Topics :: GLBT health

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The Five Reasons Gays Are More Addicted

Jan 29
While issues like marriage and discrimination laws dominate the headlines, as much as 30% of the LGBTQ+ community are suffering and even dying from alcohol and drug addiction. But why?

LGBTQ People with Mental Illness Speak Up

By Maria Dominguez | Sep 17
People who identify as LGBTQ are three times as likely to experience a mental health condition like depression or anxiety, but even within our own community ignorance and discrimination against mental illness abounds.

Suicide Prevention Resources Just A Call Away

By Dana M. Cea, QNotes Guest Contributor | Sep 16
Suicide knows no boundaries. It affects all age groups, all races, all ethnicities, all socioeconomic statuses, all religions, all geographic regions - you name it. But there's help available.

13,000 San Franciscans Have Hep C, Report Says

By Liz Highleyman | Jul 8
New estimates suggest that nearly 13,000 people in San Francisco are living with hepatitis C, with people who inject drugs, gay men, and baby boomers being disproportionately likely to carry the virus, according to a report from End Hep C SF.

Update: LGBTQ Seniors and Federal Surveys

By Maria Dominguez | Jun 18
Two HHS nationwide surveys have removed questions identifying respondents' sexual orientation and gender identity. Both surveys are vital for the senior community.

National LGBT Health Study Seeks Participants

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 1
A yearslong national health study of LGBT residents of the United States being conducted by researchers based at UCSF is now seeking participants.

SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 26
For the first time since 2007, San Francisco last year saw a decline in cases of early syphilis, according to preliminary year-end data for 2016. Yet the city also reported double-digit increases in both chlamydia and gonorrhea cases.

ACA Repeal Worries LGBT Health Advocates

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 22
President Donal Trump has vowed to repeal the ACA, better known as Obamacare, as one of his first priorities, but remained vague on what he and the Republicans who control Congress will replace it with.

American Lung Association Report Shows Increased Tobacco Risk in LGBT Individuals

By Tucker Berardi | Dec 18
Historically, there has not been any tobacco research that focused specifically on the LGBT community, so this report aims to bring attention to the higher rate of risk.

Eating Disorders: Recovering Connections

By Amy Simpson, Behavioral Health Counselor at Eating Recovery Center | Nov 27
When our training about ignoring our most basic of physical needs and instincts is combined with the genetic predisposition for an eating disorder, the consequences can be dire.

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