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DIRTY DISHES

Regarding your column about the dishwasher leaving a film on the dishes, I thought I would write and tell you my experience.

When we moved into our brand new home with a water conditioner, we had the same problem. I had the builder check it and he said nothing was wrong. Anyway, I timed how long it took until the rinse cycle on the dishwasher began and then put in about 1/4 cup of vinegar and let it complete the cycle. Almost six years later I still do the same thing. I have had no further problem with the film on the dishes.At first I set the timer to tell me when to put the vinegar in. Now I am just tuned in to hearing the dishwasher when it gets to the rinse cycle and put in the vinegar. It doesn't really seem to matter whether the rinse cycle has been going a few minutes or not. The glasses still come out sparkling.

A nuisance, yes! But it beats cloudy glasses. - H.W., Rosewell, N.M.

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Bed wetters

Some time ago I read in "Dear Abby" about a cure for bed wetting. I had no need for it then but do now and I have forgotten it. Can you get it for me? - A.H., Kaysville.

The "Dear Abby" column in the March 5 issue of the Deseret News mentioned a prescription nasal spray called DDAVP, which stimulates the production of an antidiuretic hormone that is deficient in some children.

The column said that bed wetting was a simple fact of childhood: 40 percent of children age 3 cannot consistently control their bladders while they sleep. By age 5 or 6 the problem is less frequent and can be treated.

The column also contained testimonials from two "Dear Abby" readers who claimed that chiropractors had successfully treated teenagers for bed wetting.

A chiropractor explained to one mother that a certain part of the spinal column regulates the bladder.