on being well
Introducing a New Bois Club
I’ve been involved in Philly’s queer and trans* communities for a long time, and over the years I have noticed there are particular needs that are very specific to people who were born female and l...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another side of the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference: Exploring the professional medical track
Many of my colleagues at Mazzoni Center are still recovering from another successful conclusion of the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, which took place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center J...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Breathing through stress and anxiety: Mindfulness comes to Mazzoni
“I was in shock. I didn’t know how to deal with it all. My parents threw me out when they found out I’m trans, and it still causes me stress and pain to think about.” These are the words of a young...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taking the steps toward recovery
“Recovery: a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.” — Working definition of recovery, ac...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Staying healthy: STD Awareness Month
Let’s face it: Sexually transmitted diseases are not something most people are comfortable talking about. But as a wellness counselor at Mazzoni Center, I genuinely enjoy engaging with folks about ...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Looking to our youth LEADers
“For queer people, our first act of resistance is choosing to stay alive.”— Geoffrey Winder Most of us are aware that this school year started with 23 fewer public schools in the Philadelphia distr...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7
Combating health disparities is at the core of our mission at Mazzoni Center. Our history as an organization is deeply interwoven with the history of the AIDS crisis. As the disease has evolved, so...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make a healthy resolution and get covered this year
You can’t turn on the TV or radio anymore without hearing about the Affordable Care Act , with people taking a stand either for or against the legislation. While we have been talking about it for m...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your mental health: Surviving the holiday season
The holiday season can be anxiety-producing for all kinds of reasons, and for LGBTQ folks there are some particular issues that can lead to added stress or complications — from family conflict to r...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Navigating Obamacare
In LGBT communities, one in every three people (34 percent) does not have health insurance — that’s more than twice the national average! Oct. 1 marked the official launch of open access to the Hea...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 483 483 recommendations | email to a friend
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