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Booster Shots Recommended for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and would like to find out what types of vaccinations are recommended to Medicare beneficiaries, and how they are ...

If You've Had Chicken Pox, You Should Care About This

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

For kids born before the chickenpox vaccine, getting the disease (and spending hours soaking in a baking-soda bath) was a normal part of childhood. Af...

6 Vaccines Adults Shouldn't Skip

Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By Chai Woodham for U.S. News Often, the conversation about vaccines is centered on children -- as vaccines are still believed by some to cause aut...

Shingles Vaccine Protects Seniors and Is Covered by Medicare

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Older adults who get the shingles vaccine can actually cut their risk of getting the painful condition in half, and those that do happen to get it are likely to have a milder case if they've been inoculated.

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.