BACK IN TIME
May 28, 1933
The periodical cicada, or 17-year locust, that has moved into the swamps around Augusta by the thousands in great swarms, may be only slightly damaging to trees and of little or no damage to fruit crops, according to the Richmond County farm agent.
Agent Bright McConnell made the assessment after an inspection of the swamps.
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:
PULMONARY HEALTH: Lunch with the Doctor: Breathing Easy - Strategies for Pulmonary Health will begin at 11:30 a.m. at University Hospital, Dining Rooms 1-3, 1350 Walton Way. The seminar is free for senior citizens and club members and $5 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. For more information, call 738-2580.
PENSION COMMITTEE: The Augusta Commission's Pension Committee will meet at 11 a.m. at the municipal building, Room 802, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to public.
UNDERSTANDING SCHIZOPHRENIA: Dr. Peter Buckley, the chairman of MCG Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, will lead a lecture on understanding and treating schizophrenia at noon in the Small Auditorium, BC Building, the Medical College of Georgia. For more information, call Susan Khaksarfard at 721-7793.
Many baby boomers must shoulder the responsibility of caring for the homes of their elderly parents.
But more than simple upkeep is involved. Because the elderly are more at risk for accidents, boomers should consider the following questions:
Source: Lowe's Home Safety Council
Children who continue to suck a thumb, finger or pacifier past age 2 increase the risk of having protruding front teeth, according to a study of almost 400 children.
About 20 percent of those still hanging on to their habit at 4 had an overbite, reports the study in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
The researchers plan to study next whether the condition persists in children's permanent teeth.
Previously, experts advised that children could safely suck their thumbs or pacifiers until they entered school.
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