Health and Safety

At Student Seminar, Expert Panel Lauds HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention

A panel discussion on HPV.

Interns were promised pizza, but they got more than just food as they watched “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” at this summer’s second student seminar. In the Building 549 auditorium, students learned about human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).

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OHS Encourages People to Hike Despite the Heat

Two walkers enjoy the Take a Hike event.

Even the blazing heat could not stop people from enjoying the Occupational Health Services’ (OHS) most recent Take a Hike event, which promoted healthy living.  

The red, white, and blue–themed, 1.3-mile walk was the fifth such event since 2014 for NCI at Frederick. People got out of their offices to exercise, show off their patriotism, and win prizes.

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New Standards for Diagnosing Hypertension Are Met with Skepticism

Woman having blood pressure checked.

Check your blood pressure for free at Occupational Health Services every Tuesday and Thursday as part of Blood Pressure Awareness Month.

Free screening is available every Tuesday during the Farmers’ Market in Building 549 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, and every Tuesday and Thursday in Building 426 from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Sarah Hooper, manager of Occupational Health Services (OHS), said the health of the employees at NCI at Frederick is important to OHS, and OHS staff wants the community to stay informed.

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