DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 69-year-old woman who was diagnosed three months ago with a 90-percent-blocked left renal artery, which was stented. Because my blood pressure was difficult to control following surgery, I was prescribed amlodipine and metoprolol. Approximately 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with a 65 percent to 70 percent blocked right carotid artery. The vascular surgeon who stented my renal artery advised that I also had a 60 percent to 70 percent blocked SMA, but said that he did not want to address this situation until I began having symptoms (abdominal pain after eating). I am ...
DEAR DIDI: We just got a Doberman puppy. She is 9 weeks old. We took her in for her second set of puppy shots and asked our veterinarian for training recommendations. He said we should not take her anywhere until she has all three sets of shots. What is your opinion on how and when to begin training? puppy mommy in Lathrop
AURORA, Ore. (AP) - It was a lineup of the unlikeliest sort - more than a dozen of Portland's finest farm-to-table chefs shouldering shotguns and taking aim.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Panera Bread's latest pay-what-you-can experiment will be retooled and brought back next winter as a seasonal offering rather than a permanent one, the chain's founder says.
NEW YORK (AP) - For years, cookbook writer Sally Sampson had wanted to write for children. No one was interested.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis overnight as he recovered from brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music star Randy Travis is showing signs of improvement but remains in critical condition with congestive heart failure because of a viral illness, doctors said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Elisabeth Hasselbeck left "The View" after a decade on Wednesday, showing no hard feelings toward her colleagues even though her political views made for some awkward and heated exchanges on the daytime chat fest over the years.
Sting will hold 10 concerts in New York City this fall to benefit The Public Theater arts organization. The singer announced Tuesday that he will perform at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater in the Public Theater from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9. The 61-year-old will sing songs from his new album, "The Last Ship," out Sept. 24. He also will talk about the creative process behind his play with the same name. The Public Theater is an arts organization and venue in New York City. Sting says in a statement the venue "was a natural fit to perform this material." Ticket ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amanda Bynes wore a long aqua wig, false eyelashes and black sweatpants and a tank top for a brief court appearance Tuesday on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
NEW YORK (AP) - Meredith Vieira is returning to daytime TV with a syndicated talk show.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music singer Randy Travis was listed in critical condition a day after being hospitalized in Texas with heart problems.
LONDON (AP) - Elton John has canceled a show in London's Hyde Park due to appendicitis that will require surgery.
NEW YORK (AP) - They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Surely it goes without saying that you can't be too good-looking, either, right? Especially in Hollywood.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Lambert has never paid attention to the haters, and he won't start now as the lead singer for the rock band Queen on their upcoming summer tour.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre continues to celebrate the start of its 35th Anniversary season with its first-ever Directors Brunch.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paula Deen says she relates to football player Michael Sam and his desire to avoid being labeled.
NEW YORK (AP) - There's one name David Arquette's expectant girlfriend will not allow for their baby boy: Astro.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like the annual Tournament of Roses parade, the Oscars are usually blessed with standard Southern California weather: sunshine and blue skies.
• OSCARS TO STREAM LIVE ONLINE FOR FIRST TIME: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Academy Awards ceremony will stream live online for the first time to select cable providers in eight U.S. cities.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show "The Dating Game," has died at his home in Mill Valley. He was 81.
The Spring Fishing Classic at Bass Pro Shops, 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca provides adults, children and families the chance to learn how to fish at no cost.
MODESTO - Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, 2011and 2013 Argentine Tango USA Stage Champions, will return to Modesto on Saturday, March 1, for two workshops and to perform at a milonga (tango party).
STOCKTON - San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the California State Department of Fish and Game will plant 2,700 pounds of trout at Oak Grove Regional Park for the 11th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 1.
"Caddyshack." ''National Lampoon's Animal House." ''Ghostbusters." ''Groundhog Day." ''Stripes."
TURLOCK – Unexpected instrumentation produces unsurpassed results when the Sixth Floor Trio presents their continuum of styles and cultures at the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Leonardo DiCaprio is poking his head out of a poolside room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.