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  • FED UP: the movie

    By Tera Greene

    May 29, 2014 | 11:38 pm

    #FEDUPMovie: It's time to rethink scary movies. It's time to get real about food.
    Sugar's got a hold on me, you, us... Aren't we FED UP yet?

    I AM ADDICTED TO SUGAR

    Sugar is an epidemic and it is killing us. Not slowly, but fast. From obesity (and childhood obesity), to diabetes to mood swings, Sugar is on a war path. And the food industry is in...

  • Losing Weight and Getting Fit

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 7, 2013 | 6:43 am

    Studies indicate that 70% of American adults and 30% of American kids are overweight or obese. When considering that staggering figure, how widespread today are common eating disorders, and the huge cost of medical care for those who suffer weight-related illnesses, it seems that...

  • Goodbye Soda…..Hello Bloomberg

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 12, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    By Michael Welch

    This week, I began writing my blog earlier than usual. If I don’t say so myself, it was a wonderfully executed critique, demonizing Michael Bloomberg’s misguided radical soda reform.  As I finished typing the last word of my searing expose, my news ticker mooted...

  • Eating Disorders and Older Women

    By Rebecca Cooper

    March 4, 2013 | 8:54 am

    Sixty-six percent of America’s adult population is overweight. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported earlier this year that 35.7 percent of adults and 16.9 percent of children age 2 to 19 are obese.

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  • Being American is bad for your health

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 4, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    “Americans are sicker and die younger than people in other wealthy nations.” 

    That stark sentence appears in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, and it comes from the authors of a landmark report – “Shorter Lives, Poorer Health” – on...

  • A New Weight Loss Drug is Closer to FDA Approval

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    May 11, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    The current range of options for medications for weight loss is not encouraging. The only medication approved by the FDA for long-term use for weight loss is orlistat, available over the counter by the brand name Alli, or Xenical by prescription. It is only modestly effective and its...

  • Healthy Kids: The Basics

    By Sima Cohen

    February 14, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    After being approached by dozens of parents with questions about raising healthy children, I’m excited to share my some of my secrets and tricks of the trade, and provide some insight and answers.

    Over the past 20 years childhood obesity has doubled and as of 2011 is at epidemic...

  • Obesity’s Impact on Sexual Health

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    September 23, 2011 | 11:00 am

    I heard this really interesting story on NPR yesterday about how obesity can affect one’s sexual health.  In light of some of the friction my earlier pieces on weight have caused, I thought this was an interesting perspective to add to the mix.  Read or listen to it here. 

  • An Open Letter to Ilana Angel

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 16, 2011 | 8:50 pm

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    Backstory

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    I wrote a post called You Should Get Skinny which suggested in its most reductive form that to date in a certain pool of men, you have to get thin.  (I hope you read the nuances to this premise in the post here before proceeding because a lot of the debate misses my...

  • Chicken nuggets vs. my kids school lunches, Oye Vay…

    By Julia Bendis

    March 11, 2011 | 9:46 am

    Today my 11-year-old son, Tyler shared a very interesting conversation that he had with his classmates.  It started during lunch time when he pulled out a peanut butter with bananas, and honey sandwich on whole grain bread.  After Tyler was done with it, he pulled out carrots,...

  • Local diabetes fighter goes global with Discovery Health Channel documentary

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Francine Kaufman has seen the incidence of diabetes skyrocket in the last 30 years. The pediatric endocrinologist is director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and she says the disease's local increase is part of a worldwide...
  • Do Day School Health Programs Make the Grade?

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Twenty parents from the Emek Hebrew Academy in Valley Village have come on a chilly winter evening to hear Dr. Francine Kaufman, a national expert on diabetes and childhood obesity, talk about promoting children's health. Although the school has 455 families, Rabbi Sholom Strajcher,...
  • Wanted: A General in the Obesity War

    By Brian Albert

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Obesity is the fastest growing health threat in this country, currently on track to overtake tobacco as No. 1.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 30 percent of American adults older than 20 (more than 60 million people) are obese. The percentage of youths...

  • Q and A With Dr. Francine R. Kaufman

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Obesity has reached record rates among children and adults, bringing with it increased risk for developing diabetes and related health problems. In addition to the more than 18 million Americans currently living with diabetes, another 41 million are considered prediabetic, and are...

  • Your Letters

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Army of One



    In "An Army of One" (Jan. 24), The Jewish Journal states, "he can count the times he's missed a deadline on the fingers of one hand." It should have read, "Army Archerd has never missed a deadline in 50 years writing his column at Daily Variety."



    Army Archerd, Los...

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