Posts Tagged ‘Herpes Zoster’

Study says shingles vaccine is a safe solution


The Journal of Internal Medicine published an article last Monday, April 23, about their new research on the herpes zoster vaccine for shingles. In the study testing 193,000 adults, ages 50 and older, researchers found that the shingles vaccine is a generally safe, beneficial shot. Caused by a dormant chickenpox virus, herpes zoster (or “shingles”)…

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Shingles Shout Out


Shingles got a big shout out in the News Journal last week. While Chickenpox is much better known, many people don’t know that if you had the chickenpox as a child, you could get Shingles now. The ZOSTAVAX Shingles vaccine helps prevent that chickenpox virus from resurfacing in your people 50 and older.

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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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