June 09, 2014: Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study
Safer to give MMR and chickenpox shots separately for first dose, researchers say

April 03, 2014: Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

February 12, 2014: Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

December 02, 2013: Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says
39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

October 08, 2013: Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds
Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

October 04, 2013: Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect Cells
New ability to measure that pressure may help lead to treatments, study authors suggest

September 02, 2013: Health Tip: Chickenpox May Lead to Complications
Including pneumonia and chronic inflammation

April 11, 2013: Teen's Death From Chickenpox Highlights Need for Vaccination, CDC Reports
Prior inoculation probably would have protected her, experts say

April 09, 2013: Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine
Large study found shot effective but only 4 percent of older adults receive it

April 02, 2013: Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds
Effectiveness did not wane over 14 years

January 21, 2013: Study Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Are Under-Vaccinated
This puts them at much higher risk for preventable illnesses such as whooping cough, chickenpox

January 20, 2013: How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert
If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

December 21, 2012: Varizig Approved to Treat Chickenpox Symptoms
Within four days of exposure

December 11, 2012: Health Tip: Some Shouldn't Get a Chickenpox Vaccine
Including those who've had a prior reaction

September 19, 2012: More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study
Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies

August 20, 2012: Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists
Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

August 16, 2012: Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC
Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

July 31, 2012: Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List
Dorm living puts them at higher risk for potentially deadly infection, expert says

June 05, 2012: Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds
Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

April 02, 2012: Measles Vaccines Won't Raise Seizure Risk in Young Kids: Study
Kaiser Permanente researchers find youngsters aged 4 to 6 not at higher risk after shots

August 19, 2011: Health Tip: Using an Antiviral for Chickenpox
Who may need the treatment

July 25, 2011: Chickenpox Vaccine May Wipe Out Related Deaths: Study
U.S. mortality rate dropped from about 105 to just 14 in 2007, research shows

February 08, 2011: Shingles Returns More Often Than Thought
But study still finds recurrence rate low, slightly more than 5%

January 11, 2011: Shingles Vaccine Looks Like a Safe Bet for Seniors: Study
Although not perfect, the shot will protect many older folks, researchers say

January 05, 2011: Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates: Study
Immunization program reduces illness and disease-related costs, researchers say

December 10, 2010: Health Tip: Chickenpox Can Be Dangerous During Pregnancy
What women need to know

April 22, 2010: Health Tip: Managing Chickenpox Discomfort
Help soothe the itch

January 26, 2010: Shot Protects Against Chickenpox After Exposure
Vaccination within 5 days prevents or lessens illness in those at risk, study finds

January 04, 2010: Without Chickenpox Shot, Kids' Risk Rises Ninefold
Vaccine's success at curbing disease has led to false sense of security, experts say

December 04, 2009: Chicken Pox Shot Protects Against Shingles, Too
Vaccinated children less likely to get herpes zoster virus, study finds

August 27, 2009: U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC
Compliance still high and stable, but more coverage needed among poor, report finds

April 01, 2009: Health Tip: Calming Chickenpox
Help keep your child comfortable

August 08, 2008: Chickenpox Protection: Get That Booster
Immunity can fade after first injection, so second shot now recommended

May 15, 2008: CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Those Over 60
ZOSTAVAX could prevent two thirds of shingles cases, expert says