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Adam Winter Lifestyle in Hillcrest has grand opening | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO -- Popular personal trainer Adam Winter has opened his new studio in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego.

Adam Winter Lifestyle is located at 1727 University Ave. in a 1,500-square-foot light and airy studio.

The grand opening will take place on Saturday, March 9, from 4 to 6 pm. All are welcome to stop in to meet Winter, see the studio, partake in smoothies, healthy juices and snacks, and receive a special introductory offer.

Study shows UK gay men's HIV infection rate soars despite testing

Efforts to reduce HIV transmission among UK gay and bisexual men over the past decade have failed, according to a new study.

The research published in today’s Lancet (Feb .1) shows that infection rates have remained stable despite increased testing and treatment.

While there has been a four-fold increase in testing rate and an advance in treatment uptake from 69 to 80 percent, new infections in England and Wales have flat-lined at 2,300 to 2,500 a year.

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14 signs of possible mental illness in youth and how to help

As we settle into 2013, the aftermath of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary is still very unsettling for many of us who are asking how we can help prevent something like this from ever happening again; hence the recent gun law debates and changes in gun laws.

But how can we help individually? One way is to educate ourselves on the signs of mental illness in teens or young adults and how to help the person who may be ill.

Here are 14 signs that teens or young adults might possibly have a mental illness or problem:

* Feelings of worthlessness

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Scott Herman's Getting Fit VIDEO: My tricep workout

This week, Scott Herman again shares one of his classic videos, showing off his tricep workout. Give it a try!






Enjoy - we are waiting for you on our Facebook Community page where you will find more FREE fitness tips.

Follow this link to visit Scott Herman's YouTube Channel.

California: LGBT community meeting in San Bernardino focuses on mental health

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Members of the gay and lesbian community gathered Thursday with health officials at First Congregational United Church of Christ for the first of several town-hall meetings to be held statewide over mental-health concerns and access to care.

The meetings follow a recent report by Equality California and Mental Health America of Northern California titled "First Do No Harm: Reducing Disparities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Populations in California."

Oregon to remove gender identity exclusion for transgender employees from state health plan

PORTLAND, Ore. -- - Lambda Legal announced today that the State of Oregon has changed an employee health care policy to remove all language that denies coverage to transgender people for transition-related health care.

The change came in response to a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and cooperating attorney Jennifer Middleton on behalf of Alec Esquivel, who was denied insurance coverage as a State employee for a medically necessary surgery because he is transgender.

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Overcoming procrastination: Don't let New Year's resolutions slip away

With a new year underway, be prepared to recognize procrastination and know how to take action to overcome putting things off.

We are all guilty of it at one time or another, but if you realize that you are procrastinating more often then you are getting things done, then it is time to work on it.

Procrastination is the avoidance of getting a task accomplished. Procrastination can lead to feelings of guilt, self doubt, depression, and can lead to chronic procrastination.

6 reasons why we procrastinate

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COMMENTARY: What the White House did in 2012 for LGBT community

As we kick off 2013, we want to take a few moments to reflect upon the last year of progress towards dignity, justice, and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.  Feel free to share this email with your colleagues and networks, and please encourage them to sign up for updates!

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In the Raw: 6 tips to overcome depression after the holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly … except no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t seem to get cheerful. You made it through the holidays, but your depression hasn’t gone away. Better yet, you feel even more tired, lonely and hopeless.

Holiday music often sends this message that the season is full of happy times. But as a therapist, I see a different side of the holidays that the music doesn’t share. Holiday music doesn’t share how horribly painful it is for many people: It could be from relationships on the rocks to lonely nights, from deep sadness to money problems.

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Marriage equality promotes psychological well-being, study finds

LOS ANGELES – As more states prepare to debate marriage equality, a new study shows that psychological distress is lower among lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals who are legally married to a person of the same sex, compared with those not in legally recognized unions.

The study, led by Richard G. Wight from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Williams Institute, was published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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