preventive health

Diana

After Being Sexually Assaulted, I Started Taking PrEP — and I Plan to Be on It for Life

I encourage everyone to embrace the HIV-preventive medication, no matter their sexual orientation

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Don’t Put Off Breast Cancer Screening — It Could Save Your Life

If you’re one of the many women who put off breast cancer screening during the pandemic, now’s the time to make an appointment

6 Self-Care Resolutions for the New Year

6 Tips for True Self-Care

Pedicures, massages and bubble baths are great — but don’t forget to take these 6 steps to true self-care

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HPV Vaccination Is Cancer Prevention

HPV vaccines can prevent many cancers. Learn more about them.

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La vacuna contra el VPH previene el cáncer

Las vacunas contra el VPH pueden prevenir muchos cánceres. Obtén más información sobre ellas.

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Who’s Most at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

African Americans and Ashkenazi Jews face a higher risk of colorectal cancer. A growing number of young women might also be at risk.

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¿Quién tiene mayor riesgo de cáncer colorrectal?

Los afroamericanos y los judíos asquenazí tienen un mayor riesgo de cáncer colorrectal. Una cantidad cada vez más grande de mujeres también podría tener riesgo.

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How Are Vaccines Made?

Watch as Emily meets her partner’s family on Thanksgiving and explains how vaccines are made

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A Guide to Medical Imaging for Women

Understanding the different types of medical imaging can help you know what to expect

Common Diseases and Their Vaccines

Common Diseases and Their Vaccines

Many formerly common diseases are now under control, thanks to vaccines. Here’s a look at some of these diseases — and the vaccines that prevent them.

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Comic: Meg Gets a Colonoscopy

Colorectal screening saves lives

Meg se hace una colonoscopia

Meg se hace una colonoscopia

Las examinaciones colorrectales salvan vidas

Do Genetic Predispositions Affect Your Health?

How Do Genes Affect Your Health?

What learning more about your genetics and family history can teach you

Colleen Monfross

You Can’t Choose Your Genes

But if you learn what your genetic code is saying, you can choose your response

Understanding the Different Types of Covid-19 Vaccines

Understanding the Different Types of Covid-19 Vaccines

Did you know there are three types of Covid-19 vaccines? Understanding your options can help you choose what’s best for you.

Clinically Speaking: Q&A About Pneumococcal Disease

Clinically Speaking: Questions & Answers About Pneumococcal Disease

Find out about the different infections pneumococcal disease can cause and how you can reduce your chances of getting it

Wondering if the Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe for Your Child?

Wondering if the Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe for Your Child?

Vaccinated children have fewer and less severe Covid-19 complications

¿Tienes dudas sobre la seguridad de la vacuna contra la Covid-19 para tu hijo?

¿Tienes dudas sobre la seguridad de la vacuna contra la Covid-19 para tu hijo?

Los niños vacunados tienen menos complicaciones, y de menor gravedad, de la Covid-19

A List of 10 Common Medical Specialties

What Do Doctors Do? A List of 10 Common Medical Specialties

Medical specialists are experts in certain areas. Find out what conditions common medical specialities treat.

Fact or Fiction? Vaccines

Fact or Fiction? Vaccines

An epidemiologist lets us know whether five common beliefs about vaccines are true or false

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New Hope in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

With knowledge from clinical trials, we’re learning how to help those most at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

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Why Aren’t Pregnant Women Getting Vaccinated?

Our new survey takes a look at why so many pregnant women are skipping vaccines

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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.