INCREASING LGBT HPV VACCINE RATES

          Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI, and the cause of both lesions (warts) in the pelvic/ genital region, as well as the mouth. HPV has been found to be the cause of a variety of cancers. NationalContinue reading “INCREASING LGBT HPV VACCINE RATES”

LGBT Wellness Roundup: September 26

As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://huff.to/1mGRTXs Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here. TheContinue reading “LGBT Wellness Roundup: September 26”

OUR ONLINE CANCER PROGRAMS

            Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network  For the past few months, The National LGBT Cancer Network has been contacting community centers around the country to join us adapting and promoting our two new online cancer programs aimed at the LGBT communities. Both “Take Care ofContinue reading “OUR ONLINE CANCER PROGRAMS”

LGBT Wellness Roundup: September 19

As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://huff.to/1qnjiJ1 Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here. TheContinue reading “LGBT Wellness Roundup: September 19”

DO LGBT YOUTH HAVE CANCER DISPARITIES?

          Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network Do LGBT youth have higher prevalence of cancer than other youth? To be honest, we don’t know. The lack of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) on institutional intake forms across the medical professions has resulted in difficulty ascertaining LGBTContinue reading “DO LGBT YOUTH HAVE CANCER DISPARITIES?”

LGBT Wellness Roundup: September 12

As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://huff.to/1tWFZLB Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here. TheContinue reading “LGBT Wellness Roundup: September 12”

LGBT Wellness Roundup: September 5

As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://huff.to/1lRbvIm Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here. TheContinue reading “LGBT Wellness Roundup: September 5”

50% HIGHER SMOKING RATES

                  Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network We often quote numbers of LGBT individuals who smoke, or use tobacco. These numbers come from studies and surveys; one survey in particular the National Adult Tobacco Survey (NATS) asks individuals across types of tobacco productsContinue reading “50% HIGHER SMOKING RATES”

They Did It: They Got Mammograms Together

        Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. Founder and Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://huff.to/1qMzWT9 When sorting through life’s chores and adventures, there are some things we automatically think to share with others, and some we simply plan alone. If I want to seeContinue reading “They Did It: They Got Mammograms Together”

LGBT Wellness Roundup: August 22

As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://huff.to/1qGP0BG BAD JOURNALISTS This week’s awards for awful journalism goes to an awful story trying to panic us into thinking the LGBT community is at risk from TB carried by undocumented immigrant minors. Meanwhile a FOX news host calls parents that affirm their child’s transContinue reading “LGBT Wellness Roundup: August 22”