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The Powerful Impact of the HPV Vaccine on Cervical Cancer Cases

Cervical cancer cases are declining, and we can thank the HPV vaccine! Each year, cervical cancer claims the lives of over 300,000 women. This disease affects women of all ages worldwide, often presenting without symptoms giving it the nickname “silent killer.” Thankfully, due to screening and HPV vaccines, diagnoses in the U.S. have declined…...

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Want to Drink Less This Year? Follow These CDC Guidelines

Every year, people worldwide make New Year’s resolutions to reach their goals, improve their health, and better their lives. The United States government found that about half of the most popular resolutions made each year are health-related. Some examples include eating more nutritiously, exercising, managing stress, and drinking less alcohol.  Drinking…...

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Don’t Delay: Skipping One Mammogram Can Significantly Increase Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

One mammogram every two years doesn’t sound so bad – but what happens if a woman skips one? A recent study warns that missing just one mammogram before being diagnosed with cancer significantly increases a woman’s probability of dying from the disease.  The Importance of Mammograms Mammograms allow medical professionals to examine…...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Cancer

If you’re a woman of childbearing age, chances are you know someone who has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS affects one in ten women between 15 and 44 years of age and can increase their risk of developing cancer later in life. What is PCOS? PCOS is a common health problem caused…...

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Family Health History: Talk with Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

From marriage proposals to politics, many topics are discussed around the holiday dinner table. This year, make sure to talk with your loved ones about your family health history to help better understand your unique health risks. The holiday season is approaching. As you get together with loved ones —…...

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Researchers Uncover Causal Link Between HPV and Prostate Cancer

Presence of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) in prostate tumors suggests countries should encourage universal vaccination against HPV infections. A literature review published by James Lawson and Wendy Glenn from the University of New South Wales in Australia suggests human papilloma viruses (HPVs) may have a causal role in prostate cancer.…...

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10 Ways Your Diet Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk

March is deemed National Nutrition Month – a month dedicated to focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. A healthy diet can impact many areas of health. A poor diet can increase the risk of the six most common types…...

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