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Prostate Health

When someone asked, “Where’s the bathroom?” at a house party a few months back, a fellow guest quipped, “The women always know where the bathroom is—and guys who have BPH.”His comment grabbed my attention...


Finding relief from migraines tends to be migraine-inducing itself—a long and winding tale of trial and error.One migraine sufferer interviewed for this story tried some 35 different treatments before finding something that works. Another...
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The Library of MusicLandria

If your summer plans include learning a new instrument—or just test-driving one—you’re living in the right town.The best part is, it won’t cost you a dime.In what may be one of the city’s best-kept...
Poets Laureate

Poets Laureate

Is poetry undergoing a renaissance? It sure feels like it. In the first two months of 2021 alone, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman reawakened us to the power of poetry through back-to-back performances...
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Immune Boosters

Understandably, 2021 may be remembered as the year of the vaccine. But it’s only one tool in the battle against COVID-19.Though we tend to take it for granted when it’s in good working order,...
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This Weekend: Go Greek With Greek-to-Go

Fingers crossed, the Sacramento Greek Festival—which didn’t happen in 2020 (then again, what did?)—will return in October 2021. But if your mouth is watering for some locally made Greek food now, you’re in luck....
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Talking About Health

A few months ago, when an internal medicine vet called to discuss the results of our sick kitty’s ultrasound, I put my cell on speaker phone so my boyfriend Paul and I could both participate, conference-style. After...

7 Things To Know About SAD

For Rocklin resident Linda Blackmarr, it happens every year like clockwork.Literally.“Every year I dread the time change—that’s when I start getting anxious,” she says. Thus begins the cycle: Each fall, when daylight saving time ends and we turn the clocks back an hour, Blackmarr begins anticipating winter...
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Dedicated to Diversity

Local theater companies struggled mightily to survive in the upside-down year of 2020. Despite that struggle, many also poured energy into building new programming illuminating the Black experience. While Celebration Arts and Images Theatre Company continue among local leaders in that quest, others are actively joining...
Brooklynn T. Solomon

A Versatile Talent

COVID may be putting a kibosh on live performances these days, but that’s not stopping actress Brooklynn T. Solomon from getting creative. Perhaps best known for her recurring role as local journalist Ginger Rutland in Rutland’s autobiographical play, “When We...