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Health + Wellness: Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions

January 5, 2018 - articles, Uncategorized

by Jeff Black, ACE-CMES  |  blackcmes@gmail.com If this is your first time setting a fitness New Year’s resolution, or you’ve attempted to set New Year’s resolutions many times before, there will typically be one of two directions you will end up heading: You will either…

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After-Summer Cardio with Jeff Black

December 11, 2017 - articles

by Jeff Black, ACE-CMES | blackcmes@gmail.com   Summer may be over, but keeping yourself healthy with cardiovascular activity shouldn’t stop with the warm weather. Many people begin doing cardiovascular activity to slim down for the summer and give it up as soon as the fall…

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Dr. Donna Randolph: PrEP and PeP could stop spread of HIV virus

July 17, 2017 - articles

by Melinda Lejman | photo courtesy of Choices Memphis   EFFECTIVE PRE-HIV-EXPOSURE TREATMENT FOCUS: According to the Centers for Disease Control, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is only for those who are at ongoing high risk of HIV infection. Can you explain what defines “ongoing” and “high…

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Health + Wellness: Recovery

June 5, 2017 - articles

By Melinda Lejman   If you Google LGBT addiction statistics, you might assume that the population is disproportionately affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Delve a little deeper and the story gets more complicated. Some studies indicate that LGBT individuals suffer at a rate of…

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How To Protect Water And Make Happiness Flow

April 10, 2017 - articles

Tips courtesy of Aveda.com SAVE TIME. SAVE WATER. Cut just 3 minutes from your usual shower time, and you’ll save an average of 6 gallons (22.7 liters) of water.· If you shower daily, you could save 2,190 gallons (8,290 liters) of water a year! FILL…

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Senior LGBT Aging

October 3, 2016 - articles

Navigating the Process of Senior LGBT Aging by Sarah Rutledge Fischer “We’re here; we’re queer; and we’re aging,” says Audrey May, “so, let’s figure out what that means.” May, the 61-year-old Chair of the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center’s Senior Services Board, is only at…

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Choices Memphis: We’re Expecting!

September 26, 2016 - articles

New OB/GYN—and birthing facilities—are on the way by Robin Beaudoin | photos by Lisa Buser   Choices Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, a non-profit reproductive health clinic in operation since 1974, offering education, birth control, abortion, transgender services, and STD testing and treatment, makes plans…

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Mid-South Charity Walks and Races

September 7, 2016 - articles

by Robin Beaudoin and Melinda Lejman Sometimes, participating in a walk or race is part of a personal journey to better health, or, just for fun or fellowship. But when the walk or race is a fundraiser for medical research or important social causes, it’s…

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HEART OF THE PARK

August 31, 2016 - articles

A Journey to the Heart of Memphis edited by Joan Allison | photos courtesy of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy From the 1920s to 1960s, Shelby Farms Park was known as the Shelby County Penal Farm. The prison farm housed inmates who cultivated crops and tended…

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MGLCC’s “Best of Trans” – Health/Mental Health Resources in Memphis

August 1, 2016 - articles

    Medical Care, Mental and Emotional Health Katherine Brown 815 Mt Moriah Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-685-5491 Cassiusandasso@aol.com Dr. Christine Malone, PhD 671 N Ericson Road, Ste. 104 Cordova, TN 38018 Office: 901-619-7173 Fax 662893-1102 Jennifer Valli, MSW 1384 Cordova Cove Ste. 1 Germantown,…

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