Majority of LGBT Adults Concerned About Social Support and Discrimination in Long-Term Care

Majority of LGBT Adults Concerned About Social Support and Discrimination in Long-Term Care

Originally posted by The Seattle Lesbian on April 2, 2018 at http://theseattlelesbian.com/majority-of-lgbt-adults-concerned-about-social-support-and-discrimination-in-long-term-care/ NEW AARP NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS MOST LGBT ADULTS WANT BUT DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO LGBT-SENSITIVE CARE AND SERVICES. When it comes to aging-related concerns, older LGBT adults worry most about having adequate family and other social support to rely on as they age, discrimination in long-term care (LTC) facilities, and access to LGBT-sensitive services for seniors, […]

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Fact Sheet: Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Fact Sheet: Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Sixty-eight percent of Hispanics had health insurance coverage in 2009 compared to 88 percent of white Americans. Download this fact sheet (pdf) Below are the facts that outline racial and ethnic health care disparities in the United States. The reports “ Easing the Burden: Using Health Care Reform to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care for the Chronically Ill” and “ Measuring the Gaps: Collecting Data […]

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Just how gay is Seattle?

Just how gay is Seattle?

This article originally posted October 7, 2012 by Gene Balk at http://blogs.seattletimes.com/fyi-guy/2012/10/07/just-how-gay-is-seattle/ The battle is heating up over Referendum 74, which will ask voters to decide if the new law allowing same-sex marriage in Washington should be upheld.  The people who will be most immediately affected by the outcome of this vote, naturally, are gay men and lesbians. So just how many people would that be here in Washington and […]

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An epidemic of loneliness

An epidemic of loneliness

This article originally posted January 6th, 2019 by The Week Staff at https://theweek.com/articles-amp/815518/epidemic-loneliness Nearly half of all Americans today say they are lonely. Why is that so, and what are the consequences? Here’s everything you need to know: How is loneliness defined? Loneliness isn’t determined by the actual number of friends or social contacts a person has. Social science researchers define loneliness as the emotional state […]

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Black, Gray and Gay: The Perils of Aging LGBTQ People of Color

Black, Gray and Gay: The Perils of Aging LGBTQ People of Color

Cecelia Hayden Smith, 72, knows exactly how she wants to live out the remainder of her golden years: lounging lazily on the porch of a cozy house tucked along a quiet, treelined street in Washington, D.C. She’d greet her partner each morning with a homemade country breakfast, and their afternoons and evenings would be filled with lively games of Spades and Bid Whist with a […]

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HIV and Older Adults

HIV and Older Adults

Key Points According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014, an estimated 45% of Americans living with diagnosed HIV were aged 50 and older. Many HIV risk factors are the same for adults of any age, but older people are less likely to get tested for HIV. Treatment with HIV medicines (called antiretroviral therapy or ART) is recommended for everyone with HIV. Life-long […]

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How simply moving benefits your mental health

How simply moving benefits your mental health

While it is obvious that your feelings can influence your movement, it is not as obvious that your movement can impact your feelings too. For example, when you feel tired and sad, you may move more slowly. When you feel anxious, you may either rush around or become completely paralyzed. But recent studies show that the connection between your brain and your body is a “two-way street” and […]

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Discrimination Prevents LGBTQ People from Accessing Health Care

Discrimination Prevents LGBTQ People from Accessing Health Care

All people who need medical care should be able to see their doctor without worrying about being mistreated, harassed, or denied service outright. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped address this issue by prohibiting health care providers and insurance companies from engaging in discrimination. As a result of several court rulings and an Obama administration rule, LGBTQ people are explicitly protected against discrimination in health […]

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