| Feb 26, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I had chickenpox as a child, and about seven years ago I had shingles. I will be 80 years old soon and am wondering whether or not I should still get the vaccine to prevent shingles. What are the risks of getting the vaccine? Can I get...
| Apr 27, 2010
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...
| May 10, 2010
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...
| Sep 18, 2009
He never missed a day, never called in sick, and never got a welcome like the one he received Friday.
"We are pulling for you" one employee yells out.
They are pulling for him because so many people thought they'd never see Kuss again.
On August 13th,...
| Sep 16, 2009
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...
| Oct 2, 2009
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...
| Nov 4, 2009
Q: If I never had chickenpox, do I need a shingles vaccine? I'll be 60 in January.
A: The shot you're talking about is an immunization against a virus called the varicella-zoster virus. This virus causes two common illnesses, and a few rare ones. The two...
| Dec 26, 2003
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...
| Dec 29, 1996
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...