Topics :: GLBT health

Understanding Social Anxiety

By Don Shewey | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
Fear is a normal emotional response to a clear and present danger. Anxiety, however, is the persistent experience of fear in the absence of threat. Anxiety can be socially and professionally crippling. Now what do you do about it?

Olivia Hosts Wellness Retreat in Hawaii

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
From August 30-September 5 Olivia Travel has scheduled its first-ever health and wellness program which will take place on the beautiful island of Hawaii at the five-star Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows.

ACA Access Issues Remain for LGBTs

By Heather Cassell | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
More than 30 million Americans have obtained access to health insurance since Affordable Care Act enrollment opened 10 months ago, yet access for LGBTs remains far from universal.

Syphilis Cases Stabilized in First Half of 2014

By Matthew S. Bajko | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
During the first six months of 2014, early syphilis cases in San Francisco stabilized compared to the same time period a year prior, according to preliminary data released in July.

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

By Sasha Razumikhin | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD), a national mobilization initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of Hepatitis C infection in black communities.

CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.

Dr. Nikolas Chugay :: Plastic Surgeon and LGBTQ Pioneer

By Joshua Ryan | Sunday Jul 20, 2014
Dr. Nikolas Chugay, with offices in Long Beach and Beverly Hills, is one outstanding surgeon, and the reasons are clear: Experience, understanding of the LGBTQ community, compassion and... did we say experience?

WHO Recommends PrEP for Gay Men

By Liz Highleyman | Sunday Jul 20, 2014
Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization.

Study: Religion No Go-To for LGBs; Suicide Risks Increase

By Sasha Razumikhin | Saturday Jul 19, 2014
Put simply, god isn't helping LGB people deal with their issues. At least that's what the results of a new study from the Williams Institute says.