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  • Shingles vaccines now available at your nearby drugstore

     
    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Health law's aim: Multiple vaccines for more people

    Health law's aim: Multiple vaccines for more people
    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...
  • Shingles Vaccine Can Save Misery for Many

    Shingles Vaccine Can Save Misery for Many
    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...
  • The old Obama gussied up in new clothing

    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...
  • Chickenpox outbreak at Zionsville HS, hundreds ordered to get vaccinated

    Chickenpox outbreak at Zionsville HS, hundreds ordered to get vaccinated
    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...
  • 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...
  • Vacation

    Vacation
    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...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Most Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club...