To Your Health

With some questionable health advice being posted by your friends on Facebook, politicians arguing about the state of the American healthcare system and a new medical study being summarized in just a sentence or two on TV---that seems to contradict the study you heard summarized  yesterday---it can be overwhelming to navigate the ever changing landscape of health news.

Every Thursday at 7:42 a.m. and 5:18 p.m., Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs provides health information you can trust. With trustworthy sources, she explores the fact and fiction surrounding various medical conditions and treatments, makes you aware of upcoming screenings, gives you prevention strategies and more…all to your health.
 

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According to an article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in five new prescriptions are never filled, and among those filled, approximately 50% are taken incorrectly, particularly with regard to timing, dosage, frequency, and duration.

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You sometimes hear students talking about how they will never use algebra in real life. Well, I don’t frequently diagram sentences or play badminton, but that doesn’t mean the time I spent in school on these activities wasn’t worthwhile.

It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the United States, 33,700 women and men are diagnosed with a cancer caused by HPV infection. HPV vaccination could prevent more than 90% of these cancers from ever developing.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services report that the Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection, causing health problems including genital warts and cancers.

Missouri has one of the highest rates of HPV infection in the country.

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The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation reports that testicular cancer is the leading cancer in men ages 15-44. The Urology Care Foundation states that with timely diagnosis, this cancer is most likely treatable and most often curable. This is why it is important for men to be aware of the signs of a testicular tumor.

April is testicular cancer awareness month.

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