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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 14

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14 / DE8 MOINES REGISTER • Mm,, Allf. M, 1171 AMY By JACK TIPPIT "If anyone should ever ask you ... a grape Jelly, marshmallow, " ' i, and anchovy on pumpernickel definitely .Is NOT an award* winning sandwlchl" Duodenal ulcers-their decline is a mystery By STUART AUERBACH , OmiWMMHftMPMt WASHINGTON, D.C. - Doc tors across the country are not: ing a sharp decrease in the number of cases of the com monest form of ulcers. They ; cannot explain why. Duodenal ulcers, once shown ; by data from autopsies to af- ; feet one of every 10 American men by age 65, declined from 1960 until it now strikes less than one in 20 men. This is : according to Dr. Albert I. Mendeloff of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A Mystery "None can figure it out," said Mendeloff in a telephone inter• view. ; The duodenum is the first 8 to 12 Inches of the small in. testine, located immediately be' low the stomach. It is the site of 11 or 12 cases of what is often ; mistakenly called stomach or : gastric ulcers, says Dr. Robert E. Rothenberg in his book, "The Complete Surgical Guide." • Duodenal ulcers virtually were unknown in Europe prior ; to 1900. In England, Mendeloff reports, there were only about 70 known cases during the entire Nineteenth Century. World War I Increase . But they started increasing about the time of World War I, and by World War II became "an extraordinarily common disease." American doctors • used the 1 In 10 figure, and that was backed by an autopsy study in England, Mendeloff : said in an editorial in the medi cal Journal Gastroenterology. Suddenly the disease started ; to ebb. "If we know why," says ; Dr. Armond Littman of the ; Hines (111.) Veterans Adminis: tration Hospital near Chicago, '• we'd be on to something impor- . tant. Certainly stress hasn't de': creased." • None of the experts is sure what causes ulcers, but stress . appears to play a part. Also, ' there probably is a genetic factor. "Some scientists — Mendeloff : included — believe that gastric (or stomach) ulcers are related • to malnutrition and socio-eco- • nomic conditions. Excess Acid ; One common thread runs through most ulcer cases — excess add in the digestive tract. : For many people it is stress that appears to spark the in creased production of acid. I In England during the war, Littman reports, the number of Hughes' mystery ship anchors LOS AGENELES, CALIF. (AP) — Another intrigue involving Howard Hughes' Glo- mar Explorer ended Saturday when the mystery ship — once used in a CIA attempt to salvage a Soviet submarine — anchored off-Santa Catalina Island. The ship had sailed from Long Beach last Wednesday for the resort island, where officials said it was to conduct nine days of testing. After two days, when the super-secret vesse^ had not arrived off Catalina — only a 30- mile cruise from the Southern California coast — a Hughes spokesman Said he didn't know where the ship was. v "It's in the Pacific on sea trials," the spokesman said. "I don't know where it is, but we never announce where it is." 7153 Snuggle into flare- sleeve Big jacket with standup collar, frog closings. Crochet in fan-shell design of worsted in 4 colors. Pattern 7153: Sizes 816. Send $1 for each pattern. Add 2Sc each pattern for first-class mail and handling. Send to: Alice Brooks Needlecraft Dept., Des Moines Register, Box 127, Old Chelsea Sta., New York, N.Y. 10011. Print Name, Address, Zip and Pattern Number. cases of perforated ulcers — so bad that the acid had eaten completely through the lining of the stomach or duodenum — increased in the cities when the Germans were bombing. When the bombers switched locations perforated ulcers increased there, too. Spring, Fall One other mystery about duodenal ulcers: the number ol cases go up in the spring and fall, Littman says. "It's one of the great puzzles." The major mystery, though, is what has caused the decline in duodenal ulcers. "Are we really witnessing the decline of a disease that has been one of the great endemics of the Twentieth Century:" asks Mendeloff. Or has the disease moved to different parts of the digestive tract?" Mendeloff said such diseases of the lower disgestlva tract as irritable colon and inflammatory bowel, disease are increasing. Hospital costs take highest jump in 15 years By ROBERT ENSTAD ® Chlctfl* Trlbum CHICAGO, ILL - Hospital cost*; in the United States have increased 17.5 per cent during the first six months of this year, the highest rate of increase in 15 years, the American Hospital Association reported. in the flrattsijc months ofthis year, the average cost to a community hospital each day for patient care was $131.20 per patient, said David Drake, director of research and development for the association. For the first six months of 1974, the average cost each day was only f 111.68 each day, and $83.61 just four years ago, Drake noted. Drake and Dr. H. Robert Catchcart, a Philadelphia physician and chairman-elect of the Hospital Association, disclosed the statistic! during the association's annual convention In Chicago. Recession, Costs Both blamed the dramatic in* crease In hospital costs on the economic recession, and the Increased costs of goods and services hospitals must purchase in order to remain In business. The average per day, par person cost of $131.20 includes only the cost of a room and other hospital services, Drake pointed out. It does not include the cost of attending physicians, medications and surgical procedures, he said. Drake and Dr. Catchcart also disclosed that hospital admissions declined .3 per cent In the first six months of this year, compared to the corresponding period last year. It's the first decline in the last 10 years, they noted. Catchcart attributed the decline to rising unemployment across the country. As more »e o p I e become unemployed [ewer can avail themselves of employe hospital plans in seeking medical care, he said. He added that he did not believe that the rising cost of a hospital room was a factor. Emergency Up Although hospital admission declined, use of hospital outpatient facilities — including emergency rooms — increased nine per cent, Catchcart noted. Drake pointed out that the 900,000 hospital beds in the United States Bad an occupancy rate of about 76.7 per cent during the first six months of 1975, compared to last year's occupancy rate of 77.6 per cent, and 78.5 per cent in 1971. The average hospital stay, he noted, is currently, about 7.4 days. He warned that if hospital admissions and occupancy rates continue to decline, the daily costs of patient care to creased 3.7 per cent so far thi year, and that they now con stitute 36.5 per cent of the patients hospitalized. Last year, Americans spen $36 billion on hospital care, he said. hospitals will continue to dramatically. rise D r noted Catchcart, that persons however, over .65 years of age are using hospitals more than ever before. He pointed out that usage among persons in this age. bracket in. Rthablllttttd TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) Wang Ping-nan, a former vice foreign minister purged durin China's cultural revolution, ha been politically "rehabilitated and named president of the People's Association for Friend ship with Foreign Countries. ISCOMI BACK! tk 8troller* jacket dressing as you like it in jersey of Arnel® The Stroller knows the art of Jacket dress* Ing and so do you. Start with a smart semi* circle geometric print, the kind that seems to become more attractive with every wear* Ing. Blend It whh a premium Jersey of Arnel* triacetate that's supple, easy moving and washable. Shape It for today's look in a dress with princess lines for fit and flare and a Jacket with new three quarter length cuff sleeves and patch pockets. Try it on and see how the art of Jacket dressing comes to life for you. Bhck- ( /beige or navy/beige. 10 to 20, 12% to 2214. $36 _ Boulevard Shop (misses sizes, ext. 463); Street level, Parkadeand Fashion Plus (naif sizes, ext. 221); third floor. Downtown, Merle Hayfitalf . and most stores. Phone 244*1112. ORDER YOUR STROLLER JACKET DRESS TODAY Younkers, Oes Moines, Iowa 50306 Dept 43/58 City ..-..State..... Charge Account Number...... .....Zip.........,...... Quantity Color Size Price • •• O Cash a Charge O C.O.D. Add 3% tax in Iowa, 80c postage and handling. r -^ — — W -^-^B^" V^BB**FREE DOZEN OOMUTS. WHEN YOU BUY A 001EN OONUTS AT TNE REGULAR PRICI. AND USE TNIS COUPON. MONDAY, AUGUST 25th THRU FRIDAY, AUGUST 29th The only thing better than a dozen Dunkin' Oonuts is J4 Dozen Dunkin' Donuts Free. That's the deal when you bring in this coupon. This coupon worth- Free 1 /2 dozen domrts. when you buy a dozen at the regular price. Coupon valid Monday, August 25th thru Friday, August 29th only at: 3934 S.W. 9th Jjr1S Douglas OHMOINIS PgSMOItfli 39001. fuclid PIS MOINIS ftAa^gsftg^g^g^atM AAgMaUM •SSaSSSfi mm. DUNKIN 1 DONUTS Buy $5 million in Japanese art NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) The Metropolitan Museum of Art will pay $5.1 million for a collection of 414 works of Japanese art appraised by experts at 111.3 million. The balance will be listed by the museum as a gift from the collector, Harry Packard, an American' deafer who was a longtime resident of Japan. The collection spans neolithic to modern times. Firm diiffi KNOXV1LLE, IA. (AP) Anthony Orlffloen, 63, rural Knoxvilto, died Saturday when his tractor overturned on a bank at his farm, authorities said. Crewi tlur 19 derail*! Ml iiM f Tin Mtitttr'* i«*a NOT* l*r»m . . ALBIA, IA. — firmrfincf crews worked through the ntfM Saturday to clear raltnid tracks northwest 0* hen, itoer Frederic, where 19 coal OtfVtf an eastbound Burlington Unt train derailed Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries. ffiutterbyf Celaneie Fortrel* and Flutterbye give you the "in set" look for Autumn You've got It all together herel A trio of the bastes, the Jacket, skirt and pent for change- about fashion In a minute. 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