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If Your Immune System Is Compromised, Can You Get Vaccinated?

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Whether your system is affected by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or HIV or compromised by medications, check with your health care provider before receiving a vaccine.

Do you know the truth about shingles? Don’t fall for these 7 myths.

Do You Know the Truth About Shingles? (Infographic)

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Debunk the top seven myths about shingles, a painful skin rash that attacks one in three people.

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Shingles: What You Should Do If the Chicken Pox Virus Returns

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Shingles. It comes from the same virus that causes chicken pox. Find out why it returns, particularly in people age 60+, and what to do if it does.

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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)

Tags: bone density, colon cancer, eye exam, hearing exam, HPV, mammogram, Pap smears, pelvic exams, shingles, vaccines, women of all ages series

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