An LGBTQ Fitness Icon

In honor of LGBTQ History Month, I thought it would be nice to shine a little light on a bright personality who has brought wellness to millions of people. In my experience as a trainer, being personable and funny makes the sessions much more enjoyable to clients. It is important to recognize that many people…

Legal Battle Rages as West Virginia Attempts to Exclude Trans Individuals from Healthcare

A motion seeking to add another two additional plaintiffs to a federal class-action lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s blanket exclusion of health care coverage for transgender people by Medicaid and state employee health plans was filed September 23 by representatives of Lambda Legal. If granted, Shauntae Anderson, who is a Medicaid participant, and Leanne James, a public employee…

Has the Alpha Omega Variant of COVID Arrived?

A relatively new COVID-19 variant called Mu that appears to be capable of evading current treatments has been detected in almost every state. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the new variant of COVID-19 seems to have the ability to evade immunity from vaccines and previous infections.

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