Men's Health

June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month

Sponsored by Men’s Health Network, Men’s Health Month is celebrated nationwide in June. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives healthcare providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to […]

June 2, 2015 0 Comments

HPV

An Anal Cancer Primer

An Anal Cancer Primer

HPV vaccines do far more than prevent cervical cancer. In December 2014, the FDA approved Merck’s Gardasil 9® vaccine for males and females. The vaccine can be used to prevent cervical cancer, of course, but also is effective against HPV-related cancers of the vagina, vulva, and anus. (The vaccine can also prevent low-risk lesions like […]

February 13, 2015 2 Comments

Reproductive Health

Understanding LARC

Understanding LARC

The name says it all. Long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, is reversible birth control that provides long-lasting (think years) pregnancy prevention. While not currently the leading choice among women, LARC use has been on the rise in recent years. In women aged 15-44, LARC use has grown from 1.5% in 2002 to 7.2% in 2011–2013. […]

May 14, 2015 0 Comments

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