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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. 

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.

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The HPV vaccine, intended to prevent certain cancers, first hit the market in 2006. Studies show that the vaccine works well. But vaccination rates have been underwhelming. Today we talk about how new dose recommendations could increase the number of people vaccinated.  Also, we'll check in with the Columbus Food Action Plan, and the role of art and humanism in Ohio State's School of Medicine.

Ohio State syncronized swimming coach Linda Witter had just returned to Columbus in the fall of 2004 after coaching the U.S. Olympic team to a bronze medal in Athens, Greece. In her mid 50s she was in the best shape of her life, and eager to return to her job at OSU. That's about the time she started experiencing irregular bleeding, and cramping in her abdomen. She had a papsmeare before leaving for the games and already been through menapuase, so she assumed her body was only reacting to stress. She says she returned to her gynocologist for a checkup just in case.