Shingles, or Herpes Zoster, is the “reawakening” of the Chicken Pox virus, which could become a serious complication for those with autoimmune diseases. Dr. Chris Mecoli explains what Shingles is, how it presents, and how one can take preventative measures against it.
Nurse Vicky Ruffing and Dr. Erika Darrah speak about the existing barriers of immunizations, as well as why it is so important for people with a rheumatic disease to keep up to date with their vaccines.
Dr. Rebecca Manno’s research interest is in body composition, muscular strength, and nutrition in older individuals with chronic inflammatory diseases. She gets her patients started on making healthy lifestyle choices in order to reduce fatigue and overall unhappiness due to their diseases.