Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is caused when the dormant chickenpox virus, which remains in the body of a person, reactivates suddenly, causing a lot of pain.  If you had chickenpox during your childhood or as a young adult, you should get information about shingles because the virus can be reactivated in your body at any time. Dr. Maximiliano Velasco explains below what shingles is.

In October, a Coral Springs mother dove into the pool at her apartment complex in an attempt to save her five-year-old, who was floundering. But mom couldn’t swim and both lost their lives. Then in November, a Lauderhill toddler wandered from his great-grandparents’ home and drowned in a neglected, overgrown pool nearby.

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