Stories tagged: shingles
Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
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 …
Fri., March 22, 2019
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 …
Wed., March 20, 2019
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
Local pharmacists institute wait lists for shingles vaccine as manufacturer struggles to meet demand.
Fri., April 6, 2018
Lin-Manuel Miranda thought he had a migraine. It turned out the Broadway star really had shingles.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
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 …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
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.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
A federal panel recommended Wednesday that older people already vaccinated for shingles get a new, better shot.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
A new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles has been approved by U.S. regulators.
Mon., March 7, 2016
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 …
Mon., July 22, 2013
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 …
Tue., June 5, 2012
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” …
Sun., April 15, 2012
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 …
Thu., April 5, 2012
Welcome to the Shingles Bar. Unhappy Hour is about to begin. Don’t go ordering any well drinks, though.