| Posted On Sep 07, 2022 | By:

Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention of Shingles

If you have had chickenpox, you could be at risk of getting shingles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in three people in the United States get shingles at some point. Shingles and the rash it causes can be uncomfortable or even very painful. But what is shingles, and what does it have to do with chickenpox?

Shingles is a viral infection caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.

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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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| Posted On May 08, 2014 | By:

Fear vs. Fact about Vaccine Safety

I believe that one of my most important jobs as a pediatrician is to educate and counsel families on why vaccines are so important for their children. While the internet can be a wonderful source of information, it is also filled with websites which contain confusing, conflicting or incorrect information about vaccines, and I know many of the parents who see me in the office have been scared or convinced away from vaccinating their child based on what they have read online.

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