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Shingles

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  • New GSK shingles vaccine may challenge Merck after strong test data

    An experimental shingles vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline has produced impressive results in a late-stage study, giving the group's expanding vaccine unit a potential $1 billion boost. The data suggests the British company's new shot could be a strong...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Architect Cheryl Mohr builds a sustainable home in Edgewater

    Architect Cheryl Mohr builds a sustainable home in Edgewater
    The architect Cheryl Mohr craves natural light so much that even when the sun is bouncing off the nearby South River and streaming through the 22-foot-tall wall of windows that surrounds her living room, Mohr can't bring herself to lower the blinds....
  • Hansen: Curvaceous peace in architecture

    Hansen: Curvaceous peace in architecture
    There are a few ramshackle stretches of Coast Highway in Laguna Beach cluttered with tired buildings and bad imagination. You become immune, driving by in a daze because there's nothing much to look at. But then you notice the curve. It's an organic,...