A Shot In The Arm: Up-To-Date Info Regarding Measles, Shingles And Other Vaccinations
May 22, 2019
You can hardly listen to the news these days without an update on the rising number of measles cases in the United States. And while you may harbor concerns about exposure for your children or grandchildren, the reality is that some of us, especially those born in the late ’50s,…
Your Best Shot: Essential Vaccinations For Your Later Years
October 31, 2018
Exactly one year ago, agebuzz readers were encouraged to check out Shingrix, the new shingles vaccine that was anticipated to be highly effective against shingles. Since one out of three adults develops shingles during his or her lifetime, the hope was that this new vaccine would drastically reduce the number…
On Your Guard: A New Weapon In The Fight Against Shingles
October 26, 2017
If you’re a regular reader of agebuzz, you know that we have urged you to consider getting inoculated against shingles, an affliction that’s not only painful but could have long term implications for nerve damage, vision or hearing loss and even higher risk of stroke or heart attack. Those are serious…
Risk Management: Actions That Can Lessen Your Risk Of Heart Problems (And Shingles)
October 5, 2017
Anyone who has a family or personal history of heart issues should always be on the lookout for ways to lessen the risk of future problems. Two recent studies provide evidence of some concrete measures to take if you may be at risk. First, according to a recent study published…
Don’t Risk It: Have You Gotten Your Shingles Vaccine?
December 1, 2016
If you’ve ever had shingles, you won’t soon forget the frequently painful rash that erupts- sometimes leading to months, if not years, of nerve pain. Estimates are that one in three people over age 50 will develop shingles, and for those over 80, half of them will ultimately be afflicted….