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HPV Vaccine Rates are Up BUT...

Aug 19, 2014 | Cervical cancer |HPV | Comments (0)
More young women and men are receiving HPV vaccines, but boy howdy can we do better

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Crowning Achievement

Jul 29, 2014 | Reproductive health |Cervical cancer |HPV |Women's Health | Comments (0)
Spurred by an abnormal PAP test in 2013, Rachel Dyckman is using her year of service as the reigning Miss Tucson Desert Rose to educate, motivate, and support women to protect their health.

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The Katie Show and HPV Vaccines

Dec 9, 2013 | General |HPV |Cervical cancer | Comments (0)

This week, Katie Couric’s show (Katie) aired an extensive segment on HPV vaccines. Rather than offering a thoughtful discussion, the episode was a sensationalist muck of misinformation.


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Under The Microscope, A Pathologist Sees Beauty — And Danger

Oct 16, 2013 | Women's Health |HPV |Cervical cancer | Comments (0)

This post originally ran on WBUR’s CommonHealth. We appreciate WBUR for giving us permission to reprint this article.

It was a typical busy morning. A flurry of people in and out of my office along with a growing stack of slides. I picked up the next slide, a pap smear.

The requisition stated “24 yo, routine pap.” She had no prior history of any abnormalities. As I studied the slide, the normal cervical cells sparkled in shades of blue and pink. Together with their small uniform nuclei, this created an evenness to the slide, like a calm pond.


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Michael Douglas, HPV, and Head & Neck Cancers

Jun 4, 2013 | HPV |STDs/STIs |General |Men's Health | Comments (0)

A mini-tsunami of publicity has been generated by the actor Michael Douglas asserting his throat cancer is due to HPV and, by extension, oral sex. ASHA’s HPV Resource Center has increasingly been fielding questions around oral sex and HPV, and this latest round of publicity has triggered even more interest. So what’s the scoop here?


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