| Posted On Sep 28, 2016 | By:

What You Should Know About the Shingles Vaccine

Q.  I have been seeing more and more information about the shingles vaccine in the news. What is shingles?

A.  Shingles (or herpes zoster) is a painful skin rash that usually appears in a band, a strip, or a small area on one side of the face or body.

Q.  What causes shingles? 

A.  Shingles occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox becomes active (reactivates) again in your body.  

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| Posted On Aug 03, 2016 | By:

Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.

All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Unfortunately, far too few adults are receiving the recommended vaccines, leaving themselves and their loved ones vulnerable to serious diseases.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Only 20% of adults 19 years or older had received Tdap vaccination.
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| Posted On Jun 04, 2015 | By:

5 Tips for Healthy Aging

Aging, disease, and disability are often thought of together, an inevitable part of growing old. Fortunately, this is not true! While we all do age, disease and disability are mostly due to the physiological stresses our bodies encounter over the years. There are many steps we can take to reduce these stresses as we age and therefore decrease disease and disability, improve our health, and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle in our elder years.

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