Shingles, Seniors & Medicare Coverage

Chances are, most young people have little idea of what Shingles is, much less how doctors treat it, or Medicare covers it. But the skin disease that’s scourge to so many millions of seniors has its roots in childhood. Chickenpox, in fact. Back in the day as they say, there wasn’t a vaccine preventing most [Read More]

Who’s at Risk of Developing Shingles?

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral disease that manifests as a painful skin rash with blisters. It develops when the chicken pox virus reactivates in the body, often for unknown reasons. Anyone who has had chicken pox is at risk for developing shingles. About 20 percent of those who have had chicken [Read More]