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HPV

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  • Maria Trent, on the ascent

    Maria Trent, on the ascent
    Simply referring to Maria Trent, M.D., as a pediatrician is a bit like calling Barack Obama an executive. The Johns Hopkins Children's Center doctor's continuing achievements as a researcher, clinician, professor and advocate for adolescent health...
  • Long lines are a welcome sight at hospital health fair

    Long lines are a welcome sight at hospital health fair
    The main floor of Laurel Regional Hospital was bustling with activity Friday, Oct. 25 as people stood in lines to get a wide range of free health screenings provided by doctors and other medical specialists. Brochures, pamphlets, medical equipment and...
  • Woodstock resident ready to 'Rock Out Cancer'

    Woodstock resident ready to 'Rock Out Cancer'
    When Brian Kahatt discovered a marble-sized lump on his neck a few years ago, he didn't think anything of it. When it didn't go away after a couple of months, he decided to see a doctor. The doctor told him he had stage 3 tonsil cancer. Seven weeks of...
  • HPV-related throat cancers multiplying

    HPV-related throat cancers multiplying
    It is well known that HPV (human papillomavirus) can lead to deadly cervical cancer in women, but the virus is causing cancer in men as well. Throat cancers caused by HPV are showing up typically in men with little or no history of smoking, said Dr. Kevin...
  • HPV may reactivate in older women

    Scientists have always thought the HPV virus clears most women after a couple of years, but new evidence suggests it may linger in the body undetected and reappear later in life. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...
  • Pap smears can detect ovarian and endometrial cancers, Hopkins scientists find

    Pap smears can detect ovarian and endometrial cancers, Hopkins scientists find
    Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to screen for hard-to-detect endometrial and ovarian cancers in women using a routine Pap smear, a discovery they hope eventually could reduce the number of deaths caused by the deadly malignancies. The...
  • Michael Douglas said oral sex caused his throat cancer

    Michael Douglas said oral sex caused his throat cancer
    Michael Douglas told the Guardian newspaper recently that his throat cancer was caused by the HPV virus that he contracted performing oral sex over the years. The actor's admission brings attention to a health problem more doctors are seeing. HPV, which...
  • The cost of sexually transmitted disease

    Doctors and patients alike are often uncomfortable talking about sexual health and sexually transmitted disease. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that this squeamishness costs society millions of dollars spent trying to...
  • Catonsville cancer researcher hopes notoriety will aid search to treat and cure cancer

    Catonsville cancer researcher hopes notoriety will aid search to treat and cure cancer
    Last week, Catonsville resident Jason Howard reaped the rewards for his theory on how to treat and cure cancer. Now he and his co-workers are hoping the notoriety will mean a boost for their cause. Howard was awarded $25,000 on April 3 from the Rangos...
  • Gay women not getting tested for cervical cancer

    Correction: An earlier posting misstated the percentage of lesbians who had not received pap tests compared to all women. The Sun regrets the error. Many gay women are not being screened for cervical cancer, putting them at increased risk of...
  • 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...
  • 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...