Health & Wellness

MEDS4LIFE – Because Giving Back Is Still the Best Medicine

By Amy Moser Over 30 years ago, The Aliveness Project was born over potlucks and kitchen table conversations about AIDS, stigma, and survival. Refusing to be isolated from each other and loved ones, the HIV […]

Understanding and Dealing with the Death of a Partner

By Tony Del Percio It does not matter if you’re straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender: we are all human beings who have the capability to love and be loved. From the moment we are […]

Do You Think You’re Too Old For Orthodontics? Think Again!

By Dr. Jesse Veil Do you think orthodontics are only for children or teens? Think again! Now, more than ever, adults are seeking orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons. Some people want to improve […]

Seasonal Depression: Defeating the Winter Blues

The days are shorter, weather is colder, and more people are inclined to stay home rather than bundle up to get together with friends and family. While pop culture is currently glorifying staying home by […]

2016 Lavender Community Awards

Produced by Andy Lien Written by Shane Lueck The recipients of the Lavender Community Awards were nominated and voted for online in the month of November. Winners demonstrate clear dedication and leadership by being either out […]

A Word In Edgewise: Only Things Certain Are Death and Taxes

Today, with a good lawyer, taxes have become moot, leaving, “the only thing certain is death,” a topic movingly discussed in Atul Gawande’s highly readable book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Patrick Boland

As an homage to my alma mater, St. Olaf College, I thought I would organize my six-item Christmas list into the categories of mind, body, and spirit. After all, what sounds more Happy Holidays than […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Sports/Fitness

These products are perfect for all fitness enthusiasts, from hardcore gym rats to amateur athletes. From stocking stuffers to apparel and more, this list has something for every price point and every fitness level. Gear […]

Health & Wellness Update: Local HIV/AIDS Service Organizations

HIV/AIDS service organizations provide assistance in many forms to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families and friends. These services may include counseling as well as HIV testing and referral resources. The organizations listed below offer […]

The Road to Hell…and Back: Out & Sober Minnesota Defeats Addiction with Connection

We’ve been told the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but all English majors know the road to hell is paved with statistics, and the Pride Institute would agree. The Pride Institute tells […]

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