It’s Not Just For Kids

  In a press release¬†issued last month announcing that the HPV-vaccine, Gardasil 9, can now be safely given to adults ages 27-45, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reminded everyone why pediatricians, internists, family physicians, and surgeons take human...

Goodbye To HPV Down Under

  An aggressive national policy of immunizing tweens, teens, and young adults against human papillomavirus and screening for evidence of prior HPV infection has Australian cancer researchers and public health professionals optimistic that cervical cancer will be...

An Ounce Of Prevention…

  Last week I attended a fascinating forum presented by The Atlantic magazine entitled “Cancer in the Community — Pittsburgh.” Journalist Steve Clemons, who writes for The Atlantic¬†and moderates these events, has been traveling to regions of the...

One Man’s Personal Crusade

“I know that what time I have left really needs to be devoted to raising awareness of the fact that my condition could have been avoided.” — Michael Becker (CBS This Morning, Feb. 24, 2018)   If you could give your child a 2-shot series of a...

Get It? Got It? Good!

  A report published last week by one of the country’s largest health insurers reveals the disappointing uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in American tweens and teens: The top three reasons parents cited for not giving their child the HPV...