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BEWARE OF DRY-CLEANING, TOOTHPASTE AND MOOSE

A study reported in the Archives of Surgery has found that 70 percent of the people hospitalized after hitting a moose with their vehicles suffered head and face injuries. "People shouldn't be deluded into thinking that they can collide with a moose and get off easily," said Dr. William Horner of the Eastern Maine Medical Center, whose remarks were noted by the Western Journalism Center.

P.S.: Further down Catastrophe Lane, Family Circle has just sent word that: Upper tooth ache may be caused by sinusitis . . . Lower back pain could be endometriosis . . . Pain under right shoulder can be the result of inflamed gallbladder . . . Wearing dry-cleaned clothing may cause cancer . . . Overweight people do not eat more than thin people . . . Toothpaste can harm tooth enamel of young children. - Leah Garchik