WASHINGTON — It’s not uncommon to get an annoying rash this time of year, with all the bugs and poison ivy around. But if there is pain, it could be shingles. “Shingles is a reactivation…
As if having shingles isn\’t painful enough, new research suggests the herpes zoster virus can increase one\’s risk for a heart attack and other vascular complications.
About 1 million Americans get shingles each year
in the United States, and those who have had the
chicken pox are at most risk.