| Jun 1, 2009
Deep brain stimulation for depression and epilepsy is already being tested in large clinical trials, but it has only been tested in a few patients for other conditions such as traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, obesity,...
| Jun 5, 2008
Anahí, Vanessa Guzmán y Patricia Navidad son sólo algunos ejemplos de los millones de mujeres en el mundo que se enfrentan a la nueva epidemia del siglo, "la anorexia y la bulimia".
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| Nov 23, 2009
Binge eating was long seen by psychiatrists as an unusual symptom of major depression or an anxiety disorder. After all, it seemed sometimes to lessen or yield to antidepressants and psychotherapy -- both aimed primarily at treating depression or anxiety....
| Nov 23, 2009
Rina Silverman's refrigerator is almost always empty. She keeps it that way to avert episodes of frantic food consumption, often at night after a full meal, in which she tastes nothing and feels nothing but can polish off a party-sized bag of chips or a...
| Oct 18, 2009
In the 1987 family photo, Maggie Baumann's red shirt is tucked tightly over a flat stomach. She smiles next to her husband and their 1-year-old sitting in a high chair.
She's six months' pregnant and starving herself, she writes on the popular blog...
| Sep 25, 2009
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reported that hospitalizations for eating disorders have increased in the new millennium. The most common diagnosis was anorexia nervosa, accounting for 37% of hospitalizations in 2005 to 2006, an...
| Mar 29, 2009
From Lifetime movies to non-fiction accounts and heavy-handed novels, the theme of anorexia has almost become a cliche. These accounts are often melodramatized and glamorized: vertebrae spiking through skin; calling size zero fat; pasting "thinspiration"...
| Apr 2, 2009
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Bryan Bixler is dying.
He feels it in his bones a little more each day, as if passing the mirror in his Laguna Beach apartment and glancing at himself isn't evidence enough. Here's what greets him: sunken eyes, paper-thin arms and legs that hang like a...
| Apr 7, 2009
Gay marriage on trial
Re “Iowa’s OK of gay marriage could bolster Prop. 8 foes,” April 4
The Times' article regarding the legalization of gay marriage in Iowa is excellent reporting, but it is crucial we remain careful going forward...