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Shingles

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  • Does shingles always need treatment?

    Q: I'm a 64-year-old female with shingles. I have severe pain in the breastbone and back and a small rash under my breast. I cannot tolerate Valtrex, which fights the varicella-zoster virus that causes shingles. Will I definitely get post-herpetic...
  • Drug Found to Reduce Severity of Mono

    Drug Found to Reduce Severity of Mono
    Mononucleosis, the curse of high school and college students, doesn't have to bring social and academic lives to a screeching halt, researchers say. Instead, the disease can be treated to shorten the duration of the illness and reduce the chance of...
  • Shingles: Painful and Hard to Treat

    Shingles: Painful and Hard to Treat
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do you treat chronic postherpetic neuralgia? ANSWER: Postherpetic neuralgia is a painful condition that affects the nerve fibers and skin. It can be difficult to treat. Effective therapy often requires a combination of several...
  • Shingles: Early Treatment the Best

    Shingles: Early Treatment  the Best
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had three bouts of shingles that have caused me pain. How do I prevent additional attacks? ANSWER: Recurrent bouts of shingles are often associated with immune system problems that occur with aging or as a result of a medical...
  • Swallowing the fire: Columbia's final voyage

    It was at best a make-work mission. The 80 experiments on the agenda for Columbia's 28th flight had no urgency. Many were high school student projects. In truth, it was a mission meant to maintain momentum. After 13 delays in two years, shuttle planners...
  • The Umpire's Sons

    The Umpire's Sons
    The boy loves games of chance. He loves slot machines and playing cards and instant-win lottery tickets. He learned at an early age to count coins, and to bet them. He learned in the hospital that money comes in get-well cards.Michael Hirschbeck learned...