| May 6, 2011
| 4:22 PM
You many have noticed the signs at local drugstores, offering the shingles vaccine to anyone over the age of 50. The trend comes as result of a recent move by the Food and Drug Administration to expand the age eligibility for the shingles vaccine,...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 12:36 PM
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...
| 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 11, 2011
| 7:52 PM
New research finds a vaccine can prevent a whole lot of pain and suffering in older Americans, yet that shot can be very hard for those who need it the most to get. FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean is Working for You with more on the shingles...
| Jan 31, 2011
WASHINGTON — The November midterm election sent a clear message to Washington: less government, less debt, less spending. President Barack Obama certainly heard it, but judging from his State of the Union address last week, he doesn't believe a word...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 2:35 PM
600 Zionsville High School students may be headed to emergency vaccination clinics as a chickenpox outbreak spreads through the student body. If they don't get the vaccine or can't prove they've received the necessary shots, they won't be allowed back...
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:31 AM
A few hours before I interviewed Tom Hanks last month, I joked to my friends that I was going to perform like Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA Finals when he scored 38 points while battling the flu.
I had been battling a massive headache for three or...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 10:24 AM
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