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The Dirty Dozen: Fighting Germs During Flu Season

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 9
Take a look at the top 12 'dirty dozen' of hidden germs and learn how you can stay healthy during flu season

Ask the Doc: PrEP Redux

AIDS | By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Nov 21
In this week's "Ask the Doc" column, Dr. Howard Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS, once again addresses questions about PrEP, including whether it can work in small doses, and why some people are against it.

Passport Health Launches FluFree.com Website

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 14
As flu season approaches, Passport Health is looking out for your health with FluFree.com, a website that aims to increase awareness of the dangers of influenza.

Philly's Bebashi Holds Annual "Breast Fest"

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 7
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.

July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 23
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

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
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

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.

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

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 3
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

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 27
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

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 17
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.

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