| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:51 AM
As the number of American parents increasingly leave their baby boys uncircumcised, HIV and other sexually transmitted disease rates are likely to climb, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University, and the costs associated with those...
| Aug 23, 2012
The reemergence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the U.S. underscores the need for people of all ages to maintain protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, a message Project Immunize Virginia has been promoting for 17 years.
"Our mission is...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:21 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men circumcised either as children or adults report less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than their uncircumcised counterparts, according to a new study from Belgium.
"We're not saying less sexual activity or satisfaction,...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
I'm writing in resonse to Kenneth VanAntwerp M.D. commentary on Oct. 31 about Gardasil.
The Gardasil supposedly protects you from only four different strains of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) when there are more than 100 different strains of HPV. Fifty-...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 9:08 AM
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| Jul 23, 2010
| 2:01 PM
| Dec 5, 2011
When a vaccine became available several years ago that would protect against the human papillomavirus, Sarah Robbins didn't hesitate to have her 13-year-old daughter receive it.
"Medical science has given us a vaccine against cancer," the Hagerstown...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:17 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:50 PM
In recognition of Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is encouraging women to schedule their annual well-woman checkups.
According to a 2010 report, approximately 17 percent of Kansas women aged 18 and...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:42 AM
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...