| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:50 PM
It wasn't too long ago that Julia Schaeffer consumed only 300 calories a day.
She also refused to spend time with anyone, gave up on sleep and skipped classes to make time for exercise. Dance to gym to rehearsals to work and back to the gym — that...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 15-year-old daughter, who is overweight, wants to lose weight badly. She has recently lost about 20 pounds, but I'm becoming worried about how she's doing it. She often skips meals, and she exercises for several hours every day. I...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Demi Lovato has a new book coming out, and Monday on Facebook she gave fans a taste of what's to come.
In the book's March 15 entry, Lovato reflects on the day that's the anniversary of her sobriety and recovery, and shares the serenity prayer. ...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Emily Sandoz, Ph.D., author of "Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate," will conduct a presentation at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday that organizers say "will provide truthful and powerful resources to help individuals along the path toward body...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Source: National Eating Disorders Association
Eating disorders are real, complex and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for a patient's health, productivity and relationships - and even kill.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating disorders are most often associated with young women, but a new study suggests young men can also become obsessed with their appearance and go to extremes to enhance their bodies.
The problem can resemble a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:30 AM
"YOU KNOW, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gives of herself. But they are not saints," said actor Edward James Olmos.
Well, during no point in Hillary Clinton's lifetime has she ever been considered a saint. Princess Diana, however, even...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Scientists have discovered two gene mutations that they believe are associated with an increased risk of eating disorders.
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia often run in families, but these eating disorders are complex, and it has proved difficult to...
| Oct 8, 2013
Empowering girls is a popular topic for many parents who have young daughters. And one group of advocates, the Brave Girls Alliance, decided to take their cause all the way to Times Square in New York City.
"We wanted to find a way to reach as many...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Understand this: Hands are the enemy. All hands. I never realized how often people touched each other until I stopped being bald. My sister thinks I should have known about the touching part . She thinks I should have known a lot of things.Hair has...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Recently, I read an article in The New York Times about another new "parenting" book. I'm not sure I understand this latest addition to a group of what I'd call "extreme parenting" guides.
On the heels of Amy Chua's controversial book, "Battle Hymn of...