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Have you had your shingles shot?

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a disease that occurs most commonly in the older population, causing a painful, red, blistery rash that typically presents on the face or side of the body. While the rash usually heals within two to four weeks, it can also cause long-term nerve damage and pain that can last for months […]

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What you don’t know about shingles could hurt you

All of us who had the varicella-zoster virus (chicken pox) as children may remember how unpleasant it was. And we probably thought we’d paid our dues, so to speak, by suffering through the fever, itchy sores, even scars and secondary infections that were part of the chicken pox experience for many of us. But there’s […]

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