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Bariatric Surgery for Kids: What the American Academy of Pediatrics Gets Wrong in their New Public Health Policy

The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending weight loss surgery for children. Will this do more harm than good? The…

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Weight Loss for Joker Is No Joke

Since the release of the movie Joker, it seems almost as much attention has been paid to actor Joaquin Phoenix’s dramatic…

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James Corden discusses fat-shaming.
What James Corden Got Right and Wrong in His Response to Bill Maher

CN: Discussion of fat-shaming Bill Maher aired a segment recently about fat-shaming. His “hot take” on the issue was, from what…

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Why Kurbo, the Weight Loss App for Kids, Is a Problem

CN: Discussion of food restriction, weight bias, and weight loss for children WW, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers has…

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Macy’s Pulls Pourtions Plates After Backlash

Macy’s took a serious misstep when it decided to sell a Pourtions™ plate in its Herald Square store. The plate had…

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These Climbers Dispel the Myth That Plus-Size People Can’t Be Fit

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. About 30,000 people climb the mountain each year, and three-quarters of those reach…

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World Health Organization Renames Gender Dysphoria Incongruence

The World Health Organization Has Finally Stopped Classifying Gender Dysphoria As a Mental Illness The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that…

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Anorexia Nervosa vs. Constitutional Thinness

Anorexia Nervosa vs. Constitutional Thinness Anorexia nervosa is characterized by the intense fear of gaining weight, a distorted body image, inability…

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#DumpTheScales: A Campaign to End the Use of BMI in ED Treatment

Body Mass Index (BMI) is an outdated and weight-centric way to monitor an individual’s health. Despite this fact, it is still…

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In the News: The Direct Link Between Pornography and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders in women may worsen if their significant other regularly watch pornography, according to new research performed at Ohio State…

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