs, Lloyd Epperson was reelected secretary-treasurer, and Mrs. Blanche Jordan, Mrs. Merle Johnson, Mrs. Marvel Frenell, Mrs. Lois Wilson and John Epperson were appointed to a committee for next year's picnic. Mrs. Lois Wilson, 85, Alpha, was the oldest present. Members voted to have the 1974 picnic at the same location on the third Sunday in July. Mrs.. David Keeler was installed as president of the Oxford American Legion Post Auxiliary at a meeting July 11. Mrs. Joe Buban was installing officer, Others installed were Mrs. Thomas Mahalovich, first vice president; Mrs. John Buban, second vice president; Mrs. Robert Mentzer, secretary; Mrs. Walter A. Peterson, treasurer; Mrs. James Haake, chaplain; pital. There will be no August meeting. Alpha Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts returned July 13 from a 2-day trip to the St. Louis, Mo., area. The girls visited the arch, zoo, riverfront and went to Six Flags over Mid- America. Junior Girl Scout Troop 79 I members collected more than two tons of paper for recycling during a paper drive July 14. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith are the parents of a son born July 11 at Moline Public Hospital. Mr. and Mrs,. Danny Carlson were guests July 15 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Holger Carlson. Mr. and Mrs. C* E. McLaughlin have returned from a 4- week vacation to California. On the way home they viisted their sons-in-law and daughters, Mr. and. 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