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Reader’s palpitations and menopause symptoms overlap

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 66 years of age and fit. In 2012, I was admitted to a local hospital because I thought I was having a heart attack. The doctor ran many lab tests, including a chest X-ray and EKG. I had palpitations during my hospital stay. My blood pressure would fluctuated, as did my pulse rate. None of my tests showed any problems with my heart.

June 30, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Mary Ann Kullman: The best kind of friend

Lately, I've been thinking about what makes someone the best kind of friend and this is what I've come up with. The best kind of friend is not necessarily one you see every day, or talk to on the phone regularly to catch up on the last scoop, though that's always fun. The best kind of friend is not even a person who gives you gifts or picks up the tab whenever you meet for lunch, though that is pretty awesome too. No, in my opinion, the absolute best kind of friend is a person who without ...

June 28, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Carter: World religions perpetuate women’s plight

ATLANTA (AP) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world.

June 28, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


AT A GLANCE

WHAT: "The Heat," a 20th Century Fox release, is rated R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence.

June 27, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Gandolfini ‘kept his heart open in life, work’

NEW YORK (AP) - The funeral of James Gandolfini took place in one of the largest churches in the world and didn't stint on ceremony.

June 27, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


MUST-SEE TOURS

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

June 27, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Braff targets ‘Bullets over Broadway’

NEW YORK (AP) - Zach Braff will make his Broadway debut next year in a musical adaptation of Woody Allen's crime caper "Bullets Over Broadway." The only person who might be more excited than Braff is his dad.

June 27, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


MOVIES

NEW YORK (AP) - So this was the deal: For $50, you got to see Brad Pitt's hotly anticipated zombie thriller "World War Z" before all your friends. You also got 3D glasses to keep, popcorn and sodas, a poster, the DVD when it comes out, and an intimate dinner with Brad.

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

SOAPS FIND HOME ON OPRAH NETWORK: NEW YORK (AP) - "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network says it's acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas' revival on The Online Network. They'll air Monday through Thursday for a 10-week period beginning July 15. In a statement Wednesday, OWN President Erik Logan said: "These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base." When the two soaps were canceled by ABC in 2011, fans begged Winfrey to give them a second life on OWN ...

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

SOAPS FIND HOME ON OPRAH NETWORK: NEW YORK (AP) - "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network says it's acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas' revival on The Online Network. They'll air Monday through Thursday for a 10-week period beginning July 15. In a statement Wednesday, OWN President Erik Logan said: "These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base." When the two soaps were canceled by ABC in 2011, fans begged Winfrey to give them a second life on OWN ...

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Sequel to Pitt's 'World War Z' is in works

NEW YORK (AP) - Brad Pitt is getting his action franchise after all.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Twain Harte hosts Summer Arts & Wine Festival on July 27-28

TWAIN HARTE - The 35th Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival takes place July 27-28 in the village's downtown district.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Carrey says his new movie too violent after Newtown

NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Carrey is distancing himself from his own movie, saying the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre changed his perspective on the violence in his upcoming action comedy "Kick-Ass 2."

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Jazz singer Josh Pfeiffer among Black Oak entertainment line-up

TUOLUMNE – The charismatic country duo LoCash Cowboys will be performing at Black Oak Casino on Thursday, July 11. All of their singles have made the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with their song "Keep in Mind" entering in the top 40.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Medication is helpful for slow-to-empty stomach

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I am 73 years old. I understand there is effective treatment. My gastroenterologist has recommended a special diet to help me gain weight. -- P.M.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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Guitarraganza features six concerts at Modesto locales

MODESTO – The Music Departments of Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College, University of the Pacific and Sacramento State University present the Guitarraganza 2015 – Guitar Festival with six concerts scheduled from March 12 through March 15, including two performances by the critically acclaimed Texas Guitar Quartet.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Theater presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Theater Department will stage William Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo and Juliet" on March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Celtic music at Ripon Arts League’s next concert

Highland Way is bringing Celtic music to the next Ripon Arts League concert set for Thursday, March 12, at the Ripon High multi-use building, 301 N. Acacia, Ripon.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Salute to Louis Armstrong set for March 13

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Michael Berkowitz will present "The Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong" featuring trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling on both vocals and trumpet, Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Marine sanctuaries talk at MJC

MODESTO – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation on "How America Protects its 'Yosemites in the Sea' - the National Marine Sanctuary System" by William Douros, west coast regional director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Trips range from casino gambling to San Francisco

The Trips N' Tours group based at the Manteca Senior Center offers trips for people of all ages meaning you do not have to be a senior to participate.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Patty Hearst back in the news with early win at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) - Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


50 shades of green: How studio roped men into seeing ‘Grey’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Universal bumped "Fifty Shades of Grey" from August 2014 to Valentine's Day, 2015, it seemed like a cheesy gimmick. Now that box office results are in, it's clear that was the most brilliant stroke of all.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


SNL’ celebrates its big 4-0

NEW YORK (AP) - With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3½-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Producers promise Oscar night filled with magic and song

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Fly fishing show set for Feb. 20-22

PLEASANTON - The annual Northern California Fly Fishing Show begins the 2015 angling season at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb.22.

February 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Freethinkers mark Darwin’s 206th birthday on Saturday

Charles Darwin's 206th birthday will be celebrated this Saturday at the Manteca Library.

February 06, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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