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10 The Glenville l~mocrat/Pathfinder February 19, 1976 alone, at a cost of approximately 3.9 Physicians Directory. By all means, billion dollars. !t is estimated that never be operated on by a G.P. A m 11,900 people died that year fromGeneral Practitioner is a very complications stemming from theseimportant provider of health care. but i senseless operations! Tonsillectomies not in the operating room. Beware the Unnetessary surgery.Haw to prevent it and hysterectomies head the list of M.D. or D.O. who calls himself i abused operations with 500,000 "Physician and Surgeon." by Dr. Thomas Heller unneeded tonsillectomies and 260.000-Be assured that a trained| unwarranted hysterectomies done in anesthetist or anesthesiologist will be This is the first installment in uterus taken out?" 1 asked her. She 1974. responsible for putting you to sleep at Electronic calculators will be used . the mathematicsn~Mr:~cel what I hope shall become a regulardidn't really know: she had gone to aThe numbers and stories are the time of the operation, as tools for assisting students tointo The incorporatiO column in the Democrat, a column hospital.complaining of a long standing frightening, but there are measures -Following surgery always ask master fundamental arithmetic. David also cause some moti~a~ devoted to health issues - how they pain in her abdomen, and before she you can take to help prevent what was discovered during surgery - EUison. Math teacher at Troy School, is in the students. Attitu~ the students will be affect you and what you can do to stay knew it. she had had her uterus unnecessary surgery on yourself. Here what was actually the matter, conducting the study for Gilmer County measured by developi~ healthy. It is written with the removed. She was never told what was are some rules to follow: These suggestions will not insure Schools. conviction that knowledge is the found, nor was she told whether her -When a physician tells you that the avoidance of unnecessary surgery.By giving each student an model for pre and post cornerstone of health and that it is a doctor's responsibility to share medical information with the com- munity he serves. Today I would like to talk about a subject that has recently received considerable national attention, the high rate of unnecessary surgery, Recently. a visitor to Gilmer County came to me for medical help. She was 23-years-old. had two children and a year ago had had a hysterectomy in an Ohio hospital. "Why did you have your ovaries or other structures were removed as well. A year later she still had the pain in her abdomen, and in addition was burdened with the sense of feeling "incomplete" - being unable to bear more children. This is just one of innumerable stories that most of you have undoubtedly heard before. In fact, according to a recent U.S, House Subcommittee report. 2.4 million unnecessary operations were per- formed in the United States in 1974 L Reason 1. We are income tax specialists. We ask the right questions. We dig for every honest deduction. We want to leave no stone unturned tO make sure you pay the smallest legitimate tax. THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 212 Main St. - Glenville Hours ~5 Phone 482.T/84 you need elective surgery - that is, a non-emergency operation - always ask him exactly what he thinks needs to be removed, and why. Do not accept surgery without understandning the rationale behind it. -Always get a second opinion. preferably from an internist or a family physician rather than a surgeon. Do not be afraid that you are insulting your own doctor in seeking the opinion of another. All good physicians respect your need for certainty - after all it is YOUR body and YOUR health that is at stake. -Be sure to ask your doctor if there isn't a way to manage the problem with medicine instead of an operation. --Choose a surgeon through the recommendation of a trusted family doctor or internist. Doctors usually know who the finest surgeons in the area are - or the surgeons with the specialized skills required for the particular problem. -Make sure your surgeon has had a surgical residency - a three to six year training program in surgery following medical school. Preferably pick a surgeon who has passed his American College of Surgeons Board Exam. Do this even if it entails leaving the immediate area to have your surgery. It is worth the inconvenience. The credentials of a surgeon can generally be obtained just by asking him or by consulting the AMA Savings on all Monuments and Markers 5% to 30% off Before you buy, Check our Prices and Workmanship MONUMENTS Display Yard at440 High St. Grmville, W. VL 364-6162 William Hunt Inc., REALTORS, Gassaway | O That was the total sales price of all the sold for our clients during the 1975 calendar year. we off to a got lots of good listings and mailed our brochure to over 5,000 qualified buyers. We need YOU to buy or sell. Call us FIRST. Stop by for a FREE Brochure. a our nothing if we don't produce a buyer. one professionals: W.Va. National Association of Realtors, State Association of Realtors. Home phone 765-2401; A.B. Stewart, W.Va. Licensed Salesman, Realtor Associate. Home phone Realtor Associate. Home phone 765-5164. but they will provide you with as much protection as is possible to have. They aoply, of course, only to the non-emergency situation. There most certainly are emergency situations when no time for lengthy explanations, second opinions, and credential checks are possible. NEXT WEEK - Penicillin and other Antibodies: Their Uses and Abuses and Treatment of the Common Cold. radio offers programs WGSC Radio Glenville State College, now offers two new programs each week for the entertainment and information of their listeners. The WGSC Evening News is heard Monday through Thursday from 6:00-6:30, and "Classical Review" is aired each Thursday evening from 9-10. The evening news show is compiled in the studios of WGSC and by the staff of the Glenville ME__.RCURY. At 6, John Tharp has world and national news followed by Janet Griffin with West Virginia news. Tharp then comes back with national, state and local sports, followed again by GrifFin with campus news and weather for the Glenville area. "classical Review" is a sixty- minute weekly program of classical music with the compositions of a different composer featured each week. Bryan Deever is the host, interviewing special guests and talking about the composer and the music. Dr. Raymond Jones, Dr. Gary Gillespie, and Mr. Paul Dworak are among the instructors in the Music and Fine Arts Departments who are assisting by appearing on the show or preparing program notes. WSGC is also broadcasting on Fridays this semester, as they had not previously done. Station Manager Janet Griffin stated, "we hope to begin broadcasting on Sundays and possibly all weekend as soon as there are enough staff members to cover all the weekend shifts." The new daily format for WGSC is as follows: 2-2:30 - Top 40; 3:30-5 - Easy Listening; 5-6 - Top 40:6-6:30 - WGSC Evening News: 6:30-7 - Army ROTC pre*recorded programs: 7-7:30 - Country and Bluegrass: 7:30-9 - Top 40; 9-10 - Request Line {except Thursday: 9-10 " "Classical Review"}: and 10-12 - Progressive. This format applies daily except for Friday when there is no news show. THE IDEAL GIFT -- A subscription to the Homato~m Nevwpeper -- The Glenville Democrat and The Glenville Pathfinder. electronic calculator, each can readily perform these operations with success. This taste of success should help break the self-defeating, negative attitudes which have been acquired throught years of failure in trying to learn the arithmetic operations. The maior objective of the program is to observe the effects of the use of the calculators as a tool to supplement the student as he learns mathematical skills. The process will be measured by comparing growth rate on achievement tests from one schoold year to another. The program will begin in the fifth grade and be continued for approximately three years. The money for the project was obtained from ESEA Title III funds. through the efforts of Robert Hardman, Assistant Superintendent. State school officials gave a 100% approval for this new project for Gilmer County. The second nine weeks honor roll students for Gilmer County High School have been announced by school principal, William Piercy. Those making straight A's include: Gregg Adolfson, Christine Alltop, Rebecca Coberly, Jeff Gower, Debra Hinzman, Dawn Hinzman, Lois Miller, Pare Minigh, Dianna Smith. Patricia White, Heather Wilson, Kent Woofter. Rolanna Coberly, Francene Davis, Dine Frederick, Mark Gainer, Deborah Gordon, Kay James, Mike Minney. Shells Minney, Keith Morrow, Ruth Ann Scott, Phil Stalnaker, WiUard Wright, Nelda Alltop, Cheryl Carr. Brenda Hickman. Joe Hickman, Irmgart Jedamski, Julie Perrill. Karen Bush, Larry Frye, Diane Gerwig. Mary Jones, Patricia Manley, Richard Smith and Mary Wiseman. Freshman honor students are: Vicki Adams, Danny Bayer, Richard ~B~all, Jennifer ~ady, ~Paul Clites, Kenny Coen, Joyce Frymier, Jeff Furr, Mike Hatton, Alice .Jenkins, Parry Kirchberg. Debra Marks, Brad McPherson, Glenn Miner, Patrick Minney. Vicki Moss, Sue Ann Reed, Jeff Rowles, Alton Skinner, Sue Stalnaker, Cindy Stewart, Rusty Tallhamer, Bill Thrasher and Wendell Tomblin. Sophomore honor students: Jeff Allen. Kimberly BeaU, Jennifer Chisler. Tom Davisson, Lori Purr. Robert Greynolds, Heather Hickman, Jam Hinzman. Patricia Jarvis, Kenneth Kuhl, Pare Montgomery, Linda Peggs, Cindi Rutherford, Vickie Self, David Skinner. Anita Smithson. 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Senior honor Alltop, Cheryle Barton, Burke, Louise Conrad, Ronnie Edwards, Green, Richard Gumm, David Marks, Vickie Osborne. Edwin Reed, Brenda Rose, Kim Scott, JoyCe Skinner, Leslie StarkeY, Martha ViUers, Diana Watts and Deana Principal James released the nameS Elementary honor second nine week Those making Joetta Leone. Stephe~ Danny Simmons, Chisler, Jerma Fleck, Estanich and David Honor roll Billips, Steve Kathy F~yson. Debbieq Phillips. Todd Jackie Castrov~ce, Butcher, Eric Chico, Dane Boggs, Jeff Scott Carney, Gene King, Marcia Kelly Davis, Roberts Barley, Connie Townsend. Tayor, Myra Cldco, Marty King, Sherri Mike King. Schoc4 and Offloe I:irstl Gilmer Graphi~ St. Glenvtll~ Ur burr and sele . Nationwide real estate sales organization announces the operang of a new TROY, W. VA. SALES C (Office, 18 Mi. S. of U.S. HwY. and 2 Mi. off State Rt. 18 on CountY Phone: 873-1736 under the management of GEORGE W. 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