December 22, 2014



  • 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?

  • The HPV Vaccine's Value
    Be Well

    The HPV Vaccine's Value

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    The HPV vaccine acts against two strains of the human papillomavirus that cause about percent of cervical cancer—and helps protect us from oral and anal cancers as well. So, why are HPV vaccination rates dropping in the U.S.?

  • An Oral Cancer Vaccine?

    An Oral Cancer Vaccine?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    A recent study found that strains of HPV responsible for cervical and anal cancer are causing an increasing number of cases of oral cancer in men. Can a vaccine help?