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he term heart failure makes it sound like the heart is no longer working at all and there's nothing that can be done. Actually, heart failure means that the heart isn't pumping as well as it should be. Your body depends on the heart's pumping action to deliver oxygen- and nutrientrich blood to the body’s cells. When the cells are nourished properly, the body can function normally. With heart failure, the weakened heart can't supply the cells with enough blood. This results in fatigue and shortness of breath. Everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs, or carrying groceries can become very difficult. Heart failure is a serious condition, and usually there's no cure. Many people with heart failure lead a full, enjoyable life when the condition is managed with medications and healthy lifestyle changes. It's also helpful to have the support of family and friends who understand your condition. How The Normal Heart Works The normal heart is a strong, muscular pump a little larger than a fist. It pumps blood continuously through the circulatory system. The heart has four chambers, two on the right and two on the left: • Two upper chambers called atria (one is an atrium) • Two lower chambers called ventricles Oxygen-rich blood travels from the lungs to the left atrium, then on to the left ventricle, which pumps it to the rest of the body. The right atria takes in oxygen-depleted blood from the rest of the body and sends it back out to the lungs through the right ventricle. The heart pumps blood to the lungs and to all the body's tissues by a sequence of highly organized contractions of the four chambers. For the heart to function properly, the four chambers must beat in an organized way. What Is Heart Failure? Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through the heart to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen. The heart can't keep up with its workload. The heart tries to make up for this by: • Enlarging. When the heart chamber enlarges, it stretches more and can contract more strongly, so it pumps more blood. • Developing more muscle mass. The increase in muscle mass occurs because the contracting cells of the heart get bigger. This lets the heart pump more strongly, at least initially. • Pumping faster. This helps to increase the heart's output. The body also tries to compensate in other ways: • The blood vessels narrow to keep blood pressure up, trying to make up for the heart's loss of power. • The body diverts blood away from less important tissues and organs to maintain flow to the most vital organs, the heart and brain. These temporary measures mask the problem of heart failure, but they don't solve

it. Heart failure continues and worsens until these substitute processes no longer work. Eventually the heart and body just can't keep up, and the person experiences the fatigue, breathing problems, or other symptoms that usually prompt a trip to the doctor. The body's compensation mechanisms help explain why some people may not become aware of their condition until years after their heart begins its decline. (It's also a good reason to have a regular checkup.) Heart failure can involve the heart's left side, right side, or both sides. However, it usually affects the left side first. Left-Sided Heart Failure The heart's pumping action moves oxygen-rich blood as it travels from the lungs to the left atrium, then on to the left ventricle, which pumps it to the rest of the body. The left ventricle supplies most of the heart's pumping power, so it's larger than the other chambers and essential for normal function. In left-sided or left ventricular (LV) heart failure, the left side of the heart must work harder to pump the same amount of blood. There are two types of left-sided heart failure. Drug treatments are different for the two types. • Systolic failure: The left ventricle loses its ability to contract normally. The heart can't pump with enough force to push enough blood into circulation. • Diastolic failure: The left ventricle loses its ability to relax normally (because the muscle has become stiff). The heart can't properly fill with blood during the resting period between each beat. Right-Sided Heart Failure The heart's pumping action moves used blood that returns to the heart through the veins through the right atrium into the right ventricle. The right ventricle then pumps the blood back out of the heart into the lungs to be replenished with oxygen. Right-sided or right ventricular (RV) heart failure usually occurs as a result of left-sided failure. When the left ventricle fails, increased fluid pressure is, in effect, transferred back through the lungs, ultimately damaging the heart's right side. When the right side loses pumping power, blood backs up in the body's veins. This usually causes swelling in the legs and ankles. Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure is a type of heart failure which requires seeking timely medical attention, although sometimes the two terms are used interchangeably. As blood flow out of the heart slows, blood returning to the heart through the veins backs up, causing congestion in the body's tissues. Often swelling (edema) results. Most often there's swelling in the legs and ankles, but it can happen in other parts of the body. Sometimes fluid collects in the lungs and interferes with breathing, causing shortness of breath, especially when a person is lying down. This is called pulmonary edema and if untreated can cause respiratory distress. Heart failure also affects the kidneys' ability to dispose of sodium and water. This retained water also increases swelling in the body's tissues (edema). ST



ogs are well received where I work. There are three dogs who live on the premises and visitors are free to bring their pets to the home to visit residents, providing they have had their shots and are clean. One little dog named Missy makes it known to visiting dogs that they are now in her territory. She is small and so cute that we are amazed how she tells off visiting dogs. She usually just barks and dares them to get too close but one day, she bit the backside of a dog ten times her size. Last summer, Sheila, a camel-colored puppy, was found in a local pet store alongside her siblings The puppies had been brought in, ready to be taken home by interested pet lovers. One of the pups caught Ellen’s eye. It was a part Husky and part something else, with a smooth, shiny coat. Her ears stood up like those of a Chihuahua. She was so cute that Ellen had trouble leaving the pet store without her. Ellen thought about the puppy all the way home and when she arrived she mentioned to her son, Jeff, where she had been and described the puppy to him. He asked if it had blue eyes like other Huskies. No, she didn’t. He asked other questions and got similar answers. Even so, he got so excited that he wanted to go to the pet store to see her as soon as possible. Ellen thought about it and before another day passed, she took Jeff and returned to the pet store. When they arrived, they looked everywhere and there was no sign of the puppies. What a disappointment! They asked the manager and learned that they had been sent to the Second Chance Rescue Service. Armed with that information and a phone number, they tracked down the puppies. The then no-name pup, who eventually became Sheila, saw them and jumped for

joy. “At last! At last! I thought you’d never come for me.” Sheila found her new friends, her new home, and her new name very exciting. She soon became the official greeter when anyone came to their door. “Welcome,” she’d say as she jumped up to greet them—faceto-face. In no time she had made herself comfortable in all parts of the house, while making visitors uncomfortable with her excited friendliness.

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Now,10 months old, Sheila weighs 30 lbs. Looking like a cross between a Chihuahua and a Kangaroo, she jumps over a well-placed sofa to be the first to greet you at the front door. Jeff has taught her to sit and to roll over. Sheila has taught him a thing or two. When bedtime comes, she goes to his bedroom door and lets him know it’s his bedtime. When Sheila was outside one day, she dug her way into the next yard to play with the neighbor’s puppy. “Well, I’ll be doggone!” ST

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Learn the secrets of transforming your health through the power of living nutrients in a free seminar presented by Garden Of Life Founder and CEO Jordan Rubin on Tues., Feb. 22 at 7 P.M. at Love Whole Foods Cafe & Market, 275 Williamson Blvd., Ormond Beach. Seating is limited so RSVP in the store or by calling 386-677-5236. Attendees will receive a free copy of Jordan’s new book!

You are invited to join a new travel club sponsored by High Performance Cruise & Travel. There is no membership fee and you will receive a quarterly newsletter. The meeting will be held Wed., Feb. 23 from 9:30–11 A.M. at the Daytona Beach Municipal Golf Course Club House Restaurant. Hear cruise tips and advice from featured guest speaker, Margaret Forton, Sales Manager for CIE Tours. The seminar is free and breakfast is on your own. Please call 386-252-4423 or e-mail danny@highper for an application.

Lunch Bunch Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 724 Big Tree Rd. in South Daytona sponsors a “Lunch Bunch” every Thurs. beginning at 12 noon. Just $4 gets you lunch and bingo with non-monetary prizes. Reservations are required by noon the Tuesday prior. Please call 386-7676542, Tue. thru Fri. for reservations.

Brain Aerobics A Brain Aerobics Workshop is scheduled for the Brannon Center on Mon., March 21 at 10 A.M. Dr. Richard Tucker, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Central Florida will present information on both normal and abnormal changes in memory as we age and how one determines the differences. Space is limited so RSVP today by calling 386-424-2280.

Free Caregiver’s Day Need a break from caregiving? First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach is providing two free Caregiver’s Day Out that includes food, fun, and special attention for care receivers. The days are from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Thurs., Mar. 10 and Thurs., Apr. 14 at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach. For details, call Sherry at 386677-3581, ext. 311.

Citizen Police Academy The Ormond Beach Police Department will be hosting the 24th Citizen Police Academy. The class will be held in at the police department. The first class will be on Wed., Feb. 23. Classes will take place every Wed. for 10 weeks from 7–9 P.M. If you are interested in attending, please contact Lloyd Corneilius at as space is limited. The class is free.

Historical Bus Tours On Wed., Feb. 23, 9:45 A.M. enjoy a Scenic Historical Bus Tour presented by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. This two-hour tour includes the Ormond Scenic Loop, Fairchild Oak, Three Chimneys Sugar Mill Ruins, Ormond Indian Burial Mound, and historic homes along the way. A knowledgeable tour guide will interpret the 30 sites on the route. Tickets are $20 for adults, $7 for ages 7–12, and can be purchased at the OBHS Welcome Center, 38 East Granada Blvd. or by phone using Visa or Master Card. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 386-677-7005 for information.

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ARC will host a series of seminars in February on taking a holistic approach to pain relief with acupuncture and physical therapy. For topics, dates, reservations, and locations, please call Sandra Wood at 386-675-8406.

Local author Mary Clay will discuss her popular Daffodils murder mystery series at 5:30 P.M., Thur., Feb. 24 at the Oak Hill Public Library, 125 East Halifax Ave. The book will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be served. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For information, please call 386-345-5510.

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Do you know the true answers to questions about long-term care costs? You are invited to a free informational workshop on government benefits planning for payment of long-term care hosted by Chiumento, Guntharp, & Selis, P.L. on Feb. 22 at 2 P.M. in Palm Coast and March 8 at 2 P.M. in Daytona Beach Seating is limited. Call 386-868-5337 to RSVP today.

Port Orange Scribes, a chapter of the Florida Writers Association (Volusia, Flagler, Putnam Counties) meets the first and third Wednesday of the month, 6:30 P.M. at the Java Jungle, 4606 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange. Opportunities are presented for writing contests, marketing help, flash-writing exercises, and critiques of current works. For more information, call 386-846-0855.

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Stress & Heart Disease Managing stress makes sense for your overall health, but reducing stress can also prevent cardiovascular disease. Join Humayun Jamidar, M.D., Thurs., Feb. 24, 6–7 P.M. to learn about the importance of managing stresses to reduce heart disease risk. The seminar will be held at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Medical Office Building, 305 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Daytona Beach. A heart-healthy meal will be provided. Seating is limited; RSVP is required. Call 386-676-6284.

Protecting Our Water The DeBary Garden Club will be hosting Jose Artigas, from the St. Johns River Water Management District, on Thursday, Mar. 3, 7 P.M. at Gateway Park in the Administrative Building Conference Room, 860 N. Highway 17/92. The discussion will be the importance of water conservation. Meetings are free, new memberships are encouraged. Refreshments will be served. Please call 386-717-5494.

Cuba Today Join Mike Pyle for a talk on Cuba at the Daytona Beach Library (on City Island) Wed., Mar. 2, at 2 P.M. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come. Please call 386-615-9007 for more info.

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’m not writing about Florida law today. But I’ll relate it to law and seniors. Some complain about our government, but in Cuba working people make $30 a month, and retirees make $20. The medical care may be free but it’s not good. It’s illegal to possess beef, or buy or sell a home or a car. I traveled to Cuba last year, legally, under the new U.S. law allowing visits to family. While there, I wrote a blog, (a website that is updated regularly) which was followed by interested people. I posted photos showing what it’s really like after years of neglect and oppression, including stores where Cubans shop, ration books, etc. I found that some fans that looked like Cuban government, were following it, and somebody was translating it into Spanish and posting it on anti-Cubangovernment websites. I blocked the blog. Then, I was unable to communicate with the U.S. for a couple of days. Two days later, I found that my U.S. followers were concerned about what happened. I unblocked it, but due to time constraints and other issues, had difficulty letting people know it was up again. While I was there, I learned an American named Alan Gross was jailed for

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Growing Up Senior by Peggy Goldtrap


’m 10.5 in dog years, that’s prime if I was named Fido. I am no longer carded for Senior Sales. No one demands my student ID. Why? White hair? Irrelevant! If I was ‘dyeing’ to change I could. Besides, as someone quipped: ‘Just ‘cause there’s snow on the roof doesn’t mean there’s no fire in the furnace.’ I’m not over the hill. I’m peaking and taking a breather. Thousands are living into their second century, so, I’m still a young chick. Recently, GAG and I did a commercial for a mobility company. We’re in the ‘help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” demographic. GAG’s role was assisting me out of a car and into a wheelchair. We rehearsed several times before the director yelled, ‘Peggy, don’t act so spry.’ Spry? Ouch! That’s a word reserved for my Grandparents. GAG’s mother refused to visit nursing homes. ‘I don’t want to be around all those old people.’ She was 80. Bernard Baruch counted old as anyone ten years older than my present age. Art Linkletter penned: ‘Old age is not for sissies.’ ‘Growing Up Is Hard to Do.’ but ‘Growing Up Old’ is harder. There’s no road map. There’s an abundance of books on health, finances, wills, assisted living, and mental dysfunction, but none addresses Growing Up Senior. Why not? At every age and stage we learn something new; around every corner is a challenge; for every answer new questions arise. When the doctor who attended Norman Vincent Peale told the family that senior Peale had passed, he added: ‘The light of reason was in his eyes until the day I closed them.’ Would all of us deserve that evaluation and continue searching, treasuring knowledge and asking ‘Why’? I wanted to learn beading, so I finally signed up for a class. It was horrible. Wisdom states: ‘When the student is ready, the teacher appears.’ This student was not ready. I was fumble-fingered, couldn’t follow instructions, even rolled a chair over the teacher’s bunion. Do you know all you need to know about every subject? Of course not. GAG’s dad joked: ‘If there’s anything I don’t know, I don’t know what it is.’ As long as you can read, listen, converse, surf the net, or reach out and touch someone, you will go to bed wiser than when you woke. Our mind is a sponge, capable of soaking up information and experience, weighing results, and changing courses. Many people do crossword puzzles or Sudoku. Pleasure trips, group travels expand appreciation for natural beauty. Modern communications invite the world to our laptops. Our world is small and getting smaller. Imagine a government peacefully overthrown by Facebook Friends. Seniors are in God’s waiting room. Wow, that’s inspirational. Eternity is long-term planning. Are you excited about making your next doctor’s appointment, wearing support hose, meeting your attorney to discuss a living will, or planning your funeral?

Of course not! Downing a chocolate sundae, joining a bowling league, signing up for Senior Olympics, getting your Masters Degree, poker night with the girls, softball tournaments; these things get your blood circulating faster than a pharmacist can say refill.

Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap Have you noticed how bored some seniors look? Yes, they have plenty to do, but duties, habits, routines don’t stimulate spontaneity. Many of us are infirmed because we’re prepped and conditioned for illness. We need to follow the Egyptian example and throw out the Dictators of Doom, and declare ourselves healthy, wealthy, and wise. Why believe otherwise? Confusion is just a part of growing old? Ridiculous! Did you remember every assignment when you were a kid? Did you forget birthdays? Did you take a wrong turn and wind up late for work? Did you forget to pay a bill? Did you lose your keys? Of course you did. You didn’t crunch your cranium and declare it slow and sluggish. I was forever losing my keys, so I bought a nine inch metal key chain with KEYS stamped in caps. I lost the thing, in the sand, on an island, far from home, before cell phones were invented. Why does every slip of consciousness become a disastrous portend of the future? It is because we believe the advertising, we believe what is told, we eat what is fed us. Have you ever counted the media ads for medications? Have you ever counted the lawyers who are ready to take your case for every medical malady or malpractice? Look at what you can still do. You’re agile enough to leap to conclusions; get on your high horse; connect the dots; sniff a rat; cough up the money; eat your words; swallow your pride; keep the ball rolling; run your mouth; flap your trap, and shoot the breeze. True, awful things happen to our body. Wild hairs, like weeds, invade public places. Shaving began with puberty, but plucking is forever. If the hair on our head is God’s glory, our chin is the devil’s workshop. Shapes sag, bag, and lag. Abs abdicate. Boobs descend into a vast waist-land. Our belly button looks up and winks Pecs poop. Underarms wave in the wind. Wrinkles R Us. So what! Change is essential to growth. We can’t always look fifteen, but we can act fifteen, and no one can ground us. No one has the power to tell us who or what we are, where to go or how to get there, sort of a Rheumatic Rebellion. My dad used to say: ‘After 90 a good night’s sleep and a good bowel movement are about all that’s left.’ I hope my dad was wrong. ST George and Peggy Goldtrap are both actors, speakers, and writers living in Ormond By The Sea. Contact them at

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or more than four decades, international recording icon Engelbert Humperdinck has shared his legacy of love with fans of every age, on every continent. On March 22 at 7 P.M., Mr. Humperdinck will WOW audiences at The Peabody in Daytona Beach! Born in Madras, India in 1936, Arnold George Dorsey (aka Engelbert Humperdinck) and his family, which included nine brothers and sisters, moved to England in 1947. His father served in the British military, and his mother taught violin and had an operatic voice. They all lived in Leicester, England and as a young lad, Arnold developed strong and enduring family values imparted by his parents. At the age of eleven, he began to study saxophone. When he was seventeen, Arnold found himself playing at a pub that sponsored a singing contest. Goaded by his friends to enter, he put down his sax and for the first time revealed another vocal talent: impersonations. He gave a fine impression of Jerry Lewis and was quickly dubbed Gerry Dorsey by his friends. It became his professional stage name and he never picked up the sax again. Gerry was very popular on the UK music circuit until he contracted tuberculosis, which silenced him for six months and nearly snuffed out his rising star. Many people assumed his career was finished. Upon regaining his health, he knew he had to bury his old, somewhat tainted image to make a comeback as a strong, dynamic performer.

Meeting his old flat mate, Gordon Mills, in 1965 led to a change of direction, career, and name. Mills was a clever manager and promoter who knew that a performer had to call attention to himself. His idea for Gerry was to change his name to something that people would remember. He convinced Gerry that no one would forget the name Engelbert Humperdinck, the name of the Austrian composer who wrote Hansel And Gretel. His hit records include There Goes My Everything, The Last Waltz, Spanish Eyes, A Man Without Love, Am I That Easy to Forget, Winter World of Love, and After the Lovin’. One of the world’s most instantly recognized voices, Engelbert’s music has withstood the test of time thanks to his sensitive interpretation of lyrics. He has never limited himself to just one genre, recording everything from pop to disco, rock, and gospel. He is a true icon of entertainment, and as he’s proven throughout his career, the best is yet to come! ST Tickets can be purchased at The Peabody Box Office, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, at the Peabody website www.Peabody online at www.TicketMas at any Ticketmaster outlet, or by calling 800-745-3000. Now, tickets may also be purchased at any local WalMart store in the electronics department. Ticket prices range from $75–$42 plus service fees. For additional show information or group discounts, please call 386-671-3460.

The Raw Truth by Mitch Booth his Valentines Day marked Love Wholefoods twenty-second anniversary. In recognition of our commitment to education and our community, our family has been given the privilege of having Jordan Rubin give a one night only presentation at our store Tuesday, February 22 at 7 P.M. For those readers not familiar with Jordan, he is a New York Times best selling author and nationally recognized nutritional educator. He founded one of our industry’s most successful raw food supplement companies: Garden of Life based in West Palm Beach. He is currently on a national book tour for his newest title: The Raw Truth. He selected our store as his only stop in northern Florida. Jordan’s company motto is: Helping empower extra-ordinary health. Love Wholefoods has been a part of that mission for the past two decades. When we opened our new store in 2001, we were the first to dedicate a whole section to the raw trend. Many thought it was a fad but a decade later, you can now find raw chocolate desserts at many fine restaurants. The power of eating raw, unprocessed food and juices has been the cornerstone of good health almost from the beginning of our American experiment. It hasn’t been a secret, we just allowed the pressures of modern life and its technologies to get in the way of sound nutrition. For many of us, eating is just a necessity (like drinking water or breathing) to be done as quickly and cheaply as possible. Jordan Rubin will attest to the impact these choices have on ones health. Clearly, we are seeing that impact on our nations health and its resultant costs. As Jordan empowered himself to regain his health, he did something extraordinary. He created a systematic science based product line that captures the life enhancing power of fruits and vegetables in order that others could reclaim their vitality. Jordan started the road to wellness with two essentials: raw probiotics and raw enzymes. Certainly, Garden of Life uses uncontaminated Organic certified plants, but what comes next is what sets them apart in the marketplace. Their laboratories take specific plants and ferments them to culture the beneficial bacteria, harvests them and stabilizes them to remain bioactive until the last capsule (vegetarian) is consumed. In a mass market food supply inundated with hidden antibiotics, these probiotics are critical to good health at all stages of life. New research at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland has revealed that an adult is comprised of


10 trillion cells with an additional 90 trillion pro-bacteria added biomass. This translates to three to as much as five pounds in the average adult! Jordan’s research has shown that that biomass is vital and different depending on age, gender, and immune function (IBS, lupus, and allergies). That is why Garden of Life has products for kids, moms, or men and women past fifty. All are hypo-allergenic (no soy, non-dairy, and gluten free) and are buffered with a Pre-Biotic called inulin to help nurture the healthy bacteria to multiply. Its great for diabetic! What about all these allergens we are hearing about or suffering from? For some it is immune function (see last month’s Kiss Your Liver article). For most of us, we are now victims of genetically modified foods, especially soy, wheat and soon, alfalfa. The end result is that pancreas/liver processes can not create the enzymes necessary to break these new proteins down. For example: if you don't have the Pac-Man enzyme lactase to eat the milk proteins then you are lactose intolerant. This leads to inflammation which is the hallmark of all undigested allergens. Garden of Life has formulated not just another enzyme product, but a system of raw fermented enzymes that again are gender and age specific. The gift of sprouted foods like celery and cabbage seeds is that the germination process releases extremely powerful Pac-Man like enzymes. Take them with food and they will eliminate colic in babies or acid reflux in adults. Take them on an empty stomach and they will mitigate inflammation or even help dissolve fibroids in breast tissue. Now this is extraordinary when you consider this process has no side effects. When you read Jordan's new book (or one of his others) you will find out the power of pure unadulterated food. Just purchase any one of Garden of Life’s RAW family of products and receive a free copy of The Raw Truth. The twenty dollar book will help swallow the price along with free admittance to his talk on February 22 at 7 P.M. It will be standing room only at this outdoor tented event. Be sure to bring a jacket. Starting sometime in early summer, you have allowed us to grow. Look for our new sign on Taylor Road across from Publix and I-95 in Port Orange. All of us wish to say thank you for your continued support. ST Mitch Booth is the owner of Love Whole Foods in Ormond Beach—the area’s largest natural food store.


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ne reason so many of us have dogs is the extra protection they provide when we are not at home. Doggy doors give your pet the freedom to let themselves out when nature calls. Those dog doors may also provide easy entry for someone looking to rob you. We had a case just recently in Volusia County where a woman left her home in the morning for a quick errand and locked her doors when she left. About an hour and a half later she comes home to find she’d been robbed of her finest jewelry. The thieves had apparently hopped the fence and sneaked in through the doggy door. Unfortunately this is not an isolated case. Thieves are always looking for any easy way to get into your home and the doggy door is usually located around back where neighbors or a passing sheriff’s vehicle may not readily spot them. Another problem is that even when you set your alarm, the doggy door may not be covered by your security system. Be sure to check this out. So how do thieves get past your dog in the first place? Thieves have been known to open the gate and let the dog out. Also if you have a dog that the neighbors and their kids know they may just get right by your guard dog. Or they might distract, hurt, or even kill your dog.

Obviously people with big dogs have big doggy doors that are pretty easy for a burglar to go through. Even if you have a small of medium sized dog you need to make sure your pet door is secure. We’ve seen burglars who use kids to slip through the dog door, then unlock the front or back door for easy adult access.

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You want to make sure the doggy door is the smallest one possible. Also, consider buying an infrared doggie door that opens only for the pet wearing the infrared tags on a collar. There are also doors which have deadbolts or sliding metal (not plastic) doors that can be secured. Think about installing a motion detector light over the pet entrance which may scare a burglar. You may also want to consider installing the doggy door in the wall, not in your door which can be kicked open. There are all sorts of pet doors with security devices, but the bottom line is your home is more secure without a doggy door entrance. If you have an alternative to the doggy door—you should consider using it. ST

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Peripheral Neuropathy by Jack Verhees, P.T.


eripheral neuropathy is a common neurological disorder resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are the nerves connecting your spinal cord and brain to other parts of your body. It may be caused by diseases of the nerves or the result of systemic illnesses. Many neuropathies have well-defined causes such as diabetes, uremia, AIDS, alcoholism, or nutritional deficiencies. Other causes include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, tumors, exposure to toxic substances and medications; and auto immune problems like lupus. Even still, a large number of causes are of an unknown origin. Peripheral neuropathy produce common symptoms including weakness, numbness, paresthesia (abnormal sensations such as burning, pricking, or tingling) and pain in the arms, hands, legs, and/or feet. You may also experience loss of balance and coordination or shooting pain that may be worse at night. In some cases, you may even lose the ability to stand, walk, or hold objects in your hand and it may affect the nerves that control autonomic functions such as bladder and bowel function. Treatment for peripheral neuropathy may require addressing an underlying cause, such as poorly controlled diabetes, alcoholism, or exposure to toxic substances. In cases where a tumor or ruptured disc is the cause, therapy may involve surgery to remove the tumor or to repair the ruptured disc. In entrapment or

compression neuropathy, treatment may consist of splinting, surgical decompression of the ulnar or median nerves, or physical therapy combined with acupuncture. Physical therapy and/or splints may also be useful in preventing contractures.

Acupuncture & Physical Therapy Self Care and Prevention: (1) Avoid illfitting shoes. (2) Keep your feet and hands cool. (3) Massaging your hands or feet can be extremely relaxing and will increase circulation of the blood to these extremities. (4) Walk with a cane or another form of support if neuropathy has affected your balance. (5) Activity and a well-prescribed therapeutic exercise program can enhance your quality of life. Most neuropathies can be helped through the use of physical therapy and acupuncture. Acupuncture is effective in safely increasing local circulation and reducing the pain associated with neuropathies. In combination with an exercise program designed by a physical therapy specialist, pressure on a nerve can be relieved. With acupuncture and therapy, patients experience a faster recovery and return to a pain-free lifestyle. ST If you have questions or need more information, please call 386-615-4800.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects call for care in preparing material for submission. You might find it bothersome to go over what you’ve done but it could be worth your time and effort. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The week is favorable for Bovines who welcome change. New career opportunities wait to be checked out. Get started on that home makeover. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might have to be extra careful to protect that surprise you have planned, thanks to a certain snoopy someone who wants to know more. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Family ties are strong this week, although an old and still-unresolved problem might create some unpleasant moments. Look to straighten the situation out. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Although the Lion might see it as an act of loyalty and courage holding on to an increasingly shaky position, it might be wiser to make changes now. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your gift for adding new people to your circle of friends works overtime this week, thanks largely to contacts you made during the holidays.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Don’t hide your talents. It’s a good time to show what you can do to impress people. A dispute with a family member might still need some smoothing over. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be open about your plan to bring a workplace matter out in the open. You’ll want their support, and they’ll want to know how you’ll pull it off. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Trying to patch up an unraveling relationship is often easier said than done. It helps to discuss and work out any problems that arise along the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) While your creative aspect remains high this week, you might want to call on your practical side to help work out the why and wherefore of a decision. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Dealing with someone’s disappointment can be difficult for Aquarians, who always try to avoid giving pain. A full explanation can work wonders. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Getting a job-related matter past some major obstacles should be easier this week. A personal situation might take a surprising turn by the week’s end. ST

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Freedom From Disease


ellness, or good health, has traditionally been viewed as freedom from disease. If you were not sick, you were considered healthy. This perspective is changing. The absence of illness is just one portion of being healthy, and in fact, does not indicate you are in a state of well-being. Wellness is more, including the sense of total physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is a proactive, preventive process designed to achieve optimum levels of health, as well as social and emotional functioning. Wellness is the integration of body, mind, and spirit emphasizing the whole person. While traditional medicine concentrates on alleviating pain or curing disease, the wellness approach encourages patients to take personal responsibility for their wellbeing. Integrating advanced medical treatment options along with a wellness approach will not only improve medical effectiveness, but eventually decrease medical costs as well. Prevention of illness is an integral part of comprehensive medical care. Optimal outcomes can be achieved by prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of illness. The new Affordable Health Care Act includes annual wellness exams for senior citizens through the Medicare beneficiary program. It is a new comprehensive preventive health exam that kicks in 2011. This new benefit can be used every year and is a covered benefit for seniors. Fur-

thermore, this exam includes the usual evaluations of vital signs, height, and weight, yet also establishes a schedule for recommended screenings (such as bone density testing, colonoscopy, mammograms, and cholesterol screenings) and a medical nutritional consultation. Through the exam physicians also seek to identify cognitive impairment, functional ability, and depression, three problems common to us seniors as we age.

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Wellness is closely associated with your lifestyle. Each person has a responsibility to provide for himself or herself such health essentials as good nutrition, proper weight control, exercise, and management of risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, and drug abuse. There are many types of wellness programs including nutritional and mental health counseling, massage therapy, Tsai-chi, yoga, and other exercise programs. Programs may even involve acupuncture or other alternative medicines. Entering a wellness program is critical to helping people identify their wellness problems and improving their overall well-being. For more information, call 386-676-0307.

Fraud Targets Mourning Relatives


cammers are targeting families who are grieving over the loss of a loved one. In Flagler County, a widow reported receiving a telephone call from someone who claimed her deceased husband had won $500,000. The widow recognized it as a possible fraud and wisely hung up on the caller. The man then called later in the day and again claimed to be notifying her of her late husband’s winnings. She hung up a second time and this time she contacted the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies called the number. The man answered and when deputies asked him for the name of the company, he hung up. Deputies called back and told the man that he needed to cease contacting the victim. Residents should not share any personal information over the telephone. Flagler County residents are also being warned that a different scam has surfaced that attempts to trick you into thinking your relative has been arrested and needs bond money to be released. ST

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ong of the Coast Sweet Adeline international chorus recently celebrated it’s 55th Anniversary. The chorus originated in 1955, the dream of it's founder Jo Dugger, who organized 12 woman singers to form the first Sweet Adeline Chorus in the Daytona Beach area. She later formed another chorus in the Ormond Beach area. In the early 1960s, these two choruses joined to form the Famous Beach chorus. In 1994, Heart of Daytona Chorus was chartered giving the area two performing Sweet Adeline chapters. In January of 2002, these two Chorus President Mary Ellen Stanchfield chapters combined and by June of with Anniversary cake. that year officially became Song Of The Coast Chorus, operating the original 1955 charter. Song Of The during through Christmas season. Once Coast Chorus meets each Monday night a year they compete with other choruses th at 6:30 P. M . at the Tomoka United in the state. They are currently 5 place Methodist Church, Ormond Beach medalists. This years competition will under the direction of director Faye be April 28–May 1 at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona. ST McLanahan. For more information about the choThe 50 member chorus performs regularly in the community particularly rus, call 386-673-4398.

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Section B February 18, 2010 The Halifax Humane Society Waives Adoption Fees for Seniors! Kevin Hancock, Community Relations Director, Halifax Humane Society hanks to a generous grant from the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the Halifax Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for all seniors 60 and older until the grant funding is depleted. You can adopt any pet by just being approved through our standard adoption process. This includes spay/neuter, micro-chipping, shots, and even a free vet check within ten days of adoption. Call 386274-4703, ext. 337 for more information.

HHS Sends Dogs to Prison! The Halifax Humane Society is joining the West Volusia Kennel Club and the Tomoka Correctional Facility in a program that will help inmates learn important life lessons, provide the Humane Society animals with 7-weeks of AKC guided obedience training making them more adoptable, and allow the West Volusia Kennel Club to give back to the community. Allyn Weigel and Marj Blomquist, members of the West Volusia Kennel Club, were instrumental in getting this program started and both teach in accor-

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Antiques Wall Calendar by Larry Cox

Q: Recently, I found a Coca-Cola wall calendar from 1930 depicting a girl in a bathing suit holding a bottle of Coke. It is in excellent condition and complete. I have been offered $250 for it, but wanted to get your opinion before I make a decision. — Carl, Springfield, IL A: I found your calendar referenced in Warman’s Coca-Cola Collectibles: Identification And Price Guide by Allen Petretti (Krause, $24.99). According to Petretti, your calendar is valued at about $2,000. *** Q: I have several dozen sets of salt and pepper shakers from the 1920s and ’30s and wonder if there is a club for them. Most of the shakers I have are novelty sets and either Japanese or American in origin. — Sally, Rio Rancho, NM A: One of the better groups is the National Novelty Salt and Pepper Shaker Collector’s Club, 829 Tucker Place, Dandridge, TN 37725. The contact person is Sally Sebert, sjsebert@ There also is an excellent reference, The Antique Trader Salt And Pepper Shaker Price Guide by Mark F. Moran (Krause, $19.99). *** Q: I have several old bottles with various markings. How can I find out how much they’re worth? — Theresa, Oxford, CT A: There are several reference books that might be helpful, including Bottles Identification And Price Guide by Michael Polak (Krause, $17.95). Sometimes referred to as the bottle bible, this guide features more than 1,000 detailed listings and current values for poison, beer, Jim Beam, whiskey, medicine, Avon, and miniature bottles. Even if you don’t find your exact bottle, it will give you an idea of values for similar ones. ST Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to questionsfor cox@aol. com Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions.

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s the host of NBC’s hit series The Biggest Loser and an actress in Hollywood, Alison Sweeney knows a thing or two about dieting and fitness. Sweeney, who stars on the long-running daytime drama Days Of Our Lives, teams up with cookbook author Christie Matheson on The Mommy Diet, a practical guide for moms-tobe on how to get physically and mentally fit before, during, and after pregnancy. Sweeney shares personal anecdotes and speaks truthfully about motherhood and the toll it takes on a woman’s body, free time, self-image, and sex life. She dispenses sisterly advice on the importance of self-care, from easy-to-follow, illustrated exercises and figure-flattering fashion tips to ways to avoid the nutrition traps that many new mothers fall into. She also shares her favorite snack recipes and play lists of the songs that motivate her to get moving.

The Mommy Diet is organized in five sections: before pregnancy, during pregnancy, the nine months after pregnancy, a jump-start program for mothers who haven’t exercised regularly or at all since childbirth, and an overall maintenance program. Each chapter covers fitness and food, with specific plans for working out and eating right. As the mother of two young children who juggles two jobs, the 34-year-old Sweeney is an inspiration to all new moms who struggle to find the time to shower—let alone exercise. The Mommy Diet does not make empty promises like other diet-loss books. Instead of focusing on obsessive calorie-counting like other diet tomes, it encourages readers to focus on the big picture and make every day count toward long-term fitness goals. In doing so, The Mommy Diet delivers a digestible message about diet, and one that readers won’t want to lose. ST

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Mica Receives Manufactures Award Special to Seniors Today


.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Winter Park) recently was presented the Award for Legislative Excellence by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). This distinction honors one of the Congressman’s achievements in Congress and recognizes his continued record of strong support for business expansion and job creation. In accepting the award, Mica told the Florida business leaders that the new Congress will focus on regulatory relief which has driven so many jobs in manufacturing overseas. Congressman Mica stated, “The

7th District Congressman …John Mica new Congress will target unnecessary federal regulations and mandates and work hard to eliminate red tape to keep manufacturers from leaving our shores.” This is the 7th time Mica has receive the award based on his pro-business and promanufacturing record. Mica stated he was honored to be the recipient of this award from the National Association of Manufacturers again. ST

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on’t be surprised if you see pixie dust twinkling around Daniel Borg and Sarah Mather. Borg and Mather work for High Performance Cruise & Travel, join an elite group of travel industry professionals who have attained a special knowledge of the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney Cruise Line. As a recent graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Borg and Mather have now become Disney Specialists. “The College of Disney Knowledge was extremely beneficial to me,” said

Borg. “It was a fun and informative way to learn more about the Disney vacation portfolio. I also feel more confident about selling Disney destinations.” Anyone who plans travel with Disney will benefit from Borg and Mather’s added expertise. “The College of Disney Knowledge has taught me how to add more value to each Disney itinerary so that I can help make every client’s magical dreams come true,” said Mather. Since 1993, Disney has been committed to educating travel industry professionals about Disney Destinations through the College of Disney Knowledge. ST

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• “During the winter, I keep a spray bottle around that’s filled with a dilution of fabric softener. Not only do a few spritzes on the furniture and carpet make the house smell nice, it also gives some much-needed humidity to the air.” — D.K. in Wyoming • “This is a big hit at our house for dinner: Make meatloaf in a muffin tin and then use whipped potatoes to ‘frost’ the ‘cupcakes.’ We also decorate the tops with peas or corn kernels for a fun dinner that we then eat up!” — B.B. in California • To cut back on salting your food, restrict your salt at the saltshaker. Seal up a few holes with clear nail polish. • “If you like to reuse margarine tubs or similar containers for storing food or even crafts, use a bit of nail polish remover to clean off the lettering on the outside of the tub. It comes right off and doesn’t appear to affect the plastic.” Then you can label as you wish. — A.L. in Delaware

• When placing dough in a bowl to rise, try spraying it with cooking spray. It’s much less messy than spreading oil around with your fingers. • Slip a knee-high stocking over the mouth of your vacuum-cleaner hose and use it to dust your bookshelves or around knick-knacks. Nothing will get sucked up but dust. ST

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Pet Care Putting The Kibosh On Nuisance Barking by Sam Mazzotta

Dear Paw’s Corner: What is the best way to get my 6-month-old dog, Kit, to quit nuisance barking, and does Bark Off really work? — Phillip M., via email

immediately, then get up and go to Kit and have him sit and stay for a minute. When he does that, give him lots of praise. Then—and this may sound revolutionary—spend more time with him, training or playing. Just pressing a button and ignoring your dog won’t solve the problem. The button you should press when Kit’s barking is the pause button on your DVR. Kit, at 6 months, is going through a bit of a change, heading into puppy puberty. He’s energetic and pushing the envelope. So be firm and consistent with his obedience training, play with him to work off that energy, and set a daily schedule for him—feeding, walks, training, play, sleep—and stick to it. It will take a few weeks to reduce his barking this way, but it’s worth it. ST

Dear Phillip: One of the best ways to address nuisance barking is through daily, training methods. Whether you spring for an ultrasonic “anti-barking” device or something else, the key to reducing or stopping Kit’s barking is spending time with him, teaching him not to bark incessantly. The most common training method to stop unwanted barking is to distract the dog with a noise, a hiss or a sharp “no!” Or, in the case of the device mentioned, an “ultrasonic” noise that does the same thing. No matter how much money you spend or don’t spend, that’s really the key technique. There’s more to it. When I say “distract,” that doesn’t mean just hissing, shaking a can of pennies or pressing an ultrasonic control button from your cozy spot on the couch. I mean, distract

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Senior Service Line Omega-3 For The Eyes by Matilda Charles


ne benefit of studies is that researchers can go back later to the data and look at it in a different way. In one recent case, the Wilmer Eye Institute arm of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine reviewed a study done in the 1990s and put together new information. Scientists took a study about the correlation between Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and diet, and considered how Omega-3 in fish and shellfish might play a part. Omega-3, a certain kind of fatty acid, wasn’t associated with health back when the original study was done. Now, knowing that Omega-3 is helpful in a number of ways in the body, they turned their sights to how that oil works in the retina of the eye. More than 2,000 seniors between the ages of 65 and 84 participated in a survey about what they ate for one year. The new analysis of that data asked whether those who routinely ate fish and shellfish were offered any protection from the onset of AMD. Answer: Yes,

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they were. Those who had advanced cases of AMD were much less likely to eat seafood with Omega-3. At the same time, researchers asked whether participants were protected from AMD by the zinc in crabs and oysters. The answer: No, they weren’t. However, we shouldn’t jump the gun. The researchers were quoted as saying that this is a “potential” way to avoid AMD. After all, it was a small study, and the participants self-reported what they ate. They’re calling this a good first step and saying that a randomized study should be done. If you’re concerned about your eyes, ask you doctor if you could benefit from eating fish or shellfish once a week. ST

Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to colu

Veteran’s Post Differences In Care by Freddie Groves


hat’s amazed me from Day One are the big differences in levels of care that can be found from one part of the country to another. I’ve got veterans writing (or telling me in person) that their medical care is outstanding, that appointments made in advance are kept, that they get a headsup call to make sure they’ve remembered the appointment, and that they’re extremely satisfied with the care they’re getting from the Department of Veterans Affairs on all levels. On the flip side of the coin are veterans who write me describing a nightmare list of problems in getting the care they need. The list of possible reasons for the variations is long. Here are a few that come to mind: • Problems at the top: When departments are run by people who are slipshod, who try to hide mistakes, and who are in some way taking advantage of the system, the people down the ranks see it and act accordingly.

• Other departments: If there is spillover from one department to the next in terms of duties or chain of command, there can be problems if the first department isn’t doing what it’s supposed to—like dominos falling. • Regional differences in staff: I hate to say it, but I think this one is a biggie. There really does seem to be a difference in how veterans are treated across the country, not only in terms of accuracy and diligence in handling their medical affairs, but in plain everyday politeness. It’s as though some areas of the country forget that it’s the veterans they are here to serve, not the other way around. It’s too bad that VA employees can’t be shuffled around by the hundreds to see how other facilities operate. After all, excellence breeds excellence—isn’t that right? ST Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail to

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This Is A Hammer Why Stainless-Sink Loses Its Shine by Samantha Mazzotta

Q: I was in the stainless-steel business for many years and thought I would comment on your recent column regarding cleaning a stained sink. Stainless steel is indeed an alloy of iron, nickel, and chromium. (Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, not copper and bronze. Bronze is itself an alloy of copper and tin.) The oxidation layer of chromium is what protects the metal from staining. When it is scratched or worn away by abrasion, a new layer is instantaneously formed because chromium reacts immediately with the oxygen in the atmosphere. The layer is always present. It is clear, extremely hard, and more or less impervious. Otherwise, the iron would oxidize, forming rust. Any popular kitchen cleanser will remove stains. However, to return to the factory polish finish is generally impossible because the sheets used to form sinks are polished at the mill with highspeed heavy machinery. It would be nearly impossible to duplicate this finish by hand. — Joe F., via e-mail

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A: Great information, Joe, and thanks for the clarification! Stainless-steel sinks are quite durable, and most stains or spots are made by other objects—for example, leaving a piece of damp steel wool in the sink overnight will reveal a rust spot the next day. However, a wipe and a rinse removes the spot. As Joe noted, stainless-steel sinks do lose their gleaming shine over time, particularly if you use abrasives. You can keep the finish looking uniform by rinsing and wiping down the sink each night with a nonabrasive cloth or sponge, then drying with a towel so that water spots don’t form. If you want to add a bit more shine to the sink, try using a commercial stainless-steel sink polish occasionally, following the directions on the package carefully. ST Send your questions or home tips to or write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. When in doubt as to whether you can safely or effectively complete a project, consult a professional contractor.

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1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9-by5-inch loaf pan with butter-flavored cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine meat, breadcrumbs, celery, onion, parsley flakes, ketchup, and 1⁄4 cup beef gravy. Mix well to combine. Pat mixture into prepared loaf pan. 2. Bake for 45 minutes. Evenly spoon remaining gravy over meatloaf. Continue baking for 15 minutes. Place loaf pan on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 6 servings. ST • Each serving equals: About 167 calories, 7g fat, 15g protein, 11g carb., 531 mg sodium, 1g Fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Meat, 1 Starch.

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Join In Celebrating Our Birthday Seniors Today will be celebrating its 20th birthday this year. • Have you been enjoying our newspaper for 20 years? • Do you have a special memory of our newspaper? • Do you have something you would like to tell us?

Seniors Today invites you to share your memories with us to be published in our special birthday issue on April 1. Please send your thoughts, pictures, or memory to or your may visit our website or mail it to Seniors Today, 360 S. Yonge Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Deadline for entries is March 21, 2011.

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