Why shingles are much worse than you think

On the heels of the day-care colds came the shingles. Even as immunologist, I knew little about the disease. I knew it’s caused by the same virus as the chickenpox and manifests with a rash. I admit, I thought that is it – a rash. I had no idea how painful and dangerous it can…

Combining fall with day-care is a  recipe for disaster

Fall has started and so has the season for colds and the flu. Perfect timing to start our introduction to day-care. It took a whole week before the little man started sneezing and his nose started running non-stop. I fell ill soon after. We are now going on three weeks, I can’t tell when one…