Posts tagged ‘Health’

September 4, 2011

National Suicide Prevention Week Sept 4 – 10: The Trevor Project “Talk To Me,” Campaign

by Accidental Bear

During National Suicide Prevention Week, join Kevin McHale and The Trevor Project for “Talk To Me,” a campaign for conversation. Visit our website to learn how you can participate.

And remember: If you or someone you know ever needs help, please call The Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7. Or visit http://www.TheTrevorProject.org.

And remember: If you or someone you know ever needs help, please call The Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7. Or visit http://www.TheTrevorProject.org.

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September 1, 2011

UCSF Prostate Cancer Survivor Grows a Beard for a Good Cause

by Accidental Bear

Anything for a good cause with a beard!

(via www.ucsf.edu)

For the first time in his life, 50-year-old Art Wagner is growing a beard. He wants people to ask why.

Art Wagner

He will tell them that he is a survivor of prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. He will tell them that he has started Septembeard, a charitable organization dedicated to raising money for research on prevention, better treatments and a cure.

Wagner is hoping men will grow facial hair during September, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and that people will sponsor the hair growth by donating to his brand-new nonprofit, which officially opens today (Sept. 1.) The money goes directly to one of six leading research institutions on prostate cancer: UCSF, Johns Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson and Northwestern University.

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August 26, 2011

Accidental Bear Teams up with Celebrity Personal Trainer Johnny Pearman for a Series of Fitness Videos

by Accidental Bear

The night before my meeting with personal trainer Johnny Pearman was a restless night of sleep. Fitness for most can be that pink elephant in the room that you just do not want to acknowledge. You know you should pet it more and take better care of it, but chose to ignore it. So, meeting Johnny was like meeting this pink elephant, face to face. The plan of attack was to tackle fitness and workout myths and to get Johnny to reveal some secrets of the trade.

Johnny exudes a bright light and even before our initial meet-and-greet handshake, I was a fan. Once I got past his movie star good looks and his make-you-weak-in-the-knees Kentucky charm I found a well seasoned athlete that knows fitness and well-being inside and out. His training techniques are gentle and effective and he will deflect any negative thoughts or feeling you may be having regarding your own personal faults, with helpful tips in terms that are easy to understand and relate to.

Find Johnny on FACEBOOK and don’t forget to √ like

About the awesome Johnny Pearman

Johnny’s path into the fitness industry started at a young age. Pitching hay bails during the hot, humid summers of Kentucky and hammering nails into new homes fostered a physically driven lifestyle, and an appreciation for hard work and tangible, visible results. Johnny earned his B.A. in Exercise Science and Philosophy at Western Kentucky University before moving to San Francisco, California. In San Francisco, Johnny picked up gymnastics and studied with a Spanish Gold Medalist at Stanford. Johnny then moved to Spain, where he studied Spanish at the University of Alicante. While living in Spain he trained for his first half-marathon that he later ran in Sweden. Next, Johnny lived in Costa Rica and taught TRX classes for a Detox Resort. From the success of his instruction Johnny was invited to Indiana to teach at the Elk Ridge Resort. Coming back to San Francisco, California Johnny joined Virtual Active as the video instructor and program designer for their interactive running and hiking videos. Between hiking and trail running Johnny loves to train his clients in the city. johnnypearmanfitness.blogspot.com

August 25, 2011

URSA Skin Care For Men, Live Major

by Accidental Bear

As a pretty typical gay-homosexual I like to have good skin. Even coming from the beardy point of view, your cheeks and neck are still out there for the world to see and judge. As boy I would lather my mothers flowery, brightly colored products all over my face and practice french kissing my hand. Even at a young age, I knew the smell wasn’t to my liking, I wanted something that said, ” I  am man , hear me roar” but with nice skin. Ursa skin products for men was brought to attention just this morning and I am ready to consume the whole line. Take a look men. Did you notice the awesome label?

 

Ursa Major is passionate about human and environmental health. We take great care to develop clean, healthy skin care products which work incredibly well and also offer a wonderful experience. We never use parabens, sulfates, petroleum and petroleum derived chemicals, glycols (propylene glycol), ethoxylated chemicals (PEGs), ethanolamines (TEA, DEA, MEA), synthetic colors, synthetic polymers, silicones, phthalates, chemical sunscreens or formaldehyde donors. (If that stuff sounds gnarly, it is!)” www.ursamajormen.com

Men’s Skin 101

You may have noticed: men’s facial skin is different to women’s skin. It’s thicker, oilier, has more pores and sweats more. And of course men have much tougher, faster-growing hair follicles or ‘whiskers’. All this creates a unique set of challenges best met by regular use of skincare products designed specifically for men.

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August 25, 2011

Queer & Odd News: Are Your HIV Drugs Aging You? Penis Surgery, BESTIALITY, Accused nude dude…

by Accidental Bear

PAT ROBERTSON: NOT TO GET ‘WEIRD,’ BUT THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT CRACKS ARE A SIGN FROM GOD 

 Evangelist Pat Robertson this week suggested that cracks in the Washington Monument from Tuesday’s earthquake are a sign from God. Before making his point, he had a disclaimer: he doesn’t want to “get weird” when he talks about the Monument as “a symbol of America’s power. 

Fox Affiliate Ignores Potential Harm Of Teacher’s Anti-Gay Comments

Adviser to Romney and Brown Mocks It Gets Better on Twitter

Following recent criticism toward Brown, the only Republican member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, for not making an It Gets Better video, the “CrazyKhazei” feed said, “I promise to devote all my time in office to making gay videos. Shame on Scott Brown for focusing on jobs!” Another tweet from July 31 read, “Just got back from sunny California. Thanks to all the elitists there for donating to my campaign.

Are Your HIV Drugs Aging You?

HIV PLUS AGING DRUGS WOMAN PILLS X390 | ADVOCATE.COMAntiretroviral medications have allowed HIVers to live longer and manage their viral load, but the drugs also sometimes have harmful, toxic side effects. A recent example comes from new research by the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the U.K.’s Newcastle University, which indicates that the older antiretrovirals are primary culprits in premature aging.

For More, go to HIV Plus Magazine

NEW YORK CLERK: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE COULD LEAD TO BESTIALITY

Focus on the Family’s Citizen Link recently caught up with Ledyard, NY town clerk Rose Marie Belforti, who has said she will not sign same-sex marriage licenses because it would “grieve the Holy Spirit that resides in my heart.” She told Citizen Link that she has gay friends, but she’s worried that when people do genealogical research, they won’t know the sex (or species) of the couple: “We know what a bride is, we know what a groom is—but if we choose to be a “spouse,” does that even limit (marriage) to a human being? Do you know what I’m saying?”    

Openly Gay Mormon Appointed to LDS Church Leadership Position 

Late Sunday, news came across the Mormon grapevine: an openly gay Mormon man namedMitch Mayne had been asked (or “called,” in Mormon parlance) to serve as a leader in an LDS congregation in San Francisco.

Study: Simple Changes To Dating Sites Could Lower STD’s, HIV

A study released today recommends eight ways to reduce transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among men who meet male sex partners online. Owners of popular dating and “hook-up” websites and users of those websites, along with HIV and STD program directors, agreed that a few simple measures could have a major impact on the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Among the online measures supported by a majority of those surveyed: Including “safe sex” as a profile option and allowing users to search for partners by such characteristics, Providing directories of STD testing locations, Sending automatic reminders to get an HIV or STD test at regular intervals chosen by users, Having chat-rooms and other areas for HIV-positive men looking for other HIV-positive men, Providing e-cards to notify partners of a potential exposure to STDs, Posting videos that show men discussing safe sex, HIV status, and related issues, Providing access to sexual health experts.

‘The Daily Show’ Correspondents Explain The Tea Party (VIDEO)

Daily Show Tea Party

On Tuesday Jon Stewart’s correspondents broke down the two-party system for us, and today we bring you their examination of one of the most widely known third parties: The Tea Party. Watch as Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Aasif Mandvi and John Oliver go over the motivation, tactics and fashion choices of Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin’s prideful followers. For example, Cenac explains how the name was conceived (a 4th grade understanding of American history) and Jones tells us what he thinks of when he hears the term (hint: it has to do with his five-year-old daughter).

10 Unusual Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Jobs

Steve JobsI don’t care about Apple stock. (Well, I do think it will be the first trillion dollar company). Or about his business successes. That’s boring. The only thing that matters to me is how Steve Jobs became the greatest artist that ever lived. You only get to be an artist like that by turning everything in your life upside down, by making horrible, ugly, mistakes, by doing things so differently that people will never be able to figure you out. By failing, cheating, lying, having everyone hate you, and coming out the other side with a little bit more wisdom than the rest.

5 questions to ask before having penis surgery

CNN) — If you’re a woman contemplating surgery on your female parts, you’ll find plenty of ladies chatting and blogging away about their experiences, often on websitesThe penis is a highly vascularized organ, which means there's a lot of blood running through it, so cutting into it can be risky. adorned with pink ribbons. But if you’re a man considering male surgery there’s not so much out there. There’s no ribbon for, say, penis surgery, and comparatively few men trading stories and sharing advice. “Women are much more engaged with their health,” says Dr. Dennis Pessis, president-elect of the American Urological Association. “It’s gotten better in the past 15 years, but still, men don’t always seek out the best treatments for themselves.”

Accused nude dude in Vero Beach says he’s ‘just out here helping people’

johnson_mug_front.jpgAn accused naked man encountered last week at Humiston Park in Vero Beach defied arrest, saying, “‘I’m just out here helping people!'” A couple and their teen daughters flagged down a Vero Beach police officer just before 8 p.m. Aug. 19 about a man exposing himself at the showers, a recently released arrest affidavit states.

 

Apes, other animals at Washington’s National Zoo sensed earthquake seconds before shaking started

Gorillas at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., (from l. Kibibi, baby Kojo and mom Madara) were seen reacting seconds before humans felt the tremors of Tuesday's earthquake.They may be apes, but they knew the East Coast earthquake was about to hit before their more evolved human cousins realized what was happening. Five to 10 seconds before the earth shook Tuesday, an orangutan at the National Zoo in Washington named Kyle and a gorilla named Kojo stopped foraging and raced to the top of the tree-like structure in their enclosure, zoo officials reported Wednesday.

August 23, 2011

Feeding the Gays: A Dose of Muscle & Testosterone, Pat Barber Video Workout Blog

by Accidental Bear

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August 22, 2011

NEW: “Ask the Doctor” Part 3 Hep C & Fisting, STD Clinics, Increased Rates of STDs in Minorities Higher

by Accidental Bear

This finishes up our first round of questions for our “Ask the Doctor” web series. This section, part 3, focusses on Hep C, Gay Men’s Health Clinics & increased rates of STDs in Minorities Higher.

Out next round of questions coming soon!! Please send any questions you may have for the doctor to accidentalbear@gmail.com

 

August 22, 2011

Lunch Break Video: Lets Work on the Mid-section Men

by Accidental Bear

Having some trouble getting this Monday started. I have just the thing. Put down that chili-dog on your lunch break and do this instead. You will for sure get laid or your money back. You cannot go wrong in green onion skin shorts.

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August 22, 2011

AUSTRALIA: R U OK Day: A National Day of Action that Aims to Prevent Suicide| Sept 15

by Accidental Bear
A wonderful message. The world should take notice of the compassion happening down under. Mike Enders

VicBears is planning to start some life-changing conversations this September 15, hosting a discussion evening on mental wellbeing and how to look after your mates. The evening is being held to coincide with R U OK Day, a national day of awareness that aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to have open and honest conversations and stay connected with people in their lives. www.ruokday.com.au

 

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August 15, 2011

NEW Episode: “Ask the Doctor” Edition # 2: Ejaculations, Large Healthy Men, Daily Vitamins & Tanning

by Accidental Bear

This episode tackles the topics of Ejaculations, Large Health Men, Daily Vitamins & Tanning. Accidental Bear Website takes reader’s questions to Dr George Forgan-Smith from The Healthy Bear Website to get some answers.

August 14, 2011

Mad Respect: Open Hand Founder Ruth Brinker Dies at the Young Age of 89

by Accidental Bear

Ruth Brinker was a visionary and fought off ignorance and fear of HIV in the very early years of the disease. Few people get all my respect, but today I put in all with my thoughts of Ruth. RIP you lovely lady. I blow you a big kiss.  A B

(B.A.R.) Ruth Brinker, the retired grandmother who in 1985 started delivering meals to people living with AIDS and went on to found Project Open Hand, died Monday, August 8 at the Eden Villa Assisted Living Facility in San Francisco. She was 89.

She died after a series of strokes and the effects of vascular illness, the agency said in a statement.

Ms. Brinker, who had retired from a career in food services, heard about a neighbor who had died of AIDS. She was shocked to discover that malnutrition was as much a cause of her neighbor’s death as the illness itself, and started preparing meals in her kitchen and delivering them to seven people, according to a statement on Project Open Hand’s website. Soon, of course, that number grew and others came to help her cook and deliver hot, nutritious meals throughout San Francisco. 

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August 11, 2011

Accidental Bear Kicks Off Video Series “Ask the Doctor” with The Healthy Bear’s Dr George

by Accidental Bear

Accidental Bear Website starts off its, “Ask the Doctor” web series and teamed up with Dr George Forgan-Smith from The Healthy Bear Website based in Melbourne Australia. The focus of discussions will be to answer questions pertaining to men’s health issues. This edition 1 topics: jock itch, sports drinks, top concerns for sexually active gay men and Toxoplasmosis relating HIV positive people and cats. Accidental Bear’s cat Goose make a special appearance at the end of video just in time for the readers question about cats. The cat knows his cue! Many more informative editions coming soon! Please send questions you have regarding men’s health issues, no matter how big or small and we’ll “Ask the Doctor.”

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August 5, 2011

Brian Wilson Doesn’t Fear Cholesterol, Eats 60 Eggs a Week

by Accidental Bear

 Mr. Wilson you better have an obedient lady in your life that will pick these eggs from you beard as gently as I would and feed them back to you like a baby bird. AB

Brian Wilson Doesn't Fear CholesterolSan Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson is a noted fan of “14-star restaurant” Gary Danko, and it turns out he reallylikes eggs. Which makes sense because eggs are pretty cool and very important “for big days.”

But of course, Gary Danko isn’t a nightly destination for The Beard. Over at Food & Wine, Kate Krader reveals Brian Wilson’s day-to-day diet:

For breakfast I’ll usually make an eight egg-white omelette with bell peppers, shredded cheese, and slices or ham and turkey ripped up… I probably eat between 54 and 60 eggs a week.

It’s no Paul Newman egg-eating feat, but like Tim Lincecum‘s In-N-Out order of three double-doubles, it is pretty impressive.

via insidescoopsf.sfgate.com

August 4, 2011

Gay Bachelor Blog Presents: Featured Bachelors Shape up for Pride Season

by Accidental Bear

We at Accidental Bear love our friends at Gay Bachelor Blog. GayBachelorBlog.com partners up with Fitness Expert Jeremy Foreshew to get two of our Featured Bachelors in shape for Pride Season! It’s the final weight where we learn if the boys have met their targets or not. Congrats to both David and Aaron!

 

 

 

August 4, 2011

SF CA Weiner News: Circumcision Ban Removed from Ballot

by Accidental Bear

Saying that the state regulates medical procedures, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi struck the controversial anti-circumcision proposition from the November ballot last week, ordering the head of the city’s Department of Elections to remove it.

The proposition, which qualified for the ballot in May, sought to criminalize anyone practicing circumcision on boys under the age of 18 within San Francisco. Violations would result in a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment in county jail for up to one year, or both. MORE 

via B.A.R.