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Death Valley in winter: Perhaps the only sane time to visit

For those who’ve visited here only at the height of summer — or heck, even as early as April — high of 61 degrees and the light rain on the late January day I visited were a stark contrast to the kiln that usually is the valley floor, where triple-digit readings are the norm by lunchtime.

Dear Abby: Kidney disease often goes undetected until it's too late

Dear Abby: Hypertension runs in my family, but as a pretty healthy 49-year-old, I didn’t think much about it. I never realized that my pounding headaches were a direct result of high blood pressure. To make matters worse, the same high blood pressure that was causing my head to throb was also destroying my kidneys.

Dear Abby: Kidney disease often goes undetected until it's too late

Dear Abby: Hypertension runs in my family, but as a pretty healthy 49-year-old, I didn’t think much about it. I never realized that my pounding headaches were a direct result of high blood pressure. To make matters worse, the same high blood pressure that was causing my head to throb was also destroying my kidneys.

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