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It’s a slow process to come off steroids

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica about five years ago, and I took prednisone for about a year. I was fine until last March, when it flared up again, with a vengeance. Since that time, I've gradually reduced the dosage from 10 mg down to 5 mg, as my rheumatologist recommends. However, I have had big problems with side effects -- thin skin, extreme arm and leg bruising, and swelling of the feet and ankles. I would like to get off prednisone completely. -- C.B.

November 28, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Democrats and the Nazi card

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the odds-on favorite to become the Democratic National Committee's chairman, had a long association with the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam. He compared then-President George W. Bush and 9/11 to Adolf Hitler and the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament building: "9/11 is the juggernaut in American history and it allows ... it's almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire," Ellison said. "After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country (Hitler) in a position where he could basically have authority to do ...

November 26, 2016 | Larry Elder | Other Views


The hilarious ‘Hamilton’ hubbub

Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in New York during the transition, and he took his family to Broadway to see "Hamilton," the hot hip-hop Founding Fathers musical that people are overpaying to see. What resulted wasn't exactly surprising - rude and obnoxious, but not surprising.

November 25, 2016 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Some Thanksgivings are easy. When my children were younger, I just could not believe how lucky I was: two beautiful children, kinehora (in Jewish, that means "Keep the evil eye away"). We invited friends and loaded the table with food; I think I even shed a few tears of pure joy. If you are going to have that kind of Thanksgiving, then all I can say is that I am green with envy. Really. I don't covet money or things, but that kind of joy - the kind that has eluded me for so many years - of that I am ...

November 23, 2016 | | Other Views


Memo to the President-elect

Dear Mr. President-elect,

November 23, 2016 | | Other Views


A besieged Trump presidency ahead

After a week managing the transition, vice president-elect Mike Pence took his family out to the Broadway musical "Hamilton."

November 21, 2016 | | Other Views


Academics stunned by Trump’s win … and that’s a bad thing

A friend of mine recently told me about a troubling experience his daughter had at a California community college. She had to endure a political rant from one of her professors, who compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and claimed Trump's election was worse than 9/11.

November 21, 2016 | | Other Views


The cracked crystal ball of liberal celebrities

Before the shock of President Donald Trump wears off, let's remember to tip our hats to Tinseltown. What would we do without it? The self-absorbed Beautiful People of the town called on America to become as enlightened as they by supporting Hillary Clinton. They proudly donned their "I'm With Her" buttons.

November 21, 2016 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


‘Sanctuary’ means career criminals can run and hide

Donald Trump understood something that many Washington insiders missed. Many Americans and some naturalized citizens bristle at elected officials constantly defending the rights of non-Americans to migrate here illegally - and to be rewarded for breaking the law with a path to citizenship. Toward that end, and in deference to his campaign promises, Trump seems primed to deport undocumented immigrants and withhold some federal funds from sanctuary cities like San Francisco.

November 21, 2016 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Our president-elect

No one is more supportive of young people involved in politics than I am. Year after year, I not only teach my own students but also speak at colleges and universities, eschewing political correctness but urging, begging even, for the students to passionately advocate the beliefs they hold and to become active participants in our democracy.

November 19, 2016 | | Other Views


Manteca council has commitment problem

What ails government today?

November 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


Just because ‘our guy’ won

Just because "our guy" won, Economics 101 hasn't been repealed.

November 18, 2016 | | Other Views


Building a new populism in Era of Donald Trump

Imagine you're standing in line for the American Dream.

November 17, 2016 | | Other Views


‘60 Minutes’ grills the new president

Donald Trump is a persistent critic of the media and is attacked for not granting them enough access. But three days after the election, there he was, the president-elect, recording a long interview with Lesley Stahl of CBS' "60 Minutes," whom he could expect to push, push, push from the left.

November 16, 2016 | | Other Views


Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’

However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border.

November 15, 2016 | | Other Views


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What meeting your spouse online has in common with arranged marriage

Most Americans who get married today believe they are choosing their own partners after falling in love with them. Arranged marriages, which remain common in ...

April 08, 2018 | AMITRAJEET A. BATABYAL | Other Views


NRA: Educational organization, lobby group and non-profit

The National Rifle Association has hit more turbulence since 17 people died in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, than ...

April 08, 2018 | SAMUEL BRUNSON | Other Views


Hashimoto’s is no excuse for avoiding the flu shot

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have never gotten the flu vaccine. Years ago, it was believed to be too dangerous for anyone with an autoimmune condition ...

April 08, 2018 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Only native parrot extinct for 100 years

It was winter in upstate New York in 1780 in a rural town called Schoharie, home to the deeply religious Palatine Germans. Suddenly, a flock ...

April 01, 2018 | | Other Views


How Facebook – the Wal-Mart of the internet – dismantled online subcultures

Before the internet, people interested in body modification – not just tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, but those drawn to more unusual practices like ear pointing, tongue ...

April 01, 2018 | JESSA LINGEL | Other Views


Vitamin E is no miracle cure for hot flashes

DEAR DR. ROACH: There is a very easy cure for hot flashes -- and it works! Take 400 units of vitamin E twice a day. The ...

April 01, 2018 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Q&A: He’s trying to run world’s fastest marathon by doing it going backwards

BOSTON (AP) - Loren Zitomersky has gotten used to the jokes: "Hey, you're running the wrong way!"

March 25, 2018 | | Other Views


Q&A: At 91, the droll actress Cloris Leachman isn’t slowing down yet

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cloris Leachman is 91-years-old and still as busy as ever in Hollywood.

March 25, 2018 | | Other Views


About Gov. Jerry Moonbeam’s legacy

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

March 23, 2018 | | Other Views


Teaching students how to dissent is part of our democratic process

In scenes unprecedented in previous school shootings, the past few weeks have been marked by students taking to the streets, to the media, to corporations ...

March 18, 2018 | SARAH STITZLEIN | Other Views


If polls say people want gun control, why doesn’t Congress just pass it?

After the recent deadly shooting at a Florida high school, many Americans are asking that question about the federal government's firearms policy. Recent polls ...

March 18, 2018 | HARRY L. WILSON | Other Views


1st Amendment doesn’t give students right to walk out of their classes

Thousands of high school students across the nation left their classes March 14 precisely at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes.

March 18, 2018 | CLAY CALVERT | Other Views


Need to talk about ‘free trade’

America, can we talk? We need to talk about "free trade." We've needed to have this conversation for a while, actually. Like, since the ...

March 18, 2018 | JILL RICHARDSON | Other Views


More business leaders agree: inequality hurts bottom line

For decades, big business leaders have warned that redistributing wealth is bad for business. Taxing the rich to pay for infrastructure and education, they say ...

March 18, 2018 | CHUCK COLLINS | Other Views


California to get first female and first LGBT State Senate leader

SACRAMENTO (AP) - San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate ...

March 18, 2018 | | Other Views


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