By Gail Gaspar as presented on www.gailgaspar.com.  Photo above copyright Gail Gaspar 2017. Holidays can be wonderful but many, if not most, families do have some stress associated with these gatherings.  It can be a sad time for those who have lost relatives in the past year, or who are missing relatives who they enjoyed spending…

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The FDA approved the use of Shingrix, a recombinant inactivated vaccine, for protection against shingles in patients aged 50 and older on October 20, 2017.  The American Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), recommended that Shingrix be given instead of Zostavax, the currently available live, attenuated vaccine which has been on the market since 2006.  Shingles…

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Plastics

Sometimes you hear a news clip that impacts you due to where and when you hear them. A few weeks ago, I listened to a report on plastics on NPR while driving out to the Chesapeake Bay. The researchers who were being interviewed examined drinking water in developed vs. developing countries.  They expected to find that advanced…

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