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  • Immune system response to infection varies

    Q: Once you get a disease such as chickenpox or the flu, how does it change your immune system? A: Your immune system is like an army that is ready to spot and stop invaders like the viruses that cause chickenpox and the flu. Your immune system also goes...
  • Shingles more painful in elderly

    Shingles more painful in elderly
    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...
  • 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...
  • Skin Care: It's Never Too Late

    Skin Care: It's Never Too Late
    Research shows that there are two major factors that impact aging - those caused by the genes we inherit and those changes caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to the sun's rays, illness or lack of personal hygiene. While little can be...
  • Today's daily briefing

    Keep up-to-date with the latest health headlines. Every day, you'll find links to the newest articles on medicine, health and wellness -- the information you need to stay informed. -------------------- (LAT) Americans' frustration with high health...
  • Vaccines for Adults are Underused

    Vaccines for Adults are Underused
    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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Mr. Fix-It Lou Manfredini

    Mr. Fix-It Lou Manfredini
    Mr. Fix-it answers listeners' questions about home improvement. Lou Manfredini is host of the widely popular "Mr. Fix It" call-in show heard Saturday mornings, 6-9 a.m. on WGN Radio 720 AM throughout the Chicagoland market. Since 1995, Lou has...
  • 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....
  • 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...