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LGBT Youth

Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ)* youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Going to a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. This helps all youth achieve good grades and maintain good...

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Raising A Transgender Child

“Falling outside of the gender binary isn’t a mental illness that needs treatment,” explains Elizabeth Leen. She spoke Feb. 4 to parents about raising a transgender child at the LGBT Community Center, Harrisburg. Called TRANS-ition, the group is a setting for parents and caregivers of gender non-conforming youth that continues March 4 and April 1. Leen...

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Dr. Myriam Torres Discusses Cardiovascular Disease, Heath Issues in the Latino Community

Happy-go-lucky millennials who are mostly athletic or healthy might find themselves suffering from cardiovascular disease when they’re in their 50s or 60s, based on slightly elevated cholesterol levels during their younger years. Cardiovascular disease, particularly heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death among Hispanics in America. Numerous risk...

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