| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Olympic diver Brittany Viola is representing Team USA in the 10-meter platform competition in London this Wednesday and Thursday. Viola was a collegiate champion at the University of Miami, where she still trains.
Recognizing that her sport is both...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Celebrity psychologist Dr. Drew Pinsky recently admitted on CNN to exercising obsessively to stay slim, a condition not technically a mental disorder, but what some call exercise bulimia.
He joked about his condition saying: “a little whiff of a...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Uh oh - it seems that yet another star has run afoul of the Twitterverse.
Lady Gaga is taking some virtual heat over a tweet she sent to her 22 million-plus followers on Tuesday that used a hashtag that said pop stars don't eat, and it's being translated...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:23 PM
It is called ‘thinspiration,’ or ‘thinspo’ for short. They are blogs written by people with anorexia or bulimia, where the writers discuss their experiences as they try to lose unhealthy amounts of weight.
The blogs include...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Rush Limbaugh is an attention-hogging, obnoxious and ignorant loud mouth ("Rush to judgment on birth control," March 7). His crudeness sicken me. The controversies about oral contraceptives are passe. Yes, insurance companies have to make them available...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Jessica Jones is thin --always has been and she gets reminded about it all too often.
"Why are you so skinny? Do you eat? Why won't you gain any weight? Are you sick?” Jessica recalled. “I've heard everything."
It started when she was a...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Decades after revolutionizing the fitness world, Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons are back doing what they started: starring in exercise DVDs and teaching workout classes.
Fonda is 76 and Simmons is 64, and neither entrepreneur seems ready to slow down....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:19 PM
For the first time in 20 years, the American Psychiatric Association has made changes to its diagnosis manual. The new manual removed some disorders and added others.
The biggest subtraction from the newest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, or DSM...
| Dec 7, 2012
On my first day as sports columnist for The Courant, after 15 years covering the NHL, I approached one of the most admired women's basketball players in the world. I had a question.
"Ask me anything you want," Rebecca Lobo said that November day in...
| Nov 30, 2012
Dear Amy: I am a 14-year-old girl, and I have a 20-year-old sister who has anorexia. She was officially diagnosed when she was 15. When she was in high school, she was in and out of the hospital. Since then, she has gone to college and is now a junior....
| Nov 2, 2010
Some remarks, like radioactive elements, have a lingering half-life that allows them to poison one generation after another. One that still contaminates our body-obsessed popular culture is the Duchess of Windsor's notorious admonition that no woman can...