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HPV: Prevention is the Best Medicine

By , April 9th, 2015 | News, Safety, Teens | 0 Comments

HPV PreventionAshley McHugh, MPHc, Immunization Project Coordinator, Immunize Nevada

Cancer can be a scary word, not one that most want to hear or even think about. It is, unfortunately, a reality that we may, at some point in our lives, have to address the topic of cancer. Cancer may not be something we want to think about but what if getting a vaccine now could prevent your child from having to worry about certain cancers in the future?

Immunizations are safe, effective and have successfully reduced transmission of many deadly diseases. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is very common. Currently 79 million Americans are infected with HPV, and approximately 14 million new cases develop each …

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9Apr

What Parents Need to Know: The Dangers of Vaping

By , April 7th, 2015 | News, Safety, Teens | 0 Comments

If you’ve stepped outside your door anytime recently, chances are you’ve seen someone smoking an e-cigarette.

What is an e-cigarette? It’s a battery-operated device that converts chemicals — including nicotine — into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user. E-cigarettes have been touted as a miracle cure for smoking and have been marketed as a way to get your nicotine fix without inhaling toxic tobacco smoke.

In truth, e-cigarettes are not a benign cure-all for smokers.

They are actually causing more harm than good and potentially opening the door for teens to start smoking cigarettes. And unlike cigarettes and other tobacco products, e-cigarettes can be sold to minors or legally purchased online.

Take a moment and study the “vaping” infographic and talk to your …

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7Apr

Save the Date!

By , April 4th, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Liquid Gold 5KThe Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition has set the date for their annual Liquid Gold 5K event.

The family walk/run will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Knowledge Center, on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

The event kicks off the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week.

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4Apr