October 26, 2014



  • Pneumococcal Vaccine
    Wellness Tip

    Pneumococcal Vaccine

    by Berkeley Wellness

    If you’re 50 or over and have not been vaccinated against pneumococcal disease, talk with your doctor about getting the improved pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar), which was recently approved for this age group.

  • 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.?