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Shingles is a viral infection that triggers a painful, blistery rash. It's caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles. There's no cure for shingles, but a vaccine can help reduce your risk of developing it.
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Mayo Clinic Dr. Vandana Bhide about shingles.
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You're getting to the gym regularly. Meeting your friends for a walk around the block. Maybe aerobics class is your go-to exercise. But is your ...
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Senescence is an aspect of aging that involves a biological dysfunction that occurs in response to repetitive stressors. Biological aging is associated ...
World TB Day will be observed Friday, March 24, which makes this a good time to learn about this potentially serious infectious disease. In 2021, 7,882 cases ...