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By Noel Daniel Summer’s on the wind. Dry air, baking sun, and dehydrating heat hit in full force. This is an especial problem in the Central Valley, where the natural climate is already dry. Don’t start packing your bags just yet, though—we’ve asked local skin specialists to crack the code

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By Noel Daniel The chilly weather of February evokes an array of images—perhaps the least likely of which is one of a man at the start of a great adventure. But that’s precisely when Tony Youga started off on his journey across the states. It was a journey with incredible

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By Noel Daniel Although she’s no longer spearheading the Modesto Youth Rugby Club, Christina Gein left an indelible mark on sports in our region. In fact, Gein was the one who started rugby in the area—and with a purpose and passion that was rooted in her experience with the sport.

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By Noel Daniel For many of us, there’s a running narrative in our heads: We’ll change on Monday. We’ll start eating better next month. We’ll be healthier on some arbitrary date that’s supposedly just symbolic enough to herald a tough change in our lives. The New Year is full of

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By Noel Daniel In the trenches of unrelenting depression, PTSD, and other mental illnesses, hope can seem far away— if not entirely nonexistent. However, there exists a spark of light in a new, seemingly unorthodox treatment: Ketamine Infusion Therapy. Antidepressants can tend to be a hard sell. Most work by increasing

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By Noel Daniel The holidays are chaotic at the best of times. Your calendar’s full of parties, your lists are full of gift ideas, and your every waking moment may or may not consist of “have I forgotten something?” No matter what you celebrate, just navigating a store during the

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By Noel Daniel The holidays are here and with them come the most indulgent dishes of the year. Plates of peanut brittle, toffee with nuts, peanut butter cookies and so much more. In fact, nuts are a huge hit around the holidays. But do you recall—one of the healthiest nuts

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By Ashley Stinson October is a month known for scares, but there might be nothing scarier than breast cancer. According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, as well as one in a thousand men. A lot of

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By Noel Daniel Stanislaus County is fortunate to have a wealth of health professionals who can help our community in its times of greatest need. From head trauma and tricky dental care to integral area pediatrics and a careful understanding of diabetes, the health professionals in our community are the

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DERMATOLOGY AFFILIATES Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group is the most established, long standing, private practice dermatology office in Modesto. It was established over 50 years ago and was the first dermatology office in town. In addition, Dr. Biren has been serving her patients for almost 30 years. After completing medical school,

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