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Daniel J Vance

Anxiety Over Matching the American Ideal

Not long ago, I had an interesting telephone conversation with a reader in another state concerning what he thought was a physical abnormality. This may seem strange to call
Dennis Godby, ND

Children’s health in the new school year

One thing I know for certain - parenting is tough, very tough. I am reminded of that fact, daily, not just by having two teenage sons myself, but also hearing the many gut-wrenching stories of the concerned parents who enter my office looking for answers for their children's health.
Daniel J Vance

Multiple Sclerosis

Forty-year-old Tom Stewart and his little dog had quite a scare recently.
Realtor Julie Jalone

Strategies for Move-up Home Buyers

Roseville Realtor, Julie Jalone, writes about the growth of move-up buyers in the local real estate market and outlines some potential strategies and risks when selling a current home to buy a new one.
Daniel J Vance

Evans helps others with disabilities

Nicholas Evans of Spring Hill, Florida, had just scored an exceptional 1450 on his SAT and was planning on majoring in meteorology at Florida State University. In 1999, he had a bright academic future even though he was having severe migraine headaches affecting his studies.
Daniel J Vance

Brain Injured Volunteer Helping Brain Injured

Every year at this time, I try featuring a person who shows the spirit of the season in walking the extra mile to help people with disabilities.

2011 Lexus CT 200 Hybrid

Lexus, the premium division of Toyota, is making its pitch to the middle class. Its latest offering is the all-new Lexus CT 200h, a compact hybrid, four-door hatchback that is priced at just over $29,000.

Honda Odyssey remains top-of-line mini van

Roseville, CA- There's a lot of value in the Odyssey, which starts at around $29,275 and can climb to just under $45,000.

Volkswagen Jetta offers versatility and new turbocharged engine

The Volkswagen Jetta has historically been a money-maker for the German automaker. It's an extremely diverse compact sedan that is Volkswagen's top-selling vehicle
Realtor Julie Jalone

Short Sale Tax Exemption set to Expire

Sacramento short sale specialist and owner of MagnumOne Realty in Roseville, explains the benefit of the tax exemption for forgiven debt and how homeowners are running out of time to take advantage of this valuable benefit.