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New guidelines: HPV test is option instead of Pap smear for older women

August 23, 2018
The Pap smear has long been the gold standard for cervical cancer screening, but an expert panel now says the human papillomavirus, or HPV, test is also an option for women over 30. These women now have three choices under new recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (...

Cervical cancer screening without Pap test OK for some women

August 23, 2018
Not all women need Pap tests to look for cells in the cervix that might be malignant. Under new guidelines from U.S. physicians, some women can get a test that looks for the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV).

More Access to HealthCare: Opportunities for Leadership in Value, Quality, and Equity

March 14, 2018
  More Access to HealthCare: Opportunities for Leadership in Value, Quality, and Equity. Claire Brindis DrPH, Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF San Francisco Marin Medicine, March 2018 

Ovarian Cancer Screening Still Ineffective, Not Recommended: Panel

February 20, 2018
Screening for ovarian cancer is not recommended for women with no signs or symptoms of the disease, newly released guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force say. That represents no change in advice from the 2012 guidelines or the task force's draft recommendations issued in the...

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan Join Forces on Health

January 30, 2018
Three of corporate America's heaviest hitters sent a shudder through the health industry when they announced plans to create a company to provide employees with high-quality, affordable care.

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