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Infiniti G37 Coupe, good looks and strong performance

2012 Infiniti G37 Coupe IPL - My older brother is definitely not a car guy. He hasn't purchased a new car in decades and is very content driving a used pickup truck or the aging mini-van that provides major transportation
Daniel J Vance

Blind Attorney Becomes National Advocate

Blind from birth, Chris Danielson is director of public relations for the 50,000-member National Federation of the Blind
Dennis Godby, ND

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment: Oxygen, the foundation of life

Noninvasive Therapy most effective way to increase oxygen levels Sacramento, CA- HBOT is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment. Increased pressure allows...
Dennis Godby, ND

Balance in Diet, Temperment Key to Avoiding a Leaky Gut

Is your gut, "leaky?" Last month's article on hidden and delayed food allergies (IgG reactions), concluded that "leaky gut syndrome" (LGS) is suspected if
Daniel J Vance

Boys with Autism Joy to Raise

Every year, the Vance family attends a five-day Joni and Friends Family Retreat for families affected by disability. This year at family retreat, I talked with Dave Wold of Coon Rapids, Minnesota. He and his wife are raising two boys, James, 13, and Joseph, 12.

Entry-level Acura ILX offers plenty of value

For car shoppers looking for an upscale luxury sedan that doesn't arrive with a luxurious price tag, Acura debuted the ILX a year ago and its back for 2014 virtually unchanged
Realtor Julie Jalone

Waiting for the Appraisal

Sacramento Realtor and short sale expert, Julie Jalone of MagnumOne Realty in Roseville. Writes about the how difficult it has been for appraisers to keep up with the rapidly increasing prices in the Sacramento area housing market.
Daniel J Vance

Mental Health Counseling Week and Disability

Besides having penned this newspaper column about disability since 2002, I'm also a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor.
Daniel J Vance

Mental Illness Carries Stigma

If meeting 54-year-old Rita Dinquel in public, you likely would see her as confident, intelligent, and articulate. She would look "normal." Yet doctors over the years have diagnosed her with major depressive disorder and borderline personality disorder
Daniel J Vance

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Lead to Diagnosis

Lori Maynard learned that her daughter had rheumatoid arthritis