While the physical health of Colorado's transgender population is similar to the general population, their mental health outcomes are drastically different. It's just one of a series of key findings in a survey produced by One Colorado in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the LGBT Center of Colorado, Denver Health, and the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver.
As Colorado's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group, One Colorado said social and health disparities continue to exist for the state's LGBT Community overall.
I write about health and health care, but even I'm not immune to the "young and invincible" mentality. My annual dental checkup is more than six months overdue.
A provision of the Affordable Care Act that took effect in 2010 aimed to make it easier for young adults to access preventive care by allowing them to stay on their parents' insurance until they turn 26. As of 2011, some 3 million young adults gained coverage through this provision.
So does this mean more young people are getting their annual checkups and cholesterol screenings?