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January 2015

Young Leaders Council To Celebrate Accomplishments At Anniversary Party

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The fifth annual YLC Anniversary Party will be held Saturday, February 7 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at The Sinclair, a live-music venue and American kitchen located in the heart of Harvard Square. When you buy a ticket, you’re not only giving to Fenway Health – you’re guaranteeing yourself a fantastic evening! This year’s party will feature the talents of local Nova Rock band LeoLeo and LGBT nightlife legend DJ LeahV. With so much musical magic in the house, you know you’ll be dancing the night away. Resistance is futile. Fenway Health’s Young Leaders Council is made up of 
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New And Improved FenwayHealth.org Goes Live

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The new year is the perfect time to get a fresh look and make some positive improvements. In this spirit, Fenway Health is excited to announce the launch of the brand new Fenway Health website! This completely redesigned site is slick, easy to navigate, quick to load, and designed to make your online experiences with Fenway as pleasant as your in-person visits. Fenwayhealth.org’s new look, feel, and functionality are based on feedback collected from the entire Fenway family – patients, staff, providers, donors, and community members. We used industry best practices to build the best possible website for our patients. 
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Massachusetts Experiencing Major Spike In Heroin Overdoses

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As we enter 2015, Massachusetts is in the midst of a health crisis that has resulted in an alarming number of tragic, preventable deaths. According to a Boston Globe report and the Department of Public Health, heroin overdose deaths in Massachusetts have been climbing for the past several years, going from 526 in 2010 to 863 in 2013. Just last month, 16 heroin-related deaths were recorded statewide in a single weekend. Jamie Zimmerman, Program Manager of AIDS Action Committee’s Cambridge Needle Exchange center, is at the front lines of this crisis. Needle Exchange is one of four state-sanctioned and state-funded 
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Martin Luther King Day in Boston

MLK Day: Ways to Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off

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For more than 30 years, Americans have celebrated the life and accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the third Monday of January. In Greater Boston, there are many ways to honor his legacy by making the holiday a day of community service and cultural enrichment. While Fenway Health will be closed for business on Monday, January 19th, we encourage our staff, patients and community members to consider taking part in one of the following opportunities to come together. BAGLY, Youth on Fire and HRC Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth and friends invite all community members to volunteer 
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New Study Shows Transgender Youth at High Risk for Negative Mental Health Outcomes

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A new study based on data from the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center shows what a handful of local and regional studies on transgender youth have long suggested: Transgender youth have disparately negative mental health outcomes compared to non-transgender youth. The study examined data from the electronic health records of 180 transgender patients age 12-29 years matched with non-transgender patients who were seen for healthcare at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center. Compared with non-transgender youth, transgender youth had an elevated probability of being diagnosed with depression (50.6% vs. 20.6%); suffering from anxiety (26.7% vs. 10%); attempting suicide (17.2% vs. 
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