Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

HIV Transmission Declining in U.S., But Southern States Still Have Higher Rates

HIV Transmission Declining in U.S., But Southern States Still Have Higher Rates

[ 0 ] March 14, 2017

from edge media network –  The annual number of new HIV infections in the U.S. decreased 18 percent from about 45,700 infections in 2008 to about 37,600 infections during 2014, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the CDC’s analysis shows that progress in reducing HIV infections […]

An Artful Guide to SEXTING

An Artful Guide to SEXTING

[ 0 ] March 13, 2017

by cutter slagle –  They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. However, with today’s smartphone choices, apps and selfie sticks (yes, you look like a douche when using the tool), it may be safer to say a picture is worth a lot less. And in some instances…Just downright gross! Everyone sexts. If you […]

The Recovery Ride Returns to San Diego

The Recovery Ride Returns to San Diego

[ 0 ] January 25, 2017

The Recovery Ride is excited to announce that its second annual charity bike event will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2017. This year’s event, whose beneficiary partners will be Stepping Stone of San Diego and The San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative, is intended to kick off 2017 with a healthy activity, fulfill New Year’s […]

EATING DISORDERS

EATING DISORDERS

[ 0 ] December 8, 2016

RECOVERING CONNECTIONS by amy simpson, behavioral counselor at eating recovery center As LGBTQ-identified people, we are taught from an early age to ignore and/or attempt to change the signals our body gives us. When our bodies experience attraction to somebody of the same sex, we have already internalized the message that “You don’t really like […]

Court Finds Minnesota Transgender Surgery Ban Unconstitutional

Court Finds Minnesota Transgender Surgery Ban Unconstitutional

[ 0 ] November 16, 2016

  A Minnesota district court ruled this week that transgender people on the state’s Medical Assistance progam in Minnesota deserve access to medically necessary services related to gender transition. Since 2005, surgical treatments for gender dysphoria have been excluded from coverage even though equivalent treatments were covered under the federal Medicare program and private insurance plans. […]

Avoiding Holiday Ho-Hums

Avoiding Holiday Ho-Hums

[ 0 ] November 7, 2016

by porter gilberg –  There’s no time like the holidays. Whether or not your family is supportive of your gender identity, the holidays can still be a real pickle. Fortunately, my parents are supportive of their queer, gender non-conforming child, but that doesn’t make the holidays any less stressful (for me or my Jewish mother). […]

New Study Shows Gay Men on PrEP Are 45 Times More Likely to Contract Syphilis; 25 Times More Likely to be Infected With Gonorrhea

New Study Shows Gay Men on PrEP Are 45 Times More Likely to Contract Syphilis; 25 Times More Likely to be Infected With Gonorrhea

[ 0 ] September 12, 2016

. Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) issued a damning new report this week showing a dangerous link between the usage of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by men who have sex with men (MSMs) and an astronomical increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In a research letter by Noah Kojima, Dvora Joseph Davey, […]

SIX HEALTHY FOODS THAT SATISFY EVERY URGE

SIX HEALTHY FOODS THAT SATISFY EVERY URGE

[ 0 ] August 10, 2016

from edge media network –   Hard and bulging-we see them everywhere these days. From Olympic sports stars and professional athletes to local gym bunnies and tatted bartenders, attaining that ripped body has become a way of life-almost necessary in some circles. Regardless of one’s motivation, getting in great shape is always a good idea […]

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016

by james guay, lmft Due to societal prejudice, discrimination and violence against LGBTQ people, rates of depression, anxiety, suicide attempts, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use and physical health disparities, are common among sexual and gender minorities.  Experiencing repeated harm as an oppressed minority is a proven predictor of having mental health issues. According to the […]

RICHARD SIMMONS' REP DENIES TABLOID REPORT CLAIMING HE'S TRANSITIONING INTO A WOMAN

RICHARD SIMMONS’ REP DENIES TABLOID REPORT CLAIMING HE’S TRANSITIONING INTO A WOMAN

[ 0 ] June 8, 2016

Edge Media Network – The National Enquirer published a report Wednesday, claiming Richard Simmons is transitioning into a woman. But a rep for the fitness guru spoke with Fox News, telling the network the story is absolutely false. “Not true and a complete fabrication,” Simmons’ publicist told Fox News. In its report, the supermarket tabloid […]

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