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  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says
    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe.
  • The Kid's Doctor: Children can develop shingles

    I recently treated a 2-year-old with a most interesting history who subsequently developed a weird rash. Oddly enough, I'd read an article shortly after seeing this child that described his case perfectly. I only wish I'd seen the story a week earlier....

    Shingles more common after age 50, but can affect younger people as well

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed last year, at the age of 38, with shingles. What causes someone who is relatively young to get shingles? Does this mean I'm more likely to get it again? Should I get the vaccine at this point or wait until the recommended...

    Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says

    Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says
    As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster -- or shingles -- has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two...

    How to remove algae from shingles and keep it away

    How to remove algae from shingles and keep it away
    DEAR TIM: Many roofs in my neighborhood, mine included, are covered with black streaks. What's causing this to happen, and can the roofs be cleaned? I'm able to walk on my asphalt shingle roof with ease, but am afraid of hurting the shingles by cleaning...