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

Irene Michaels | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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 Vaccine Approved For Wider Age Range

AP | Posted 06.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded approval of a shingles vaccine from Merck to patients between the ages of 50 ...

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 ...

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...