Dr. Michele Odrobina, OB/GYN for United Memorial Medical Center and faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program answers today's question concerning cervical health.
Q: What is HPV and should I be vaccinated?
A: HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. Gardasil is a vaccine that is currently recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for both girls and boys ages 11 to 26. It prevents the four most common types of HPV: Types six and eight which cause genital warts and types 16 and 18 which cause cervical cancer. It is best to given before the onset of sexual activity as one encounter with one partner carries approximately a 50% risk of acquiring HPV.
Monday, November 5, 2018
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named Rochester Regional Health one of Healthcare’s Most Wired for 2018. The distinction is based on the system’s ability to adopt, implement and apply new information technology to improve healthcare outcomes.Read News Article
Friday, October 26, 2018
Meet Nicole Snyder: a mother, a wife, and a breast cancer survivor. Her diligence about routine breast screening may have saved her life.Read News Article