Items Tagged ‘HPV vaccine’

Teen Vaccines: what you need to know

December 6, 2018

Teen Vaccines: what you need to know

By uclahealth uclahealth

Your teen needs fewer vaccines than when they were younger, but there are still specific vaccines they’ll need between the ages of 11 and 18. Set your adolescents up for a healthy future by ensuring they get the recommended immunizations. Teen vaccine schedule By age 7, your child should be up-to-date on the vaccines recommended […]

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Tags: flu shot, HPV vaccine, meningitis vaccine, shingles vaccine, Vaccine schedule


August 6, 2018

Preventive care screenings you may need

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Tags: A1c, abdominal aortic aneurism screening, breast cancer screening, cancer screening, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cervical cancer screening, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, DEXA, diabetes


Gynecological cancers: what every woman needs to know

July 27, 2018

Gynecological cancers: what every woman needs to know

By uclahealth uclahealth

There are five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s genital tract. Knowing what they are and what symptoms they cause is critical for your health. “We want women to be aware of these diseases so they can advocate for themselves when they feel that something worrisome is happening. Early detection gives us the […]

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Tags: female genital tract, gynecologic cancers, HPV vaccine, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA OB/GYN, ucla obstetrics & gynecology, vaginal cancer


Ask the Doctors - Should teenage boys should get the HPV vaccine?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should teenage boys should get the HPV vaccine?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My teenage daughter got the HPV shot. Should my son get it as well? Dear Reader: The vaccine against HPV infection was initially created for females under the age of 26 to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Human papilloma virus, or HPV, has been shown to be the cause of virtually all […]

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Tags: anal cancers, cancer, cervical cancer, Dr. Robert Ash, Gardasil vaccine, HPV, HPV infection, HPV vaccine, human papilloma virus, oral cancers, oropharynx, pediatrics


Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

August 15, 2017

Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

By Reggie Kumar reggiekumar

Some parents remain hesitant to get their children vaccinated for the human papilloma virus, despite assurances by medical experts that the recommended shots are both highly safe and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to protect females between the ages of 9 and 26 and males between the ages of 9 and […]

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Tags: adolescent cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, HPV, HPV vaccine


A college woman's guide to feminine health

August 15, 2017

A college woman’s guide to feminine health

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Heading off to college is an exciting time for young women moving away from home for the first time. Living with roommates, making new friends and juggling classes are all part of the experience. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health, says Dr. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor […]

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Tags: birth control, bladder, campus life, college, Dr. Aparna Sridhar, feminine health, good hygiene, gynecology, HPV, HPV vaccine, LGBTQ, menstrual cycles


Cancer protection for boys and girls: The HPV vaccine

January 18, 2017

Cancer protection for boys and girls: The HPV vaccine

By uclahealth uclahealth

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States, is often referred to as the cervical cancer vaccine. It’s true that HPV causes most cervical cancers, but it’s also true that the vaccine is effective against other types of cancer in both men and women, which is […]

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Tags: adolescence, cancer, cervical cancer vaccine, cevical cancer, genital warts, HPV, HPV vaccine, human papillomavirus vaccine, mouth cancer, oral sex, teenagers, vaccine