cervical cancer

Cancer vaccine may miss mark for some black women, study finds
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HPV Vaccine May Not be as Effective for Black Women

A Black female’s genetic make-up may reduce the effectiveness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in curbing rates of cervical cancer among that population, according to preliminary findings by researchers at Duke University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Epidemiology Department. Cautioning that more research is needed before these

A doctor gives a 13-year-old girl an HPV vaccination
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Should You Get the HPV Vaccine?

The human papillomavirus has the dubious distinction of being the sexually transmitted disease you are most likely to get. It’s also the leading cause of cervical cancer. January has, somewhat arbitrarily, been dubbed Cervical Health Awareness Month (also National Hobby Month and Hot Tea Month, the last at least for good reason). While cervical cancer is the disease

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A BIG WIN:Understanding the Obamacare Women’s Healthcare Provisions

August 1st was a big day in the history of women’s healthcare.  That’s the day that the women’s preventative healthcare provisions included in Obamacare officially went into effect. Many women and families can rest a little easier, as the new federal regulations finally give women greater access to affordable care. The specific regulation mandates that

Yvette Wilson
Arts & Entertainment

“Moesha” TV Star Yvette Wilson Dies at 48

Yvette Wilson, the actress who played Andell Wilkerson on "Moesha" and "The Parkers," lost her battle with cervical cancer on Thursday. Friend and co-star Shar Jackson announced the death on Twitter, asking followers to pray for her, writing, "Everyone plz (please) send prayer and light to my sister and best friend Yvette Wilson." Wilson, who had

Health

Dr. Dave’s Annual Exam Guide

Your health is not just your doctor’s business, it’s yours—because you are your own best advocate. As you meander through a seemingly endless maze of health updates, the information can seem overwhelming—and make a trip to the doc downright intimidating. That’s where we come in. We’ve pulled together a guide, one to which you can

Health

Recent Study Shows Cervical Cancer Is Harder to Clear in Black Women

We’re no more than two days into National Minority Health Month and already a grim report has surfaced. New research presented Sunday shows that black women are at a higher risk of contracting and dying from cervical cancer than white women. In addition, the study revealed black women have a much harder time getting rid