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Care of older LGBT adults: New AGS recommendations

Health professionals who care for older adults can pioneer fairer and more equitable treatment for LGBT individuals subject to unfair discrimination in health care and society, this according to a new position statement from the American Geriatrics Society.

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Healing Within: Tips to manage stress

At some point in our lives we will all experience an imbalance within our health. It happens to the best of us. Through stress, poor eating habits, burning the candle at both ends, and overall lifestyle choices, our body takes a daily beating.

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Life Beyond Therapy: Sigmund Freud goes to Palm Springs

I was thinking recently of what it would be like if Sigmund Freud — the famous psychoanalyst — were alive today and joined me for a weekend in Palm Springs. He and I would sit by the pool at an LGBT-friendly resort during White Party weekend, margaritas in hand, watching the boys and girls go by.

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ACTION ALERT! Fund set up to help Firestorm player, injured in freak accident at softball tourney

Mike Petracca, who plays for the San Diego Firestorm softball team, was severely injured in a freak accident on Saturday, Jan. 18, while in Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in a softball tournament.

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Life Beyond Therapy: "Eternal boy" syndrome

Do you remember Peter Pan? His theme song was, “I won’t grow up.” While this may be charming in an animated Disney character, it’s not a good strategy for us as LGBT men and women.

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  • Care of older LGBT adults: New AGS recommendations

    Health professionals who care for older adults can pioneer fairer and more equitable treatment for LGBT individuals subject to unfair discrimination in health care and society, this according to a new position statement from the American Geriatrics Society.

  • Healing Within: Tips to manage stress

    At some point in our lives we will all experience an imbalance within our health. It happens to the best of us. Through stress, poor eating habits, burning the candle at both ends, and overall lifestyle choices, our body takes a daily beating.

  • Life Beyond Therapy: Sigmund Freud goes to Palm Springs

    I was thinking recently of what it would be like if Sigmund Freud — the famous psychoanalyst — were alive today and joined me for a weekend in Palm Springs. He and I would sit by the pool at an LGBT-friendly resort during White Party weekend, margaritas in hand, watching the boys and girls go by.

  • ACTION ALERT! Fund set up to help Firestorm player, injured in freak accident at softball tourney

    Mike Petracca, who plays for the San Diego Firestorm softball team, was severely injured in a freak accident on Saturday, Jan. 18, while in Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in a softball tournament.

  • Life Beyond Therapy: "Eternal boy" syndrome

    Do you remember Peter Pan? His theme song was, “I won’t grow up.” While this may be charming in an animated Disney character, it’s not a good strategy for us as LGBT men and women.

  • Healing Within: Make lasting changes this year

    There are several things you can do to get back on track with your health. But the first thing you want to do is get real. Be honest with yourself.

  • Look Better Naked: Promote healthy living even during time of stress

    Practicing healthy lifestyles can help combat the negative impact of stress on telomeres, a part of chromosomes whose rate of shortening is considered a sign of aging.

  • Life Beyond Therapy: "I hate the holidays"

    Most of us suffer some negative effects from what I call RRT (Retailing/Religion/Tradition). Instead of falling victim to the effects of RRT, why not decide how you want to spend the next few weeks?

  • Look Better Naked: The gastro-immune system connection

    Antibiotics are prescribed to eliminate bad bacteria. Yet millions of “good bacteria” or probiotics also live in the gut and help to promote a healthy immune system. Most antibiotic treatments are not able to tell the difference between the two and tend to wipe out the population of good bacteria.

  • Covered California open enrollment begins Saturday

    Open enrollment for health coverage in 2015 through Covered California begins Saturday, Nov. 15 and leaders from the statewide health exchange are hitting the road to spread the word. Covered California representatives will be in San Diego today.

  • Life Beyond Therapy: Healthy boundaries

    A “healthy boundary,” psychologically, tells me when something is OK with me and when it’s not.

  • NCLR #BornPerfect campaign leaders to urge UN to oppose "ex-gay" therapy

    National Center for Lesbian Right’s #BornPerfect campaign leaders will meet with the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) and representatives of the U.S. Department of State about the need to protect LGBT youth worldwide from the dangers of anti-LGBT conversion therapy.

  • Q nutrition: Stem cells may be the booster, but good nutrition is the sustainer

    Stem cells have come upon the medical scene as the new, futuristic treatment that just may save us from the ills of society. When it comes down to it, stem cell therapy is viewed as the new magic bullet, the new quick fix – yet an expensive quick-fix since most treatments are not yet covered by insurance.

  • 18 years later: Lesbian moms satisfied with their chosen sperm donor

    Longitudinal study is the first to examine whether lesbian mothers’ satisfaction with sperm donor selection is associated with psychological health problems in their adolescent offspring.

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