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ICYMI: October 21, 2016

Feature Story CDC now recommends just two HPV vaccine doses for preteens WEDNESDAY, October 19, 2016 (The Washington Post)–Children who start getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus before 15 need only two doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided Wednesday. Its previous recommendation was for a three-shot regimen, but studies have shown that two […]

Latinas and breast cancer

Latinas face disparities in breast cancer education as well as access to screening and follow-up care. Compared to non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, Latinas 50 and older have a higher risk of breast cancer and are more likely to die from it. Some of the reasons for these differences include: lack of access to linguistically […]