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Flip-Flop on HRT

There is a scene in the first season of “House of Cards” where Claire Underwood is in her elegant Georgetown kitchen, every hair in place, but standing—with obvious relief—in front of the wide-open side-by-side...

The Vinyl Comeback

Record Store Day 2018, on April 21, is an international event with a very local angle. “We were at an (industry) conference in Baltimore in 2007, a little hung over, sitting in a lobby...

Never Pay Retail

Sacramento thrift stores gained celluloid fame with “Lady Bird,” of course, but thrifting is by no means a new trend here. For one thing, it allows you to create a very distinctive look: You...

Filmmaker Todd Stanley

Whether he’s riding the vicious swells of the Bering Sea filming “Deadliest Catch” or capturing life in the foothills for “Experience El Dorado,” local filmmaker Todd Stanley loves his job.                      Todd Stanley...

Medical Guide: Autoimmune Disorders 101

Certainly, there are a lot of cruel diseases—ones that are disabling, chronic or require difficult treatments. But there is something particularly vexing about autoimmune disorders.After all, with autoimmune disorders, it’s a person’s own immune...

Health: Heart Signs

One of the keys to surviving a heart attack or stroke is recognizing that you are having one. If you’re of a certain age, you’ve undoubtedly had that twinge of worry: Is that a...

Regional Focus – El Dorado Hills

It's little wonder El Dorado Hills is well-populated with transplants from other regions of the state: The hilly terrain, the oak trees, the endless views are all reminiscent of parts of the Bay Area...

10 Health Secrets Your Mother Never Told You

When it comes to your health, there are some things Mother told you that are right on the money: Wash your hands, eat your veggies, get eight hours of sleep, brush your teeth after...

How to get Pregnant

When sperm fails to meet egg, technology often can help.                         There comes a time in many women’s lives—men’s, too—when you dream babies. Blond babies, bald babies, babies with that...

Beyond Tired

Let's face it: Modern American life can be exhausting. Our datebooks are crammed with commitments, lists of errands, to-do lists. And if you've got kids, you're doubling-or even tripling-the whammy, as you drive that...

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