A Real Pain: Shingles And How You Can Avoid It

Written for Mediaplanet‘s Dermatology campaign. Published online and in print inside the National Post on September 12, 2015.  The pain was so intense that everything felt uncomfortable. She couldn’t sit, stand or settle herself and sleeping was nearly impossible. “It was so constant and so severe. I felt like I couldn’t take a breath,” says the Ontario woman. […]

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A Shot At Shingles Prevention

Written for Mediaplanet‘s Dermatology campaign. Published online and in print inside the National Post, September 12, 2015.  Chicken pox is a common concern for children, but the virus behind this disease does not disappear along with its characteristic red spots. Instead, the varicella zoster virus can reactivate later in life as a painful rash called shingles. “The virus […]

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