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Archive for June, 2017

We Love You, Warts and All

Most people have some warts, usually when in their teens or as young adults. And none of them came from picking up a toad. OK. So that’s out of the way. Warts are caused by a virus, more specifically the human papillomavirus (HPV). While warts gave this virus its name (warts are clinically called papillomas), …

Keep the Shingles on Your Roof, Not Your Skin

Many people know next to nothing about shingles beyond the type that cover your roof. But if you had chicken pox when you were a kid, you need to be aware of this viral infection that leads to a painful rash. At Deschutes, we offer shingles vaccinations and treatment. What are shingles? If you’re over …