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shing guhlz

  • n  eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
  • n  building material used as siding or roofing
  • n  coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)
  • n  a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e.g.
  • v  cover with shingles

  • If you've ever had shingles--a blistering rash that plagues about 1 million Americans each year, most of them elderly--chances are you know how devastating it can be.
  • Merck is awaiting FDA approval for its shingles shot, Zostavax, which is designed to prevent shingles in those who are most vulnerable to the diseaseadults over age 60.
  • The shingles vaccine has been available since 2006, but to date, only 2% of Americans 60 and over have been vaccinated against the disease, an extremely painful condition caused by .
News & Articles

  • Your Health Matters: What is Shingles?
    NBC 6 News Anchor Leslie Draffin talks with Dr. Susan Kemp about Shingles, the symptoms and treatment.  
    June 12, 2013 - KTAL Shreveport
  • Ga. company to set up shingle plant in Maine
    A Georgia-based company that manufactures cedar shingles is planning to locate a manufacturing plant in northern Maine that will create 78 new jobs. Gov. Paul LePage and Bryan Kirkey, CEO of Ecoshel, announced ...
    June 11, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Treatment For Shingles | How “Fast Shingles Cure” Helps People Cure Their Shingles Naturally And quickly – V-kool
    Fast Shingles Cure penned by Bob Carlton is a new shingles treatment book that provides people with a natural and step-by-step treatment for shingles. A full Fast Shingles Cure review on the site indicates if this book is worth buying. (PRWeb June 09, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 9, 2013 - PRWeb

  • John Slattery in
    Nothing was ever written down,says Slattery, still marveling four years later. "It was really exciting. But I got shingles, I was so nervous."
  • Jennifer Granholm in Reuters
    Making Michigan a leader in manufacturing green energy products continues to be a key part of our economic plan to grow the economy and create jobs,said Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. "Dow's solar shingles are another example of...
  • Nicola Roberts in Belfast Telegraph
    Nicola said: "Nadine's not very well at the minute and she's got a horrible bug, she's got shingles. So we all wish her well."

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