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Girls are not being vaccinated for HPV

A few years ago, a vaccine against HPV came out that prevented cervical cancer. PREVENTED!! The thing is, girls had to be vaccinated before they began having sex-which meant 11-12 years of age. Parents went apocalyptic-screaming that getting the vaccine would be a license for young girls to have sex. So, most parents did not […]

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How to stay safe at the surf-or your family pool

A couple of years ago, tragedy struck a family in my neighborhood. Two young brothers made their way unnoticed into the backyard, slipped into the pool and drowned. Unfortunately, drownings happen all too often. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year from 2005 to 2009 an average […]

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April is STD awareness month

April is STD awareness month

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has declared April, Sexually Transmitted Disease, or STD, Awareness Month! Wahoo, right? Not a comfortable topic to talk about? Well, let’s get real folks. Every year in the USA, there are an estimated 19 million new infections of STDs. And, parents, it’s mainly our kids that are getting infected. […]

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HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Sexual Behavior

A few years ago, a vaccine against HPV came out that prevented cervical cancer. PREVENTED!! The thing is, girls had to be vaccinated before they began having sex-which meant 11-12 years of age. Parents went apocalyptic-screaming that getting the vaccine would be a license for young girls to have sex. So, most parents did not […]

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No Excuses-Flu Shots Save Lives and Are Easier Than Ever To Get

As many as 50 to 60 million Americans could get the flu this season, resulting in 200,000 hospitalizations and 30,000 deaths. This makes flu, an illness often and mistakenly regarded as a slight step above the common cold, the seventh leading cause of death in the USA. The best way to prevent the deadly disease […]

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