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
  • Family Matters

    LGBTQ parents-to-be can face unique challenges By Cara McDonough / Photography by Tony Bacewicz The decision to start a family often comes from the heart. But for many, the path to having children isn’t an easy one, requiring unanticipated medical procedures, time and, sometimes, a significant financial investment. In the...

    November 9, 2019 / Health & Wellness
  • Holistic Healing

    For LGBTQ patients, the Middlesex Health physical therapy department can help with the usual issues, and some not-so-usual ones By Carol Latter / Photography by CT HEADSHOTS Patients come to see Lisa Gramlich, lead of the pelvic health program at Middlesex Health, for help with a broad range of medical...

    November 9, 2019 / Health & Wellness
  • Full Circle

    Norwalk-based health center provides quality care for all By Cara Rosner / Photography By Daniel Eugene Alot can change in seven years. When Circle Care Center opened in Norwalk in 2012, remembers CEO Mark Hammond, “it was formed basically as a men’s center to treat HIV.” As such, it gained...

    November 9, 2019 / Health & Wellness
  • Working It Out

    Some facilities embrace inclusivity, but LGBTQ gym-goers still face obstacles By Jane Latus / Photography by Stan Godlewski Who doesn’t have residual gym class locker room trauma? Especially if you were overweight or in any way different, or worse, under suspicion of being – gasp – gay. What if you...

    November 9, 2019 / Health & Wellness
  • ALLIES for the Journey

    The Transgender Medicine Program at Middlesex Health helps patients navigate the path to happiness By Carol Latter / Photography by TONY BACEWICZ    For people who are transgender, or even for those questioning their gender, the road to get to where they want – and need – to be is...

    September 9, 2019 / Health & Wellness
  • Building Better Care

    5 Trans-affirming Tips for Patients and Healthcare Providers By Dawn Ennis   You don’t have to be a doctor, a nurse or even someone LGBTQ to shudder at the things some healthcare professionals and their staff say to patients who identify as transgender. “Hello, sir. Oops, I meant ma’am. Sorry!” Most...

    May 27, 2019 / Health & Wellness
  • Making Them Whole

    Dr. John Borkowski helps patients align their bodies  with the person they are inside By James Battaglio / Photography by STAN GODLEWSKI    Dr. John Borkowski helps patients align their bodies with the person they are inside. Borkowski, who performs gender affirming surgeries, has established his reputation as an expert in female-to-male (FTM) and...

    May 27, 2019 / Health & Wellness
  • Becoming Themselves

    At Middlesex Health, transgender patients find empathy and assistance By James Battaglio Those considering hosting a gender reveal party may wish to hold off a few years before announcing the gender of their child. Such parties, which are becoming a popular trend among expectant parents while their child is still...

    February 7, 2019 / Health & Wellness

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