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F In 1901, a German family named Deter brought their 51-year-old female relative to see Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a psychiatrist and neuropathologist. Mrs. Deter was experiencing short-term memory loss and difficulty speaking and understanding speech. Dr. Alzheimer had never before seen such strange symptoms and worked closely with his patient for the next five years until her death. Convincing her family to donate her brain to his laboratory, he noted considerable shrinkage in the outer layer of her brain, and through the use of staining techniques, he identified dead and dying brain cells, plaque deposits, and tangles inside the tissue. His research appeared in medical journals in 1907, and the disease was tagged Alzheimer’s Disease in 1910. This debilitating condition is now the seventh-leading cause of death, with a new case every 70 seconds. F Although we think of Frankenstein as the monster of the horror films of the 1930s, Dr. Frankenstein was actually the creator of the monster. He was a scientist who experimented with piecing together assorted parts of human corpses... F The doctor met his end in the Arctic Circle near the North Pole, where he had fled in pursuit of the monster with the objective of destroying him. The creation of a 19-year-old author, Mary Shelley, the book was first published in 1818. In the novel, Frankenstein was not a doctor, and the monster was never given a name. (continued on page 4) WANT TO RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

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You don’t have to be alone during the holidays to feel lonely. You could be married or in a relationship and still feel the absence of children or grandkids that live at a distance, or even saddened by memories of holidays past. But there is a way to fight the blues: stay busy. Plan now for things you’ll do over the holidays. The key is to be around others. Here are some ideas: • Invite others to a potluck where everyone contributes something to the feast. • Hold a game night at your place. Have a few people bring a game and snacks to share. • Volunteer to cook or serve at a homeless kitchen. Sign up at a hospital or rehab center to pass out gifts or read to patients who don’t have visitors. Don’t show up at the last minute, though. Organizers need to know in advance how much help they’ll have, so call soon. • Play Secret Santa for neighbors. Homemade treats in a tin or basket, topped with a bow and left at their door, will put a smile on their faces.

© 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. • Check church listings to see if any are holding public holiday meals, then go! • Join a seniors-only group heading to a fun destination, even if it’s only for the day. • If you’re financially able, buy a few new toys for a local agency that’s collecting for underprivileged children. • Volunteer at the animal shelter, or sign up to be a foster home for a small cat or dog. • And finally, plan your days in advance — actually write them down on your calendar — so that you have at least one thing to do each day. Thought: The best thing about volunteering is that it can turn into a regular activity. That, in turn, can lead to better overall health. 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 columnreply@gmail.com.

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z It was American actress and dancer Charlotte Greenwood who made the following sage observation:“Temperament is temper that is too old to spank.” z If you happen to own a Rolls Royce and want to swank it up a little bit, a mink jacket to fit the hood ornament is available for purchase. z San Francisco’s iconic cable cars are the only mobile national monument in the United States. z You might be surprised to learn that, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest swimming pool in the world isn’t found in one of the large industrialized nations as you might expect, but in the relatively small South American country of Chile. Built by a mega-resort on the ocean, the pool covers 20 acres, is more than 1,000 yards long and holds a whopping 66 million gallons of water.

Construction took five years and cost more than $1.5 billion, and the estimated annual maintenance cost is more than $3 million. z Those who study such things say that lightning travels at one-third the speed of light. z According to legend, it was shepherds in Ethiopia who first noticed the effects of caffeine. It seems that the goats they herded would become exceedingly frisky after eating the berries of the coffee plant. z In order to come up with the cash to start Apple Computers, Stephen Wozniak sold his programmable calculator and Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen microbus. z An experienced florist will never put daffodils in a bouquet; the flower is toxic to other blooms. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. e rtise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise h

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Bulldog Needs Extra Attention By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We have a male English Bulldog who is about to turn 16 months old, and within the past two days we have noticed that he appears to be having trouble climbing the stairs from our basement to the main floor. “Joey” climbs the stairs, but really slowly, unlike his usual self. Also, last night he yelped twice quite loudly and again he yelped loudly around 4 a.m. We are keeping a close eye on him, but he does not seem to be having any other problems. He is eating and drinking normally, his stool is normal and he doesn’t seem to be running a fever. He played with his nylabone this morning, although my wife noted he went back to his enclosure afterward to sleep, which he doesn’t normally do. We’ve booked an appointment with the vet in a couple of days, but do you have any advice in the meantime? — Gary in Ontario, Canada DEAR GARY: I’d say you’re doing all the right things so far. You’re closely monitoring Joey’s activity, diet and sleep patterns, so you immediately noticed his problem with the stairs

and didn’t dismiss his nighttime yelps. Bulldogs have a high tolerance for pain — part of their reputation as tough guys — so a yelp is worth checking out. And you are doing just that, having scheduled an appointment with the veterinarian to double-check Joey’s health. Some readers might think it’s a bit obsessive to worry about every little change in Joey’s behavior. However, bulldogs, despite their stubborn toughness, can have very specific health issues that breeders, owners and vets must watch for. Besides certain eye and skin issues, hip dysplasia is a possibility, as are certain heart conditions. If Joey doesn’t return to a normal pattern in two days, take him to the vet as scheduled. Of course if his condition worsens, take him right away; but otherwise, continue to monitor him closely. Send your tips, questions and comments to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail them to pawscorner@hotmail.com. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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DOCTORS (continued): F Fortunately for many children of the 1950s, Dr. Jonas Salk changed his mind about becoming a lawyer, transferring to medical school. Dr. Salk worked for eight years to develop a polio vaccine, testing it first on monkeys, before revealing it in April of 1955. Touted as a miracle worker, he refused to obtain a patent on his vaccine, and had no personal financial gain from his work, believing that the entire world should benefit from it. In 1955, when the vaccine was introduced, the average number of polio cases in the U.S. was 45,000. Within seven years, that number had dropped to 910. At the time of his death in 1995 at the age of 80, Dr. Salk was hard at work on a vaccine against AIDS. F You might not recognize the name of noted American archaeologist Dr. Henry Jones, Jr., a professor at Connecticut’s fictional Marshall College. That’s because he is better known as “Indiana” Jones, of Raiders of the Lost Ark fame. Based on a concept of filmmaker George Lucas, the character was designed by comic book artist Jim Steranko, wearing his signature fedora and leather jacket. Although we can’t imagine anyone but Harrison Ford in the role, it was originally offered to Tom Selleck. However, CBS refused to release Selleck from his Magnum, P.I. television series duties, and the part was given to Ford just three weeks before filming began. F Giving medical attention to a badly broken leg resulted in a prison life sentence for 31-year-old Dr. Samuel Mudd. In the wee hours of April 15, 1865, the young doctor set the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth, who had assassinated President Abraham Lincoln just hours before. A debate began over whether Mudd knew Booth and was part of the conspiracy, something Mudd vehemently denied. He later admitted that he had in fact known Booth. Two years into Mudd’s stay at a military prison located on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, a yellow fever epidemic broke out. After the fever claimed the life of the prison doctor, Mudd volunteered to take his place. His labors resulted in a petition to President Andrew Johnson, signed by 300 fellow inmates heralding the doctor’s bravery. Johnson’s pardon released Mudd in 1869. His medical practice was reestablished and this father of nine children worked until his death at age 49. F Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson was portraying the battle between good and evil in a person’s nature when he penned The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1886. When

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Homebuying Scams: Don’t be a Victim The extension of the government’s homebuyer program has coaxed many would-be buyers out into the realestate market. The program (an $8,000 credit to firsttime homebuyers or a $6,500 credit to certain current homeowners) has convinced many that this is the time to buy. However, bad subprime mortgages and shady realestate dealings are not a thing of the past. Yes, there are new laws governing the mortgage industry, but the game is the same — only the specifics have changed. “Homebuyers Beware: Who’s Ripping You Off Now? — What You Must Know About the New Rules of Mortgage and Credit” is a must-read for anyone who’s buying real estate right now. If you also are dealing with bad credit, this book can help. Author Carolyn Warren’s insider knowledge comes from a background in the mortgage industry (a dozen years), some of them spent in the subprime real-estate area. When she writes about the lies and the scams, it’s because she’s seen them up close. Warren provides hundreds of insider tips about buying or refinancing a house, including:

Dr. Henry Jekyll ingested a potion he had concocted, he changed into Edward Hyde, the cruel and evil part of Jekyll’s personality. The story has become so well known, it merits a dictionary entry, which defines a “Jekyll and Hyde” as “a person marked by dual personality, one aspect of which is good and the other bad.” There have been more than 120 film versions made of this literary work, with yet another slated for a 2010 release. F Several doctors became better known as authors than for their medical expertise. While pursuing his M.D. at Harvard Medical School, Michael Crichton wrote The Andromeda Strain, but went on to bigger fame with his dinosaur saga Jurassic Park. He was also the creator of television’s popular “E.R.” medical series.... F While maintaining a successful London medical practice, Arthur Conan Doyle was working hard to become a noted author. After becoming widely recognized for his Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, he resigned his practice. He later volunteered as a doctor in Africa during the Boer War. Somerset Maugham, author of Of Human Bondage, was also a medical doctor who served on an ambulance patrol during World War I. Thoracic surgeon Richard Hornberger chronicled his Korean War experiences at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in a written work that went on to film and television fame as M*A*S*H, basing main character Hawkeye Pierce on himself. F After narrowly escaping injury while driving her Model T Ford in 1917, Dr. June McCarroll came up with the idea of painting lines on roadways to separate lanes of traffic. When highway departments pooh-poohed her idea, she hand-painted a mile-long, four-inch-wide stripe down the center of a California road, thought to be the first center stripe in the nation. It wasn’t until 1924 that the California Highway Commission finally approved her concept and painted 3,500 miles of lines with a $163,000 price tag. F In the world of 1960s television, crotchety old Doc Adams patched up townsfolk and gunslingers alike in Dodge City, Kansas on Gunsmoke, while handsome young Dr. James Kildare dealt with patients at Blair General Hospital for five seasons. Dark and brooding Ben Casey performed surgery at County General, mentored by Dr. Zorba, while kindly general practitioner Dr. Marcus Welby ministered to patients in his suburban home office, assisted by handsome assistant Dr. Kiley. • Nine ways to raise your credit score, including getting bad credit erased from your file. • The 10-step loan process: Know what to expect so you’ll be aware when things don’t proceed the way they should. • How to recover from a foreclosure and buy another house. • How to pick a real-estate agent. (No, they’re not necessarily on your side.) Twelve reasons to use a Buyer’s Agent. • How to refinance and not get ripped off — 10 things you need to know. • Comparing loan options for the best deal. • Listening for code words that indicate you’re about to get ripped off. • What the Good Faith Estimate has to cover — and what surprise costs could show up at closing. • Locking in a rate. • The truth about fees. What fees do you really have to pay? Why “no fee” loans can cost you more. • Junk fees explained: ancillary fee, e-mail fee, doc prep fee, doc review fee, courier fees, photo review fee, satisfaction fee and more are ways for lenders to get more of your money. By using even some of the ideas in “Homebuyers Beware,” you’ll save yourself thousands of dollars, and probably a few headaches, too. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Speed Wraps Up Rookie Season Scott Speed, once a Formula One driver, was part of a bold experiment perpetrated by NASCAR’s Team Red Bull.

20 and start running in a competitive position, and how much I’m learning in those situations. I think my ‘race craft’ and my feel for the car is what’s getting better and better.�

After placing Speed in a variety of races — 16 each in the Camping World Truck and ARCA series — in 2008, the team cut loose A.J. Allmendinger and replaced him with Speed in the team’s No. 82 Toyota. Allmendinger took a ride with what is now Richard Petty Motorsports.

Echoing Juan Pablo Montoya, who has successfully made a transition from Formula One to NASCAR, Speed said this is a whole new world for him.

Neither driver has been particularly impressive With stints in Formula One, Camping World this year, though Allmendinger has performed and ARCA racing, Scott Speed is finishing up slightly better, ranking 25th in the Sprint Cup his first season in Sprint Cup. standings with one top-five and five top-10 (John Clark/NASCAR This Week photo) finishes. Speed, 26, is 35th with one top five (also his only top 10). obviously very important. But Speed, from Manteca, Calif., is gradually adjusting to stock-car racing. Asked what he has learned, he said, “Probably a lot: how you get the cars running throughout the practice and throughout the weekend, and how you show up with them as far as the setup is concerned is

“I’m still learning an enormous amount of just racing sort of skill. Racing on an oval in these big, heavy cars is something completely different than what I’ve ever done my whole life. It’s amazing, every weekend, as we get more competitive and start running in the top

“It’s completely different because, in Formula One, I went into it just like (fellow Cup rookie) Joey (Logano),� said Speed. “I’ve done it my whole life. It was what was natural to me. “It’s something completely new and very challenging.� Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week (http://nascar.rbma.com) features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. E-mail Monte at nascar_thisweek@yahoo.com.

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Local Happenings 12/1-12/31 South Beach Christmas Village Hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and falling snow - for the whole family. 12/1-12/31 Dove Street Festival of Lights: A Celebration by the Sea On North Forest Beach Drive. The Island’s largest outdoor holiday lights display. Lights on display daily 5p.m.-1a.m.

12/3-12/30 A Main Street Christmas Main Street Youth Theatre presents its festive holiday show, “A Main Street Christmas.” Shows are Thurs.-Sat. at 7 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m. Thursday is Family Night with special discounted tickets. 3000 Main St. (843) 689-6246. 12/5 Free photos with Santa at Coligny Plaza 10 a.m.-noon. (843) 842-6050. 12/5 Bluffton’s Annual Christmas Parade. Starts at Bridge/Pritchard Streets and ends ends at Oscar Frazier Park. 11:00 a.m. 12/5 Santa arrives in Harbour Town. Tree lighting, pictures with Santa and more in The Sea Pines Resort. (843) 842-1979. 4:00 p.m.

12/6 “Holiday Puppets with Yostie” for all ages at the Bluffton Public Library 2-3 p.m. 120 Palmetto Way. (843) 757-1542 12/12 The Sounds of Christmas The Hilton Head Choral Society presents “The Sounds of Christmas” at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkway. (843) 341-3818.

Laugh a bit with Q: What did the doctor say to the invisible man? A: I’m sorry, you’ll have to come back later. I can’t see you right now.

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Basketball Season Here, So Is Jumper’s Knee DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I play basketball — a lot. My right knee has started to hurt. It hurts the most when I start to play, and then it eases off. My coach and dad say it is jumper’s knee. My coach says to play through it. My dad says I should rest it. What do you say? — B.J. ANSWER: Give me a break. What do you think I’m going to say? I side with your dad. At the start of every basketball season, I get many letters asking about jumper’s knee. It’s a common malady of that sport, but it affects players in many other sports, like volleyball. The forces on the knees and the knee tendons when a jumper lands on the ground can be greater than nine times body weight. That’s a great deal of force. Jumper’s knee is an inflammation of the tendon that runs from the bottom of the kneecap to the top of the lower leg bone. The inflammation comes from too much use with too little rest. It gradually builds up over two to three weeks before a player starts to complain. Early on, the knee hurts the most when a player starts to move around and gradually lessens as he or she continues to play. If you don’t let the inflammation quiet down, the pain will worsen and last longer. At its worst, it is present even when you’re sitting. If you press on the area beneath the kneecap, you’ll find it is tender if you have jumper’s knee. A week or two of rest is all that’s needed in the early phases. Combining rest with Aleve, Advil or Motrin can speed the healing. When you get back to playing, apply heat to the knee for 10 or 15 minutes before you start. After you play, ice it for the

same amount of time. I respect both your dad’s and your coach’s diagnostic abilities, but, if things don’t turn around shortly, I’d have a doctor examine your knee. Too many other things cause similar pain. i i i DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When you are obese and then lose weight, how does fat leave your body? Does it go through the digestive system? Does it pass through your gallbladder, liver or kidneys? I recently lost quite a bit of weight through hard work. I have had two attacks of digestive distress since I began to lose the weight and wonder if they were gallbladder attacks. My husband says the fat fairy puts weight on and takes it off. I was looking for a more scientific explanation. — M.B. ANSWER: Fat is a fuel, just like the gasoline in your car’s gas tank. When we need energy to power physical movement, much of the energy for it comes from fat. Carbon dioxide is one byproduct of fat-energy burning, and we exhale that. Other byproducts leave in the urine. We also burn stored fat when we reduce our calorie intake. Rapid weight loss can lead to gallstones and gallbladder attacks. How quickly did you lose the weight? I like your husband’s explanation. It’s poetic and mystical. i i i

Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2009 King Features Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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