HPV: The Quiet Virus That Causes Very Loud Problems

HPV: The Quiet Virus That Causes Very Loud Problems

The following article on HPV is excerpted from an interview with Dr. Lynda Thomas-Mabine, President of the Medical Staff and Chief of the Division of Gynecology at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Thomas-Mabine candidly discusses and separates fact from fiction regarding the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV. Dr. Thomas-Mabine explains that HPV is the acronym […]

Two Out of Three American Adults Have HPV

Two Out of Three American Adults Have HPV

Researchers have found that two out of three “healthy” American adults are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). That is the bad news. The good news is that most do not have the kinds of HPV that are know to cause some cancers and genital warts. A new study, conducted at the New York University Langone Medical Center, […]

No More Pap Smears?

No More Pap Smears?

For decades, the Pap test has been the way to screen women for cervical cancer. While the test is effective, to say women do not like getting pap smears is an understatement. (Guys, just ask!) So, many will greet the FDA approval of an alternative human papillomavirus (HPV) test, which could mean no more pap […]