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Linda Manor to Host Presentation on Preventing Shingles on Jan. 31

LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living will host a presentation on shingles prevention on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Dr. Beth Warner, Linda Manor’s medical director and a geriatrician, will discuss common symptoms of shingles, treatment options, and what prevention measures you can take. She will also take questions.

Shingles, a viral infection that causes a painful rash, can occur anywhere on the body. It most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of the torso. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. The virus lies inactive in nerve tissue after a person has had chickenpox.

Warner is certified by the American Medical Directors Assoc. and has completed specialized education in care and management concerns specific to older populations and long-term care. She is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative care.

The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to (413) 588-3301.