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Dentists Work To Ease Patients' Pain With Fewer Opioids

By Elana Gordon / NPR

After minor surgeries, many dentists used to reflexively prescribe quick-acting opioids to relieve a patient's pain. Now they're learning to counsel patients about better, less addictive alternatives.

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JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE: Season 9

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    Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra, along with The Shenanigans will perform on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Music Box in Little Italy in support of ArtReach, a local non-profit aiming to provide students at elementary schools throughout San Diego.

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    Coming from Jerez, Spain, Gitaneria de Jerez is a collection of the region's finest Flamenco dancers and musicians. This show features guitarist Pepe del Morao, a musician from one of the most important flamenco guitar dynasties in history...

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