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The Do's and Don'ts for Avoiding Self-Harm

Many people are in a relationship with a significant other who is grappling with some form of self-destructive behavior. Here's how to help them.

Alzheimer's A Growing Concern Among LGBTs

HEALTH | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 15
According to a report commissioned in 2013 by the city's LGBT Aging Policy Task Force, the number of LGBT people living with all forms of dementia in San Francisco will number 6,964 by 2030.

Hepatitis C A Focus at CROI

HEALTH | By Liz Highleyman | Mar 14
New interferon-free treatment can cure nearly 100 percent of HIV-positive people coinfected with hepatitis C virus. But another study showed that delaying treatment results in a higher risk of liver-related complications and death even after being cured.

SF Unable to Reverse STD Rate Increases

HEALTH | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 22
Despite efforts by local health officials to reverse the trend, San Francisco saw cases of sexually transmitted diseases rise for a ninth consecutive year in 2014.

Evidence Shows Yoga Is Beneficial Therapy for Cardiovascular Health

A new study posted in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology shows that yoga is just as good as cardio in reducing risk factors.

Kaiser PrEP Users See No New HIV Infections

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Dec 11
No new HIV infections have occurred among more than 500 Kaiser Permanente members using pre-exposure prophylaxis -- better known as PrEP -- but condom use appears to be declining among a subset of gay men.

AHF Clinic Will Offer PrEP Prescriptions

LOCAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 8
The head of Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation may be against PrEP, but its new health care center in the Castro will provide prescriptions for Truvada, the medication used to prevent HIV, agency officials said.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute a 'Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality'

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 4
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign.

'The Big Four' Workout

FITNESS | By Blake Beckcom | Oct 15
There are four areas in a fitness routine to include in good training design. When working with a fitness professional, chances are you are already reaping the benefits of this four-pronged approach.

Fenway Gets $800K To Study Health of FTM Transpeople

LOCAL | By EDGE | Oct 7
The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people.

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