Category: Shingles

Shingles

If you’ve ever had chickenpox, the virus that caused it, the varicella-zoster virus, is probably lying inactive in nerve tissue somewhere in your body. Factors such as illness, immune-suppressing medications or stress can...

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Have You Had Shingles?

If so, ask your healthcare provider to assess your heart health. The painful rash–which occurs when the chicken pox virus gets reactivated–raises a person’s risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a...

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Shingles

Are you at risk? If you are 60 or older, you’re at increased risk for shingles. Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by ther varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. This virus can live dormant...

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