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Print Edition 2014-09-26 – QNotes

Women’s Health

Focusing on issues specific to lesbian, bisexual and trans women

We’ve assembled a plethora of informative and interesting articles that showcase the special needs of lesbian and bisexual health issues.

Tips for Women: Protecting your health

Simple steps to prevent illness and improve your health

What can lesbian and bisexual women do to protect their health? Find a doctor who is sensitive to your needs and will help you get regular check-ups. The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association provides online health care referrals.

Breast Cancer 101

Tips and info on breast cancer detection, treatment and more

What is breast cancer? Cancer is a disease in which cells become abnormal and form more cells in an uncontrolled way. With breast cancer, the cancer begins in cells that make up the breasts — usually in the tubes that carry milk to the nipple or the glands that make milk.

Lesbian and bisexual women’s health topics

Important health issues to discuss with your physician

All women have specific health risks and can take steps to improve their health through regular medical care and healthy living. Research tells us that lesbian and bisexual women are at a higher risk for certain problems than other women are, though.

Our People: Q&A with Cameron Joyce

Chair, LGBT Democrats of Mecklenburg County

Cameron Joyce has taken community involvement seriously ever since he landed in Charlotte from his rural home in Randolph County. As an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, he volunteered as an on-campus coordinator with President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008.

Being Miss America

Out in Print

Elbow, elbow, wrist-wrist-wrist. It’s like icing a cake with your hand, they say, and you practiced that wave aplenty when you were young. You never knew when you might find yourself walking down a long stage with roses in your arms and a crown on your head.

From storm to symphony

Spiritual Reflections

It is a rainy summer morning and the streets outside are sodden with flower petals and muddy footsteps. The wind is blowing softly and the clouds are a soft gray. The rain tickles windowsills, dashboards and tree branches.