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HPV

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  • HPV vaccination rate stalls. 'We're dropping the ball,' CDC says

    Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At a...
  • U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say

    U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
  • 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." ----...
  • State scores better than most in infectious disease control

     State scores better than most in infectious disease control
    Virginia scores better than most in its ability to protect its residents against infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report released Tuesday by Trust for America's Health, TFAH, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Virginia had a positive...
  • Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer in Virginia

    Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer in Virginia
    Lung cancer kills three times more Virginians each year than any other cancer. In its soon-to-be-released annual report, the Virginia Cancer Registry revealed that though its incidence ranks third to prostate and breast cancer, lung cancer has by far...
  • Understanding the new pap smear guidelines

    Understanding the new pap smear guidelines
    Many women became used to having a Pap smear annually to check for cervical cancer, but recent recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have updated the timeline. Now, most women will need the test every five years. Cancer experts...
  • Genital warts tied to range of cancers

    Genital warts tied to range of cancers
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who've ever had genital warts may have a somewhat higher risk of several types of cancer — possibly including common skin cancers, a new study suggests. The findings, reported in the Journal of Infectious...
  • Medical screenings: Time is of the essence

    Medical screenings: Time is of the essence
    Deep down inside, we all know it: It's inevitable, this living, breathing, beautiful, multipart machine, the human body, is — at some point, somewhere — going to break down. We've all heard the warnings, the doctors' admonitions to get...
  • Health Notes: Some posit link between stress and cancer rates

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Health Notes:</b></span> Some posit link between stress and cancer rates
    New statistics from the American Cancer Society show a slight decline in cancer death rates between 2004 and 2008, but a few types of cancer are on the rise.  Figures released last week, in Jan. 2012, show a drop in cancer death rates of 1.8 percent...
  • Virginia GA expected to vote on HPV vaccine Friday

    Virginia GA expected to vote on HPV vaccine Friday
    Republican Del. Kathy Byron introduced a bill to end Virginia's requirement to notify parents about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine. The vaccine prevents cervical cancer and is recommended for girls entering 6th grade in Virginia. Virginia requires...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Free HPV vaccine The health department will provide free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine, Gardasil, is available for both males and females ages 9 to 26. Those under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form. The clinic will...