| Posted On Dec 06, 2017 | By:

The HPV Vaccine

My patients and their families are familiar with most of the vaccines I recommend – tetanus, measles, chicken pox, and so on – but when I discuss the HPV vaccine, I find many people don’t know why I am recommending it.

Here’s what I tell my patients about HPV and the HPV vaccine:

  • HPV stands for human papillomavirus, a group of more than 150 related viruses.
  • The virus can be spread by vaginal,
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| Posted On Jun 27, 2017 | By:

Understanding and Treating Plantar Warts

When you think of a wart, you might conjure up the image of a cartoon witch with a large wart at the tip of her nose. But did you know you can get warts on the bottom of your feet?

Plantar warts are small, non-cancerous growths that can develop on the soles or balls of your feet. These warts, caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), can be contracted through cuts or open sores on your feet,

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| Posted On Sep 03, 2015 | By:

Sexually Transmitted Infections: What You Need to Know

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are some of the most widespread infections, with almost 20 million STIs reported in America last year. Anyone who is sexually active can get an STI.

STIs are typically spread from one person to another through vaginal, anal, or oral sex, but they can also be passed by sharing needles, during the delivery of a baby, or during breastfeeding.

Some people have symptoms,

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