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Chickenpox

Kindergartener Banned Over Vaccine

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents

FrankieElizabeth Staiti, a kindergartener in Staten Island, N.Y., is in educational limbo after school officials banned her from class because she has...

Yep, You Have Shingles

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Whereas chickenpox is a household concept to many of us, shingles occur much less frequently and often much later in life.

Chickenpox Lollipops? Illegal Says Prosecutor

AP | By ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 01.05.2012 | Parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Parents fearful of vaccinations are being warned by a federal prosecutor that making a deal with a stranger who promises to mail t...

Vaccine Drastically Cut Chickenpox Deaths: CDC

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 09.24.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- Chickenpox vaccine has dramatically cut deaths from the disease, especially in children, says a new government study proclaiming an importa...

Shingles: Can Adults Protect Themselves From a Pox They Hoped to Leave to Childhood?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

For roughly one in four to one in five people over their lifetime, the chickenpox virus recurs as shingles, a painful, blistering rash that usually attacks one side of the body.

Vaccinations: Still Amazing After All These Years

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Let's not confuse sound medical practice with making healthy choices on a visit to Whole Foods, especially since the assumption that vaccines aren't pure and natural is inaccurate.