Wellness

Reader objects to using prednisone for poison ivy

Q: I used to take prednisone anytime I got poison ivy. Then my endocrinologist told me NEVER to take it for something so minor. My rashes were quite severe, but he said the prednisone could cause diabetes. That would be much worse and last much longer. My husband had a total knee replacement. After several...

Rant & Rave

Rant and Rave: Reader had lovely experience with grocery store patron and employee

RANT to the residential gutter company’s ads deluging news broadcasts. Its smarmy spokesman also preys on seniors. My coronavirus Groundhog Day vibe isn’t helped by these pitches, which are, in fact, big turn-offs. I can’t reach the remote control fast enough when they come on. RAVE to two lovely people. First to the younger woman...