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This Hispanic Heritage Month, Planned Parenthood Stands with Latino Communities

This Hispanic Heritage Month, Planned Parenthood Stands with Latino Communities

Sep 18
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a leading health care provider that serves 500,000 Latino patients each year, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by standing with Latino communities.

Few Doctors Check for Common, Deadly Genetic Heart Condition

Few Doctors Check for Common, Deadly Genetic Heart Condition

Sep 14
Many doctors don't assess their patients for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a common and treatable genetic condition that puts people at a 20 times greater risk for early and aggressive heart disease.

DC's Top Chefs and Mixologist Support LGBTQ Students at Point Foundation Event

DC's Top Chefs and Mixologist Support LGBTQ Students at Point Foundation Event

Sep 13
On Thursday, September 14, at Room & Board in Washington, DC, join top chefs and mixologists when they support LGBTQ students of the Point Foundation's Cornerstone Society.

Gay Couple Denied Baby Through Surrogate Challenges Utah Law

Gay Couple Denied Baby Through Surrogate Challenges Utah Law

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Sep 13
A gay couple denied the chance to have a baby using a surrogate challenged a Utah law's reference to heterosexual parents Tuesday in a case that illustrates the legal complications LGBT couples can face when starting families.

PFLAG National Names Dr. Jaime M. Grant as New Executive Director

PFLAG National Names Dr. Jaime M. Grant as New Executive Director

Sep 12
Today, PFLAG National named Jaime M. Grant, Ph. D. as its new Executive Director.

LGBTQ Groups Partner to Publish Resource to Warn Parents About Conversion Therapy

LGBTQ Groups Partner to Publish Resource to Warn Parents About Conversion Therapy

Sep 12
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the civil rights organization'a educational arm, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, released "Just As They Are," a comprehensive resource for parents on the harmful practice known as "conversion therapy."

Planned Parenthood Launches Initiative to Expand Comprehensive HIV Prevention

Planned Parenthood Launches Initiative to Expand Comprehensive HIV Prevention

Sep 11
Planned Parenthood will participate in a grant-funded, multi-phase pilot program to build and expand comprehensive HIV prevention and education efforts at 11 Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country over the next 18 months.

Back to School: 5 Surprising Ways to Get Your Child Ready to Learn

Back to School: 5 Surprising Ways to Get Your Child Ready to Learn

Aug 31
With 2 months of reading and nearly 3 months of math lost each year to the summer brain drain (learning loss that occurs each summer), parents should prime their kids to fix the damage before school begins.

Attorneys: West Virginia Clerk Apologizes to Lesbian Couple

Attorneys: West Virginia Clerk Apologizes to Lesbian Couple

Aug 30
Attorneys for a lesbian couple say they're receiving a public apology and $10,000 in damages from a county clerk's office in West Virginia where they were disparaged when applying for a marriage license last year.

AHF: Congenital Syphilis a Growing Crisis; CDC Must Act Aggressively on Prevention, Treatment

AHF: Congenital Syphilis a Growing Crisis; CDC Must Act Aggressively on Prevention, Treatment

Aug 25
In response to data revealing a growing crisis of congenital syphilis across the U.S., advocates from AHF today call on the CDC to act far more aggressively on prevention, education and treatment on the potentially deadly disease.

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