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HPV

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Top HPV Articles

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  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Stopping Pap smears depends on age and risk

    Q: I'm 71 years old. Do I need Pap tests at my age? A: The early detection and treatment of cervical cancer is a remarkable medical success story. After the introduction of regular screening by Pap smears, cervical cancer rates began to go down...
  • Duct tape can be safe, effective way to get rid of warts

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it safe to treat warts with duct tape? The over-the-counter treatments we've tried have not worked for my daughter. ANSWER: Although it may sound a little odd, research has shown that covering a wart with duct tape can be a safe...
  • Gynecological consultation can be helpful for teen girls

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Our family doctor recently suggested that our 14-year-old daughter be seen by a gynecologist. He said he recommends this for all girls her age. Our daughter is not sexually active, so I'm wondering why she would need to see a specialist....
  • Sexual violence common among teens. Feeling responsible isn't.

    Sexual violence common among teens. Feeling responsible isn't.
    Nearly 1 in 10 young Americans between ages 14 and 21 acknowledges having perpetrated an act of sexual violence at least once, and 4% of a nationally representative sample of American kids reported attempting or completing rape, a new study finds. While...
  • Medical decisions at age 18: Suddenly, the day has come!

    http://www.kidsdr.com It suddenly seems like I've been in a time warp and many of my patients who "should still be little" are showing up for their pre-college physicals. It was hard enough for me to realize my own children had grown up, but now my...
  • American Academy of Pediatrics boosts health benefits of circumcision

    http://www.kidsdr.com Many new parents ask me about the pros/cons of circumcising their newborn sons. The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement today (Aug. 27) on circumcision, stating that the health benefits of the procedure...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Over-the-counter treatment not an option for genital warts

    Q: I have genital warts, both on the penis and anus. What treatments are available? A: Warts are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many different strains of papillomavirus. Most warts do not cause cancer, but certain...
  • Check your child's vaccination record

    http://www.kidsdr.com It's important to remember that not only infants and young children need vaccines. Older children (and even adults) continue to need vaccinations, and some vaccines are not given until a child is in his or her 'tween and teen years....
  • Katie Couric and the celebrity medicine syndrome

    An email with the subject line "OMG" recently came from one of our mothers, and it contained chilling information about the HPV vaccine. "200 people have died from it," Mom claimed, "and it does not even last long enough to prevent cervical cancer." ----...
  • Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream

    The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by...
  • Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine

    Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo!, according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie." In a segment...