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Human Papillomavirus

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HPV Vaccine Effective In Some Ways After Only 2 Doses

It is too early to change recommendations but a Swedish study has found that it might take only 2 doses of the HPV vaccine – not 3 – to offer protection against genital warts.

02/21/2014

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High Rate Of Sexually Transmitted Disease Among Teens

According to the CDC, one in four teens between the ages of 14 and 19 has been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. Now the statistics are startling, but it’s an important message that needed to get out.

08/13/2012

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The HPV Vaccine

The American Academy of Pediatrics and many other organizations are recommending that both girls and boys get the human papillomavirus vaccine.

03/21/2012

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HPV Vaccine Recommended For Boys

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that all boys between the ages of 11 and 12 receive the three-dose vaccine for the human papillomavirus or hpv.

02/09/2012

Local Doctor Challenges Michele Bachmann’s Stance On HPV Vaccines

“I said, ‘look, I’ll pay you $10,000 if you deliver that person who you say was made retarded by the vaccine, and I’ll give it to the charity of your choice,'” Art Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, said.

09/16/2011

Health

Doctors Seeing Rise In Rates Of Throat Cancer Caused By HPV

Doctors are seeing an alarming trend: an increase in throat cancer in patients normally not at risk.

08/08/2011