Topics :: health
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.
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.
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?
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
By Marilynn Marchione | Thursday Jan 2, 2014
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease -- the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.
By Lauran Neergaard | Wednesday Jan 1, 2014
Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation’s top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday -- even as they stressed that the tests aren’t for everyone.