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CDC Data should spur action to protect the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students face two to three times higher risk for bullying than their heterosexual peer. ...

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Race, ethnicity affect kids’ access to mental health care, study finds

One in five Americans is estimated to have a mental health condition at any given time. But getting treatment remains difficult — and it’s worse for children, especially those who identify as Black or Hispanic ...

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Serious infections tied to suicide risk

Study suggests biological basis for suicide among those with serious infections. ...

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HIV therapy for breastfeeding mothers can virtually eliminate transmission to babies

For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants, according to results from a large clinical trial conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and India. ...

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Children’s Services Council reviews staff recommendations for 2016/17 budget

At their May budget retreat, the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) members reviewed staff recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2016. ...

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Connecting recently incarcerated people living with HIV to health coverage and care

Marketplace qualified health plans (QHPs) can help meet complex medical needs. In addition, for people living with HIV (PLWH) the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program remains available to fill in gaps in HIV care and medication access, and can often provide financial help with premiums and out-of-pocket costs, as well as case management and other services. ...

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Black and Hispanic children and youth rarely get help for mental health problems

Black children and young adults are about half as likely as their white counterparts to get mental health care despite having similar rates of mental health problems, according to a study published Aug. 12 in the International Journal of Health Services. Hispanic youth also get only half as much mental health care as whites ...

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HIV rapidly becoming a disease of young people

HIV rapidly becoming a disease of young people ...

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Learn how to prevent a painful sickle cell disease crisis during the summer

It’s important that you talk to your doctor, openly and regularly, about sickle cell disease, and learn how to best manage your condition and reduce the complications ...

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