Are You at Risk for Shingles?
November 29, 2016•11 min
According to The CDC, almost one out of every three people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster in their lifetime. There are an estimated one million cases of shingles each year in this country. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles; even children. However the risk of shingles increases as you get older. About half of all cases occur in men and women 60 years old or older.Listen as Suzanne M. Vandenhul, MD discusses this potentially painful condition and what precautions you can take to avoid getting shingles.