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After age 65, about 30 percent of people fall at least once annually. If a hip fracture occurs, 25 percent will die in a year and 50 percent will become dependent -- frequently requiring nursing-home care. Fortunately, much can be done to reduce the risk of a fall, the need for lengthy hospital stays or the loss of independence. The risk of falling frequently is due to declines in balance, mobility and gait, as well as a high risk of fainting caused by a blood pressure drop when attempting to stand up. Visual difficulties, dizziness, inappropriate shoe choices and drug side effects often contribute to falls. Tripping due to environmental hazards in the home or elsewhere remains the major cause of falls at any age. For a person at risk of falling, an evaluation by a physician is essential. Medical conditions that contribute to falls must be identified and treated, and problems with gait and balance should be evaluated. Medications that increase the risk of falling should be avoided. Wherever possible, keep medications to a minimum and avoid sleeping pills, tranquilizers and alcohol. Patients must be made aware that medications to treat hypertension can lead to dangerous Dr. David Lipschitz is the author of the book “Breaking The Rules Of Aging.” To find out more about Dr. David Lipschitz and drops in blood pressure, with changes in posture. read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists Never stand up suddenly and always have somevisit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com. More thing to hold on to. information is available at: drdavidhealth.com No matter your health, aging is associated COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM with a relentless loss of muscle mass, an increased proportion of weight as fat, and progressive weakness that slows gait speed, affects balance and increases the risk of falls. It follows that the more we do to maintain strength the better. Physical therapy can help reduce falls. Treatment includes balance exercises and working with ADVERTISING PROOF weights that build muscle, bones and most imporMon., June 25 5:00 p.m.. Changes tantly,Final strength. The DUE: older the patient, the longer the Please review carefully. Double check:  Phone Number(s)  Spelling  Prices  Hours time taken to see tangible improvements, but they Tidbits representative immediately with changes corrections. will Contact occuryour and in the long term, the results areorwell Office: 760-320-0997 Fax: 760-320-1630 Email: valleybits@msn.com worth the effort. When physical therapy ends, keep moving and consider joining a health club to maintain and improve strength and balance. If needed, do not be embarrassed to use a cane, walker or wheelchair. But walk as much as possible. The more time spent being immobile or UNIQUE COINS the greater the loss of muscle sitting in a wheelchair, 1/12th pg. 4C (26x Disc. and the increased chance of aRate) fall. July 1, Most serious falls occur 2012 Vol. 8 - No. 27 in the bathroom.

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CASEY’S CORNER (from page 9) distracting him. “I believe that with better training and the correct muzzle and halter I could eventually work with him in areas where lots of other dogs and people are active and get him successfully socialized. I’d like some advice on methods of training and the optimal tools for control when socializing him.” The world is full of distractions, and this country alone is populated with millions of strangers. If Augie’s daily life is going to include walks in the park and exposure to other public places, professional training is a must. Right now, he’s a 95-pound ticking time bomb; not a bad dog, but an aggressive dog. And an inadequately trained aggressive dog is a dangerous dog, unfit for any public arena. The fact that Augie will only listen when there are no external distractions means he requires additional training. A trained dog listens and obeys. Period. A dog that will only listen under certain ideal circumstances determined by him is not a trained dog. Augie’s owner used the word “aggressive” to describe Augie seven times in as many paragraphs. But he wasn’t about to hear it from me. We spoke on the phone, and I hope he takes my advice to hire a professional trainer. His heart is in the right place, but sometimes too much heart is the problem. Right now, he’s in the emotionality business. And I, like Jack, am firmly rooted in the reality business. Woof! Dog trainer Matthew “Uncle Matty” Margolis is coauthor of 18 books about dogs, a behaviorist, a popular radio and television guest, and host of the PBS series “WOOF! It’s a Dog’s Life!” Read all of Uncle Matty’s columns at the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com, and visit him at http:// www.unclematty.com. Send your questions to dearuncle.gazette@unclematty.com or by mail to Uncle Matty at P.O. Box 3300, Diamond Springs, CA 95619. COPYRIGHT 2010 CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.

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My parents both died in an auto accident nearly a year ago. They had an estate worth more than a million dollars. My brother and I are the only heirs. My brother was designated as their executor. I am to receive 60 percent of their estate and my brother 40 percent. My brother, who is far better off financially than I am, is OK with this, but my sister-in-law is jealous because I am getting more. I believe she is deliberately delaying settlement of the estate in the hope I will agree to share equally. The assets are invested in stocks, bonds and in the home. My husband and I would like to buy a new home now, as prices are down. Can we pressure my brother to settle the estate as soon as possible?

I believe comedian George Carlin had some good answers on this one: “Throw out nonessential numbers, which includes age, weight and height. Keep learning and enjoy the simple things. Laugh often long and loud. Cherish your health. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.” Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away! Doug Mayberry makes the most of life in a Southern California retirement community. Contact him at deardoug@ msn.com. To find out more about Doug Mayberry and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

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There are numerous legal papers required before estate assets can be distributed. For example, the IRS and state agencies want their cut; the cost-and-sale basis of their home needs to be determined; a real estate commission and attorneys fees need to be paid; and there are processing and other costs that you probably never anticipated that also need to be paid. You will learn how fast a million dollars can dwindle. Also, remember ongoing fees, such as the maintenance of their home, federal and Some things are just state tax obligations, and stockbroker’s expenses too good to change... continue. Releases from every potential debtor must be executed. • Same Beautiful Music you know and love It is not unusual to take a minimum of a year to settle an estate. I am aware of a similar estate that • Same pleasing format took over two years before checks were released. • Familiar on-air personalities Determining a settlement date is all but impossible. Think options. Is it possible for a real estate Listen online in stereo at broker to find a homeowner who would sell their home on a lease/option purchase agreement to you, based on the current valuation? Is there a family member who would make you a two or three year loan to expedite your purchase? Unfortunately, in many cases, World War III TUES., JULY 24 is declared when the second parent dies. Also, more Please review carefully. Double check:  Phone Number(s)  Spelling  Prices  Hours often than you might believe, the adult child who gets to their parents’ home withTidbits a truckrepresentative first wins the immediately with changes or corrections. Contact your war. Office: 760-320-0997 Fax: 760-320-1630 Email: valleybits@msn.com * * *

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To find out more about tie, and he Anne McCollam and read features by other Creators Syndicate Last week, I wrote that the Olympic Games Before he hit the 40-feet hook shot Tour, but Sa writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at were a joke. I retract that statement. They’re seriSunny Dunes Antique Mall out of the straw to take him to within for his man www.creators.com. ous business in several ways. 16th page, BW, 26x discount rate two putts of the Green Jacket, a little was famous of people -- agents, Olympic comCOPYRIGHT 2012 2012 CREATORS.COM June 10, - Volume 8: Issue #24 bitPlenty of banter in the room turned to esque devo mittees and, in some cases, even the players -what Bubba Watson was wearing. He was kno make money during the games either directly (the As most of us know by now, Bubthat looked U.S.A. basketball team), indirectly (medal-winner Q: Enclosed is a photo of a porcelain ba Watson won the Masters, largely pleated gol endorsements) or through pot brownie bake sales doll. My mother-in-law said shawls or scar ves due to his monstrous 300-plus yard cardigans an for the American judo team. were put on pianos and piano dolls were used to drives and unorthodox swinging fit had comp The games also lead to various infrastruckeep them from falling. The doll is eight inches style. But I, and too,leave became curious same shade, ture improvements lasting legacy sites, tall and in excellent condition. You can see the about Watson’s game and, yes, his such as the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.his golf bags exceptional detail on the fingers, nails, toes and style, too.in particular that will leave a last- While bot It is that place Visit often. New Items Arrive Daily! BROWSE IN dimples. We cannot make out the mark that is For the intechies outI there, are philanth ing impression mind, for was in Watson the Centennial Antiques • Art • Jewelry CONDAIITIRONED on the lower back of the doll. It looks like a uses a PING G20 driver with a cusOlympic Park the night the park was bombed. they have s circle with lines radiating like sunrays, though tom pink Truefor Temper Grafalloy Bi- with mon — th  • Furniture • Collectibles COMFORT! The games me, ironically, started Come Browse Our only from the top half, and it also has letters on Matrix shaft. The same exact driver golfers. Nei Vintage Items • Exquisite Estates me being in the right place at the right time. I had 6,000 sq. ft. the lower half that we’re unable to read. Multi-Dealer Mall! will be made available to pro shops recently moved to Atlanta and secured a job at in thehis life. S Quality Consignment Furniture Ramon Rd. 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You have a bisque piano baby and your mother-in-law is correct. In the late 1800s, most families had a piano they would gather around for entertainment. The pianos, especially baby grands, were covered with decorative shawls or scarves. The babies were designed to anchor the shawls so they wouldn’t slide off. The babies were produced in a variety of sizes and in positions that ranged from sitting, crawling, lying down and sleeping. Typically, they have rosy cheeks, winsome smiles and are molded with exact attention to detail. The mark you described was used by Heubach brothers, who have been located in Thuringia, Germany, since 1882. They produced vases, plaques, figurines, dolls and dolls’ heads. Your piano baby was made in the late 1800s. Similar babies can be found selling in antiques shops in the range of $275 to $325.

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My mother left me eight plates that were rarely used. I have sent my drawing of the mark that is on the back of each one. The plates are 11 inches in diameter and decorated with multi-colored flowers in the center. The background is white, they have gold borders and are in mint condition. I don’t know where my mother got the plates. They may have been a gift from her British employer. Can you tell me anything about them and whether they have any value?

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until I played the Australian swim team. My seashore smack was tolerated by, say, the Ukrainians or Moldavians, who hadn’t a clue what I was saying, but the Aussies, they spoke the language. Also, they were huge and they were there to win real Olympic gold medals. So, rather than crush me like a bug, they complained, and the Atlanta Committee of the Olympic Games decided to ban all non-athletes from the arcade. After arguing with American swimmer Jenny Thompson about Surf Shack rules (she didn’t like that we didn’t adhere to Stanford’s rules of emailers first), I took my lanyard to the Centennial Park that evening and met with an old girlfriend at the beer tent. We watched a country-fried band playing on the main stage, but decided we didn’t want to stay for “Jack Mack and the Heart Attack.” The night lasted until the early morning in an era just on the cusp of rampant cellphone usage, so I didn’t know that the park was bombed and that we had been sitting squarely within range of the blast. Suddenly, air hockey didn’t seem so important anymore, and as the athletes and citizens at the games came together in ways hard to describe if you weren’t there, I realized the games were no joke -- at all. Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter who lives in Kansas City. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Have you ever gone to the driving range and hit the ball great only to see it disappear when you play the course? If that is the case, the reason could be that when you are on the driving range the ball is on a flat lie that is level to your feet. When you play on the golf course the ball is lying at angles that could position the ball above or below your feet. The first thing you want to do when you are getting ready to hit your shot is to assess the lie. Is the ball above or below my feet? You can see in the picture that I drew a line along the ground that represents “foot level”. The ball is approximately a couple inches above that line. With the ball being above my feet I need to make two adjustments to my setup; 1) I need to grip down an inch off the top of the club, therefore shortening the shaft. 2) I need to be taller in the legs and in my spine angle. I will also need to make slight adjustments to the swing; Be sure to have the right foot push the hip up through the ball in the forward swing which will help from hitting the shot fat. Images created through JCvideo.com software Also, finish the swing with the hips and shoulders level to the horizon. This swing feels very similar to a baseball swing, Adapting to the Ball Above Your Feet more level to the horizon line rather than “down” to the ball. bestrange way and to check and great see if these adjustments are Have you ever gone to theThe driving hit the ball goingyou to play help the is tocourse? make a practice only to see it disappear when If that is swing and see where and how deep the divot is in reference the case, the reason could be that when you are on theto the ball. Your goal is to a clean of the grassfeet. through the area of the ball. driving range the ball is onhave a flat lie thatbrush is level to your making the isadjustments to the setup and swing until When you play on the golfKeep course the ball lying at angles getorthe right combination for that perfect brush of the that could position the ball you above below your feet. grass. Now you’re ready to have The first thing you want to do when you are getting ready to the ball respond to that hit your shot is to assess swing. the lie. Is the ball above or below Thepicture biggestthat challenge golfalong is that the ball lie’s at various my feet? You can see in the I drew ain line degrees on sloped That is challenge requires that you the ground that represents “foot level”. ground. The ball develop the that ability to With adaptthe to ball those angles to produce the approximately a couple inches above line. best possible. being above my feet I need toshot make two adjustments to my setup; 1) I need to grip down an inch off the top of the club, therefore shortening the shaft. 2) I need to be taller in the legs Rob Stanger is recognized as a 2005-08 Golf Magazine Top Teacher and in my spine angle. West Region. He teaches at The College Golf Center. You can I will also need to make slight to the swing; Be contactadjustments him at 760-409-8628 or at www.robstanger.com for inquiries sure to have the right foot about push your the golf. hip up through the ball in the forward swing which will help from hitting the shot fat. Images created through JCvideo.com software Also, finish the swing with the hips and shoulders level to the horizon. This swing feels very similar to a baseball swing, more level to the horizon line rather than “down” to the ball. The best way to check and see if these adjustments are going to help is to make a practice swing and see where and how deep the divot is in reference to the ball. Your goal is to have a clean brush of the grass through the area of the ball. Keep making the adjustments to the setup and swing until you get the right combination for that perfect brush of the grass. Now you’re ready to have the ball respond to that swing. The biggest challenge in golf is that the ball lie’s at various degrees on sloped ground. That challenge requires that you develop the ability to adapt to those angles to produce the best shot possible.

Have you ever found yourself hitting the ball great at the driving range, only to see all that disappear on the course? It could be that the ball at the range is always level to your feet, but on the hilly course your setup is always changing. To overcome these terrain changes, you first need to assess your lie. Is the ball above or below your feet? In the photo I’ve drawn a line to represent my “foot level”. In this case the ball is several inches above that line, which means I need to make two adjustments to my setup: 1) I need to grip down an inch off the top of the club to shorten the shaft. 2) I need to be taller in the legs with less angle in my back. My swing will also need some adjusting. My right foot needs to push my hip up through the ball to avoid hitting it fat, and I’ll finish with my hips and shoulders level to the horizon. This swing is somewhat similar to a baseball swing, more horizontal than “down” to the ball. Your goal is to adjust your setup according to your lie and have the clubhead make a clean Rob Stanger is recognized as a 2005-08 Golf Magazine Top Teacher West Region. He teaches at The College Golf Center. You can bush of the grass through the ball. Once you’ve contact him at 760-409-8628 or at www.robstanger.com for inquiries about your golf. learned to adapt to the slopes this way, youll be producing the best shots possible.

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PHOBIAS (continued): • Some phobias relate to what’s up above, such as the sun (heliophobia), the clouds (nephophobia), the moon (selenophobia), and the stars (siderophobia). Some folks are just afraid of looking up – they are called anablephobes. • Not all phobias seem that abnormal or uncommon. Lots of people might have a fear of death, known as necrophobia. But those with an extreme form might be terrified of being buried alive. A nosocomephobe has a fear of hospitals, a verminophobe is afraid of germs, and a hydrophobe has an irrational fear of water. • Individuals suffering from extreme agoraphobia rarely leave their homes, due to their fear of public or open spaces and the inescapable situations that may occur there. Only home is safe. • Some phobias can be a learned behavior that comes from listening to others describe a traumatic event. An individual in one’s life can trigger a phobia, such as peladophobia, the fear of bald people. Those with nosto-phobia, a fear of returning home, may be able to contribute their panic to a specific incident. • People who are afraid of looking into mirrors have cataptrophobia, while those with cyberphobia have a fear of working with computers. A person with an anxiety about memories is a mnemophobe. • Don’t confuse levophobia, the fear of objects to a person’s left, with dextrophobia, the fear of objects to the right. • Although some of us fear the possibility of cancer, an extreme carcinophobe will convince himself he has cancer because he touched someone who has it.

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