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.
Mobile health units (MHUs) bring important medical services to communities across the country. A new study indicates that MHUs may provide a new approach for offering sexual health education and services to adolescents.
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.