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Furthering the Conversation on the HPV Vaccine

Katie Couric | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Couric

I know there is a segment of the population that has expressed intense concern over vaccines in general and that this is an emotional issue for some. But based on the science, my personal view is that the benefits of the HPV vaccine far outweigh its risks.

How Accurate Are the Recent Claims of the Dangers of the HPV-Vaccination Gardasil?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Robyn Correll Carlyle, MPH We should be highly skeptical of them. But let me back up. I'...

One Less Cancer to Worry About (If Only)

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 04.09.2013 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Perhaps the most insidious obstacle toward HPV vaccination resides in a nasty little parenting decision. When exactly should we vaccinate our boys and girls? The answer is key, because vaccines should be applied at least six months before the first exposure to the virus.

The Voicemail I Never Expected From My OB-GYN

Brooke Carey | Posted 03.22.2013 | Women
Brooke Carey

When she left me a message telling me to call her back, I worried the news would not be good.

A Movement to Fight HPV Throat Cancer

Pamela Tom | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Tom

Strong, active men like Jeff won't think to seek medical help when they feel a lump in their throat or have difficulty swallowing. Public education will hopefully change that.

WATCH: The HPV Vaccine And What It Means For Men Who Have Sex With Men

Posted 10.18.2012 | Gay Voices

There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the controversial Gardasil vaccine which has been shown to protect against some types of the h...

Not Just One Less: HPV Vaccine for Males

Alexander Spring | Posted 11.13.2012 | Teen
Alexander Spring

In 2006, Gardasil became available for girls ages six to 24. In 2009, the vaccine became available for males. The majority of people are unaware that the vaccine is effective in males as well as females.

HPV Vaccine: Are Black Girls Missing Out?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.23.2012 | Black Voices

Despite its reputation as a "strong weapon in prevention," the HPV vaccine may not be benefiting adolescent females equally, a new study has found. ...

Michele Bachmann Talks 'Ravages' Of HPV Vaccine

Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann is still defending her opposition to the vaccine that prevents HPV, the leading cause of cervical cancer. At a campaign event in Shel...

WATCH: SNL's Lil Poundcake Makes HPV Vaccine Fun!

Posted 12.02.2011 | Comedy

The HPV vaccine has gotten some bad PR these days thanks to Michele Bachmann and the term "government injection." Plus, it doesn't help that Rick Perr...

Vaccinate This

Carolita Johnson | Posted 11.19.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

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How Will Accusations of Crony Capitalism Impact Perry?

Tarot Politico | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Tarot Politico

Why did Gov. Rick Perry attempt to mandate HPV vaccines for sixth grade girls in 2007? Did he do it because, as he claims, he "hates cancer?"

What Gardasil Says About Perry's Concern for Our Daughters' Welfare

Amy Siskind | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

While conservatives and progressives will clearly disagree on the government's role in mandating vaccines, here's what we can agree on: Rick Perry did not have the best interest of our daughters' in mind at the time of his executive order.

Why Is HPV Vaccine Effective In Men?

Health.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Boys and young men who receive the human papillomavirus vaccine appear to be at reduced risk of contracting the virus and developing the genital war...

Excuse Me, But Your Opinions are Putting Everyone at Risk

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Orin Levine

This blog entry is authored by Toy McGee, one of Orin Levine's graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This post is ...

A Unisex Vaccine Against Cancer

Katherine Spillar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Spillar

By this time, few adults in the U.S. haven't heard of the "cervical cancer vaccine" Gardasil, which has been well-publicized and recommended for routi...

Cervix Not Required: An Interview with Dr. Adina Nack

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Last Friday, the FDA approved the HPV vaccine for use in boys and men. Why is Gardasil only now being approved for males, when it was approved three years ago for females?

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.

Why My Daughter Is Getting The HPV Vaccine

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Could anyone forget the beautiful music of Evita, or even more compelling the black and white photos of Eva Peron, her cheeks becoming more and more h...

Think Twice about that HPV Vaccine

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Sure, the government and many physicians have recommended that girls and young women receive the HPV vaccine. But it may have been plugged prematurely. There's still so much we don't know.

Doctors To Start Vaccinating Boys For Virus That Causes Cervical Cancer (VIDEO)

CBS News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Doctors will soon vaccinate young boys with Gardasil, a vaccine traditionally administered only to girls, in the hopes of limiting HPV cases among wom...

Cervical Cancer Vaccines To Face-Off In Europe

CNN/Money | Aaron Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Merck's cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil now faces direct competition from Glaxo's Cervarix, which was approved by European health authorities, said t...