Accelerating HPV Vaccine Uptake: What is Working and Why
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - Human papillomaviruses (HPV) cause most cases of cervical cancer and large proportions of vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers. HPV vaccines could dramatically reduce the incidence of HPV-associated cancers and other conditions among both females and males, but the uptake of vaccines has fallen short of target levels Concerted, coordinated efforts by multiple public and private organizations are needed to…
Preventing Cancer: Why the HPV Vaccine is So Important (Sponsored)
HPV causes cervical cancer and is linked to a handful of other types of cancer.
Learn How to Treat and Prevent Head Lice
Summertime is finally here! However, many of the activities in the summer that involve close head-to-head contact often promote the transmission of lice. Just the mention of this word will cause most people who are reading this article to start scratching their head. With this simple guide you can conquer this most fearsome pest. First,…
Teen Boys Need the HPV Vaccine Too. Why Aren't They Getting It?
Most boys in the United States aren't receiving the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine alongside their other scheduled inoculations, largely because doctor
How to Detect Head and Neck Cancer
How to Detect Head and Neck Cancer Thanks to tobacco and alcohol use, rates of head and neck cancer are on the rise in the United States. In the past, lung cancer rates used to be extremely high, thanks to smoking cigarettes and other forms of tobacco. These days, however, as more and more people switch from smoking tobacco to smokeless or spit tobacco, the rates of mouth cancer have greatly increased. More than 55,000 Americans will develop cancer of the head and…
Healthy Kids: HPV vaccine helps prevent cancer. When should your child receive it?
The HPV, or human papillomavirus, is known to cause several types of cancers. Vaccinations are typically offered to preteens and teens.
Why Don’t Doctors Tell Patients the HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Anal Cancer?
A widely available vaccine can substantially lower the risk of various cancers for those who receive it. For men who have sex with men, the benefits ma ...
Confused About Who Should Get the HPV Vaccine, and When? The CDC Has New Recommendations
Why is the HPV vaccine recommended at such an early age?
A new version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against nine types of cancer – five more than the existing vaccine, according to new researc...
Why Public Schools Should Require the HPV Vaccine
HPV vaccine should be required to attend a public school because it could save lives. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer. It’s also the cause of many other cancers, and genital warts. The vaccine, which can be given as early as 9 years of age, is highly effective against the strains of HPV that cause problems, assuming that youth get all three doses.
Why adults need to seriously consider the HPV vaccine
The most common sexually transmitted disease? It's HPV and infects more than 42 percent of Americans between the ages 18 and 59. Here's why you should consider a vaccination.
What Parents Should Know about the HPV Vaccine
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How to talk to your kids about the HPV vaccine
Use these tips when talking to your kids about the HPV vaccine.
What is Head and Neck Cancer?
Head and Neck cancers can be divided into three distinct types based on their causes and where they may appear in the body. Knowing your risks and learning how to detect these conditions early is essential for a successful cure.
Why does my son need the HPV vaccine?
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects boys against the HPV infections that can cause cancers of the anus, penis, and mouth/throat in men. Plus, when boys are vaccinated, they are less likely to spread HPV to their current and future partners.
Study Hints at HPV Vaccine's Cancer Prevention Promise
Fewer vaccinated young women had abnormalities tied to cervical cancer
My Top Four Tips for Recommending HPV Vaccine
Why can it feel like such a challenge to ensure our patients are protected from HPV? After all, most parents would jump at the chance to protect their children from cancer, and we don’t have any trepidation over recommending other adolescent vaccines. So, where’s the disconnect? Parents’ misconcepti
The HPV Vaccine: Why Parents Really Choose to Refuse
Study results suggest safety concerns top the list, and that physicians need to step up their patient education and vaccine recommendations
Here’s why your kids need the HPV vaccine
The protection children receive from the vaccine will protect them through adulthood.
Five HPV vaccine myths vs. facts
Should men get the HPV vaccine? Are there serious side effects to the immunization? Our expert addresses the myths.