Clinically Speaking: Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Head and Neck Cancer

If you've received a head and neck cancer diagnosis, here are some important questions to ask your healthcare provider.

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Syphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide

Dating apps and drug use are contributing factors, and the epidemic is reaching babies, too

Sexual Health

Black Women Are Getting HIV at Alarming Rates

Racial, geographical and socioeconomic factors put women of color at greater risk for HIV

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You’re Never Too Old to Get an STD

One of our experts discusses why older Americans are contracting sexually transmitted diseases — and why it matters.

Sexual Health

Support for PAP and HPV Testing Together Continues to Grow

Compared to five years ago, more health care providers trust co-testing with a PAP test and an HPV test as what’s best for women.

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When Is Vaginal Discharge Abnormal?

Most women regularly experience vaginal discharge, making it difficult to know when the discharge is a concern. Here are signs that it's time to see your health care provider.

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Studies Confirm the HPV Shot Is Safe

The HPV vaccine gives parents a chance to prevent their children from developing some types of cancer, and two new studies reaffirm what past research has found -- the vaccine is safe.

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How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?

Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with the test.

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How to Treat and Prevent Herpes

No one wants herpes, but, if you or your sexual partner has it, there are ways to lessen the risk of transmission and to treat the virus.

Sexual Health

STDs: A Serious Health Threat at Every Age

If you're back on the dating scene after being in a monogamous relationship, know that STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, aren't just a concern for teens and people in their 20s. STD rates are rising in older adults.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn't Get It

Researchers said the findings add to evidence that the vaccine -- which ultimately cuts the risk of several cancers—is a boon to public health.

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New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

A new test for chlamydia can provide results within 30 minutes, potentially speeding up the start of treatment.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

What's Causing Itchy Bumps Near My Vagina?

Most itchy bumps near the vagina area aren't serious, but they may worsen if not treated. See your health care provider if you experience itchy bumps "down there."

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How Many People Have HPV?

Nearly half of American men and women under 60 are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV), putting them at risk for certain cancers, federal health officials reported Thursday.

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