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Did You Get a Polio Vaccine as a Child? Here's How to Find Out.

A single case of the polio virus was recently discovered in the United States. Here’s how to confirm you’re protected.

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How to Talk to Your Healthcare Provider About Getting the HPV Vaccine as an Adult

The HPV vaccine is ideally given to boys and girls at age 11 or 12, but it’s approved for adults up to age 45. If you haven’t had it, here’s how you can talk to your HCP about whether you should get it.

Your First Mammogram: Step-by-Step Guide

Your First Mammogram: Step-by-Step Guide

Not sure what to expect during your first mammogram? Watch this video to find out.

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Health Insurance 101 for Women: What You’re Entitled to as a Woman

What you need to know to get the health insurance benefits you deserve

What You Need to Know About Viral Hepatitis A, B and C

What You Need to Know About Viral Hepatitis A, B and C

The three types of viral hepatitis share symptoms but aren’t the same. Here’s what you need to know.

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Where Can You Get Vaccines?

Your healthcare provider’s office is just one of many places you can get vaccines

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¿Dónde puedes obtener vacunas?

El consultorio de tu proveedor de servicios médicos es uno de los muchos lugares en los que puedes obtener vacunas

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I Wish I’d Known About the Shingles Vaccine Sooner

What started out as a small blemish turned into the worst illness of my life

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Why Aren’t Pregnant Women Getting Vaccinated?

Despite evidence of the efficacy, safety and benefits of maternal immunization, 40% of pregnant women did not receive essential vaccines in 2019 and 2020

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Will Omicron-Specific Booster Shots Be More Effective at Combating Covid-19? 5 Questions Answered

The new booster shot is now available. Here’s what you need to know.

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HPV Vaccine: What You Might Have Missed During the Pandemic

If you missed your HPV vaccine because of the pandemic, don’t worry. You don’t have to start over.

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10 Vaccines Adults Should Get

Speak with your healthcare provider about which vaccines you need

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A Mother’s Journey to Getting Her Children Vaccinated

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about vaccines — and this is complicating vaccine decisions

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It’s a Myth That Sunscreen Prevents Melanoma in People of Color – a Dermatologist Explains

In Black people, melanoma usually develops in parts of the body that are not exposed to the sun — and sunscreen will do nothing to reduce the risk

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