Beyond Meningitis—Why I Don’t Recommend Steroid Shots

…there’s been a nationwide meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections. As would be expected, many people in the medical community have seized upon the opportunity to promote these pain-relieving shots. But regardless of the unusual meningitis situation, I don’t…

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Is Shingles Vaccination Really ‘Safe’?

…one to seven days after people get the shot—including redness and pain. But the researchers determined there was no increased risk of meningitis, cerebrovascular disease, cardiovascular disease, encephalopathy, Bell’s palsy or Ramsay-Hunt syndrome. First off, why is the CDC only now…

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