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LGBT Wellness Roundup: July 7

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness visit our page dedicated to the topic here.

1. We Need Better Care for Older Adults
Kudos to SAGE Central Virginia for recent good press on their training sessions with community health providers.

2. LGBT Brain Health
A new study out this week charts our neurological health risks. Did you know our health disparities may lead us to have higher rates of stroke and dementia? But, of course, until we get better data collection we’ll never know.

3. Download an App, Make History
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco are launching the app-based PRIDE Study, which they want to be the biggest study of LGBTQ health ever. Buzzfeed has a great rundown of how they need YOUR help to narrow down which topics are most important.

4. LGBT Cancer Survivors Need Support
The National LGBT Cancer Network’s Jenna McDavid has a great oped about needing more queer-focused spaces in cancer care -- we couldn’t agree more.

5. Bisexuals Health
A new study found that nearly 20% of bisexual men and women rated their health as poor, the highest of any group. Plus, bisexuals were nearly 10% more likely to smoke than gays or lesbians and nearly twice as likely as straight people.

6. Breathe Easy at Pride
What are we celebrating? Healthy Pride! Many Pride celebrations this year were smoke-free events (shout out to Reading, PA!). Now we can all breathe easy and enjoy the fun.

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