Whooping Cough: Pertussis Vaccine Protection Fades (Video)

New research into an outbreak of pertussis, or “whooping cough,” shows that the final dosage may not be as effective as thought. But it’s important that you continue to vaccinate your children as scheduled for the disease.  A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the effects of the fifth and final … Read More

How to Protect Your Teen From Meningitis (Video)

Anyone with a teenage daughter or son – especially if he or she stays in a college dorm – needs to know about bacterial meningitis, a serious infection of the brain and nervous system. This preventable illness can affect students living in close quarters and is spread through intimate actions, like kissing, but alarmingly, even … Read More

Tdap Vaccine: Why Your Teen Should Get One (Video)

Is your teen going away to college this fall? That may seem like a long way off, but it’s not too early to think about the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine – which will be especially important if your teen is living in close quarters. More importantly, the Tdap vaccine could save your teen’s life. The vaccine … Read More

Boys, Men and HPV: Vaccines Safe, Protective (Video)

In the United States each year, about 15,000 women and 7,000 men are affected by HPV-related cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If people are vaccinated, these cancers can be prevented. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine vaccination for the human papillomavirus (HPV) for all males ages 9 to 26 … Read More

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HPV Vaccine: Why Your Daughter Should Get One (Video)

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination protects against four types of HPV– two that cause 75 percent of cervical cancer cases and two that cause 90 percent of genital warts cases. HPV is transmitted through sexual intercourse, however it can also be transmitted through simple genital contact, oral sex, and can even be found under your … Read More