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  • Severe Weather Sweeps Through Ottawa County

    Severe Weather Sweeps Through Ottawa County
    People in Ottawa County still shaken up after wind, rain and non-stop lightning blew in just after 1a.m. The most reports of damage are coming out of Lamont and Marne. Lamont Farmer Paul VanderSloot is still taking it all in. "It's the worst I've ever...
  • Closing the Longevity Gap

    Closing the Longevity Gap
    Americans are living longer than ever, according to the latest life expectancy statistics. But American men still aren't living as long as American women. The average life expectancy for men in the US is now roughly 75 years. For women, it's more than 80....
  • Rite Aid Launches Nationwide Shingles Vaccination And Education Campaign

    Rite Aid Launches Nationwide Shingles Vaccination And Education Campaign
    Rite Aid is launching a national shingles vaccination and education campaign against the painful nerve disease that strikes 1 million adult Americans annually –many of them over the age of 60. The disease and long-term pain that may result can leave...
  • Risk of Shingles Increases With Age

    Risk of Shingles Increases With Age
    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...
  • 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...
  • Assault Victim Returns to Work; Benefit in His Honor

    Assault Victim Returns to Work; Benefit in His Honor
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Who should get the vaccine to prevent shingles?

    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...
  • 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...