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August 24, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Does Being Transgender Put You At Greater Risk For Heart Issues?

August 24, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A recent scientific statement by the American Heart Association published in the AHA Journal covered the topic of cardiovascular health in people who are transgender and gender diverse. “Our statement is about looking at people's health in the context of the world in which we live,” Writing Committee Chair, Carl G Streed told us. “It's about moving beyond blaming individuals for their health and looking at what is actually causing health disparities." [More]

May 21, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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People With Disabilities Feel Excluded in the Workplace

May 21, 2021 08:26 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Accenture conducted a global survey of 6,000 employees with disabilities, 1,748 executives (of whom 675 have disabilities) and completed 50 video interviews. Their report (Getting to Equal 2020: Disability Inclusion research) shows that most persons with disabilities feel shut out in the workplace at some point in their careers. Employees with disabilities are 27% less likely to feel “included” in the workplace and 60% more likely to feel “excluded,” compared with the average. [More]

July 21, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Should Colleges Be Discussing Current Race Issues In The Classroom?

July 21, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Black Studies explores the impact of publicized killings of Black men and boys by police shared in social media and viewed by underrepresented college students in the U.S. The study, titled: “The Only Thing New is the Cameras”: A Study of U.S. College Students’ Perceptions of Police Violence on Social Media, found that the majority of college students experienced emotional trauma watching the videos. They shared their fears about being pulled over by police. [More]

November 1, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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An Alternative Approach to Gender Identity Conversion Therapy

November 1, 2019 08:09 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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In a recent survey of 27,715 transgender adults in JAMA Psychiatry, gender identity conversion efforts (GICE) were associated with higher odds of attempted suicide and severe psychological distress. Many jurisdictions ban this practice and several professional organizations oppose it because they recognize the adverse mental health outcomes seen in those who experienced these efforts. [More]

March 19, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Racism Prevents Black People From Seeking Mental Health Care According To New Study

March 19, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study looking at barriers to mental health services among Blacks/African Americans in the hopes of finding ways to remove these barriers has found that Black people/African Americans with a college education do not seek mental healthcare even when they think they should. “Being Black is not the problem just as race is not the problem,” study author Sirry M. Alang told us. “It is racism that is the problem.” [More]