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When It Comes To Cervical Cancer, Two Tests Are Better -- And Cheaper -- Than One

Juan C. Felix, M.D. | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Juan C. Felix, M.D.

The argument has never been to test or not to test. The question is whether to co-test. With these two extraordinary studies, any doubts have been put to rest.

Studies Show Little Benefit from Too-Frequent Pap Tests: Women Should Discuss New Guidelines with Their Physicians

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

While annual Pap test screenings in the past 30 years have reduced the cervical cancer rate by 50 percent, it isn't the only way to detect cervical cancer. As it turns out, we only need to have one every three years.

Health Care - Making Progress

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Not only were women subject to discriminatory rates, but none of the preventive services women typically need were required. That is no longer the case. But a glaring hole remains -- the failure of 24 states to expand Medicaid to cover 6.4 million of the working poor.

The Invisible Epidemic: Lesbians and Cancer

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Victoria A. Brownworth

Now the pink has been put away for another year and breast cancer is no longer in the spotlight. Unless you happen to be a breast cancer survivor or be battling the disease yourself, that is -- like me and millions of other women, many of us lesbians.

Cervical Health Awareness Important All Year

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 03.31.2013 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

Annually in the U.S. about 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and for 4,000 of them, it's fatal. African-American women with cervical cancer are twice as likely to lose their lives to this disease than white women.

How Does It Feel To Be Told You Can't Have A Test?

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

America, how does it feel to wake up and learn that you can't have healthcare tests that you think you or your loved one needs?

The Gardasil Vaccine Series - An Interview with Merck & Co., Inc.

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

I recently spoke with a Media Relations person at Merck regarding the efficacy and side effects of Gardasil, the new HPV vaccine. Here's what she had to say.

An Interview with Dr. Diane M. Harper, HPV Expert

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

My examination of the Gardasil vaccine continues with an in-depth interview of Dr. Diane M. Harper.

The Gardasil Vaccine -- Introduction to a Series

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

As the nation's attention is riveted on the discourse about health care reform, another debate is taking place around the Gardasil vaccine.