TIP Talk

Friday April 12, 2019

HPV isn't something for just women to worry about

It’s time to stop thinking of HPV as a “women’s disease.” Yes, the human papillomavirus causes most cases of cervical cancer, which is expected to kill more than 4,000 American women this year, according to the American Cancer Society. But it causes several other types of cancer as well, with increasing numbers of oropharyngeal cancer coming from HPV.

Tuesday April 9, 2019

New York mayor orders measles vaccination

This is what it has come to: Mandatory measles vaccines were ordered today in an area of New York City because the number of measles cases has become a threat to public health.

Friday April 5, 2019

It's all about preventive medicine, and vaccines are a prime example

Quick quiz: What’s better for our health and well-being? Quitting a smoking habit, or getting treatment for emphysema? Learning to be more active and eat healthfully, or taking medications for Type 2 diabetes and risking the disease’s terrible complications?

Tuesday April 2, 2019

All parents should have the right to know about their children's safety

Parents should always have easy access to crucial information that affects their children’s health. That includes the ability to learn which schools appear to have the highest rates of vaccinated children, and which schools might have dangerously low vaccination rates.

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