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Shaving dogs short is not a good idea

DEAR DIDI: We have a long haired breed dog. He is super sweet and goes to the groomer every six weeks. With the upcoming hot weather we are considering shaving him short. What do you think? -Doggy Mommy in French Camp

July 30, 2017 | Didi McElroy | Other Views

Free as you can afford to be

I think of freedom in positive, aspirational terms - as in FDR's "Four freedoms," or in the uplifting songs of freedom sung by oppressed people everywhere.

July 17, 2017 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views

No good reason for boss to make 347 times more

CEO pay at America's 500 largest companies averaged $13.1 million in 2016. That's 347 times what the average employee makes.

July 17, 2017 | STEVE CLIFFORD | Other Views

Long-term prednisone use comes with risks

July 16, 2017 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

Why do dogs pant?

DEAR DIDI: Why do dogs pant? -13 year old boy from Manteca

July 16, 2017 | Didi McElroy | Other Views

Essential oils considered medicine when used for treatment

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you discussed an antihistamine and montelukast for allergies. We use pure essential oil. Lavender is better than drugs. -- J.O.S.

July 09, 2017 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

1957: Center St. opens across tracks

100 years ago

July 09, 2017 | | Other Views

Keeping freedom and growth in the Fourth

What is the Fourth of July? It's a wonderful time. We're outdoors. We're with family and friends. We're playing golf or fishing. There are barbecues and baseball games and fireworks and all that good stuff.

July 05, 2017 | | Other Views

Testosterone treatment reserved for men with symptoms

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 70-year-old male. I receive testosterone injections (in the butt) from my provider every three weeks, and have been receiving these injections for roughly five years. My provider reviews my bloodwork every six months before he writes a prescription renewal for testosterone, which I then take to his office for safekeeping and the regular injections. My latest bloodwork indicates that my testosterone serum is low at 310, and free testosterone is low at 4.9. After five years of injections, I continue to have low T; it does not seem to be improving. At my ...

July 04, 2017 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

A little traveling music, please

"A little traveling music, please," is the signature expression uttered by The Great One, Jackie Gleason on his television show from 1952-1966.

July 04, 2017 | CHUCK ROOTS | Other Views

Is America still a nation?

In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of "one people." The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia in 1789, begins, "We the people..."

July 03, 2017 | | Other Views

Trump has yet to be clear on intent for Yucca

In October 2016, candidate Donald Trump came to Las Vegas to face the question all presidential hopefuls who think they can win Nevada must face: Did he support building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain?

July 03, 2017 | | Other Views

Teen magazines launch the new pronoun wars

Some of the most aggressive cultural propaganda today is coming from magazines for teenagers. The biggest crusade is about sex (yes, as soon as possible) and gender, where biology is completely negotiable, and incorrect or bizarre pronouns are nonnegotiable.

June 30, 2017 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views

What happened to our wealth?

If you find yourself traveling this summer, take a closer look at America's deteriorating infrastructure - our crumbling roads, sidewalks, public parks, and train and bus stations.

June 30, 2017 | CHUCK COLLINS | Other Views

Thirteen Republican men repeat Hilary’s mistake

They went into a room to write a health care bill. Didn't need any women. For diversity they had Ted Cruz, still famous at Harvard for only allowing Ivy League grads into his law school study group. A man of the people. Didn't need to hear from the public. What do we know about health care anyhow?

June 29, 2017 | | Other Views

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Pap tests are named for the doctor who developed the technique

DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently discussed Pap smears. What is the root meaning of the term? Is it a medical test invented by a Dr ...

January 21, 2018 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views

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