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Shingles

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  • New shingles vaccine puts over-60 crowd in a quandary

    Public-health experts were pleased last month when a study showed that GlaxoSmithKline's experimental shingles vaccine is much more effective than the established Merck vaccine. In the long run, the prospect of a better shingles shot could improve...
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    New Lenox prepares for sale of concert tickets Expecting music fans to camp out overnight at Village Hall to be in line for the New Lenox Triple Play Concert Series tickets that go on sale Saturday morning, the village of New Lenox will make portable...
  • Vaccination Brouhaha Calls For Straight Thinking

    First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox, and shingles and have had none of these maladies. At one time or another, my wife received all of these same vaccinations. Our kids...
  • 15 ways to get healthy in Howard County in 2015

    Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
  • Eggs, Milk —Vaccinations? Health Clinic Opens In Stop & Shop

    Eggs, Milk —Vaccinations? Health Clinic Opens In Stop & Shop
    SIMSBURY — Now you can be treated for poison ivy or an earache before picking up eggs and a gallon of milk — all under the same roof. A new clinic at the Super Stop & Shop on Bushy Hill Road also allows you to get a camp physical for one...
  • Protect yourself against flu, other illnesses

    Protect yourself against flu, other illnesses
    Now that autumn has arrived coming, it's time to prepare for your annual flu shot. But are there other shots you should consider to maintain good health? "It's worth reviewing the recommended immunizations with your primary provider, as guidelines...
  • Fall vaccination roundup: Consider protection against flu, shingles, pneumonia and tetanus

    Source: Harvard Health Letter Now that autumn has arrived coming, it's time to prepare for your annual flu shot. But are there other shots you should consider to maintain good health? "It's worth reviewing the recommended immunizations with your primary...
  • 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. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
  • Anti-vaccine parents put everyone at risk

    Anti-vaccine parents put everyone at risk
    To the editor: As a school nurse, I read this article on the high rates of vaccine exemptions for schoolchildren based on parents' personal beliefs with dismay but not surprise. ("Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials," Sept....
  • How A Shingles Shot Can Prevent Months Of Pain

    More than three-quarters of Americans believe vaccines for such diseases as measles, mumps, and whooping cough should be mandatory for children, a new Harris poll finds. The margin increases with age, with 88 percent of respondents over 69 years old and...
  • Family returns to their wrecked house: 'Hey, it's Oklahoma'

    Family returns to their wrecked house: 'Hey, it's Oklahoma'
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- "Welcome to my home," Olga Cordero said, and walked into her roofless living room. It was Friday morning. When they last saw their home, there had been a pile of dead horses nearby at Orr's Family Farm, victims of Monday's monster...