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PGOMG’s HPV Vaccine Update

The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil protects against most cervical cancers, which is what it’s most well-known for, but it also helps prevent against anal, vaginal, throat and mouth cancers. Gardasil also prevents genital warts. The vaccine is recommended for women and men as young as 11 and as old as 26. What’s more,

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10 HPV Facts Teens Need to Know

How can I get HPV? Do I really need a vaccine to prevent it? What are the symptoms of HPV? Can I get HPV if I’m monogamous? Is there a cure? HPV is a topic that many teenagers are familiar with, but often only on a surface level. They’ve probably heard of HPV and know

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Gardasil Is Working: How the HPV Vaccine Is Making an Impact in the U.S.

The rate of HPV (human papilloma virus) in American female teenagers has dropped more than 60 percent since Gardasil was introduced in 2006, according to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics. In the last decade, the HPV vaccine has made a measurable impact on young women’s health, particularly to those aged 14 to 19

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January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

As we begin the New Year, we mark January as a time for new beginnings, resolutions, and even awareness for cervical health, including cervical cancer. Cervical cancer can often be both detected early and prevented by undergoing a yearly Pap test which is performed during annual well woman exams with PGOMG. 2014 saw over 12,300

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Should I Get the Flu Vaccine?

It’s that time of year – the flu vaccine is now available at PGOMG. We’ve found that many of our patients are unsure whether the flu vaccine is necessary. In fact, lots of questions regarding the flu vaccine are based on misconceptions about the vaccine itself. Doctors recommend the vaccine for everyone over six months

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3 Things That Can Lower A Woman’s Ability to Fight Off an Infection

Regardless of the temperature around the country, it’s still winter, and that means that we are all still stuck in the middle of cold and flu season. According to the CDC, the flu season usually hits its peak in the U.S. in January and February, but widespread flu activity can occur as late as May. 

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Flu Vaccine: Recommended Facts For All Ages!

Guess what time of year it is? As fall replaces summer, doctors everywhere are encouraging their patients to get vaccinated for the flu – and for good reason. The flu or, influenza, is a virus. Many people often use the flu and “common cold” interchangeably, but this is far from true. While the common cold

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