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Red skin and intense muscle aches develop after taking a statin

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was treated for high cholesterol and triglycerides with a statin. But I developed red skin and intense muscle aches, so I had to stop taking it. I've read that people of Finnish descent cannot take statins. My doctor says that there is a shot available to take at home every ...

Saving water, reusing old towels

Dear Heloise: I keep an empty plastic milk jug under my sink to collecy the water from the faucet until the water gets hot. Then I use the saved water to fill the pet water dish, water plants and outdoor birdbaths. And when I have an old towel that's ready for the rag box, I cut a triangle ...

Today in History: May 15, new state of Israel attacked by 5 nations

Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 136th day of 2024. There are 230 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 15, 1948, hours after declaring its independence, the new state of Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. On this date: In 1862, ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for May 15

The crossroads is a place where it's obvious there's a choice to be made. But the crossroads are not the only moments of decision. At any time, you can veer off on a secret trail or be the first to step through pristine wilderness. Taking the road is easy, and ease is often well advised, but ...

Confronting the past: facing old wounds at high school reunion

Dear Annie: I have my 20-year high school reunion coming up, and I'm planning to go, as it's a major milestone reunion and we've lost some people over the years. However, I will be running into some issues with it. The biggest issue is that I am in ongoing therapy for sexual assaults that ...

PSA score continues to rise amid negative biopsy results

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 74-year-old male in relatively good health. The only prescribed medication I take is 5 mg of amlodipine daily. My issue is my PSA score. In 2004, I had a UTI, and the urologist told me that my prostate was enlarged. At the time, my score was somewhere between 1.5 and 2 ...