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February 2013

Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh Named Fenway Health’s New Transgender Health Medical Director

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Timothy Cavanaugh, MD, has been named Medical Director of Fenway Health’s Transgender Health Program.  In his new role, Dr. Cavanaugh will work closely with Ruben Hopwood, Coordinator of the Transgender Health Team, to oversee Fenway’s multidisciplinary team approach to providing excellent care to patients with gender dysphoria. This includes providing clinical leadership and training to physicians, midlevel providers, and nurses around transgender health issues; overseeing efforts to outreach to trans communities in New England; and implementing quality improvement processes that continuously enhance the transgender patient experience at Fenway Health. Dr. Cavanaugh will also work full time in the Medical Department 
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High Blood Pressure, “The Silent Killer”

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In 2008, High blood pressure contributed to 348,000 U.S. deaths, yet less than half (46%) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control. Angie’s List looks at this important issue in their February 2013 newsletter. In it, Fenway Health’s Clinical Director of Eye Care Services, David Lampariello, explains how catching high blood pressure can be as simple as getting an annual eye exam: Most people don’t realize there’s a link, but we can actually look into the eye and see that there’s an issue with blood pressure. Read the full article to learn more about how your 
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Boston Spirit LGBT Executive Networking Night

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PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from its original date of March 07. Men’s Event and Women’s Dinner Party media sponsor Boston Spirit magazine is hosting its 6th Annual LGBT Executive Networking Night March 20th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place from 6–9pm. Last year’s event was attended by more than 1,300 local LGBT corporate professionals, making it the largest LGBT business event in New England. This year’s keynote speaker is Gautum Raghavan, the White House LGBT Liaison to President Obama. Gautam Raghavan serves Associate Director of Public Engagement in the White House Office of Public Engagement. Prior to 
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Infographic

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In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we created this infographic that highlights some eye-opening facts about the impact HIV/AIDS has on black men who have sex with men. You can help raise awareness by sharing this infographic on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Click the image below to view or download a high-res PDF. And don’t forget to: Get Educated. Get Tested. Get Involved. Get Treated. 
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7, 2013 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that black Americans accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections in 2010, despite making up only 14% of the population. That year, HIV incidence among blacks was almost eight times higher than that of whites. Black women account for 57 percent of all new HIV infections among women nationwide; but black men—especially those who have sex with men—are disproportionately affected. In 2010, black men represented almost one-third of all new HIV infections in the United States. Of those, 72% were 
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