| Dec 14, 2009
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...
| Oct 25, 2006
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.
Americans' frustration with high health...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2010
| 4:34 PM
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......
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2009
| 12:44 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2010
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....
| Jan 13, 2010
| 7:57 AM
Rite Aid is launching a national shingles vaccination and education campaign against the painful nerve disease that strikes 1 million adult Americans annually many of them over the age of 60. The disease and long-term pain that may result can leave...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2009
Q: I'm a 64-year-old female with shingles. I have severe pain in the breastbone and back and a small rash under my breast. I cannot tolerate Valtrex, which fights the varicella-zoster virus that causes shingles. Will I definitely get post-herpetic...