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

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. To arrive at this finding, researchers at University College London scoured existing patient medical records looking for patterns between shingles and cardiovascular disease. After factoring in … Read More

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Treating Pain When Shingles Lingers

Shingles is painful enough. But to add insult to injury, sometimes a chronic pain syndrome develops after shingles resolves. Shingles is a skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus, herpes zoster. Studies suggest that roughly 30 to 60 percent of people over age 60 who get shingles may go on to develop post-herpetic neuralgia, or … Read More