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Shingles (herpes zoster) is an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox — the varicella-zoster virus. The first sign of shingles is often burning or tingling pain, or sometimes numbness or itch, in one particular location on only one side of the body.
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together

Patch therapy provides similar pain relief as oral medications for patients with osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain

Patch therapy provides similar pain relief as oral medications for patients with osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain

Need for greater understanding of shingles

Need for greater understanding of shingles

Varicella vaccine is almost 90 percent effective against chickenpox

Varicella vaccine is almost 90 percent effective against chickenpox

Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Units (VTEUs) supply the nurse power necessary to beat back or altogether prevent infectious disease

Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Units (VTEUs) supply the nurse power necessary to beat back or altogether prevent infectious disease

Guideline evaluates treatments for postherpetic neuralgia

Guideline evaluates treatments for postherpetic neuralgia

Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine has saved the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars since its introduction

Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine has saved the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars since its introduction

Sea snail offers natural healing powers for a range of illnesses from chronic pain to diseases of the brain

Sea snail offers natural healing powers for a range of illnesses from chronic pain to diseases of the brain

Network formed to tackle potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine

Network formed to tackle potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine

Indicators identify shingles patients who have an increased risk of developing persistent pain

Indicators identify shingles patients who have an increased risk of developing persistent pain