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COMMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 20 5 Page 5 you've been screened betbre and polyps were removed, you may be more prone to developing colon can- cer. 4. Inflammatory diseases. Chrolm's disease and other bowel diseases increase your chances of getting colon cancel. 5. Inherited diseases. While rare, some families have inherited conditions that increase their risk lbr colon disease. 6. Family history of colon cmlcer or polyps. If you have a parent, sib- ling, or child who has or had colon cancer, you may have a greater risk. 7. Obesity. People who are over- weight or obese are more likely to develop colon cancer; among other diseases. 8. Lack of exercise. People who don't get their heart pumping tend to develop colon cancer and other diseases. Let's say you're 66, mad you decide to delay your benefits. You could file for your benefit and then imlnedi- ately suspend it. This gives you the ability to collect a lump sum going back to the date you filed. So if you need money at age 69 for example, and your full retirement age benefit was $2,000. you could get a three-year lump stun of $72,000. Drawbacks The big downside to these strate- gies is that once you accept a lmnp- sum payment, you'll lose all the de- layed retilement credits you've ac- crued, and your future monthly re- tirelneltt benefit will be reduced to reflect the amomlt you already re- ceived. Here's an example of how this works. Let's say that you are enti- tled to a $2,480 lnonthly benefit at age 69. By taking a three-year lump sum payment, your future benefits will shrink back to $2,000 per month, which is what you would have received at your full retirement age. This also affects your future sur- vivor benefit to your spouse or oth- 9. Smoking. Tobacco use has been shown to increase the likeli- hood of getting colon cancer. 10. Alcoholism. Hea2€ use of al- cohol also increases the chances of developing many diseases, includ- ing those of the colon. Much of the tilne, colon cancer does not have symptoms, especial- ly in the early stages. However, if you ,are experiencing one oflnore of the following sylnptoms, be sure to see your doctor. • Unusual change in bowel habits, like dimThea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool • Bleeding in your rectum or blood in yam stool. • Pelistent stomach pain, cramps or gas. • Feeling like you need to have bowel movement when you don't. • Prolonged weakness or fatigue. • Unexplained weight loss. er eligible timaily members after you die. You also need to consider Uncle Sam. Depending on your income, Social Security benefits may be taxable, and a lump-sum payment could boost the amount of benefits that are taxed. To help you calculate this, see IRS Publication 915 "So- cial Security and Equivalent Rail- road Retirement Benefits" at irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p915.pdE or call 800-829-3676 and ask them to mail you a copy. One other caveat: If you're mar- fled mid you "file a]d suspend" your Social Security benefit, you cannot file a "restricted application" too, which gives you the ability to col- lect spousal benefits while delaying your own retirement benefit past full retirement age. Send ),our senior questions to: &zvvv Seniol, P.O. Box 5443, Nomum. OK 73070, or vLv/t Sm,D,- Sc'nior oL, Jim Miller is a conOibutor to the NBC Tad m, show and author of "The Savvy Senior" book E-Cigarettes andthe Poison Dangers Associated With Them By Carma Hanson, MS, RN GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The topic of e-cigarettes has been in the media a great deal lately as several bills are making their way through the North Dakota legislature related to their use by minors and the sale of these products. Safe Kids Grand Forks has provided testi- mony on these bills, not so much from an anti-smoking or youth smoking perspective but rather from a poisoning per- spective. E-cigarettes are fair- ly new on the market and the poison dangers associated with them have been emerging, but the education associated with these risks has not been made widely available. Safe Kids Grand Forks hopes to change that by getting the word out to the public about these poisoning risks so that our local emergency rooms don't need to fill up with actual cases before we alert the public. Currently, there is not a statewide law that would limit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Many cities have adopted local ordinances that prevent youth under age 18 from buying them and bills making their way through the North Dakota House and Senate would make this a statewide standards. E-ciga- rettes would be treated just like any other tobacco product, re- quiring that the purchaser be at least 18 years of age. While that aspect of the bill is importmat and we support it, the aspect we testified for is the requirement of childproof packaging. E-cigarettes that are market- ed without a therapeutic claim by the product manufacturer are currently not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. This cover is easy to open and cer- tainly not childproof like FDA re- quirements for regulated medica- tions. The liquid syrup contains nicotine in various levels, based on the amount of smoking that the user is ac- customed to doing. There can be enough nicotine in as little as a teaspoon to kill or cause serious poisoning to a young child. These products are sold with so- lutions that come in many fla- vors including some such as watermelon, gummy bear, chocolate mint, cotton candy, Skittleberry and Blue Razz. Not only do the flavors smell good in the bottles but the vapor from them is sweet flavored as well. They are often kept in a storage case that is similar to a pencil case and is decorated in what could be a pattern appealing to a young child. The colors of the dispensing device are also "fun" for children, as they are sold in styles such as Hello Kitty and other cartoon characters. These attributes make them very ap- pealing to young children. Be- sides these features, the charg- ing cord is similar to that of a cell phone and is most likely used in places with an outlet that is eas- ily accessible. Currently, the liquid used in these devices is sold in a small to medium sized bottle with an eye dropper style top. This cover is easy to open and cer- tainly not childproof like FDA requirements for regulated med- ications. The liquid syrup con- tains nicotine in various levels, based on the amount of smoking that the user is accustomed to do- ing. There can be enough nico- tine in as little as a teaspoon to kill or cause serious poisoning to a young child. This substance can enter the body by being in- haled (smoked), ingested (swal- lowed) or even by touching the skin. Therefore, if a young child were to spill the liquid on their clothing and not report it, the nicotine could be absorbed in the. skin while they play or sleep, causing nicotine poison- ing or even death. Safe Kids Grand Forks is concerned about the potential of e-cigarettes to cause acute nico- tine toxicity. In order for nico- tine toxicity to become an issue with traditional cigarettes, a child would need to eat several cigarettes from the package. This is highly unlikely due to their distaste and the texture of the tobacco. Overdose of nico- tine can cause nausea, vomiting, heart implications, seizures and even death if taken in large enough doses - which is easy to achieve in the liquid form. Re- cently, a young child from up- state New York was the first con- finned death from liquid nico- tine. In reviewing the potential danger of these products to cause a poisoning, we reviewed information from our ioison control centers. The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, ac- cording to a CDC study pub- lished in Morbidity and Mor- tality Weekly Report. The num- ber of calls per month involving conventional cigarettes did not show a simil/r increase during the same time period. More than half(51.1 percent) of the calls to poison centers due to e-cigarettes involved young children under age 5. One teaspoon of liquid nico- tine could be lethal to a child, and smaller amounts can cause severe illness, often requiring trips to the emergency depart- ment. Despite the dangers these products pose to children, there are currently no standards set in place that require child-proof packaging. Safe Kids Grand Forks has high hopes that the bill passed in the House and cur- rently in the Senate will change that regulation but we still have a need to educate parents and users of these products of the poisoning dangers associated with them. For specific ques- tions, please contact Safe Kids Grand Forks at Altru Health System. And, please remember to treat e-cigarettes like other poisonous products and put them "UP and OUT of sight and OUT of reach". Editor's Note: Hanson is the coordinatorJbr Safe Kids Grand Forks. 0f HELP WANTED IMMEDIATE OPENING! WE are looking for an en- ergetic self-starter to fill reporter opening. Qualified candidates should have good camera skills and digi- tal media experience. Quark and Photoshop skills would be helpful. Salary is based on experience. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience in all areas of newspaper journalism. Full benefit package is available. 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