Which Families Are Less Likely to Get Teens the HPV Vaccine? 425 239 AEPC Health

Which Families Are Less Likely to Get Teens the HPV Vaccine?

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Well-to-do American families are more likely than poorer families to increase their children’s risk of cervical cancer by skipping the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, a new study has…

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In the News, Look Before Leaping, Opioid Crisis 4.0 & Behind the Brand ⚠️

Leap Year Matters As February draws to a close, we are on the edge of a rare event. For most years, the end of February signals the approach of March, but every 4 years or so…

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Annual Mammograms Starting at 40 Saves The Most Lives

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Researchers hope a new study will end the debate over the best age to start breast cancer screening and how often to do it. “The biggest takeaway point…

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News Watch, Better Together, Money & More, Behind the Scenes

It’s a Moment February is Black History month, a recognition of the triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part our country’s history. Black history is also organized labor’s history. Progressive leaders such as Fredrick…

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Avoiding Meat Can Help Men Cope With Prostate Cancer Treatments

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The red meat diet associated with masculinity could be the worst thing for men dealing with prostate cancer, a new study says. Prostate cancer patients who limit meat…

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News to Know, Counting Sheep, By the Numbers, Numbers & More

The Count As Super Bowl Sunday nears, they are already in the spotlight. No, I am not referring to the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs players who will be battling to be…

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More Evidence COVID Shot in Pregnancy Is Safe, Healthy for Babies

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 vaccine given to pregnant women does no harm to their unborn babies, and can actually lower the risk of serious complications in newborns, a new study…

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News of Note, Hey Elmo, Cost Matters and On the Lighter Side 💰

How is everybody doing? Guess who is celebrating his birthday on February 3rd? Here’s a hint. He is a red, furry, and an optimistic monster who lives at 123 Sesame Street with his mother, Mae,…

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Why the Rise in Breast Cancers in Younger Women?

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2024 (HealthDay News) — A surge in breast cancers for women younger than 50 has puzzled medical experts, but a new study provides some new information that could help halt this trend.…

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Starting Lineup, Offsides, Forward Progress, All Cats Great & Small

On the Edge of Glory Feeling blue? Well, you are not alone. Detroit Lions football fans everywhere are showing their support for the team during the playoffs with “all things blue” –- jerseys, outdoor lighting,…

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Dana Farber Cancer Center to Retract or Fix Dozens of Studies

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The prestigious Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston will retract six studies and correct 31 more as part of an ongoing investigation into claims of data manipulation. The…

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News to Know, Give Me a Reason, Closer Looks & Curious Takes

Words to Live By There are some things that can never be forgotten – like the favorite sayings of parents, family, and others in our lives. In my case, it’s the words of a high…

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Higher Premiums for Employer-Sponsored Insurance Keep Wages Low: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Ever glance at your paycheck and wonder why your take-home pay is so much less than you’d expect? The rising cost of employer-sponsored health insurance is a major…

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Headline Hits, Race Matters, On the Streets and Music to One’s Ears

More Than One Dream Martin Luther King Jr. Day (“MLK Day”) 2024 is Monday, Jan. 15 — and this year, the federal holiday falls on the actual birthday of the visionary minister and civil rights…

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Court Ruling Could Bring Higher Patient Costs for PrEP, and More HIV Infections

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2024 (HealthDay News) — HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a lifeline for Americans, many of them gay men, who are at high risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS. But a…

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Healthcare News Roundup, Resolution Needed, Freshen Up & Different Strokes

Game On Happy new year and welcome January – a perfect name for the month that kicks off 2024! What’s in a Name? The name “January” is derived from the ancient Roman god Janus. Janus is…

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More Americans Will Only Have to Pay $35 a Month for Insulin in 2024

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Managing diabetes will be a less expensive proposition for more Americans in 2024. Sanofi has officially joined Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly in lowering the cost of insulin to…

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Record Number of Americans Choose Obamacare

FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Over 15 million Americans have signed up for health insurance using the Affordable Care Act’s federal marketplace, a 33% increase from the year before, preliminary government data shows.…

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Your Toothbrush Could Be a Life Saver in the Hospital

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A person’s toothbrush could be a true lifesaver if they land in a hospital ICU, according to new evidence review. Regular toothbrushing is associated with lower rates of…

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Noisy Holiday Toys Are No Gift to a Child’s Hearing

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Parents moaning over the noise from a new Christmas toy is a time-honored holiday tradition. But noisy playthings can do long-lasting damage to a child’s hearing, the American…

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In the News, Breaking New Ground, Not as Expected, Small Wonders

Jack of All Trades Today the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two gene-based treatments for sickle cell disease, Casgevy and Lyfgenia, a genetic disease that can cause extreme pain and reduces average life…

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Black Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Lack Access to Best Treatments

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Black men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer are significantly less likely to be prescribed hormone therapy that could extend their lives, compared to other racial and ethnic groups,…

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News to Know, Money for Nothing, Germ Buster & Say What?

20 Seconds It’s simple math – 20 seconds is equal to exactly 1⁄3 of a minute. Or if you prefer fractions, it’s approximately 33.3% of a minute. Sometimes 20 seconds can seem like a really…

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New COVID Variant Takes Hold in the United States

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2023 (Healthday News) — The prevalence of a highly mutated COVID variant has tripled in the past two weeks, new government data shows. Now, nearly 1 in 10 new COVID cases are…

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Newsworthy, Living Longer, For Thought & Lives Well Lived

Take A Picture Like many of you, The Download is taking a bit of a break to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. Although the introduction for this week’s edition may be brief,…

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Procedure Might Restore Proper Sense of Smell to Folks With Long COVID

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A minimally invasive procedure that’s long been used to ease headaches and irregular heartbeats might also restore a typical sense of smell to people who lost it after…

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In the Headlines, Risks & Rewards, Request Denied & Talking Turkey

Sugar, Sugar November is a time to talk about more than just turkey. It’s National Diabetes Month — a time to raise awareness of the disease, how to prevent diabetes related health problems and the need…

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Major Study Confirms Salt’s Deadly Effect on Blood Pressure

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Cutting out just one teaspoon of salt every day lowers blood pressure almost as much as medication does, new research shows. Investigators said theirs is one of the…

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Newsbeat, Heavy Burden, Gimme Shelter, & Heroes Welcomed

Calling All Heroes Veterans Day is observed on November 11 each year, no matter what day of the week it falls. This federal holiday honors  all American veterans — living or dead — although it’s largely…

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More U.S. Children Enter Foster Care in States With Abortion Restrictions

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When states have restrictive abortion laws in place, more children end up in foster care, new research finds. This happened even before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe…

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