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December 11, 2010

“Listen up Gays”, says Dr Honey Bear

by Accidental Bear

Honey Bear, ” Just saying…!”

San Francisco Monthly STD Report

 

 

 

 

Data for September, 2010

Report prepared October 29, 2010

www.sfcityclinic.org

Syphilis Rates in San Francisco Continue to Rise

After a year of decline, early syphilis rates in San Francisco are rebounding.  Between January and September of 2010, 460 early sy-

philis cases have been reported, a 21.7% increase over the same period in 2009.  Over 90% of syphilis cases are among men who have

sex with men (MSM) and over one-third of cases have had a previous diagnosis of syphilis.  Consistent with previous years, 58% of the

early syphilis cases are white, 20% Hispanic, 10% African-American, and 6% Asian/Pacific Islander; over half of the cases are over the

age of 40 and 60% of all reported cases are HIV infected.  Nearly one-third of early syphilis cases reported methamphetamine use and

over a quarter reported using erectile dysfunction medication in the prior year.  Nearly half of reported early syphilis cases had met sex

partners online.  The San Francisco Department of Public Health continues to recommend that MSM be screened for syphilis every 3-6

months.  For more information about syphilis, including information for providers, visit sfcityclinic.org.  Expert clinical consultation in

syphilis management is available through City Clinic at (415) 487-5595.  KB

San Francisco Monthly STD Report

Provider STD Reporting: 415-487-5555, 415-431-4628 (fax)

December 11, 2010

Pic of the Day

by Accidental Bear

The Mikes

The Mikes

Accidental Bear and his man friend, lover, LTR, partner , best friend & Golden Gate Bridge!

December 11, 2010

Why Surgeons Dread Redheads

by Accidental Bear

http://healthland.time.com/2010/12/10/why-surgeons-dread-red-heads/

December 11, 2010

Honey Bears Health Corner

by Accidental Bear

So, it gets dark hella ( shout out to CA) early, it’s cold, it’s rainy, X-mas parties amuck, stress about holidays and seeing family( how drunk and inappropriate will uncle Bill be this year), you have the sniffles, X-mas cookies left at your door, your haircutter has bowls of candy on counter ( to make up fo so-so over  priced haircut) and your couch has never felt more comfy ( thanks to over priced cute pillow with an emroidered pork chop on it)! All that equals unhealthy mentally and physically. You can keep your rub a dub dub cute spare tire AND be healthy!

I’m not going to suggest you squeeze into ice skates and humiliate your self in public, but I am going encourage you to :

If the thought of getting outside to exercise makes you dive under the covers, instead choose one of the many indoor workout options. Below are just a few of the many choices. 

  • Walk at an indoor location, like a mall. If you need extra motivation to get yourself to the mall, join a gay bear walking group that ends with a film with Movie Bears. This will help you stay accountable to someone other than yourself.
  • Join a health club ( this doesn’t mean cruising the steam room). This will allow you a large variety of physical activities to choose from every week.
  • Create a home gym. This doesn’t have to be expensive ( Do bench press off your couch using frozen hams). You can easily set-up a great workout routine with just a set of dumbbells, an exercise ball and a jump rope. Get all of this for around $50 ( better yet, do a thrift store run in Mission and you’ll find everything for dirt cheap).
  • If you have stairs where you live or close by, spend as little as 20 minutes at a time climbing up and down the stairs for a very intense and efficient workout.
  • Get wet ( no, not golden showers, save that for social hour). Find a local indoor pool you can use. Try swimming, water aerobics, or even just walking or running laps in the water.
  • Visit a library ( no foot tapping on the john). Usually local libraries offer exercise videos you can check-out for free. Pick-up a new one to try out every time you return the previous video.

Random Tips:

-Hit the sack! Be like our bear friends and give in to the dark nights. Don’t push yourself to stay up late. Turn off those lights and sleep with the television off (if you can)

-Add warming natural spices like cayenne, garlic and ginger to your foods.

-Drink warm herbal teas to get your water quota. You can even try an immune-stimulating tea like “Echinacea Special Formula” from Yogi Tea.

-Try a hot water bottle. Yes, it sounds a little 1800s, but it works like a charm. You can get a hot water bottle at any drugstore. Toss it into your bed to warm up your sheets, or use it on an achy, crampy belly. If a hot water bottle isn’t your forte, try an electric heating pad.

Honey Bear says, ” Be well, it’s possible! “

December 11, 2010

Conner Habib : Porn Makers #6

by Accidental Bear