7 Questions on HPV Vaccination Trends in Young Adults
January 16, 2020

How many young adults in the US actually receive their recommended doses of HPV vaccine? Take this 7-question quiz on a new report to learn more about the trends.

HPV Vaccination: Impact of Culture and Language on Initiation, Completion
October 10, 2013

English- and Spanish-speaking parents cited widely differing reasons for avoiding vaccination for their eligible daughters or failing to ensure the 3 doses were received.

Primary Care Physicians Play Key Role in Promoting HPV Vaccine to Boys' Parents
October 05, 2013

Most parents of boys aged 9 to 18 years do not know that an HPV vaccine is available for their sons. One major factor is a lack of information. This is where you play a vital role.

HIV-Infected Women Have Higher Risk of Incident Invasive Cervical Cancer
May 08, 2013

Key points for primary care physicians from a new study: HIV-positive women are vulnerable to invasive cervical cancer. This finding underscores the need for screening per guidelines and to follow-up on abnormal Pap smears.

Yes, Men Need Pap Smears Too
March 08, 2013

The human papillomavirus is also easily transmitted to the anus in men who have sex with men.

Promoting Good Health in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
October 26, 2012

Patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease typically don’t receive preventive services at the same rate as general medical patients. Vaccination is a key area of confusion.

All Ears: Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis and Verruca Vulgaris
March 28, 2012

Diagnostic challenge: Two case reports of easily treated and innocuous causes of lesions in the outer ear. Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis is associated with long cellphone use. Verruca vulgaris is caused, like all other warts, by human papillomavirus.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: 5 Things Primary Care Doctors Need to Know Now
January 19, 2012

Patients with IBD may have discomfort for 3 to 5 years before a diagnosis is made. Many are treated unsuccessfully with antibiotics, anti-spasmodics, or narcotics. Here, read 5 important tips, plus a bonus point, to help streamline diagnosis and management.

Podcast: New Guidelines for Vaccinating Boys Against HPV Infection
November 09, 2011

What exactly are the new guidelines for vaccinating boys against HPV infection-and why is this development good news for both men and women?

Physicians Being Under-Paid for Vaccinations
October 14, 2011

Physicians are being under-reimbursed for vaccinations nearly half the time, according to new data released by athenahealth. Most physicians are properly reimbursed for the cost of the vaccine itself, but getting paid for administration of the vaccine is another matter.