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Shingles

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  • Should I get the shingles vaccine?

    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...
  • 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...
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  • FACE OF DISASTER

    FACE OF DISASTER
    It was always a quiet block, everyone would say afterward. Maybe it was. Or maybe the 500 block of N. 13th Street in Allentown only seemed so in retrospect. The night was cold and characteristically still as a man made his way along Allen Street. He...
  • Tornado-like storm tears shingles off roofs in Goleta

     
    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......
  • Allentown offers Shingles vaccine to qualified residents

     
    This from Mike Moore, spokesman for the city: The Allentown Health Bureau has a limited amount of Shingles vaccine that is available to residents of Allentown age 60 years or older who have never been previously vaccinated against shingles. To obtain this...
  • 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...