Health & Wellness


  • Helping Teens Find Their Authentic Selves

    “It gets better,” says the famous slogan, and there’s proof at Middlesex Health. Adolescents in its new gender program are receiving expert, compassionate and multi-pronged help in beginning their identity journey—and young enough so that their journey may be much smoother than for those who start later in life. It’s...

    November 15, 2021 / Health & Wellness
  • Clinical staff at Middlesex Health provide more than medicine

    Getting appropriate and compassionate healthcare can be a challenge for anyone in the current environment. For  the LGBTQ+ community at large and especially for transgender people who have special and specific needs; getting appropriate, sensitive healthcare that acknowledges and respects their unique situations is critical—and unfortunately sometimes both difficult and...

    September 10, 2021 / Health & Wellness
  • The Right Fit  

    For Trans Men, Binding Doesn’t Need To Be A Pain By Jane Latus For better or worse, it’s one of the first things most people subconsciously notice when sussing out someone else for the first time: whether they have breasts and are “therefore” male or female. Of course, gender identity...

    June 7, 2021 / Health & Wellness
  • Living Authentically

    Masculinizing Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Empower Trans Men By Jane Latus Even with his long eyelashes and beautiful eyes, the young man was able to pass as male in public – until he spoke. His high voice would betray him, and awkwardness or worse would follow. People who had addressed...

    March 15, 2021 / Health & Wellness
  • Botox for Men

    The Benefits of Botox For Men Sure, you’re into the latest grooming lotions and potions. But what about those frown lines and crow’s feet? “Men want to look refreshed,” said Lauren Cardone, APRN, practitioner and owner of Revitalize Medspa & Skincare Center in Old Saybrook. Lauren says there certainly is...

    November 18, 2020 / Health & Wellness
  • Comfortable In Their Own Skin

    Feminizing Hormone Therapy Helps Many Trans Women Feel Like Themselves By Jane Latus Proverbially dissatisfied with their looks, cisgender women have no idea how lucky they are. For many transgender women, appearing as they envision themselves is essential to avoiding emotionally paralyzing dysphoria. And for many, especially trans women of...

    November 6, 2020 / Health & Wellness
  • Continuous Care

    Middlesex Health is supporting transgender patients who face additional health concerns during the pandemic By Jane Latus We all heard the warning as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across Connecticut and the nation: Don’t let the fear of becoming infected stop you from seeking medical care when you need it. Otherwise,...

    September 18, 2020 / Featured Articles, Health & Wellness
  • How Well Do You Really Know Yourself?

    Years ago I was a volunteer at a Red Cross in the Midwest. I was in the public relations department. It was sort of a crossroads there for the entire chapter. And as such, we heard lots about the goings-on in different departments and organizations around town. In the area,...

    September 2, 2020 / Health & Wellness
  • Help and Hope

    For trans patients, high-quality primary care is a crucial part of the journey By Jane Latus When most cisgender people – unfortunately, even some doctors – think of medical care for transgender people, their thoughts are likely confined only to this group’s unique needs, like hormone replacement therapy, gender confirming surgery and...

    June 17, 2020 / Health & Wellness
  • Speaking From the Heart

    Middlesex Health helps transgender patients build a voice to match their identity By Carol Latter / Photography by CT HEADSHOTS For transgender patients, transitioning is often a journey fraught with numerous challenges. For each individual, the hurdles may include any or all of the following – coming out to family,...

    February 26, 2020 / Health & Wellness

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