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Shingles

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  • Drug Found to Reduce Severity of Mono

    Drug Found to Reduce Severity of Mono
    Mononucleosis, the curse of high school and college students, doesn't have to bring social and academic lives to a screeching halt, researchers say. Instead, the disease can be treated to shorten the duration of the illness and reduce the chance of...
  • Mr. Fix-It Lou Manfredini

    Mr. Fix-It Lou Manfredini
    Mr. Fix-it answers listeners' questions about home improvement. Lou Manfredini is host of the widely popular "Mr. Fix It" call-in show heard Saturday mornings, 6-9 a.m. on WGN Radio 720 AM throughout the Chicagoland market. Since 1995, Lou has...
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  • Shingles: Painful and Hard to Treat

    Shingles: Painful and Hard to Treat
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do you treat chronic postherpetic neuralgia? ANSWER: Postherpetic neuralgia is a painful condition that affects the nerve fibers and skin. It can be difficult to treat. Effective therapy often requires a combination of several...
  • Shingles: Early Treatment the Best

    Shingles: Early Treatment  the Best
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had three bouts of shingles that have caused me pain. How do I prevent additional attacks? ANSWER: Recurrent bouts of shingles are often associated with immune system problems that occur with aging or as a result of a medical...
  • Risk of Shingles Increases With Age

    Risk of Shingles Increases With Age
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I had chickenpox as a child, and about seven years ago I had shingles. I will be 80 years old soon and am wondering whether or not I should still get the vaccine to prevent shingles. What are the risks of getting the vaccine? Can I get...
  • Swallowing the fire: Columbia's final voyage

    It was at best a make-work mission. The 80 experiments on the agenda for Columbia's 28th flight had no urgency. Many were high school student projects. In truth, it was a mission meant to maintain momentum. After 13 delays in two years, shuttle planners...