| Oct 15, 2012
If you could vaccinate your kids against cancer, wouldn't you do it? The answer may sound obvious. But we can vaccinate our kids against some vicious types of cancer -- and many parents are deliberately choosing not to.
Why? Because the cancers...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 7:19 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2012
This week's episode is titled "All Adventurous Women Do." Do what? Boogie board? Eat that day-old cake from out of the trash can when they're starving? Sit down on the No. 66 Chicago bus without checking the seat? No. All adventurous women apparently have...
| Oct 3, 2012
Some cash-strapped parents see group sports physicals or quick exams at walk-in clinics as a convenient and inexpensive way for students to meet health exam requirements before entering a new school or athletics.
But pediatricians say they worry when...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Q: I've heard that the HPV vaccine is now being recommended for boys. Why? Does my 12-year-old son really need this?
A: Yes, the quadrivalent HPV4 (brand name Gardasil) vaccine is now routinely recommended for all boys 11 to 12 years of age. It is a good...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:51 AM
As the number of American parents increasingly leave their baby boys uncircumcised, HIV and other sexually transmitted disease rates are likely to climb, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University, and the costs associated with those...
| Aug 23, 2012
The reemergence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the U.S. underscores the need for people of all ages to maintain protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, a message Project Immunize Virginia has been promoting for 17 years.
"Our mission is...
| Aug 24, 2012
Go out and have unprotected sex, you'll be happier! Say what?!
That's what researchers from SUNY Albany are saying in a new study. They claim that certain chemicals found in semen can have a positive effect on the physical and mental health of women...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Sons learn from their fathers. Whether it’s how to throw a ball, ride a bike, shave or tie a tie, the lessons fathers teach can last a lifetime.
But how do those lessons change when a son joins his father in business?
Howard Magazine talked with...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:58 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics is modifying its stance on circumcision for the first time in more than a decade, acknowledging that the health benefits outweigh the risks of the procedure, which involves removing the foreskin of a baby boy's penis....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:50 AM
“For those students who are beginning school for the first time, one of the most important aspects is to help the student understand that school is fun and exciting,” says Chuck Lionberger, APR, Community Relations Specialist for Roanoke...