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All Margaret McLean, M.S.N., APRN, ACNS-BC

Cancer; Prevention

HPV vaccine: Preventing a sexually transmitted cancer

More than 95% of sexually active adults will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives and never know it. In addition, HPV is linked to 34,800 cases of cancer in America every year. But recent changes to the HPV vaccine guidelines provide hope in preventing HPV-related cancer. Find out more.

Prevention

The lingering cough – what it might mean

It’s a common complaint we see often in primary care. A patient will come in complaining of “a cough that just won’t go away” despite use of every over-the-counter remedy. Lingering cough is a frustrating symptom that can affect sleep, work, and social or recreational activities.

Brain; Prevention

Insomnia: Don’t lose sleep over it

A little-known treatment for chronic insomnia offers longer-lasting benefits than medication or sleep hygiene techniques. Cognitive behavioral therapy focusing on insomnia (CBT-I) involves personalized care and group-based therapy. Learn more.

Prevention

Influenza hammers Dallas County: What Texans need to know

As influenza A cases rise in Dallas County, it’s important to protect yourself and your family from infection. Find tips to avoid the flu and current information about vaccine recommendations.