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Taking Shingles Seriously

September 2011 - ProHealth

Taking Shingles Seriously

Shingles (or Herpes Zoster) is an often-forgotten disease. But those who have experienced a bout with the painful rash and blisters will attest that the shingles vaccine, Zostavax, is a must-have. Shingles affects at least 1 million people in the United States each year. You might have heard that you can only get chicken pox

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Are you prepared for the bears?

Let’s imagine you’re heading out for a family camping trip. For years you’ve gone to a campsite with electricity, bathrooms and a ranger a phone call away. The wildest animal you’ve seen is a raccoon. This year you’re going to the mountains. You’re hiking far away from your car, civilization and cell phone reception. This

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