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5 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ... BELL'S PALSY 1. Symptoms: The nerve that controls your facial muscles becomes swollen or compressed, causing half of your face to temporarily paralyze or weaken and appear to droop.
Now that Duke University Medical Center scientists have figured out how the virus that causes cold sores hides out, they may have a way to wake it up and kill it.
To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Ginger Plumbo of Mayo Clinic, +1-507-284-5005 (days), +1- 507-284-2511 (evenings), firstname.lastname@example.org ROCHESTER, Minn., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource.
Take Care Health Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of drugstore operator Walgreens, has announced that it is now administering the shingles vaccine at all 177 Take Care Health clinics located at Walgreens drugstores in 19 markets throughout 14 states.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has adopted the unanimous recommendation of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the use of ZOSTAVAX(R) (Zoster Vaccine Live) for the prevention of shingles in adults aged 60 and older.
Safeway Inc. announced that it is offering vaccination to prevent against shingles in over 700 pharmacies in the states of AK, CA, CO, DE, HI, ID, IL, MT, NE, NV, OR, PA, TX, VA and WA administered by Safeway pharmacists.
Over half of all Americans have oral herpes and at least twenty percent suffer from genital herpes or herpes simplex 2. Studies indicate more than 500,000 new cases of genital herpes are diagnosed in the US each year and many go untreated.
A U.S. study challenges the conventional wisdom that shingles primarily affects adults with weakened immune systems.
Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...
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