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8B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, October 25, 1990 I Greenbrier West Juniors Logan Hospital and WVSOM 'Exterior Decorating' , Start Cooperative Venture " "-= Officials of Logan General area by hnproving the quality o Hospital and the West Virginia medical care. The development of a residency program with WVSOM promises to bring even more such benefits." Spurlock added. James Stookey, D.O., dean for academic affairs at WVSOM, noted. "our school's mission is to provide family physic.lens lbr rural West Virginia. This new agreement with Logan General Hospital will provide another strong clinical training site m West Virginia for our graduates. "Because of the strong corre- lation between where physicians complete their postdoctoral training and the location of their practice site, we expect to see many of the physicians going through this program choosing to stay in West Virginia to prac- tice," added Stookey. School of Osteopathic Medicine today announced a new coOpera- tive venture that will provide more physicians to practice in West Virginia. The two parties have signed an agreement to place three graduates of the osteopathic school In general practice resi- dency positions at Logan Gen- eral Hospital begimling in July 1991. "We are very pleased with this development," said Mark Spur- lock, M.D., Medical Affairs Direc- tor at Logan General Hospital. "Our Internship program with WVSOM has been outstanding, benefiting young physicians, Logan General ttospitat arid most of all tile people of this McCulloch Pro-Stream" Blower 21.2cc gas engine Rugged ball bearings and hard-chrome cylinder for durability * Anti-vibration grip on handle . Fish-tail nozzle for wide air stream * Primer carburetor for easy starts 422 EDGAR AVE. RONCEVERTE, W.VA. 647-5353 Greenbrier WestHigh School Juniors take a break for the camera after completing a homecoming decorating project at the Charmco school. Groups from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes each decorated the exteriors of different buildings on the campus. Judges later gave top honors to the senior class. Below are Robert Nettles (left). Destiny Rhodes, Jamle Ripley, Cindy Van Natter, and Mike Le- wis. On the roof are Jay Christy (left), John Lively, Kim Martin, Claude Bevins, Eric Franklin and "Sam" Woolridge. for in the CALL reee Something interesting. Fun. Informative. In- sightful. Challenging. Exciting. Educational. Inspiring. Noteworthy an't newsworthy. 647-5724 TO SUBSCRIBE. It's worth checking out. The following column is for a parent who wanted information on the use and side-effects of inhalants. There are many dangerous side effectsI In some cases, "sniffing" or "huffing," the terms young people use to describe in- halant use, can cause allergic reactions, temporary paralysis, asphyxiation, irregular heart- beat, nausea, partial amnesia, blurred vision, and reduced muscular co,Ordinations. In some cases, death is immediate for both the first-time user and the long-time user. For long-time users, =sniffing" will cause dam- age to the central nervous sys- tem, permanent lung damage and damage to the liver, kid- neys, blood and bone marrow. Long-term usage will also cause irreversible brain damage or death. Inhalants can also cause violent behavior, delusions (be- lieving things which are not true), and hallucinations. An overdose while using inhalants happens all at once and without warning. How can you tell if someone has been using inhalants? In addition to appearing drunk, abusers of inhalants may have strange stains on their bodies or clothing, bad breath, a chemical odor on their clothing, or suffer from excessive coughing, snif- fling, stomach cramps or leg cramps. An inhalant abuser may have rags or cloths in the closet or in hiding places around the house, backyard, or garage, dried stains on clothes smelling like chemicals, or may keep empty containers of abused products in his room. In time. an inhalant abuser will suffer from chronic laziness, loss of appetite, a sloppy appearance, suffer from a lack of interest in the family, and experience restlessness, mood{hess or nightmares. What type of person uses in- halants in order to get high? People who use inhalants usu- ally range from the age of 7 to 17. More boys use inhalants than girls. People in rural com- munities are more likely to use inhalants than people who live in cities. Sniffers or huffers, those who use inhalants, usually have low self-esteem. In the past, =sniffers" usually came from broken homes and were poor but this has changed in re- cent years. There are many reasons why young people sniff or huff. Many young people get because of peer see their friends they feel the need to this way, too. is a very cheap high. worth of gasoline people high than a cheap wine. to buy, easy to use and can often go usually suspects a buying nail polish for abuse? Using quick high. The in a few seconds. "ITie anywhere from 5 to and the user usuall a hangover. don't have to worry to jail if they get like marijuana, other drug. What do lighter fluid, ing fluids, p thinners, shoe ish, spot removers, nonsiick frying pan sol sprays of all correction fluid insecticides, sprays, cold weather ers, rubber cement, hundreds of other in common? These used by many high. These people four different ways. the sniffing sniffing, the abuser rags, cotton or tisstles the substance from a or empty soda can whatever the pers~ sniff. Some through huffing or substance t mouths. Some through the use which is a rolled inhale the fumes stance directly into nose. Other through "bagging, method, the user stance in a bag, tightly over his breathes deeply, stance into his nose Inhalant use is not dangerous, It's deadly. Anyone who lants Is taking his own hands. It high but it just isn't you're using you can't stop usir get some help. Mental Health, 1 Street, Lewisburg. The Carnegie Information and presented as a Mountain Messenger, your communit O SAVE $150 Camcorder records sharp images, even in candlelight! $17 MONTHLY* Includes telephoto lens, light, adapters, rechargeable battery, case (JW 53746) A local chorus is being formed to perform in the upcoming Op- era Carolina production of =Amahl & The Night Visitors" to be presented at Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg on Saturday, Decem- ber 8, 1990. Sixteen singers are needed (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). The chorus will be con- ducted by Barbara Wygal. 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