November 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
HPV is known to be the cause of a number of illnesses, including mouth and throat cancer, genital warts and cervical cancer. Since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that all girls ages 11 and 12 receive the HPV vaccine to protect themselves. Continue Reading
August 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic
As we read that sexually transmitted diseases are rising in Davison County and throughout South Dakota, we cannot help but suggest to parents the one thing that many tend to dread: The talk. Continue Reading
August 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic
The South Dakota Department of Health gives these tips to avoid sexually transmitted diseases. Continue Reading
June 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) South Dakota health officials are asking doctors to be alert for syphilis cases after reports of 10 cases in the eastern part of the state.
June 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Too many doctors are testing the wrong women, or using the wrong test, for a virus that causes cervical cancer.The days of one-size-fits-all screening for cervical cancer are long gone. How often to get a Pap smear _ and whether to be tested for the cancer-causing HPV virus at the same time _ now depend on your age and other circumstances. But a government study reports Monday that a surprising number of doctors and clinics aren’t following guidelines from major medical groups on how to perform HPV checks, suggesting a lot of women are getting unnecessary tests.
April 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Reportable STDs in Minnesota include chlamydia (kla-MID’-ee-ah), gonorrhea and syphilis. They rose to a new high of 17,760 in Minnesota in 2010. That’s 848 cases more than 2009. Continue Reading