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) - Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it's just the beginning for the streaming service that's had some troubles since its launch in March.
Leadership training, educational scholarships & memories to last a lifetime; a trio of local youth's representing Manteca Youth Focus (MYF) and the city of Manteca are looking forward to all of this as they travel this week to Santa Clara to compete in the 2015 California State Youth Accolades Scholarship Competition.
LIVERMORE – What better way to enjoy a summer evening than picnicking in a vineyard, sipping wine and listening to opera? It is an evening of classic opera in a relaxed, casual setting nestled among the vines of Retzlaff Vineyards for Livermore Valley Opera's 23rd annual Opera in the Vineyard.
TUOLOMNE - World-renowned trumpet and trombone player Mic Gillette will take the stage at Black Oak Casino Resort on July 17.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Dance program gets a groove on this summer with the Off the Beat 6 – Hip Hop Dance Concert on Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus.
HOLLYWOOD (AP) - "A million dollars isn't cool," said Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker in "The Social Network." ''You know what's cool? A billion dollars."
The Stockton Symphony Alliance will host its second Annual Summer Garden Party on Sunday, July 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the homes of Donna Stein and Maureen and Rob Klinger on Monty Court in Stockton.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will showcase "Our Story…Our Legacy" as the theme for this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 16. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple's abrupt about-face on paying royalties for songs during a three-month free-trial period for its new music service was a symbolic victory for superstar Taylor Swift and other artists, and a shrewd business move by Apple, at a time when the streaming phenomenon is causing major changes in the music industry.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart said Monday it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of "Mad Max: Fury Road." But this was no ordinary theater chair.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada National Guardsman has marked the end of a one-year deployment in Afghanistan with a surprise Father's Day weekend homecoming with his wife and six children at the Reno Rodeo.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre is staging the international award-winning Broadway musical "Legally Blonde". It opens Friday and runs through July 12.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will showcase "Our Story…Our Legacy" as the theme for this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 16, at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.
Kids of all ages can catch their first fish and participate in free, family-friendly activities at Bass Pro Shops Manteca store's "Gone Fishing" events June 13-14 and June 20-21 from noon to 5 p.m. each day.