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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.

Mass. Legislators Approve Funding for Prostate Health Awareness

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 7, 2014
On June 30, The Massachusetts’ House of Representatives and Senate created a new education and awareness program dedicated to prostate cancer.

Health Experts Urge WHO to Remove LGBT ’Disorders’ From ICD

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
As the World Health Organization and the United Nations prepare to release a new edition of their International Classification of Diseases (ICD) guidelines in 2017, health experts have asked them to review and/or remove several "disorders."

ACT UP Hastens NYS DOH’s Use of PrEP to Reduce HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jan 27, 2014
ACT UP/NY applauded the New York State Department of Health’s release of clinical guidelines for the use of Pre-Exposure Prohylaxis, or PrEP, to reduce HIV transmission.

Surgeon General Urges New Resolve to End Smoking

By Lauran Neergaard | Friday Jan 17, 2014
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.

Legacy Helps LGBTs Quit Smoking

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 3, 2014
Did you know that gays smoke nearly 70 percent more than others, and tobacco companies target them specifically? This year, kick that butt with help from Legacy.

Efforts Underway to Prevent Hepatitis C Outbreaks

By Holly Ramer | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
The criminal case against David Kwiatkowski ended last week when he was sentenced to 39 years in prison for 16 federal drug convictions in New Hampshire. Now hospitals, state lawmakers and federal officials must fix his problems.

Bird Flu Strain Infects Human for First Time

By Maria Cheng | Thursday Nov 14, 2013
A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say.

Chinese Doctor Builds New Nose on Man’s Forehead

By Didi Tang | Monday Sep 30, 2013
A surgeon in China says he has constructed an extra nose out of a man’s rib cartilage and implanted it under the skin of his forehead to prepare for a transplant in probably the first operation of its kind.