HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, infects approximately 14 million per year in the U.S. according to the CDC. The virus can affect both men and women, causing genital warts and even worse, vaginal, vulvar, penile and, anal cancers.
The HPV vaccine was approve back in 2006 and is available to those from the ages of 9 to 26. But why do people avoid this shot and disbelieve its effectiveness?
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Dr. George Benjamin says he feels like “an endangered species.” Each day in the news, there is a new story about another person of color shot down by gun violence. Whether it was justified or not, gun violence is taking the lives of men of color disproportionately.
Benjamin is the executive director of the American Public Health Association. He has a message for the nation’s top public health official, Dr. Thomas Frieden. Dr. Frieden is the director of the Centers for Disease Control. Speak out against gun violence.
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Hand sanitizers gained popularity in the 1990’s and now it is common practice to have one in your purse or close by. It is a parents’ best friend when someone wants to hold your baby or when you can’t tell if it is chocolate or poop on your kid’s hand.
People use hand sanitizers to replace washing your hands when you really don’t have the time or resources. Millions of people use it thinking that it kills germs and bacteria but is that really true?
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