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Think before you use that stereotype

What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails. … What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. These lines from an early 19th century nursery rhyme, which still rang true through the … Continue reading

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I felt fine until I got my health-risk assessment

After several years of avoiding doctors, I decided this week to sit through a Medicare-sponsored health-risk assessment. This leap into preventive care is intended to provide an overview of my general health and recommend various tests to spot budding problems … Continue reading

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Brain gets tough workout with disability story

Why would folks in the Sacramento region get federal disability benefits at a far higher rate than workers in other major areas in the state? Am I living in some kind of human disaster area? Is it catching? A front page … Continue reading

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It’s hard to thrive if you don’t start over

  Thrive or merely survive? That was the question. The small smoke tree in a big pot by the koi pond had been struggling since May. The initial lime-green leaves were shriveling beneath new growth higher on the branches. I … Continue reading

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A bad break for Pat Summitt

 I was saddened to read that Pat Summitt, the longtime University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She is 59 years old. Summitt started coaching at Tennessee in 1974 when she was 22. She … Continue reading

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