| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Eating disorders are usually associated with teenagers, but they are also common among older Americans. Research has shown that in women ages 50 and over, 3.5% report binge eating, and nearly 8% report purging (self-induced vomiting). That overeating...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Eating when you're not hungry--especially high-calorie, high-fat foods--may not always rise to the newly broadened clinical definition of an eating disorder. But the behavior that for many Americans is a routine pastime certainly contributes to excess...
| Sep 21, 2013
As the author of 14 best-selling novels — with a new book coming out in March — Jane Green is one of the country's most popular chick-lit writers. And yet she has this to say about her life as an author: "Every now and then, my 13-year-old son...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Amy Winehouse officially died of "death by misadventure" related to alcohol. But her brother now says there may have been another reason for the singer's passing in 2011 at age 27: bulimia.
In an interview with the Guardian ahead of an exhibition at the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Q: I am very concerned about my 14-year-old daughter. She seems to have lost a lot of weight lately and I don't see her eat much or often. Whenever I ask her about this, she gets mad and says there is nothing wrong with her. I'm worried she might have...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:53 PM
The news is not always all good when obese teenagers lose weight. Such young people seem to be at risk for developing eating disorders that slip the attention of health professionals, scientists report.
“Physical complications of semistarvation...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:00 PM
What do you drink when you're trying to shed pounds? Iced tea? Diet soda? What about alcohol?
One cardinal rule of losing weight is limiting alcohol consumption, but can "careful" dieters spike their punch with a little booze and still stand on the...
| Aug 4, 2013
Dear Amy: Due to a job layoff last year, our 32-year-old daughter has been living with my husband and me. She recently returned to work but receives a low salary and no health insurance.
She has a gluten intolerance, which requires meals without wheat...