Prevention and Screening

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Sex joins tobacco and alcohol as a cause of head and neck cancer

The incidence of head and neck cancers caused by a human papillomavirus infection has increased dramatically. In the 1980s, fewer than 20 percent of cancers that affect the tonsils and the base of the tongue were attributed to HPV. Now, more than 70 percent of these cancers involve HPV and incidence rates continue to rise.

​Why should I get a colonoscopy?
Karen KIm, MD, and her patient before colonoscopy procedure
Youth consider mobile health units a safe place for sexual health services
Comer Children
For February & Beyond: 3 steps to a healthier heart right now

In celebration of Heart Month, we will be featuring regular insights from UChicago Medicine’s heart and vascular experts on how to be better caretakers of our hearts. And with good reason – heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, surpassing both cancer and stroke. Here are three steps you can take to be more mindful of your heart health.