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Study Finds Getting Shingles Vaccine May Be ‘Heart-Smart’

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Now, there’s another reason to get a shingles vaccine. New research finds that by lowering your risk for shingles, you also lower your risk for heart attack and mini-stroke.

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Do You Need a Shot for Shingles? (Video)

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Shingles, a relative of chickenpox, can be prevented with a vaccine for people over 60. Learn about the benefits of the shingles vaccine, as well as who is most at risk.

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Treating Pain When Shingles Lingers

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Early treatment of shingles can help you avoid a chronic pain condition called post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). Pain management specialists individualize treatment for PHN.

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Women in Their 60s: Staying Strong and Healthy (Video)

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Is 60 really the new 40? Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about ways to keep feeling good well into your 60s.