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National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2013

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The 11th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week—a nationwide event that seeks to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health—runs from March 25–29, 2013. LGBT people experience health disparities unique from the larger population, so one of the most important things providers can do is talk to their patients about sexual orientation and gender identity. It is just as important that patients talk openly with their medical provider about these things so that they can be screened for issues that may disproportionately affect LGBT people. According to the CDC, in 2009, gay and bisexual men and other men who 
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February is Heart Health Month. There are steps we can take to prevent heart disease.

From Our President: Heart Health Month

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February is Heart Health Month in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these conditions are also leading causes of disability, preventing people from working and enjoying family activities. Cardiovascular disease is also very expensive—the CDC estimates that together, heart disease and stroke hospitalizations in 2010 cost the nation more than $444 billion in health care expenses and lost productivity. CDC statistics also show 
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From Our President: International AIDS Conference XIX

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Summer is here and Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute are gearing up for AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together, the 19th International AIDS Conference, which takes place July 22 – 27 in Washington, DC. Fenway’s Dr. Kenneth H. Mayer sits on the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society, which sponsors the conference, and is a member of the Track Committee on Epidemiology and Prevention Science. In addition, several Fenway staff will be participating and The Fenway Institute is co-sponsoring two satellite presentations – one on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention: Maximizing Success; and the second on Creating 
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A person cannot live a full, healthy life when they are unable to experience real human rights or freely express who they are.

From our President, with pride

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This Saturday, June 9 brings us Boston’s annual LGBT Pride Parade and Festival, an occasion for New England’s LGBT community to celebrate our history and accomplishments and look forward to the future. Working at Fenway Health continues to be an inspiration to me and I’d like to use this space to share a few of the exciting things happening in the next few months that fill me with pride. We’ll soon begin construction on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of 1340 Boylston Street. When we’re done, we’ll have expanded our dental department and added a new medical floor and 
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March 10, 2012 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS
Awareness Day

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March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls. It is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 290,000 women in the United States are living with HIV. While men account for most HIV/AIDS cases, the impact on women and girls with HIV/AIDS is no less severe. Today, women account for more than 
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