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Don’t Give In to Shingles Pain

Don’t Give In to Shingles Pain

Shingles pain can be debilitating for seniors. I experienced the effects of shingles several years ago, and it’s something I’d rather not repeat. I hope that sharing my personal experience will encourage you to get vaccinated or, if not, to recognize the symptoms of shingles early enough to benefit from

Mercury-Free Flu Shot Options

Mercury-Free Flu Shot Options

While you may think that most naturopathic doctors are anti-vaccine, the truth is that many licensed NDs do recommend and/or administer vaccinations. As medical students, we learn all about vaccinations and their many benefits, and administer them in our teaching clinics.

I get a flu shot from a local pharmacy every

From the Editor: Brush Up Your Study Skills

We often receive letters and emails from readers asking about the studies we reference in Focus on Healthy Aging, particularly if we report the findings in a different way from newspapers and television news programs. The type of study can make the difference as to how strong the data are,

Improving Balance: Start By Working with Your Doctor

Improving Balance: Start By Working with Your Doctor

Balance—or your sense of equilibrium—is something you may take for granted. It helps you stay upright when standing, know where you are in relation to gravity, and walk and move without falling. Balance is controlled by the vestibular system in the inner ear: essentially, this system tells you how your

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