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Aaron Cheesman

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The Addiction Game

Back in the ’70s, Pong seemed like harmless family fun. Bleep . . . Bloop . . . Bleep . . . Score! But what if that was just the first taste? Harder stuff...

Dysfunction Junction

You’ve probably heard the notion that men think of sex every seven seconds. Preposterous. (Also unprovable.) Still, this myth is rooted in one basic truth: Sex is a helluva drug. Its rewards go well...

For Better or Worse: The Marriage-Health Connection

The way Jennifer remembers it, they had 14 good years and three bad ones. They’d met at 25, married at 27 and had their first child at 30. “I loved being married. It was...

Memory Interrupted

Marilyn Reynolds had permitted herself just a couple hours’ respite with her cellphone off. But when the movie got out, ominous messages awaited. Her husband, Mike, had been arrested and was being held in...

The Sober Science

There is a drug crisis that kills at least 88,000 Americans each year. It destroys families and costs roughly $250 billion a year. No, not opioids. (Though they surely do pose a huge threat...

Enter the Emotional Support Animal

Our partnership with dogs (nee wolves) goes way back to when hunters first realized that dogs’ ability to chase, track, sniff out and hold prey was worth sharing the bounty. As the attributes of...

Hep A: What You Need to Know Now

During the fall of 2017, while wildfires were raging throughout the state, another disaster was quietly unfolding. One of the largest hepatitis A outbreaks in decades was taking place, mostly in San Diego, Santa...

The Most Dangerous of Safe Medications

Let’s be honest. I overdose. You do, too, chances are. At this moment, my right heel is seriously messed up. Tendinitis. Just walking across the room is a struggle. So when I reach for...

24 Hours of Sacramento Summer

Summer. It’s one of the best things about Earth. During these roughly 90 days, our planetary rotation and alignment make for days that last and last. The nights are warm and welcoming. Nobody succumbs to...

The Doctor Will Beam You Now

When your health is already compromised, the thin wooden armrest between you and the contagion sitting next to you may not feel like a sufficient barrier. When you’re already feeling overworked and under the...

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