Topics :: health

Six New Superfoods Everyone Will be Eating in 2014

By Mike Halterman | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
Forget kale, forget the goji berry and forget quinoa. Those superfoods are so 2013. This year, there are many new, trendy super foods - here are six to try.

City’s Image Crux of Crack Pipe Opposition

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
San Francisco Health Director Barbara Garcia is bowing to Mayor Ed Lee’s office as she opposes trying to cut transmission of HIV and other diseases by distributing crack pipes to drug users.

Hartford Hosts "HIV Equal," Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
On February 15, the popular social media campaign HIV Equal joins Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective in a testing event and photo shoot open to the local community.

U.S. Representatives Push to End Gay Blood Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
On Jan. 30, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) observed National Blood Donor Month with a call for the need to reevaluate the donation criteria that prevents men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood for life.

Make Sure Your Resolutions Can’t Be Broken

By John Maroussas | Sunday Jan 26, 2014
A lot of us started the new year by making resolutions. By this time in January, most of us have broken at least one of them! So how do you make sure that you stick to the rest, while they are still intact?

South Bay Health Report: Obesity Top Concern

By Heather Cassell | Sunday Jan 26, 2014
Santa Clara County released the results of its first-ever countywide LGBT health survey that show chronic physical health issues and obesity top the list of concerns.

HIV Cure Research Gets Million Dollar Boost From amfAR

By Sasha Razumikhin | Thursday Jan 23, 2014
The Foundation for AIDS Research (or amfAR) announced Wednesday it’s giving grants to five teams of scientists working at "leading research institutions in the U.S. and around the globe to collaborate on studies aimed at curing HIV."

Surgeon General Urges New Resolve to End Smoking

By Lauran Neergaard | Friday Jan 17, 2014
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.

Drinking Linked to Faster Mental Decline in Men

By Malcolm Ritter | Friday Jan 17, 2014
Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they’ve been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.

New Year, New Resolve

By Elliot Owen | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
It’s a new year and during January, many smokers will try kicking the habit that, according to the American Lung Association, causes more than 443,000, or one in five, American deaths each year.