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Page 10-Thursday, September 28, 1978-The Michigan Daily

Abortion deadline nears

Stopping thefi

LANSING (UPI)-The state Senate
yesterday approved a partial Medicaid
budget that would allow welfare abor-
tions to continue for at least four mon-
The four-month budget is designed to
buy time for a compromise between
Governor William Milliken and the
legislature on the abortion issue. That

fight threatened to halt funding of all
Medicaid services when the current
budget expires Sunday.
THE HOUSE earlier approved a full-
year Medicaid budget that included the
vetoed anti-abortion language, but
Milliken vowed he would again strike
the measure-even if it meant a halt to

all welfare health services.
The governor vetoed the original
Medicaid budget, which also included
an anti-abortion clause, in August.
The Senate Appropriations Com-
mittee approved a four-month budget
that again included the anti-abortion
language, but Senator Bill Huffman-(D-
Madison Heights) won approval for the

compromise on a 20-13 Senate vote.
It would continue-at least until
February 1-the current policy of
providing state funds for welfare abor-
The House is expected to reject the
measure, setting up a final legislative
battle on the issue in a joint conference

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QUESTION: So far, this semester
seems to be going O.K. I'm keeping up
with all my studying and am doing well
in my classes. But it's funny, last year I
did the same thing, but then I got the flu
near finals and almost blew the whole
semester. How can I make sure this
doesn't happen again?
ANSWER: Not to be too pessimistic,
but there is really nothing you can do to
guarantee that you will not get the in-
fluenza virus. (Even if there were a
way, there are countless other viruses
that are not influenza that can cause
similar symptoms.) Nonetheless, there
are always ways to increase the
probability of getting through the win-
ter flu-less.
Keeping yourself in a healthy state is
the most important thing you can do. (I
know you've heard this so many times
that it almost sounds trite, but it really
does make a difference.) This means
eating a well-balanced diet, avoiding
stress, getting enough sleep (whatever
amount your particular body requires),
and exercising regularly. A body that is
in a weakened state is more susceptibe
to a variety of diseases, including the
ANOTHER WAY for some people to
prevent flu is to get a flu shot. Flu shots
are recommended for persons with
medical problems, such as diabetes,
chronic respiratory or cardiac
diseases, or previously demonstrated
susceptibility to pneumonia, and for
persons over 65 (who are more likely to
become severely ill if they contract the
The flu shot (which should be
received by November 15 the latest)
available this fall at Health Service is a
trivalent one; that is, it contains vac-
cine for three different strains of in-
fluena (Texas A, Russian A, and Hong
Kong B). These are the three strains
that the Federal Center for Disease
Control in Atlanta believes will be the
most prevalent this year. However,
there is no guarantee for this since the
flu virus has an unfortunate way of
changing every so often, making it dif-
ficult to develop a vaccine that will be
effective against the particular viruses
common each season.
Because of this difficulty in
forecasting, and because of the risks
(although very minimal)- inherent in
receiving an injection, many medical
personnel do not recommend flu vac-
cines for those who are young and have
none of the medical conditions men-
tioned above.
Since you are very concerned about
contracting the flu due to your ex-
perience with it last year, you might
decide to go ahead and get the vaccine
even if it is not particularly recommen-
ded for you based on your age and
medical history. You might want to call
or visit your health care provider at
Health Service or the Immunization
Clinic to discuss the advisability of ob-
taining this vaccine.

The flu vaccine is available to stude
ts, faculty, and staff for five dollars
the Immunization Clinic on a walk.
basis, Monday through Friday, 8 a.i
to 4 p.m. (To save yourself so7
walking, go to the Cashier's Office a
pay the fee before going to the Clinic
the basement.)
* * *
QUESTION: I keep getting cank
sores, and don't really know wh
Sometimes I seem to get them if I drii
alot of orange juice, but I also get the
at other times. My dentist said no o:
knows what causes them. Is this true?
ANSWER: Your dentist is correct
saying no one knows what caus
canker sores. There are, of cours
many theories about this, includi.
hypotheses, that they are caused by
virus, that they are an allergy, and th
they result from an auto-immune cc
dition (which means the body h
developed an immune reaction agair
some of its own tissues).
Some (like you) have found;
seeming association between the co
sumption of citrus fruit and other acid
foods with the occurrence of cank
sores. Injury or irritation (such as dc
'tures rubbing against the inside of t
mouth), nervousness, and the onset
menstruation (for some women) h
also been known to precipitate the
painful sores.
Canker sores can appear anywhe
on the mucous membranes of the moul
commonly on the inner surface of t]
cheeks and lips. The usual appearan
of the sore is a grayish-white erode
surface surrounded by a red inflame
The canker sore may occur singly
in groups in the mouth. Although t
period when the sores are especial
painful lasts only about three or fo
days, it usualy takes one of two wee
before they are completely healed.
you have already found, these sores a
likely to recur, often many times durii
What does one do for these irritatii
cankers? The best thing is goqd or
hygiene, keeping the mouth clan
avoid an infection in the area. TY
Health Service Pharmacy carries sor
cleansing antiseptic medications th
can be applied to the eroded surface
prevent infection and promote healir
These can be purchased without,
prescription., In some cases of seve
canker sores, your health care provid
may wish to prescribe addition
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