| Dec 7, 2010
It's flu season: Time to get your flu shot.
For many adults and their doctors, if they discuss immunizations at all, the conversation ends there. It shouldn't. There are several vaccines that adults need, depending on their age and risk factors, to...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 1:16 PM
Gardasil, the vaccine that can prevent most cases of cervical cancer in girls, has won the FDA's blessing as a vaccine to prevent anal cancer, a rare but growing diagnosis in the United States.
The drug agency's approval for Gardasil as an anal cancer...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:19 AM
There are new recommendations from the U.S. Preventative Service Task Force for how often women should be screened for cervical cancer. Instead of being screened annually, the task force is now recommending women be screened every three years.
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:56 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who've ever had genital warts may have a somewhat higher risk of several types of cancer — possibly including common skin cancers, a new study suggests.
The findings, reported in the Journal of Infectious...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:10 PM
Nearly two weeks after announcing his presidential bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has displayed Texas-size ambition and signs of early success in raising the large sums necessary for a national campaign. But unlike other candidates, Perry may not have ready...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:04 PM
| Oct 26, 2011
| 6:42 AM
Last year Virginia Beach resident Tonya McKinney insisted that her teen-aged son get the HPV vaccine that the CDC then recommended for girls. Both her son and daughter received the vaccine which protects against human papilloma virus that can cause...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:21 PM
In 2008, Kirk Forbes daughter, Kristen, died of cervical cancer. She contracted the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV. She was just 23, and had just graduated from college. After her death, the Forbes wrote a book, "Love, Kristen."
"It was meant to be a...
| Sep 7, 2011
Because most cervical cancer cases and some less common malignancies are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, area physicians and public health experts were thrilled when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 approved the first vaccine to...
| Sep 14, 2011
Presidential debates are often the birthplace of catchphrases that outlive the race in question—and sometimes the candidates themselves. Sarah Palin's "you betcha," Al Gore's "fuzzy math," and Lloyd Bentsen's "Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy"...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:23 AM
In his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has one big disadvantage: his Massachusetts health care program, which looks a lot like Obama's national plan. But he has one big advantage that is probably becoming apparent to Rick Perry: He's done this before....
| Sep 14, 2011
GovernorRick Perry came under fire for a 2007 Executive Order he issued to have preteens vaccinated for HPV.
Wednesday morning, Perry met with more than 8,000 students at Virginia's Liberty University, the world's largest Christian university....