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On National LGBT Health Awareness Week, Inequality Persists

It's National LGBT Health Awareness Week, but inequalities in health care still persist, say Cindy Leiffer, MSN, NP.

CDC Unleashes New Campaign For HIV Treatment

AIDS | By Sasha Razumikhin | Oct 8
You can live well with HIV. That's the centerpiece behind a new federal campaign aimed at getting people living with HIV to get moving. The Centers for Disease Control is calling its new campaign the "first of its kind."

Olivia Hosts Wellness Retreat in Hawaii

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
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.

Mass. Legislators Approve Funding for Prostate Health Awareness

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

HHC Launches First LGBT Health Clinic, in Harlem

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 24
On June 5, HHCs Metropolitan Hospital Center in East Harlem opened its new LGBT Health Center, which aims to better serve and remove barriers to care for New York City’s LGBT populations.

CDC Launches New HIV Campaign ’Start Talking. Stop HIV.’

NATIONAL | By Denise Royal | Jun 14
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants gay and bisexual men to start talking to stop AIDS with a new HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.

Lyon-Martin Explores Merger

LOCAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | May 26
Lyon-Martin Health Services, a nonprofit that provides primary medical care to women and transgender people regardless of their ability to pay, and HealthRight 360, which offers substance abuse counseling and other programs, are exploring a merger.

US Syphilis Rate Up; Mostly Gay and Bisexual Men

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | May 8
Health officials say syphilis has reached its highest level since 1995 with the increase all in men.

Study Reveals LGBT Youths Face Greater Cancer Risks

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 26
A new study led by City College of New York psychologist Margaret Rosario has revealed that LGBT youth are more likely to engage in behaviors associated with future cancer risks.

Sobering Findings In Recent LGBT Smoking Study

LGBT communities spent $7.9 million dollars per year on their top health burden, smoking. This is 65 times as much money as the Funders for LGBTQ Issues report all foundations spend on LGBT funding.

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