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2010-10-28 14:45:00

Eating disorders negatively affect oral health CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the connection between oral health and systemic health has been well-established, what most people don't know is that dentists often are in a position to detect systemic conditions. According to an article published in the October 2010 issue of AGD Impact, the monthly newsmagazine of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), dentists may be the first health care providers to notice evidence of...

2010-10-21 06:37:01

Health care providers can play a key role in the fight against weight problems in young people Over the last few decades, the dramatic rise in pediatric obesity rates has emerged as a public health threat requiring urgent attention. The responsibility of identifying and treating eating and weight-related problems early in children and adolescents falls to health care providers and other professionals who work with the child, according to Professor Denise Wilfley and colleagues from the...

2010-09-01 16:13:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of students at all grade levels, from elementary to high school to college, will head back to school - and many times this is met with mixed emotions. Not because the "summer fun" has ended, but because school adds new pressures into the mix, with many kids focusing on trying to be popular, and some just to even fit in. Many times these pressures can manifest physically, with young men and women trying to be an ideal body size and weight, just...

2010-07-21 23:15:15

STOP Obesity Alliance, Khaliah Ali and other advocacy groups identify 4 factors that weigh heavily on American women struggling with obesity The information gap and general lack of understanding of obesity's unique and disproportionate impact on women contributes to the challenges of the 65 million American women who are considered overweight or obese, said the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance Task Force on Women at a meeting on Capitol Hill today. Through...

2010-06-18 01:59:58

Normal weight and underweight teenage girls who falsely believe they are overweight are at significantly greater risk of succumbing to unnecessary and unsafe weight-loss behaviors than girls who can accurately assess their weight status, according to new research by a University of Illinois expert in eating disorders and body-image perception. Janet M. Liechty, a professor of social work and of medicine at Illinois, says that body-image distortion, rather than the more commonly used measure...

2010-06-15 10:54:00

CHICAGO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating disorders and disordered eating are commonly experienced by female athletes, and are many times brought on by the pressure female athletes feel to masculinize one's body. Right now, as the World Cup is kicking off and the NBA Finals are wrapping up, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center (www.timberlineknolls.com), which provides treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorders for women 12 and older,...

2010-06-03 14:18:00

CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leader in treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorders for women 12 and older, has been honored as a 2010-2011 National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence for its on campus school, TK Academy. The highest level of recognition a private special education school can achieve through NASET, the award is presented to private special...

2010-05-26 17:03:00

CHICAGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The first lady has kicked off a national campaign that charges young Americans to "get up and move," changing the life goals of the newest generation. While the campaign and message are a strong effort, a national epidemic can only be changed with a personal choice to live better. It all starts with one parent, one effort, to take the time to live healthier, to want your children to live healthier. It's more than the number on a scale; it's a way of life....

2010-05-12 14:50:00

Learned self-criticism and body dissatisfaction are key Imagine stuffing yourself with a day's worth of food in two hours or less. Imagine feeling disgusted, depressed and guilty once you finally stop. Then imagine doing it again, repeatedly and uncontrollably, once a week or more for months on end. You have just imagined yourself with binge eating disorder (BED), a psychiatric condition similar to other eating disorders like bulimia, minus the countervailing purging behavior, and compulsive...

2010-04-01 13:12:31

Kaiser Permanente study first to find program stops binge eating and saves patients money Portland, Ore. "“ A new study finds that a self-guided, 12-week program helps binge eaters stop binging for up to a year and the program can also save money for those who participate. Recurrent binge eating is the most common eating disorder in the country, affecting more than three percent of the population, or nine million people, yet few treatment options are available. But a first-of-a-kind...


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