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Health Care Providers Less Likely to Offer HPV Vaccination to Teenage Boys, Study Suggests

George Gillett - GMA

A new study has revealed that health care providers may be failing to routinely offer the HPV vaccine to boys, potentially putting them at risk of cancer later in life.

Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with cervical, vaginal, anal, mouth and throat cancers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all boys and girls aged 11 to 12 should receive the HPV vaccine to reduce this risk.

Health Literacy 101: Action Steps

Jo Kline - DSM Register

You’re in the emergency room and someone asks you what medications you take or the name of your health care proxy or whether you’ve recently had surgery. You can’t remember. Or you can remember but you can’t speak.

I’ve mentioned the “Good-To-Meet-You-and-In-Case-of-Emergency Profile” before, and here it is to have available whenever you meet a new provider or in an emergency. It includes:

Supreme Court Mulls California law on Anti-abortion Facilities

Andrew Chung - Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tackled a dispute over whether a California law requiring Christian-based facilities that counsel pregnant women against abortion to post signs disclosing the availability of state-subsidized abortions and birth control violates their right to free speech.

The nine justices began hearing a scheduled hour of arguments in an appeal by a group of non-profit facilities called crisis pregnancy centers of a lower court ruling upholding the Democratic-backed 2015 law.