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The HPV vaccine: the shot that prevents cancer

Robyn Hoke

Preventing cancer is probably not what comes to mind when you think of vaccines. But that’s precisely what the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine does....

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Traveler's Health

Know before you go: 6 tips for healthier travel

One Medical

Summer is here. For many, that means time to escape everyday life with a vacation. And after all the planning, expense, and anticipation, the last thing you...

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LGBT Health

6 providers changing LGBTQ health care

Michelle Konstantinovsky

For more than 40 years, June has been the month for celebration and commemoration, all in the name of pride. In the U.S., Pride Month honors the Stonewall...

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LGBT Health

Why safe sex still matters, even if you’re on PrEP

Michelle Konstantinovsky

Thirty years ago, an HIV diagnosis was often considered a death sentence. Today, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS is not only thought of as...

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LGBT Health

Transgender-friendly health care

Amy Stulman, NP

Going to the doctor’s office can be stressful for anyone, but that’s especially true if you’re transgender or gender non-binary....

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LGBT Health

Making the doctor’s office a no-judgment zone

Maria Hunt

The first time he stepped into his new health care provider’s office, Charlie* a transgender man in Washington, DC, says he knew he was in the right...

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LGBT Health

How to get LGBTQ-friendly mental health help

Sarah Dobro, MD

Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety disorders are common, and anyone can be impacted by them. But when you add the societal stigma,...

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Healthy Workplace

The real reason experience matters in primary care — and how to improve it

Kathryn Ross

It may not be surprising that most people don’t love going to the doctor, however this comes with a critical consequence for employers: employees who...

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Live Well

6 ways to be a better patient

Darla Klokeid, MD

Ever walked out of your doctor’s office with something still on your mind? Maybe you feel like you didn’t describe your symptoms clearly enough,...

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Do I have a drinking problem?

Michelle Konstantinovsky

How do you define a “drinking problem”? Does it mean waking up and swilling whiskey in place of coffee? Or partying every night with a cocktail...

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Health Insurance

Mental health and your insurance

Scott Edgington

We often don’t think about our insurance plans unless there’s a problem. We assume everything will be covered — because why else would we...

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Mental Health

What is bipolar disorder?

Jeanne Rupert, DO

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I wanted to talk about an often-misunderstood condition: bipolar disorder. Like other mental health diagnoses,...

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