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Stress a factor in shingles for people younger than age 50

U.S. residents older than age 50 are at risk for shingles because the body’s immune system weakens with age, but a number of younger people can get the condition, as …

Local health officials emphasize risk of chickenpox after Kentucky governor shares story of intentionally infecting his children

Kim Thorburn, former health officer and Spokane Regional Health District director, said she was saddened but not surprised to hear Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announce he took his nine children …

Shooting for that shingles shot

People who are 50 and older can ask their health care providers or pharmacies about the newer shingles vaccine Shingrix, despite lingering supply delays. If you’ve had chicken pox, you …

UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018

Patients waiting for shots with new shingles vaccine in short supply

Local pharmacists institute wait lists for shingles vaccine as manufacturer struggles to meet demand.

Lin-Manuel Miranda has shingles, quarantined from baby son

Lin-Manuel Miranda thought he had a migraine. It turned out the Broadway star really had shingles.

Expert panel recommends more effective shingles vaccine

In a rare move, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also recommended, by an 8-to-7 vote, that the new Shingrix vaccine be preferred over the existing Zostavax vaccine because it …

What you need to know about the new shingles vaccine

The federal panel that helps guide U.S. vaccination policy on Wednesday recommended the new shingles vaccine for use in adults 50 and older with normal immune systems.

Panel recommends new, better shingles shot over old version

A federal panel recommended Wednesday that older people already vaccinated for shingles get a new, better shot.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017

FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

A new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles has been approved by U.S. regulators.

House call: Shingles painful, preventable

If you are old enough to have had chickenpox as a child, or even as an adult, you become increasingly at risk of developing shingles as you age. Shingles is …

Common ailments keep boomers at bay

As baby boomers march toward retirement at the rate of 10,000 a day, they are encountering unexpected ailments along the way. These are not diseases that will kill them but …

Staving off shingles

When it comes to shingles, other people’s horror stories are sometimes the best preventive medicine. Sufferers – most often people 50 and older – use terms like “excruciating” and “debilitating” …

Doug Clark: You’ll get a charge out of Reddy’s take

Editor’s note: Still besieged by the dread shingles, Doug Clark has turned today’s column over to that beloved former power company mascot, Reddy Kilowatt. The familiar symbol has graciously agreed …

Doug Clark: Readers hold sore spot in memory for shingles

Welcome to the Shingles Bar. Unhappy Hour is about to begin. Don’t go ordering any well drinks, though.