Yoga helps manage stress, even while dealing with cancer
A 5,000-year-old practice, yoga has gained popularity in the United States. Yoga is said to contribute to our physical and mental well-being. Yoga is not considered a religious practice, but rather a philosophy of creating an internal environment that promotes health and vitality.
Studies have shown benefit when dealing with cancer. With its slow, gentle movements, the practice of yoga may be possible for people who are otherwise limited in their activities due to fatigue, shortness of breath, and other symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment. Yoga can help you center your thoughts and maintain flexibility, but also has benefits specifically for people living with cancer.
Benefits include: reduced stress, sound sleep, lower blood pressure, lower heart rate and a sense of well-being.
Stories of hope, survival and courage from the National Cervical Cancer Coalition
HPV vaccines are safe and effective, yet uptake remains low among males and females for whom vaccination is recommended. A health care provider’s recommendation – along with delivery of just three core messages- makes all the difference in parental acceptance and intention to vaccinate. This four minute video will prep you to have brief but effective conversations with parents around HPV infections and vaccines.
You Can Prevent Cervical Cancer
More than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in the U.S. and more than 4,000 die of the disease. But it is important to remember--cervical cancer can be prevented. Watch to learn more about how you can prevent cervical cancer. (This video is also available in Spanish.)
Counseling Patients about HPV is a video primer for clinicians on effective patient counseling for HPV and genital warts. The brief video includes talking points on relationships, incidence and prevalence, vaccines, and HPV's natural history. This video was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
HPV Vaccines and Your Patients: HPV vaccines are an important tool for HPV prevention. The video below is designed to address common questions parents and patients have about HPV vaccines.
Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield discusses HPV Screening, Prevention and Psychosocial Issues: Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Washington and a leader in STD prevention and research for more than 30 years, answers common questions about HPV. In Part 1, Dr. Handsfield discusses screening, diagnosis and prevention. In Part 2, he speaks answers questions about the emotional and psychological issues surrounding an HPV diagnosis.
Part 1: HPV Screening, Diagnosis and Prevention
Part 2: Psychosocial Issues