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Monday, June 3, 2013

9:20 p.m. – Lauren French, Politico tax policy reporter

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New IRS head testifies before Congress

7:50 p.m. Laura Adams, senior insurance analyst at InsuranceQuotes.com

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Americans uncertain whether they are eligible for Obamacare benefits



Brannock overcame dark days, happy to be home

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Andrew Mollenbeck, WTOP



5:20 p.m. – Jake Sherman, congressional reporter for POLITICO

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Christie may appoint someone from Republican party to vacant Senate seat left by Democratic Sen. Lautenberg’s death



4:50 p.m. – Jill Schlesinger, business analyst for CBS News

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Despite a red end on Wall Street Friday, stocks bounced back Tuesday to new highs



3:10 Mike Lyons, CBS News Military Consultant

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Court-martial begins for officer accused of releasing classified information



2:20 p.m. Fairfax Hackley, personal trainer in today’s Better Body Report

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How to keep up your workout while you travel



11:20 a.m. Andrew Cohen, CBS News senior legal analyst

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What the Md. DNA decision means



The annual Lincoln Medal presentations

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Bob Madigan, WTOP



Celebrating Paula Deen’s romance with butter

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David Burd, WTOP


Recent comments made by Michael Douglas concerning the cause of his throat cancer have caused quite a stir, but they have also raised important medical questions.

Doctors routinely recommend that girls be vaccinated for HPV, or human papillomavirus, which is a leading cause of cervical cancer. In addition, some recommend that boys get the vaccine as well to prevent throat and mouth cancers.

Robin Madden, a pediatrician in Silver Spring, Md., says every year about 7,000 men are diagnosed with cancers that are associated with HPV, according to the CDC. The most common types include oropharyngeal cancers, meaning cancers of the throat and mouth, which is what Michael Douglas says he has. Doctors are also learning about and studying the virus’s impact on the genital area and other parts of the body, Madden says, and both sexes can get warts from it.

“The recommendation is to give the vaccine to children as young as 9,” she says. “The most common age we give it is 11 and it can be given up until the mid-20s.”

Madden says around 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in women each year. When compared with the 7,000 men who are diagnosed with HPV-related cancers, she says the numbers are close enough to suggest that vaccinating boys against HPV is beneficial, especially since both male and female partners can pass it to others.

“By protecting both boys and girls, we are protecting them and their future partners.”

For more on the vaccine and why Americans hesitate to give it to their children:

12:20 p.m. – Robin Madden, a pediatrician in Silver Spring

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Both boys and girls may need to get the HPV vaccine


10:50 a.m. – Larry Sabato, director, University of Virginia Center for Politics

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Ethics: Gov. Bob McDonnell’s wife


9:20 a.m. – Dr. Kathleen Hall, founder, the Stress Institute

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How to cope with college kids back for summer


8:50 a.m. – Quintin Fottrell, consumer reporter, MarketWatch

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Napping employees give companies nightmares


Data Doctors

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Google Maps for big-city commuters


8:20 a.m. – Chuck Todd, chief White House correspondent, NBC

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The week in politics


7:50 a.m. – David Sanger, New York Times

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U.S. and China hold talks on hacking


7:20 a.m. – Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal

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What sequester?


6:50 a.m. – Dr. Rachel Schreiber, allergist, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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How is this year’s allergy season shaping up?

Related Link: USA TODAY: Climate change linked to more pollen, allergies, asthma


Don’t make these mistakes when asking for money

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WTOP’s Del Walters reports

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