| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:27 AM
When it comes to vaccinating adolescent females against human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease known to be the main cause of cervical cancer, Connecticut boasts a slightly higher participation rate than the national...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Women who get one dose of the HPV vaccine, and not the full recommended series of three shots, may have adequate protection against the virus that leads to cervical cancer, according to a new study published this week in Cancer Prevention Research, a...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I take a dozen antibiotics per year due to frequent infections. What else can I take? Don't worry, I take probiotics. What I want is a natural antibiotic. — M.W., Santa Barbara, Calif.
Dear M.W.: For millions of years, honeybees...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The back-to-school season is a time for new shoes, fresh notebooks and reuniting with old friends, not to mention getting the kids back out of the house.
But as the next school year commences, the Will County Health Department is reminding parents to...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:53 AM
With its annual health fair, Orland Township wants to be sure kids get all the shots they need before school starts in the fall, and have a little fun while they're at it.
The free fair, which also will offer vaccines for adults, will be Saturday from 9...
| Jul 2, 2013
Dear Amy: I am in a serious relationship with a divorced man, and we are moving into a new home together soon.
He has two children with his ex. Both kids are wonderful and respond very well to me. Their mother is currently with a man and is building a...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Happy summer, hot stuffs! It’s that time again, time for beer gardens, tankinis and another round of quick ‘n’ dirty sex advice, because though the days may be long, our attention spans are short. Let’s hit it and quit it (but...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Article by Emmanuel Byamukama with contributions from Marie Langham and Bob Fanning.
The majority of winter wheat in South Dakota is at the flag leaf stage with some fields already flowering. Inspection of winter wheat fields in Douglas, Charles Mix,...
| Jun 14, 2013
Dear Amy: I am an 18-year-old senior in high school. I am about to graduate and go to college. Each time I go for a yearly checkup, my doctor suggests that I get the HPV vaccine. My mother, who is a little skittish, hems and haws and ultimately decides...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:37 PM
January is cervical cancer awareness month, and at Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, we are ringing in the new year by talking prevention all month long. Cervical cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer in women. It’s also the most...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...