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Anyone Can Get HPV: Get Vaccinated or Risk Serious Health Issues

By EDGE | Sep 12
A recent study released by Pediatrics has shown that while vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is highly recommended, many individuals are not receiving the necessary protection.

A signed note can get women into screenings better

Personal Connections Increase Breast Cancer Screening Rates

By EDGE | Sep 11
Recent news from the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium shows that a signed letter from a physician can go a long way toward bringing in patients for regular breast cancer screenings.

Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

Former HHS Head Sebelius Accepts LGBT Medical Professionals Award

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
On Thursday, September 11, the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, 21st U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, will be honored with the GLMA Achievement Award during GLMA's 32nd Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Carmen Cruz

CDC Health Study Shows Doctors Discriminate Against Gays

By EDGE | Sep 8
The latest National Health Interview Survey shows that healthcare providers are still discriminating against LGBTs.

A health worker, left, uses a thermometer on a man outside the Youyi government buildings.

Ebola is Surging in Places it Had Been Beaten Back

By Boubacar Diallo and Sarah DiLorenzo | Sep 8
Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there.

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 5
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."

Study: Hate Posts on Social Media Cause Real Harm

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
A new study indicates that minorities of all sorts -- including racial and sexual minorities -- suffer measurable harm when subjected to hate speech in social media.

7 Tips for Protecting Your Skin While You Sleep

By EDGE | Sep 3
What can we do at night to make sure our face looks as glowing in the morning? EDGE offers readers seven tips for protecting your skin while you sleep.

International Medical Manual Entering the Late 20th Century?

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
Break out your platform glitter shoes: The World Health Organization might just be preparing to party like it's 1973.

Hornet Gay Social Network Ups Its HIV Prevention on Website

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Sep 2
Hornet Gay Social Network, one of the largest gay mobile apps, adds another in-app tool for AIDS prevention.