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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 ...

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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.

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Long-term prednisone use comes with risks

 

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Why do dogs pant?

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

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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 ...

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1957: Center St. opens across tracks

100 years ago

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. 

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Posted: jun. 29, 2017 1:05 a.m. | | Thirteen Republican men repeat Hilary’s mistake Comments 0 Comments

Urban America’s underclass: More money not solution

PBS NewsHour aired a story last year about Milwaukee, saying many residents call the city “the worst place to be a black man in America ...

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Uncontrollable hand shaking may be focal seizure

DEAR DR. ROACH: Yesterday, my right hand started shaking uncontrollably. It did not stop for two hours. Earlier this year, I found that it shook ...

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Posted: jun. 25, 2017 6:28 p.m. | | Uncontrollable hand shaking may be focal seizure Comments 0 Comments

Time for a Good Buddy Tale

Americans needed a good buddy movie after a deranged gunman targeted Republicans practicing for a bipartisan ballgame to raise money for charities Wednesday morning.

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Gender studies at Hogwarts

J.K. Rowling, author of the bestselling Harry Potter series, just made headlines for an epic tweetstorm condemning misogyny. Referring to women politicians, she tweeted ...

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High-dose vitamin C supplements unlikely to prevent dementia

DEAR DR. ROACH: Is there any evidence that high doses of vitamin C have decreased or prevented the risk of Alzheimer’s disease? I ask ...

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Does neomycin skin allergy preclude getting shingles vaccine?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been tested for skin allergies twice in the past 30-plus years. I am a 71-year-old female in good health. One ...

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Why do dogs sniff each other?

DEAR DIDI:  Why does my dog, when he meets other dogs, sniff their butts. It embarrasses me when I am with my friends! -Embarrassed 13 ...

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Mexico’s trump card: Corn

Turns out corn farmers south of the border know more about trade than the U.S. president.

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Afghanistan: A lost cause?

“We are there and we are committed” was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam.

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Is there a noninvasive alternative to bypass surgery?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 70-year-old, retired, white male with no major health history, who is not overweight, diabetic or a smoker. All my ...

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After the Confederates, who is next to fall to PC?

On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman ...

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