Tag Archives: Cancer

Hepatitis B: Are You at Risk?

Did you know that in the US, two out of three people living with chronic hepatitis B do not know they are infected but can still spread the virus…

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Time To Talk About HPV!

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are safe and effective in preventing certain types of cancers, but for many preteens and teens, having the talk with their parents about preventing a sexually transmitted infection can be awkward. New campaign helps start the conversation…

SupermanHPV: Truth, Justice, and Cancer Prevention

In the US, nearly 80 million people—about one in four—are currently infected and about 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. HPV causes 32,500 cancers in men and women and HPV vaccination can prevent most of the cancers (about 30,000) from ever developing…

Don’t Wait to Vaccinate against Cancer-Causing HPV Infections

Now is the time for parents and health professionals to protect the children they care for from HPV cancers. Every year that adolescents aren’t vaccinated is another year they are unprotected from cancer-causing infections…

Protect Your Preteens Today from HPV-Related Cancers Tomorrow

As an adolescent medicine specialist, I’m faced with the daily challenge of guiding my patients through their adolescent years in a safe, healthy way. Sadly, there is much beyond my control, but the administration of immunizations is a very straight forward way of protecting them from diseases which I know will have a significant impact on their health. A perfect example of a vaccine that is extremely beneficial to patients in my practice is the HPV vaccine.

5 Key Steps to Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates

Boys Need HPV Vaccines, Too!

Despite availability of safe and effective HPV vaccines, completion of the 3-dose vaccine series remains low and completion rates are much higher in girls (37.6%) than boys (13.9%) although HPV vaccination has been recommended for both boys and girls 11-12 years of age since December, 2011.

Preventing HPV in Teens

A study released last week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that HPV cases among teen girls fell by more than 50% since the vaccine was first introduced in 2006. In his November 2011 Huffington Post blog, reposted below, NFID Immediate Past-President, Dr. William Schaffner, hit the nail on the head. The […]