Print Issue: September 01, 2011

Adolescents need HPV shots early

Common reasons that parents give when declining human papillomavirus vaccine for their children are, “My teen is not sexually active,” or “Maybe we’ll wait until he/she is a bit older.” This thinking negates the vaccine’s preventive purpose.

Surgical clearance guidelines

Many dentists, optometrists and other specialty providers are sending adult patients to our primary-care clinic for surgical or procedural clearance. Are there standards of practice for such patients?

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