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More Teens Are Up-to-Date on HPV Vaccines

The number of adolescents who completed the HPV vaccine series increased five percentage points from 2016 to 2017, according to a CDC report.

By Diane Domina

‘Catch-Up’ HPV Vaccine Effective Up to Age 20

The HPV vaccine is effective in women up to age 20 who didn't receive it at 11 or 12, but it’s unclear whether this is true for older women.

By Diane Domina

How to Manage Infection Risk With a Suppressed Immune System

The introduction of biologics and other treatments for RA has been great, but treatments do come with a downside. Since they suppress the immune system, they also increase your risk of infection. How do you treat your RA, while also boosting your immune system?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

10 Tips for Traveling with Medication When You Have RA

How to prepare your medications, the vaccinations you should have, how to store your meds on the go, and the documents you should have with you at all times when traveling with RA.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

What You Must Know About Shingles

We’re answering all of your pressing questions about shingles, like if it’s contagious, how to prevent it, and if you can get it twice (or more).

By Stephanie Stephens

Can the Flu Trigger Type 1 Diabetes in Children?

Flu season may come and go for some, but it can be life-changing if it triggers type 1 diabetes. Here’s how to protect your child.

By Ginger Vieira

What Does a Cure for MS Look Like?

Seventeen years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Trevis Gleason wonders about the concept of a cure for the disease.

By Trevis Gleason

The New Shingles Vaccine Is Good News for People With MS

Shingrix is safer than Zostavax for people with multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune illnesses. Here’s why.

By Lisa Emrich

Preventing Bladder Cancer Relapse: What the Research Says

Bladder cancer has one of the highest recurrence rates so it’s important to follow these suggestions to prevent relapse.

By Malaika Hill

Making the Most of Immunization When You are Immunosuppressed

The three vaccines you should be getting with RA, the vaccines to avoid, and how they affect your meds.

By Lene Andersen, MSW