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It Happened This Week – Title X Funding, Aretha Franklin, and Simple Changes for Weight Loss

By Chef Lisa on 02/18/2011

Many critics this week were decrying the effect proposed legislation might have on women’s health care. Several bills have been proposed recently that would decrease funding or even eradicate the Title X Family Planning program, which Nixon signed into law in 1970 to fund health clinics. One bill would stop all funding to any clinic which provides abortion services, despite […] Read more »

It Happened This Week – Food Trends for 2011, Resolutions and Revolutions

By Chef Lisa on 01/07/2011

Resolutions?  Nah.  We prefer revolutions, such as the one encouraged by the Health at Every Size movement.  Instead of making shallow promises to diet, why not switch perspective to that of health, well-being, and loving yourself no matter what?  Model Isabelle Caro's death due to complications from anorexia was announced this week.  She was 28.  Known for a photographic campaign against […] Read more »

It Happened This Week: Women & Chocolate, Sleep Problems & Weight Gain, and More on the Media

By Marsha Hudnall on 07/09/2010

Salon.com explores why women like chocolate and men like beer.  Is it nature or nurture?  Nurture might win as what women and men like seem to change both within and among cultures. More and more evidence is cropping up that sleep problems contribute to weight problems.  This time, researchers found that middle-aged women who report sleep problems generally put on […] Read more »

The Comparison Game

By Robyn Priebe on 05/19/2010

Why can’t I have Gwen Stefani’s abs, or Jennifer Aniston’s chin, or my co-worker’s clear complexion????  Well, basically the answer is, because I’m not them.  My genes are different; my lifestyle is different, so of course we don’t look the same.  While it’s common knowledge that we all are different, why is it so easy to fall into that trap […] Read more »

"Hey, we look exactly the same!  How often does that happen??"

Fat Kids Number One Target For Bullies

By Cindy Bishop on 05/04/2010

US News & World Report reports on new research which suggests that being an overweight kid at school increases the risk of being bullied. My first reaction? Was research really necessary to prove such a claim? I guess the most telling result of the study proved that being a fat kid trumps all other reasons kids get bullied in school — gender, […] Read more »

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