Shingles and other health risks

Suffering the painful rash of herpes zoster, or shingles, increases one's risk of heart attack or mild stroke for years after the resurgent viral infection subsides, says a new study. Getting the shingles vaccine may help, the authors say.

( Josep Lago / AFP/Getty Images / December 19, 2013 )

Suffering the painful rash of herpes zoster, or shingles, increases one's risk of heart attack or mild stroke for years after the resurgent viral infection subsides, says a new study. Getting the shingles vaccine may help, the authors say.

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