January Health Observance: Cervical Health Awareness Month

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. (source) HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. HPV is also a major cause of cervical cancer. Each year, more... Read More

Shuffling Along the Cost: EpiPen

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Shuffling Along the Cost: EpiPen You may have heard about the latest crisis in rising healthcare costs: EpiPens.  The cost of a two-pack of EpiPens has increased 450 times since 2004 to its current price of $600. (source) What are EpiPens? They are a patented injection delivery system for epinephrine, meant to stop anaphylaxis from killing a person who’s... Read More