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Are You At Risk for Osteoporosis?

By John Maroussas | Sunday Sep 21, 2014
Osteoporosis is a very common condition that makes bones weak and more likely to break easily. Whether or not you think you may be at risk, here are some tips to keep your bones dense and strong as the years pass.

Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare's Second Signup Season?

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sunday Sep 14, 2014
It's clear the health care law has filled a need for millions of people. The second year will show whether the full program is workable for the people it was intended to serve.

Health-Care Fears Loom Large in Gay Marriage Cases

By Rick Callahan | Monday Aug 25, 2014
Dozens of same-sex couples are challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Looming large in the case is the issue of medical emergencies they face.

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.

Philly's Bebashi Holds Annual "Breast Fest"

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 7, 2014
On August 13, Philadelphia's AIDS Service Organization Bebashi-Transition to Hope partners with Fox Chase Cancer Center to hold their Fifth Annual Breast Fest, a daylong event to promote breast health and overall wellness.

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.

Pathways to Wellness Holds Free Acupuncture Workshop

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
On April 10, Pathways to Wellness invites women to a free workshop, "Acupuncture and Women’s Health," to explore how acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help regulate your menstrual cycle.

Gay Couples Find Uneven Access to Health Insurance

By Ann Sanner | Sunday Mar 30, 2014
Nearly every day for three months, Carl Bechdel had to make calls or send emails to try to get family insurance coverage for his husband and himself under President Barack Obama’s landmark health law.

Fenway Offers Free LGBT Health Care Webinar

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
The National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute will host a free educational webinar, "Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBT Patients and Staff," on Wednesday, March 26.

Sodexo Food Service Company Pledges Better Meals

By Darlene Superville | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
One of the nation’s largest food service companies, Sodexo, is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative.