I’m scheduled for an annual exam later this month. As I was perusing the long list of preventive health recommendations for adults, I noticed the shingles vaccine is being recommended for anyone age 50 or older.
I posted about the shingles vaccine a few years ago, and at that time it wasn’t considered worthwhile before 60. What changed?
Well, a new vaccine—Shingrix—appears to be … read on
While I think the AHA is a little too focused on meeting targets like cholesterol level and blood pressure (which promotes overdiagnosis and overtreatment), their website has lots of information about keeping your heart healthy.
The most effective things we can do to protect our hearts (and brains) are to … read on
Thanks to a recent outbreak of measles here, a state of emergency has been declared and legislators have introduced a bill to eliminate the personal exemption for the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella).
Washington is one of only 18 states that allows parents to refuse vaccinations for … read on
Since 2004, the Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving to be National Family History Day.
“Over the holiday or at other times when families gather, the Surgeon General encourages Americans to talk about, and to write down, the health problems that seem to run in their family. Learning about their family’s health history may help ensure a … read on