on being well
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 | 1 1 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 | 3 3 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 | 8 8 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 | 9 9 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 | 9 9 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...
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Keeping LGBTQ youth safe this school year
As we look ahead to a new school year, you have probably read the frightening headlines and dire predictions about the state of Philadelphia’s public schools. At least 23 schools have been closed, ...
Sep 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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When a loved one struggles with addiction
Lately, Sam is running all the time. He feels like he does 200 percent of the work in his relationship. Sam feels exhausted and sad, and he often thinks, “If only Abe would stop drinking, then life...
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Making trans* wellness a priority
Although America’s cultural, social and political climate is becoming increasingly accepting of LGBTs, many people still face discrimination, stigma and violence. This is particularly true when it ...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ten modern LGBTQ role models
As LGBT Pride Month draws to a close, I wanted to reflect on some of the people who have inspired me through the years, and consider what makes us “proud” as individuals and a community. Aristotle ...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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