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The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University will participate in a major public health initiative aimed at preventing cervical cancer in at-risk Appalachian families across several states. 

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new study from Ohio State examined if mailing human papillomavirus, or HPV, tests to women increases screening rates. Screening women for HPV can help prevent cervical cancer.

Each year, about 31,000 men and women in the U.S. are diagnosed with a cancer caused by an infection from the human papillomavirus, or HPV. It's the most common sexually transmitted virus and infection in the U.S.

In women, HPV infection can lead to cervical cancer, which leads to about 4,000 deaths per year. In men, it can cause penile cancer. HPV also causes some cases of oral cancer, cancer of the anus and genital warts.

Wellness Wednesday: HPV & Men, Heart Health, Weight Loss

Nov 22, 2017
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Leading heart health experts have changed guidelines on what determines high and low blood pressure. What does this update mean for maintaining a healthy heart? Also, a new study shines light on the sexual health of men in America.

Wellness Wednesday: Myopia, Women's Health and HPV Rates

Feb 24, 2016
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Myopia, or near-sightedness, affects 30 percent of the U.S population and that number is expected to rise. Today we'll discuss myopia and how one study might help children be diagnosed with it earlier. Also, why HPV rates have dropped significantly in young girls.