Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

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 […]

AIDS/LIFECYCLE: THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

AIDS/LIFECYCLE: THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

[ 0 ] June 3, 2016

by tim parks –  As the famous saying goes, “The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step” and in the case of those participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, the ride of a lifetime begins as soon as their feet are placed on the pedals. During the course of the seven-day event, bicyclists will trek 80 […]

HIV AND PrEP STIGMA

HIV AND PrEP STIGMA

[ 0 ] June 2, 2016

IMPACT LGBT HEALTH CARE Recent anti-LGBT bills such as the bathroom bill in North Carolina and religious freedom bills across the U.S. have highlighted the continuing need to address discrimination towards LGBT individuals. While these laws have captured the attention of the general public, stigma and discrimination within the healthcare system continue to go over […]

THIS IS WHY WE WALK - AIDS WALK ORANGE COUNTY AT 30

THIS IS WHY WE WALK – AIDS WALK ORANGE COUNTY AT 30

[ 0 ] May 5, 2016

by tim parks – Saturday, May 14 marks the 30th anniversary of AIDS Walk Orange County and with that milestone comes reflection on why we still walk. The face of HIV/AIDS has changed over the last three decades from a certain death sentence in the early days of the disease, to something that has in […]

WE NEED MORE COMPASSION ALONG WITH PrEP

WE NEED MORE COMPASSION ALONG WITH PrEP

[ 0 ] February 8, 2016

SEXUALITY: by dr. chris donaghue, phd, lcsw, cst –  The foothold of sexual shame and stigma run so deep that they are easily unearthed, even with the creation of a new medication that promises to end the HIV epidemic. As a critical psychologist, who is aware of the pitfalls and damage of Western medicine and […]

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