Does Your Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders affect five to ten million young and adult women and one million men in the U.S. What is a parent to do when we suspect our child may be exhibiting symptoms of disordered eating? Come to think of it -- what are symptoms of disordered eating? To answer these questions, I called up Liza Feilner, a licensed professional counselor and senior therapist at the Eating Recovery Center's Child and Adolescent Behavioral Hospital. ...more
 @Barbarahughes Hello there, Barbara! I am interested in your contact with Overeaters Anonymous. ...more

Slacking on Your Resolution? There's an App for That

Three weeks ago, you told yourself that you were going to get fit in 2012. You even joined a gym to show how serious you were about making that change. How's that working out for you? Yeah, I'm not doing that hot, either. Lucky for us, there's an app for that. ...more

Are Georgia's Shocking Anti-Obesity Ads Going to Work?

Georgia is trying to address the childhood obesity epidemic plaguing the state with an ad campaign that features obese children and lines such as, "Obesity takes the fun out of being a kid," "It's hard to be a little girl when you're not" and "Big bones didn't make me this way, big meals did." These billboards and television spots, created as part of Strong4Life, an awareness initiative by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, have generated a great deal of controversy. Will they work? ...more
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Should Respectable Writers Publish in Playboy?

Carl Zimmer, a celebrated science writer, has published a piece about Neil deGrasse Tyson in the January issue of Playboy magazine. Almost immediately after the article started making the rounds on the internet, the question of whether "respectable authors" should publish in magazines like Playboy arose. ...more

Mercy and Other So-Called Hangover Cures

Humans have been trying to solve the problem of hangovers for as long as there has been alcohol. In fact, some of those old recipes have gained such popularity that they are now staples. But is there really such a thing as a hangover "cure"? ...more
@BartoloJ75 @avflox ha! exactly! And a real Mexican Coke (the drink) :)more

Google Health Goes Offline: How To Download Your Data

Google Health will be shutting down on the first of January, 2012, allowing users one year before deleting all the data contained in individual profiles permanently. Follow the directions on this post to download your health records or transfer them to a new service. ...more
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Brain-Eating Amoeba? The Facts

Before you swear off nasal irrigation -- the practice of douching the nasal passage to remove blockages and mucus from the nose -- let's take a look at all the information we have about this "brain-eating amoeba" everyone's been reporting about. ...more
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Porn on a Plane: How To Deal With Awkward In-Flight Situations

You squeeze into your row and settle in, your favorite guilty-pleasure magazine in hand. But no sooner have you taken off, leaned back and started to disappear into the article in your hands that an image catches your eye in the monitor of the person immediately beside you. Oh, dear Lord. The person next to you has plans for in-flight relaxation, too, but unfortunately for you, these plans involve watching porn. What do you do? ...more
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Measles & Vaccines: Giving The Gift of Health

Despite the retraction and correction of the claim that the MMR vaccine had been linked to autism, popular support for vaccination has decreased and, coupled with recent measles outbreaks in Africa, Europe and India, the World Health Organization estimates that the fatalities will begin rising by 500,000 each year, completely destroying the progress that has been made against the disease since the 1980s by next year. ...more
@avflox In follow-up, here is a great visual (not scientific) example regarding the importance ...more

Your Partner: All The Gift-Idea Inspiration You Need

Ideas are all around you. Sure, all this browsing might not uncover the one perfect gift, but all you need is a little jolt of inspiration. That's all it takes sometimes for a good idea to spring from your mind. ...more