Shingles in the Elderly

  • Adult Vaccination: Protect Yourself, Seniors and Their Caregivers

    Seniors may believe that their inoculation days are over, but keeping up with recommended vaccine schedules throughout our lives is just as imperative as receiving those initial doses as children.

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  • All About the Shingles Vaccine

    Anyone who had chicken pox growing up may develop shingles later in life. Painful resurgence of the zoster virus is common in people older than 60, but it can be prevented with a single shot.

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  • Shingles: A Painful Skin Condition

    Advanced age and a compromised immune system can make seniors more susceptible to shingles, a disease that affects the nerves and causes a painful, blistering skin rash.

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  • Recommended Vaccines for Seniors

    Decreasing an aging loved one’s risk of contracting preventable yet potentially deadly diseases, such as the flu and pneumonia, is as simple as getting a shot (or two). These are the CDC guidelines for senior vaccinations.

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  • Skin Problems in the Elderly

    Common skin conditions in the elderly like dryness and bruising can be bothersome, but they can also point to more serious underlying health problems. Knowing what symptoms to look for and how to treat them can help you maintain a senior’s skin integrity.

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  • Barbara Walters' Hospitalization Highlights Importance of Preventative Vaccinations for Elderly

    Barbara Walters' hospitalization from chicken pox is a reminder of the value of prevention. Learn about chicken pox and shingles vaccines for the elderly.

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