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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.
Who knew? Life begins (again) at 65

Who knew? Life begins (again) at 65

Common painkiller not effective in controlling chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury

Common painkiller not effective in controlling chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury

Non-opioid drug shows promise for treating pain by targeting receptors on immune cells

Non-opioid drug shows promise for treating pain by targeting receptors on immune cells

Price check on drug ads: Would revealing costs help patients control spending?

Price check on drug ads: Would revealing costs help patients control spending?

FDA approves first oral medication for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis

FDA approves first oral medication for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis

Pfizer announces Phase 3 study results of LYRICA Oral Solution CV for pediatric epilepsy patients

Pfizer announces Phase 3 study results of LYRICA Oral Solution CV for pediatric epilepsy patients

Is there such a thing as normal aging?

Is there such a thing as normal aging?

Adults skipping vaccines may miss out on effective new shingles shot

Adults skipping vaccines may miss out on effective new shingles shot

Shot may help reduce risk of shingles

Shot may help reduce risk of shingles

Anti-inflammatory pill could help make vaccines more effective for the elderly

Anti-inflammatory pill could help make vaccines more effective for the elderly

University of Colorado’s second shingles vaccine approved by FDA

University of Colorado’s second shingles vaccine approved by FDA

CDC recommends new vaccine for shingles

CDC recommends new vaccine for shingles

Right after Trump blamed high drug prices on campaign cash, drugmakers gave more

Right after Trump blamed high drug prices on campaign cash, drugmakers gave more

New shingles vaccine gets FDA panel votes

New shingles vaccine gets FDA panel votes

Studies reveal strategies for using shingles vaccine in arthritis patients

Studies reveal strategies for using shingles vaccine in arthritis patients

Research reveals underlying reason for intense pain in patients with shingles

Research reveals underlying reason for intense pain in patients with shingles

HIV hides in more types of bone marrow cells than previously thought, research shows

HIV hides in more types of bone marrow cells than previously thought, research shows

Shingles raises the risk for heart attack and stroke

Shingles raises the risk for heart attack and stroke

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles

Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles