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Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the ...

Shingles, A Painful Rash Lying In Wait

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Sam Altstein, DO Medical Director, Mount Sinai Doctors Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health Icahn School of Medicine at Mount S...

Shingles Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller Published: 12/16/2015 10:52 AM EST on LiveScience A bout of shingles may increase your risk for other serious health conditions —...

I Was An Old Lady For 2 Weeks

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.31.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

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.

Is the Stress of Living in LA Where 60 Is Not the New 50 But the New Dead Causing My High Blood Pressure?

Claire Fordham | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Claire Fordham

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.

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...

Wedding List Priorities: Location, Dress and Shingles Vaccine

Claire Fordham | Posted 07.07.2016 | Weddings
Claire Fordham

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.

Health Caring for Mom: 3 Ways to Let Your Mom Know You Love Her on Mother's Day

Diane Archer | Posted 05.07.2016 | Fifty
Diane Archer

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.

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...

I on Beauty: Chapter 9: Illnesses You Should Worry About More than Ebola

Irene Michaels | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

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.

Why Are Shingles Cases Rising In The U.S.?

Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living

By Martta Kelly, Contributing Writer Published: 05/27/2014 03:16 AM EDT on LiveScience The rate of the painful skin condition shingles appears t...

Are You Meeting the Standards for Adult Patient Care?

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
William Schaffner, M.D.

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.

Bing-ing Shingles

Chuck Nyren | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Apparently, she'd been showing the pictures to everybody in the office and someone said it was shingles.

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.

WATCH: Groom Develops Shingles After Friends Play Horrifying Prank

Posted 07.10.2013 | Weddings

Worst bachelor party ever? A British groom-to-be was "kidnapped" by his friends in a terrifying bachelor party prank that left him so traumatized h...

Childhood Immunization Leaves Adults Behind

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The global health community has barely begun to recognize how vaccination can enable a healthy, active aging process. This aha! moment had better come soon, because vaccination isn't just good health policy, it's great economic policy.

The Day My Throat Begin To Tighten

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

'How are you handling all your stress?' a friend who's also a life coach asked me recently. 'I'm really interested to know.' I loaded scrambled eggs onto a piece of rye toast and took a gluttonous bite.

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.

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.

Quiet Hooves Make Sure Their Shows Are Worth More Than The Entry Cost

Brian Walter and Jonah Sprung | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Walter and Jonah Sprung

On Monday night, fresh off a hard weekend spent stereotyping ourselves on the Jersey Shore, we headed back into Brooklyn to see the Athens favorite Qu...

Shingles and Dollars

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Good health is only affordable -- for the majority of the population -- if it is covered by insurance. An excellent case in point is the vaccine for shingles (herpes zoster).

Physician's ER Experience Changes His Mind On Health Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Jack Coulehan is a professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook College in New York. He always shrugged off ER horror stories, arguing that, as a s...