shingles

Healthy Living
By James Prenatt Last summer I became engaged to the woman who would later become my wife.  It wasn’t an easy time and it
Healthy Living
Vaccination can cut shingles risk by more than half.
Healthy Living
By Amanda MacMillan A few weeks after my 34th birthday, my husband and I went for a Saturday hike — a weekly ritual we’d
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The vaccines don't stop once you reach adulthood.
Wellness
When should you see a doctor for shingles? Should you be vaccinated if you've already had shingles? Who gets shingles? Sam
Healthy Living
People with shingles may be more vulnerable to these serious cardiovascular conditions.
Post 50
The first thing I noticed was some pain and a little rash. The pain grew more and more pervasive, moving from my waist to the entire side to my abdomen. After three days, I went to the doctor.
Wellness
Healthwise, being sixty sucks. My dear dad died this year. I was with him at the end and glimpsing my own possible demise, being, gulp, sixty, and mourning my dad was enough to pump my blood pressure to dangerously high levels and awaken the sleeping chicken pox virus I had as a child that developed into shingles.
Healthy Living
If eternal youth isn't an option, get the shingles vaccine.
Weddings
There's a good reason to have children before you get married: your daughter can be your flower girl and significantly magnify the guest gasp factor.
Post 50
Mother's Day is the time to show your mom some serious love. But how? Most of us love flowers and chocolate. So, consider getting mom a little of both. What we really treasure, though, is the priceless gift of time and conversation. And there are few things more important to talk about than your mom's health.
Wellness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 644 measles cases in 2014, the largest number of confirmed cases
Post 50
The biggest news outlets have been reeling with Ebola horror stories for weeks now, and while this terrible virus is certainly cause for alarm in West Africa (and precaution elsewhere), the risk to North Americans currently remains quite low.
Wellness
Although chickenpox vaccines do contain a weakened version of the live virus, which can reactivate later in life and cause
Wellness
We often discuss the importance of vaccines when it comes to children, but as health care providers, we should be devoting equal attention to vaccinating adult patients.