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Kia Sportage remodeled with solid improvements for 2017

Roseville, CA - While the 2017 Kia Sportage has undergone a redesign, it's still delivering the same style, versatility and quality that car buyers have come to expect from previous models
Daniel J Vance

Eric Duquette: Part 1

Judy Duquette of Smithfield, Rhode Island, clearly remembers when in 1993 her then 18-month-old son began changing
Dennis Godby, ND

Gluten Sensitivity

It could be about life and death. As gluten free breads, cakes, snacks and menus are becoming more popular, many people are asking, "What's all the fuss??"
Daniel J Vance

Rheumatoid arthritis – Hope for Emily

Lori Maynard learned last year that her daughter had rheumatoid arthritis. The diagnosis followed “about three months of rapid degenerative illness,” said Maynard in a telephone interview from her New Jersey home.
Daniel J Vance

Respecting intellectual and developmental disabilities

Carol Robinson grew up in the late '40s and early '50s in St. Louis, Missouri. "And when I was there, the blacks had their schools and the whites theirs," said 63-year-old Robinson in an interview. "There was segregation. After my adopted dad moved, we lived in Rock Island

Cute, adorable Fiat 500 a huge hit with the ladies

Jennifer Lopez might be the best thing that ever happens to the new 2012 Fiat 500. Her energizing TV commercial is seemingly popping up everywhere, bringing the Fiat 500 into a lot of living rooms in America.
Daniel J Vance

Ron Davis, a lightning rod (Part One)

Over the years, I've interviewed hundreds of people for this column, but few have had such intriguing and gripping stories as 66-year-old Ron Davis of Burlingame, California. He is the founder of Davis Dyslexia Association International and a lightning rod for people
Mazda Miata

Mazda Miata continues delivering fun

Mazda Miata puts High Priority on Fun Roseville, CA- Even though changes have been made to the latest edition of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, its...

Mazda CX-5 SUV is a Winner

Mazda definitely made a wise move several years ago, introducing the CX-5 in hopes that it would fare better
Dennis Godby, ND

Hormones key to dropping excess weight

To improve body composition and achieve optimal health, balancing your hormones are critical to short- and long-term success.