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Mass. elected officials support prostate screening!

Mass. Legislators Approve Funding for Prostate Health Awareness

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 7
On June 30, The Massachusetts’ House of Representatives and Senate created a new education and awareness program dedicated to prostate cancer.

Simple Ways to Deal with Indigestion

By John Maroussas | Jul 6
Digestion is a complex process of converting food into fuel: Good digestion is one of the keys to optimal health, well-being, and staying fit and healthy.

Slow down! Those summer cocktails pack a punch

Summer Cocktails May Be More Potent Than You Think

By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 4
The National Institutes of Health is trying to spread the word: Take a look at its online alcohol calculator to see how much you’re really drinking with those summer cocktails.

Rev. Graylan Hagler, Dr. Gregory Jones, and Andrew Barnett of Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL), testify in favor of the Council bill banning the practice of reparative therapy on minors.

D.C. Council Mulls Reparative Therapy Ban

By John Riley | Jul 4
A June 27 hearing lasting nearly five hours unfolded before the D.C. Council, which is considering a bill that would seek to ban reparative or conversion therapy for minors.

National Gay Blood Drive Slated for July 11

By Mike Halterman | Jul 4
As many gay men are well aware, nearly all of us are banned from donating blood as dictated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Health experts are looking for changes to the ICD-11

Health Experts Urge WHO to Remove LGBT ’Disorders’ From ICD

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 3
As the World Health Organization and the United Nations prepare to release a new edition of their International Classification of Diseases (ICD) guidelines in 2017, health experts have asked them to review and/or remove several "disorders."

Healthcare Signup Grows as Does Need For Interpreters

Jul 3
Over eight million people signed up under the Affordable Care Act, but some are finding their new health coverage lost in translation, as signups of non-English speaking patients increases. Medical professionals have a critical shortage of interpreters.

Adam Bucko, Rich Overton, and the Reciprocity kids

Reciprocity Foundation Promotes Holistic Youth Wellness

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 2
Reciprocity Foundation has a mission: to help LGBT youth become successful adults. Since 2005, they’ve helped more than 1,000 with workshops, mentors and holistic healing.

Missed Nat’l HIV Testing Day? Get Tested Anyway

By Denise Royal | Jul 2
Last Friday was National HIV Testing Day, but even if you missed it, or forgot, or didn’t even know about it, don’t worry because getting tested is important every day. This year’s annual theme is "Take the Test, Take Control."

Pelvic Exams :: More Harm Than Good for Women?

Jul 2
A pelvic exam has long been the standard in a woman’s annual check-up. But now one medical group says the harms outweigh the benefits. CBS News’ Wendy Gillette reports.