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.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the film "Tough Guise 2" on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2014 season this March with the epic Les Miserables.
PLEASANTON – A cornucopia of 100-plus exhibitor booths displaying the latest tackle, clothing and fly-fishing accessories will be joined by destinations from Alaska to Argentina greeting visitors when the annual Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show opens Feb. 21-23 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
MODESTO -The Modesto Junior College Theatre Department and Gallo Center for the Arts will present Thornton Wilder's classic 1938 comedy/drama Our Town on March 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and March 15 and 16 at 2 p.m. in the Foster Theatre of the Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I Street in Modesto.
STOCKTON - The Ying Quartet is returning to the University of the Pacific on Sunday, April 6.
NEW YORK (AP) - Milton Berle was the funnyman whose pioneering presence in the nation's living rooms earned him the title Mr. Television.
STOCKTON – Comedian Steve Martin backed by the Steep Canyon Rangers bluegrass band are appearing Saturday, March 15, at the Bob Hope Theatre in downtown Stockton.
STOCKTON - To the delight of Hepcats, Lindy Hoppers and lovers of Swing Jazz, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Stockton in celebration of its 20th season.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College Dance and Theatre will present Off~Balance in Repertory Concert on Feb. 19, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the MJC Performing and Media Arts Center Auditorium. "It's All About What Inspires You…" is the theme of this year's performance.
NEW YORK (AP) - A sudden change in the weather means real money for Paul Falavolito. When a snowstorm rolls in, the chief of a small, non-profit ambulance service in White Oak, Pa., has to keep paramedics in ambulance bays longer. If there's a break in the weather, he can let idling crews go home rather than paying them overtime.
NEW YORK (AP) - Discovery Channel plans a live broadcast of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.
Manteca Mayor's Committee on the Arts 4th Annual Chili Cook Off is set for Sunday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.
TORONTO (AP) - Pop star Justin Bieber is giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a brief respite as Canada's favorite bad boy and butt of all jokes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might shop at thrift shops, but they now have a ton of Grammy gold.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC is confirming that Bill Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom he would star in.