Americans Over 50 Encouraged to Get Shingles Vaccine

Americans Over 50 Encouraged to Get Shingles Vaccine

Americans over 50 are encouraged to get the shingles vaccine, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Getting vaccinated against shingles is the only way, per the CDC, to not contract it. Shingles Virus Lies Dormant in You After Chicken Pox Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, varicella zoster virus, and can lead to painful rashes which in extreme cases can cause lasting nerve damage. The first sign of…

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Decline in Diabetes-Related Complications

Decline in Diabetes-Related Complications

“These findings show that we have come a long way in preventing complications and improving quality of life for people with diabetes,” said Edward Gregg, Ph.D., a senior epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation and lead author of the study. “While the declines in complications are good news, they are still high and will stay with us unless we can make substantial progress in preventing type 2 diabetes.”

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Even If You Have Health Insurance Millions More Uninsured Will Impact Your Coverage

Even If You Have Health Insurance Millions More Uninsured Will Impact Your Coverage

Much has been written lately about how individuals’ health could suffer if they become uninsured under the health insurance proposals circulating in the U.S. House and Senate. But there is another consequence: creating millions more people without insurance could also adversely affect the health of people who remain insured. “We know that communities with higher rates of uninsurance have worse access to care for those with Medicare or private insurance,” said John Ayanian, director of…

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