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70% Of Healthy Americans Infected With HPV

Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 05/20/2014 11:20 AM EDT on LiveScience More than two-thirds of healthy Americans have a human papil...

Hill Harper: Let's Make HPV Vaccination a Public Health Priority

Hill Harper | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Hill Harper

The HPV vaccine has the potential to save lives and prevent millions of avoidable cancers and HPV-related conditions in men and women.

The U.S. Could Prevent A Lot Of Cancers If We Really Used The HPV Vaccine

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living

The U.S. has a dismally low vaccination rate for human papillomavirus compared with other developed countries. Even though the vaccine is effective in...

When the Wicked Stepmother Fran Drescher Tells You to Get to Work, Better Listen

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

We all know about the wicked stepmother in the story of Cinderella, and how she orders poor Cinderella to do the cleaning and household chores. The ro...

No More Pap Smears?

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund If you're a woman over 21, that headline probably got your attentio...

All Right, All Right, All Right!

Pamela Tom | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Tom

When I watched Mr. McConaughey's Golden Globes acceptance speech and he said the film had been turned down 86 times before the financing came through, I couldn't help but think about the taboos that still exist today for other sexually transmitted diseases. Namely, HPV.

Study Busts Major Myth About The HPV Vaccine

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Women

Those few, albeit loud voices that seem to think every medical advancement in women's health will also serve as a dangerous aphrodisiac, if not a publ...

New Cervical Cancer Analysis Offers Clues On Role Of HPV

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A multi-national effort to analyze the genome of cervical cancer has yielded some exciting discoveries that may inform future therapy. Researchers...

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

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.

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.

Finally, A Niche Dating Site We Can Get Behind

Posted 11.05.2013 | Women

We've finally found a niche online dating site that makes sense. PositiveSingles.com is an online community where people with STDs can find support --...

Are African American Women Less Likely To Benefit From The HPV Vaccine?

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

African American women and white women may not be affected by the same subtypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study suggests, which is trou...

Ask MISTER CARL: 'Add Getting to Know Your Butthole to Your To-do List'

Carl Sandler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

Life is full of too many great experiences -- and orgasms! -- to live in fear. I'm happy to hear that you're proactive when it comes to owning your sexual health, so why not add getting to know your butthole to your to-do list?

Oral HPV and Throat Cancer -- What You Need to Know

Jen Landa, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Landa, M.D.

Remember, there's a high probability that if you have been sexually active, you have or have had HPV. Get screened, prevent transmission of the virus with barrier protection, support your immune system and consider vaccinations for your kids or if you are in the appropriate age range.

Farrah's Story Is Our Story

Alana Stewart | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Alana Stewart

For all of her influence on popular culture, and the remarkable performances she left behind, perhaps Farrah Fawcett's greatest legacy was her raw, intimate, honest portrait of a woman fighting for her life -- against cancer.

We're Missing Opportunities to Protect Our Children

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Parents and caregivers should ask about vaccination every time they take children for a health care visit. For many families, it's easier than ever to get complete vaccination coverage.

Doctors: Are You Helping Reduce HPV?

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

The strongest predictor of whether a kid gets the HPV vaccine is doctor recommendation. Doctors and other health care providers: Don't miss a single opportunity to vaccinate your patients.

The 5 Health Tests Women Can't Ignore

Barbara Dehn | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

When it comes to women's health, there are five health tests that have saved lives and helped improve the quality of life for millions of women, and yet are still underutilized, ignored or forgotten about.

What Do You Think About the Controversial Revelations of Michael Douglas About His Cancer?

Quora | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by David Chan, MD, Oncologist I've always liked Michael Douglas as an actor. Now I like hi...

HPV Vaccine Works, Time to Ramp Up Vaccination Efforts

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Today, CDC released some really good news -- the prevalence of types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that commonly cause cervical cancer in women has dropped about half in girls aged 14-19 since 2006, when the vaccination program started.

A-One, a-Two-hoo, a-HPV!

Zach Stafford | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Zach Stafford

It seems that many would rather put youth at risk for cancer than face the fact that they may sometimes forego their Tootsie Pops for something a little less sugary. Only time will tell whether we will move toward making HPV vaccines more accessible to young people, including boys.

Thank You, Michael Douglas

Pamela Tom | Posted 08.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Pamela Tom

Uncomfortable talking about oral sex? Get over it. No one wanted to talk about AIDS in its infancy ... or breast cancer for that matter. By talking about HPV throat cancer, Michael Douglas is my hero.

N.C. Bill Will Discourage Sexually Active Teens From Using Birth Control

Laura Stepp | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Laura Stepp

I'm all for parents knowing, or trying hard to know, what's going on with their children, including their teenage children. But there are ways to do that that don't raise the odds that a sexually active daughter will forego birth control.

Should Boys Be Given The HPV Vaccine?

Posted 01.30.2013 | Black Voices

It's been four years since the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine was approved for use in young men, and while subsequent studies show that HPV-relat...