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Ask Dr. J

Ask Dr. J

by Janan Broadbent, Ph.D

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Open Wide

Open Wide

Ask Dr. Eva

by Eva Hersh, MD

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

by Ava Barron-Shasho, MSW

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Friday, January 20, 2017

The Ins & Outs of Sex After 60

Changes happen in our bodies as we age, and those changes can impact sexual function and increase the risks of contracting a sexually-transmitted infection. Don’t worry – there are ways to meet those risks with creativity and celebration!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Trouble in Paradise

Dear Dr. Eva,

I was recently in Hawaii. One afternoon I foolishly went snorkeling when the wind had come up and the water was rough. I was thrown up against a coral reef, and scraped my leg badly. I was careful to clean the area with alcohol and treated it with antibiotic ointment for several days. Fortunately, my efforts paid off and the abrasions healed without problems.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Hibernate and Connect

Winter is the season all living beings including homo sapiens tend to mentally go into themselves and basically hibernate. It is a time of reflection and the physical body wants to hold on to all of its resources. Leftover from eons ago, our biological mechanisms conserve energies to get ready, in the spring, for another cycle of re-growth and new beginnings. So how do we handle our relationships within this framework?

Friday, January 06, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Work Out!

As a fitness professional I’ve trained hundreds of people and written dozens of articles about exercise, health and wellness. I’ve changed my tune – every day I hear a lot of reasons and excuses to not train. I’ve been doing this for two decades now and I guess I’m just tired of trying to convince you so here are the top ten Reasons to not exercise!

Friday, January 06, 2017

Simple, Healthy Changes for 2017

Dear Readers,

Many people make New Year’s resolutions. When a person can’t stick with the changes they planned – which is what usually happens -  they may feel like a double failure. Not only are they continuing the behavior they meant to change, they’ve also failed to keep their commitment. Considering this, my first thought was that maybe we should swear off the whole idea of New Year’s resolutions. On second thought, it would be a shame not to make good use of the motivation towards positive change that many people feel at the start of a new year.

Friday, January 06, 2017

2017 Here Already?

One can have all kinds of conflicting feelings about one year ending and a new one beginning, depending on how perceptions of the past events and the future ones may range. I’ve never found “New Year’s resolutions” to be useful, but that may work for some. Today, I want to focus on optimism, that general feeling that what lies ahead looks pretty decent! Yet this feeling is not as simple as it sounds, because how it’s felt emotionally and what is reported verbally may differ.

The winter holidays are one of the hardest times for many of us in the LGBT community. (Maybe that’s why Pride is always in the summer?) From dealing with family you may not necessarily enjoy (or who may not necessarily accept you!) to endless “festive” work parties to becoming more aware of just how little money you have, the holidays can feel less joyous and more like a burden.

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