| Feb 26, 2008
Shots just aren't just for kids, but grown-ups don't seem to know that. Just 2 percent of adults have been immunized against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough, according to data that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
| Jul 22, 2009
Shingles is a painful, and somewhat mysterious, skin disease that affects people who have had chicken pox. It may occur spontaneously or may be induced by stress, fever, radiation therapy, tissue damage or immunosupression.
Dr. Oanh Lauring, chief of...
| Aug 25, 2010
Q: I'm 79 and had chickenpox as a child. Should I get the shingles vaccine? What are the risks?
A: The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the shingles vaccine for most people ages 60 and over, regardless of whether they...
| 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...
| 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 7, 2010
It's flu season: Time to get your flu shot.
For many adults and their doctors, if they discuss immunizations at all, the conversation ends there. It shouldn't. There are several vaccines that adults need, depending on their age and risk factors, to...
| Jan 19, 2010
An apparent tornado in Goleta this morning tore shingles off roofs, uprooted a tree, knocked over a basketball hoop and slammed down a fence, authorities said. No injuries were reported. David Sadecki, a spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Fire......
| 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...