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CDC recommends boys be vaccinated against HPV

Coverage of the decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to expand its recommendation for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine (Gardasil) to boys and young men aged 11-21 was widespread, appearing … Continue reading

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Clinicians doing Pap test too often on women

I find that most of my female patients either are not aware of or do not understand the national recommendations concerning pap smears. Now, there are reports that physicians are not using these new guidelines either. The Los Angeles Times … Continue reading

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FDA panel backs Gardasil (HPV vaccine) safety and efficacy for genital warts in young men

News outlets are reporting that an FDA advisory panel “endorsed the use of” Merck’s Gardasil “for boys and young men.” The panel “voted in favor of the safety and efficacy of” the vaccine “to inhibit genital warts in boys and … Continue reading

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Don’t forget vaccine against rare but deadly meningitis

Fever, chills, vomiting . . . it may starts like a stomach bug or the flu. But bacterial meningitis can go on to kill amazingly fast. It is one of the few infections where someone can feel fine at bedtime … Continue reading

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HPV vaccine (Gardasil) expert questions vaccination for young girls

Dr. Diane Harper, a friend of mine, is one of the lead researchers for the HPV vaccine (Gardasil), and now “is speaking out about its risks, benefits, and aggressive marketing.” 

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Gardasil (HPV Vaccine) is a complicated decision for clinicians and parents.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that although “most medical organizations strongly advocate using” Gardasil, “the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine that may prevent cervical cancer,” a number of clinicians and parents “are asking whether the vaccine’s benefits really outweigh … Continue reading

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