shingles http://wrvo.org en While much unknown about shingles, vaccines remain the best defense http://wrvo.org/post/while-much-unknown-about-shingles-vaccines-remain-best-defense <p>Imagine getting a skin rash so painful that it compares to the intensity of pain associated with childbirth and kidney stones. The Center for Disease Control says that shingles can cause this kind of pain, and that one in three Americans will get it in their lifetime. Why exactly does shingles cause this kind of pain, and what is being done to prevent and treat it?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/tosh-pritish-k-m-d/bio-00028149">Dr. Pritish Tosh</a> discusses <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shingles/basics/definition/con-20019574">the skin rash known as shingles</a>. Dr. Tosh is assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic where he has collaborated with the Vaccine Research Group in basic science vaccine development. He’s a leading expert on emerging infections and preparedness activities related to them.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Tosh.</strong></p><p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 52517 at http://wrvo.org While much unknown about shingles, vaccines remain the best defense For those over 60, vaccine is best prevention for shingles http://wrvo.org/post/those-over-60-vaccine-best-prevention-shingles <p></p><p>It's one of the most painful syndromes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say one in three Americans will get it eventually and those over 60 should be vaccinated. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Pritish Tosh, assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic,&nbsp; about shingles and how to prevent it.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: Let’s start at the beginning so we have a full understanding.&nbsp; Exactly what is shingles?</em></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:39:20 +0000 WRVO News 53263 at http://wrvo.org