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affect taste. Additionally, using sensible levels of CASEY’S CORNER (from page 9) salt does shorten the food’s shelf life. person went on to diagnose their 3-year-old Lab So what can you do? First, be educated about rescue as having been “seriously abused; beaten, how much sodium you currently consume. Most tortured, the works.” This diagnosis was made three common foods have much higher sodium levels days after bringing the dog home, and this person Dr. David Lipschitz than you think. For example, a 5-ounce, healthy has been living with these problems for the last eight frozen turkey dinner contains 800 mg of sodium, a months -- behavioral problems that, in my book, bowl of most cereals contains more than 350 mg could be attributed to any number of things, all of of sodium, most canned vegetables contain more which should be explored. An excerpt: than 700 mg, and a bowl of warm canned soup (for “He walks around and pees -- in zigzag lines like he example, chicken noodle) contains more than 1,100 doesn’t realize he’s doing it. He has access to outside mg of sodium. Add those up during the day, and it 24/7, but won’t go out without permission. He holds is easy to exceed the recommended daily amount. it all night and day, but when he seems to be fine and Becoming a savvy shopper is critical. At the happy, he starts walking through the house peeing grocery store, always consider fresh first, frozen all the way. He also needs permission to eat and second and canned last. Learn how to read labels With obesity, heart disease and high blood drink. If left alone he won’t drink all day. He flinches and be aware of marketing claims. Sodium-free pressure on the rise, a recent Institute of at the slightest sound. If you raise your voice at all he means less than 5 mg of sodium per serving, low Medicine report strongly urged the Food and starts peeing. I can’t even pick up a broom to sweep sodium is less than 140 mg, and reduced sodium Drug Administration to regulate the amount of means the salt content has been reduced by 25 the floor without him running away and peeing. sodium in processed, canned and restaurant food. percent. Study labels carefully and choose foods “I’ve consulted my vet and he said it’s all behavioral. With modest restrictions, lowering the average with the lowest possible sodium levels. I don’t know what to do. He’s destroying all my carpet American’s sodium intake can (continued): substantially NECESSARY SKILLS High blood pressure and all its deleterious and hardwood floors. I have worked with dogs that decrease the risk of high blood pressure, heart ADVERTISING PROOF effects are increasing in incidence. It is quickly pee when scared, but he does it when he appears attacks, stroke, heart failure and kidney • Sewing a Button. Whether you’re disease. male or becoming a veryDUE: dangerous epidemic. But by going to be happy and when he’s scared. He’s petrified of TUES., MAY 11 Consuming too much sodium can adversely Final Changes 5:00 p.m.. female, buttons tend to pop off at the most back to basics, eating right and watching salt, you crates. I don’t know what to do with him. You can’t affect your health. High amounts of sodium Please review carefully. Double check:  Phone Number(s)  Spelling  Prices  Hours inopportune times. is definitely handy to can guarantee a longer and better life. Change your raise your voice or use loud noise for discipline. And cause the body to retainItfluid and release several I can’t keep him on a leash all the time. He is petrified keep a small sewing kitfrom nearby your gland, desk, in health habits now and you will reap the rewards. hormones, predominantly the (in adrenal of people in my house, especially large older men. If I order to secrete of the body. jacket, purse,excessive or car) sosodium that yououtcan quickly Dr. David Lipschitz is the author of the books, “Breaking take him to the park he’s wonderful: social, outgoing, Hormones released to compensate for the Rules of Aging” and “Dr. David’s First Health Book of repair the Even amateur sewers obedient. He just does this at home. He doesn’t have excessive saltproblem. also cause blood vessels to can More Not Less.” To find out more about Dr. David Lipschitz accomplish enough of ain“fix” keep from constrict, resulting in a rise bloodto pressure, any of the normal crazies like barking, chewing or and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers which in turn forces the heart to work harder; the digging. and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at having to walk into that important meeting Stephen K. Su, D.P.M. www.creators.com. More information is available at www. heart muscle hypertrophies and the heart enlarges. “I need to know how to help him get over this with a safety pin holding your collar shut. pg. BW 13x disc. DrDavidHealth.com. Over time this can result in heart failure, the most 1/16 constant fear and to get him to stop walking through common death in men and women. the house peeing. I’m afraid of any corrections • What cause to do of when Lightning Strikes. 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You should apply for Medicare’s Part A coverage a couple months before your 65th birthday. Part A, which provides coverage for in-patient hospital expenses, is free. You actually paid for it with the Medicare taxes deducted from your paycheck. But it’s free to you once you reach age 65. So because it doesn’t cost you a nickel, you might as well apply for it. And you may learn anyway that your employer’s insurance wants you to take Part A to supplement their coverage. However, because you’re working and covered by your employer’s insurance, you don’t need Medicare’s Part B coverage. (Part B, which costs about $110 per month, covers doctor’s visits, lab work, etc.) You can delay applying for Part B -- avoid the costly monthly premiums until you retire and lose your employer’s regular coverage. AdYou Proof: are right that you will be eligible for Social Security Bram’sbenefits at age 66, even though you are still working. You normally would apply about three 1/16th page, Black & White months ahead of time for those monthly benefits. Jan.I 10 - Feb.encourage 14, 2010you to consider signing But strongly up for retirement benefi in January 2011. As I’ve [Volume 6: Issue #3ts-#8] explained many times in this column, most working Corrections due by: 6 pm, Mon. 01/04/10 seniors are eligible for Social Security in January of the year they turn 66. If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas.margenau@comcast.net. To find out more about Tom Margenau and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2010 CREATORS.COM.

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working and covered by my employer’s insurance. I plan to continue working as long as I am healthy. I understand I don’t need to apply for Medicare at 65. Is this right? Also, how many months before my 66th birthday, which will be in September 2011, should I apply for Social Security? Even though I’m working, I understand I’ll be eligible for benefits at age 66.

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Judging from your photo, your oak pump organ was made in the late Victorian era. Those were the days when nearly every family wanted an organ in their parlor. They would gather together to play the organ and sing. There is currently not the same demand as there was in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Plus, pump organs can be difficult to sell because they are so heavy and difficult to move. Similar pump organs have recently sold in the range of $300 to $500.

Address your questions to Anne McCollam, P.O. Box 247, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Items of a general interest will be answered in this column. Due to the volume of inquiries, she cannot answer Victoria’s Attic individual letters. To find out more about Anne McCollam and read features by other 1/8th page, 4C, Creators 13x rateSyndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the 16, Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. May 2010

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