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A new study confirms that the so-called Mediterranean Diet - a diet rich in olive oil, legumes, nuts, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables and wine - sharply reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease. (California Walnut Commission/AP)
A new study confirms that the so-called Mediterranean Diet - a diet rich in olive oil, legumes, nuts, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables and wine - sharply reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease. (California Walnut Commission/AP)

If you're 50 or older, your doctor may be recommending you get the new shingles vaccine.

But pharmacies in Boston and across the country are struggling to keep it in stock. So what should you do if you can't find it?

Also, we look at persuasive new evidence pointing to the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

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Carey Goldberg, editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section, which tweets @commonhealth.

This segment aired on December 10, 2018.

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