Tag: Shingles vaccine

The Vaccines You Need to Protect Your Health

Did you get your flu shot this year? A majority of adults usually ignores the annual public health advisory to get a flu shot, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a seasonal influenza vaccine for almost everyone.

Some people say they don’t get the vaccine because

Managing Shingles ­Naturally

Managing Shingles ­Naturally

Shingles—officially known as herpes zoster—is an infection of a nerve and the area of skin supplied by the nerve. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus, a virus in the herpes family that also causes chickenpox. After a person has chickenpox, some virus particles remain inactive in the nerve

2018 HY Index

Bones and Joints

Big Toe Pain/Gout (Feb., 4)
Ankle Sprains, Strains, and Fractures (Mar., 3)
Less Pain, Faster Recovery: Hip Replacement (Jun., 5)
Stem Cell Treatments for Bones and Joints (Nov., 1)

Cancer

New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer (Jan., 2)
Thyroid Cancer Rates on the Rise (Feb., 1)
Gut Bacteria’s Role in Cancer

2018 HN Index

Alcohol Consumption

In rheumatoid arthritis patients, Jan., 4
Guidelines revisited, June 5; July 4
Rates increasing, Feb., 2
Bones, Joints, and Pain
Back pain, spinal fusion, March, 8
Dental pain, NSAIDs versus opioids, Sept., 3
Fibromyalgia, Jan., 3
Hip replacement, longevity, June, 7
Knee pain, noninvasive treatment, Sept., 2
Marijuana,

From the Editor: Just Say Yes to Vaccination

Annual flu season is underway, so this month we’re looking at how best you can avoid the flu or, if you catch it, manage the symptoms (see our article, opposite).

You probably know that last year’s flu shot was not as effective as usual, primarily because one of the viruses in

4. Noncancerous Skin Conditions

Among the infinite number of conditions that could do harm to your skin are the 30+ discussed in this chapter. They range (alphabetically) from athlete’s foot to wrinkles.
Athlete’s Foot
Bacterial and fungal infections (including athlete’s foot) develop because feet spend a lot of time in the perfect breeding ground of warm,

Ask the Experts: Shingles; Fall & Winter Allergies

Q: My friend was diagnosed with shingles at 40 years old. Isn’t shingles only a concern for people over 60?

A: Shingles, a painful rash that strikes people who recovered from chickenpox in childhood, can strike people at any age. The virus lies dormant in the nerve cells for many years

Shingles Pain: 5 Myths and Facts to Set You Straight

Shingles Pain: 5 Myths and Facts to Set You Straight

Almost one in three people in the United States will experience shingles pain during their lifetime. Most will get it once, but it’s possible to get it a second or third time.

Shingles pain includes a rash or blisters on the skin. It’s a virus—the same one that causes chickenpox. After

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