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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the Univ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

August NIH News in Health Now Available
The August 2018 issue of NIH News in Health in now available online. In this issue learn about bionic artificial limbs, social isolation and loneliness, caring for concussions, preventing shingles, and palliative care. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - August 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat shingles on the face
Shingles is a skin condition that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles results in a painful rash that may also burn or itch. It typically appears on the torso but can develop on the face and affect the eyes. Treatments include antiviral drugs. Learn more about shingles on the face here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Shingrix Vaccine Makes Shingles Less Severe, Disruptive to Quality of Life Shingrix Vaccine Makes Shingles Less Severe, Disruptive to Quality of Life
The recombinant zoster vaccine Shingrix prevents shingles, and if people do contract the virus, it reduces the severity of illness, two company-funded studies suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 7/28/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 7/28/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses shingles and who should get vaccinated. Also on the podcast, Dr. John Volz, an orthodontist at Mayo Clinic, explains treatment for cleft lip and cleft palate. And?Dr. Scott Litin, an internal medicine specialist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Shingrix vaccine makes shingles less severe, disruptive to quality of life
(Reuters Health) - The vaccine Shingrix prevents shingles, and if people do contract the virus, it reduces the severity of illness, two company-funded study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

August 2018
Bionic Movements : Connecting Mind and Machine Care and Connection : Loneliness Affects All Ages Dr. Steve Cole on Loneliness Preventing Shingles Caring for Concussions Palliative Care: Conversations Matter (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug maker GSK invests in gene profiling services
Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline says second-quarter revenue totaled 7.3 billion pounds ($9.6 billion), a 4 percent increase at constant currency exchange rates, amid promising performances for vaccines and a new shingles treatment (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Most Eligible IBD Patients Don't Get Shingles Vaccine Most Eligible IBD Patients Don't Get Shingles Vaccine
Just one in five patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are eligible for the herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine actually receive it, according to new study in VA patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Shingles 101
-- Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same one that causes chickenpox. After triggering chickenpox, the virus may lay dormant inside the body and re-emerge as shingles, typically after a person reaches age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Shingles 101
Title: Health Tip: Shingles 101Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - July 12, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is acyclovir?
Acyclovir comes in several prescription forms, including an oral tablet. The acyclovir oral tablet is used to treat viral infections such as shingles, genital herpes, and chickenpox. This form is available as both a generic drug and the brand-name drug Zovirax. Learn about its side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

CDC warns of shingles vaccine shortage
Shingrix was recommended for people 50 and older beginning last fall and is more effective than the old vaccine at preventing the painful virus (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns of shingles vaccine shortage
The CDC is warning about a shortage of the newest shingles vaccine. Shingrix was recommended for people 50 and older beginning last fall and is more effective than the old vaccine at preventing the painful shingles virus. The demand has been greater than expected and many patients are having trouble getting the shot. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why the vaccine is so important for many Americans and what's behind the shortage. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXPLOSIVE research: Chickenpox vaccine linked to widespread increase in shingles
(Natural News) If you ever had chicken pox, you probably have some unpleasant memories of the unrelenting itch and long soaks in an oatmeal bath looking for some relief. Most kids today will never know the misery of a bout of chicken pox because of the chicken pox vaccine, but it looks like all of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortages Arise For New Shingles Vaccine
Supplies of a new and more effective shingles vaccine are running low in the United States. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clamor for GSK Shingles Shot Points to Bigger Profits Clamor for GSK Shingles Shot Points to Bigger Profits
GlaxoSmithKline is facing"unprecedented" demand for its new shingles vaccine Shingrix, suggesting the product could be a bigger money-spinner than the company and analysts initially thought.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Clamor for GSK shingles shot points to bigger profits
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is facing "unprecedented" demand for its new shingles vaccine Shingrix, suggesting the product could be a bigger money-spinner than the company and analysts initially thought. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: New shingles vaccine recommended for most adults over age 50
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How effective is the shingles vaccine? Who should get it? Is it recommended even for those who have already had shingles? ANSWER:?A new vaccine, called Shingrix, is now available that?s very effective in preventing shingles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone age 50 and older with a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are some home remedies for shingles?
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a rash, which can be painful. There are several home remedies that may provide relief from the symptoms. These include chamomile, witch hazel, and oat baths. Different treatments may be more effective for different people. Learn more about natural treatments for shingles here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Clinical advances in systemic lupus erythematosus
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate exciting advances for individuals suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The first is a phase II clinical study of a promising oral treatment, baricitinib. The second demonstrates the effective use of shingles vaccine in SLE patients who are particularly prone to this infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From vitamin C therapy to acupuncture: Natural ways to prevent and ease shingles
(Natural News) Even though at least one in three people will develop shingles, or herpes zoster, in their lifetime, there are only a handful of effective remedies for the viral disease. A person develops shingles when latent varicella-zoster/chickenpox virus reactivates along the sensory nerves in the skin. The symptoms of shingles include painful blisters that last for about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating shingles with homeopathy
(Natural News) Despite popular belief, conventional medicine isn’t a magic bullet in disease treatment. Most of the time, there are more natural, affordable cures to remedy a particular ailment or condition. Take shingles, for instance. While there are conventional drug therapies to treat the disease, these can be expensive and may cause adverse side effects.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use essential oils for shingles?
Shingles results in a painful, itchy rash that can lead to blistering and permanent nerve damage. Medications can treat the condition, but many people also explore home remedies and alternative ways to alleviate symptoms. Here, learn which essential oils may help, including peppermint, thyme, and geranium oils. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is Shingles Contagious?
People who have never had chickenpox are at risk for developing the illness if they come in contact with a shingles patient ’ s blisters. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Shingles (Disease) Chicken Pox Immune System Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥60 Years Who Ever Had the Shingles Vaccine, by Sex — National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥60 Years Who Ever Had the Shingles Vaccine, by Sex — National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Over age 50? Get your shingles vaccine
All adults over 50 are encouraged to get the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Shingrix for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and related complications. "When people get shingles, it?s a very painful ordeal," says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. Watch: Dr. Pritish [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: I fear for my eyes if shingles come back on my face  
DR ELLIE CANNON: Shingles is a recurrence of a viral infection that appears in the skin and affects a surprisingly large number of people with one in four people suffering the condition in their lifetime. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask How Long Does It Take to Recover from Shingles
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Shingles? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can You Get Shingles from Stress?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask How Do You Get Rid of Shingles
How Do You Get Rid of Shingles? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Shingles: guidance and vaccination programme
This Guidance Collection covering the characteristics, management and surveillance of shingles (herpes zoster) was updated in April 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zoster Vaccination Pearls
Rx Shorts: With 2 shingles vaccines available, questions continue to multiply. Take away 4 small pearls to help answer patient questions and yours. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Tags: Immunization Infectious Disease Vaccines Source Type: news

Rx Shorts: Zoster Vaccination Pearls
Rx Shorts: With 2 shingles vaccines available, questions continue to multiply. Take away 4 small pearls to help answer patient questions and maybe yours. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Tags: Immunization Infectious Disease Vaccines Source Type: news

NHS England warning as vaccine programme extended
Public Health England and NHS England have issued a warning after some patients were given a vaccination for shingles that could leave them with “severe” complications. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shingles programme 2018/19 letter published
NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) have written to GP practices about the 2018/19 shingles programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New GSK shingles vaccine off to strong start in key U.S. market
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's new shingles vaccine - a priority product as the company strives to improve its drugs line-up - has won more than 90 percent U.S. market share just five months after its launch, prescription-tracking data show. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Will having the shingles jab give us chicken pox?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week, he deals with the risks of shingles immunisation and effective treatments for psoriatic arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Practices to offer free shingles vaccine to over 70s
GP practices will offer the shingles vaccine throughout the year to patients over the age of 70.  Aletter by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England sent to practices today (9 April) specified that patients aged 70 and 78 years old will now be eligible for their shingles vaccine from the date of their birthday. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Why You Should Get the New Shingles Vaccine
People 50 and older should get the new shingles vaccine whether or not they remember having had chickenpox as a child, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Shingles (Disease) Vaccination and Immunization Chicken Pox Viruses Immune System Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine found to cause shingles in some children
(Natural News) A case study published in the journal Pediatric Dermatology looked at shingles cases that occurred in healthy children that were vaccinated for chickenpox. In the study, the authors looked at cases of shingles that were initially thought to be skin rashes. The authors looked at seven cases of children who contracted herpes zoster (shingles) at the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's shingles diagnosis
The CDC warns about super bugs that are resistant to almost all antibiotics, advising patients to take antibiotics exactly as directed and only when necessary. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Shingles: A look at the virus after Lin-Manuel Miranda's diagnosis
One in three Americans will get shingles in their lifetime, according to the CDC (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Education and Moving Forward
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - March 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Shingrix Approved in Europe and Japan for Prevention of Shingles Shingrix Approved in Europe and Japan for Prevention of Shingles
In clinical testing, Shingrix demonstrated over 90% efficacy against herpes zoster in adults aged 50 years or older, with efficacy sustained during the 4-year follow-up period.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?
Beyond annual flu shots, federal health officials say older adults need protection against shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But many grown-ups aren't getting vaccinated.(Image credit: Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

Shingles rash - symptoms of infection revealed as vaccine could HALVE your risk
SHINGLES rash is a symptom of the same virus infection as chicken pox. These are the signs of herpes zoster to look out for, after it was revealed the UK vaccine could more than halve your risk of infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have internal shingles without a rash?
Shingles usually causes a painful, blistering rash. It can also cause internal symptoms, appear without a rash, and may spread to internal organs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news