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The American Cancer Society at 100 Years: Helping Make More Survivors, Like Jaclyn Smith!

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

For the past 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been helping promote the best science to help control cancer. In support of that goal, t...

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.

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.

Are You Having Pap Smears Too Often?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Women

-- Most women can wait three to five years between checks for cervical cancer, depending on their age and test choice, say guidelines issued Monday. ...

Should You Get An Annual Physical?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

For those of you who get annual physicals, check out with your physician whether this is a necessary checkup. You may be pleasantly surprised that you can forego this routine ritual and see that your kids do it, instead.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Jena Kingsley | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Jena Kingsley

My doormen are essentially a gateway into my life.

A Letter to Mitt Romney: What 'Getting Rid' of Planned Parenthood Means

Carolyn Smithers | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Carolyn Smithers

Planned Parenthood saved my life. I had a routine pap test at a Planned Parenthood health center when I was 19 years old, and it detected cervical cancer. I was able to get treatment, and three decades have passed. Now my focus is on my daughters.

Emma Gray

Home Health Tests Round-Up: 6 Tests You Can Self-Administer

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women

This month, one piece of news relating to HPV had nothing to do with vaccines. It turns out that women may soon be able to detect HPV for themselves u...

Why I'm Thankful for Planned Parenthood

Susan J. Demas | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

There's something disconcerting about knowing you could get blown up by some "pro-life" protester just for getting a Pap smear.

From Sex and the City to 30 Rock: Turning Carrie-s Into Lemon-ade

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith C. Carroll

Liz Lemon is like a modern-day, less-toxic Carrie Bradshaw. She is mostly pitied by her friends and co-workers, but she has enough self-awareness to take action and go after what works for her.

How Screening Saves Lives

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Cervical cancer is diagnosed in about 500,000 women every year. About 250,000 will die. But it is largely preventable.

True Prevention is the Solution to Our Healthcare Crisis

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

Prevention is about staying healthy and not being scared into having unnecessary tests. It is about spending fewer dollars on health care and more on good, clean, healthy living.