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Health and Wellness – Page 2 – QNotes

Mental health maintenance

Taking actionable steps toward a happier future

Everyone wants to be happier, but arriving in a place of better mental health can seem a daunting task.

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Blue Zones: Living a longer, healthier life

What the world’s healthiest places can teach us about longevity

Not all regions of the world are created equal when it comes to the health and longevity of its population. There are certain parts of the world where people live longer than anywhere else. They are known as blue zones.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Screenings save lives

Proactive stance can make a difference and change outcomes

Jackie Collins wants you to get screened for breast cancer. The famed novelist, glamorous jet-setter, mother, grandmother and sister to Joan Collins, died from breast cancer on Sept. 19. She was 77.

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Vaccinations available against HPV, cancer

Information and resources aid patients in making important informed decisions

Thomas Frieden needs your help in the fight to save the next generation. In 2013, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) responded to a report on the effectiveness of a new vaccine to fight human papillomavirus (HPV).

Tips for utilizing the Affordable Care Act

Chart shows ways to get coverage

HealthInsurance.Org has issued a easy-to-follow chart for those who are considering obtaining health coverage. This resource specifically targets the LGBT community.

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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.