Health, Wellness & Sports

Trans Lifeline reports eight deaths since Nov. 8

The site says they are devastated to hear that eight people, “many of whom are teens,” died by suicide on the night of the election.

[Editor’s note: San Diego Gay and Lesbian News is sensitive to those who are experiencing crisis and the purpose of this story is to bring awareness to the public about mental health, suicide and getting help. If you are in crisis and need assistance, please call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255]

Boston sports writer Alex Reimer comes out on radio show

Sports writer Alex Reimer comes out on radio show.

Boston sports writer Alex Reimer, in what seemed like an impromptu conversation on WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan” radio show, decided to tell the hosts and the world he is gay on Wednesday's program.

A 'fast' reset button for the holidays

Grant Foreman

This is the season for excess with all the fun get-togethers and meal plans. 

Lots of sugar, lots booze, but also, lots of strategies you can use to recover from these holiday pitfalls. 

Cleansing is a way to strip away some of what you've built up.

It's like hitting the reset button.

Some advocate complete fasting with nothing but water.

Homophobic chant dispersed at UK football game

Recipients of the flyer were asked to read the chant after the anthem “I am Forever Blowing Bubbles.” 

Europen LGBT publication Gay Star News reports that police are investigating an incident at a British football game where spectators were handed a flyer with homophobic speech printed on the front.

3 Easy ways to jump-start your Fall calorie burn

Grant Foreman says even brushing your teeth can help keep you toned up.

My good friend just had a Fitbit sent to him by his mom.

He's not a guy I'd imagine being excited about step counting (I'm not) but he's linked into to a whole group of people that are competing to see who gets the most steps, including his mom. 

Norway to prescribe PrEP free-of-charge to at risk groups

PrEP will be available for free to at-risk groups across Norway.

Norway has just made an unprecedented move to provide their at-risk gay men PrEP free-of-charge through its National Health Service.

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) drug Truvada has been proven to reduce the risk of contracting HIV for those who use it as prescribed. 

Betty Ford outpatient facility to open in Del Mar Heights

New Betty ford outpatient facility to open in San Diego in mid-December.

The Betty Ford Center will open an outpatient addiction treatment facility in San Diego this December.

The center is located in Del Mar Heights and will start treating patients as early as mid-December.

CEO Mike Dee 'parts ways' with the Padres

Padres CEO Mike Dee makes a "departure" from the Padres.

In a surprising shift in San Diego sports management, it was announced on Wednesday that Padres CEO Mike Dee has “departed” from the baseball franchise.

Eating disorders and the LGBT community

In addition to bingeing and purging there are others who follow extreme “health” trends and can overdo "clean eating."

While there are some in the LGBT community who eat right and exercise to have a fit and trim body, there are others who obsess over weight and looks which cause them to use dangerous practices when trying to fulfill their image of that “perfect body.”