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  1. At Risk for Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia?

    If you thought chickenpox was a "once and done" childhood illness, you're only two-thirds right. For about one million American adults each year, that long-forgotten rash returns in a new painful form: shingles. The pain of shingles can be excruciating, but the condition goes away in a few weeks --

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  2. Understanding the Shingles Vaccine

    Over 500,000 Americans get the painful illness shingles shingles every year. But that could be changing. In May 2006, the FDA approved the first shingles vaccine -- called Zostavax -- for people 60 and older. "It's a very important vaccine," says Robert H. Dworkin, PhD, a professor in the department

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