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Washington State New Gender Option for Birth Certificates Creates ‘X’ Gender Marker

Local
The rule creates a gender marker X, which represents a gender that is not exclusively male or female (such as nonbinary, intersex, agender, genderfluid, genderqueer, transgender, Two Spirit, and others). ...
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Study: Pet Obesity Rising for Seventh Straight Year

Health
Similar to their human counterparts, excessive body fat increases the risk of preventable health issues and may shorten the life expectancy of dogs and cats. Nationwide recently sorted through its database of more than 630,000 insured pets to determine the top 10 dog and cat obesity-related conditions. ...
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U.S. News & World Report Reveals Best Diet Rankings for 2018

Health
For the first time, the Mediterranean Diet ranks as a Best Diet Overall, tying for the No. 1 spot with the DASH Diet. Research suggests the Mediterranean Diet, a well-balanced eating plan, boosts longevity and helps prevent a number of chronic diseases. ...
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NIH Study: Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Heart Attack, Stroke Risk After Gestational Diabetes

Health
Women who have had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce or even eliminate their risk for cardiovascular disease by following a healthy lifestyle in the years after giving birth, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. ...
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Liver Care When Also Suffering from a Thyroid Disease

Health
In this article, one reader discusses how you should take care of your thyroid - and your liver. ...
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NARAL Pro-Choice California Responds to Supreme Court Case Challenging Abortion Rights

Politics Health
With the U.S. Supreme Court announcing it will hear the first challenge to abortion rights in the Court’s new era, NARAL Pro-Choice America called on the justices to protect women’s access to accurate medical information. ...
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New Report Details the Health Care Rights Attack on LGBT People, Women, Parents, Children

Health Faith and Religion
Tipping the Scales: The Coordinated Attack on LGBT People, Women, Parents, Children, and Health Care details the widespread push to pass a variety of religious exemptions laws that would give businesses, government agencies, and individuals a right to discriminate on religious or moral grounds. ...
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Trump Administration Rolls Back ACA Birth Control Protection

Politics Health
The Trump administration Friday rolled back the birth control protection as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), allowing any employer to deny birth control coverage because of religious or moral objection. ...
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Governor Signs Bill Modernizing California HIV Laws

Politics Health
Beginning in the late 1980s and at the height of the HIV epidemic, lawmakers passed several laws criminalizing otherwise legal behaviors of people living with HIV and added HIV-related penalties to existing crimes. ...
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Bellingham Teen Denied Medical Care for Gender Dysphoria at PeaceHealth

Health
A 17-year-old transgender boy named Pax Enstad was denied medical care by his mother’s employer, a Catholic health organization called PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. ...
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