February 09, 2016



  • Get Ready for Flu Season

    Get Ready for Flu Season

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Each year the flu puts more than 200,000 Americans in the hospital and causes anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 deaths. Characterized by high fever, body aches, headaches and coughing, the flu can be rough. Be prepared.

  • Climate Change and Health
    Be Well

    Climate Change and Health

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere—what we used to call global warming but now call climate change—are likely contributing to the extreme weather of recent years. And this affects our health.

  • Catching Shingles?
    Ask the Experts

    Catching Shingles?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Shingles is caused by the same herpes virus, varicella-zoster, that causes chickenpox. Chickenpox is quite contagious, but can you catch the shingles virus from others?