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  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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,...

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  • 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,...
  • From Fritos to Freedom

    By Sandy Wolshin Mendlowitz

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "I bet you could lose the weight if you really wanted to."

    "You just need to have more will power."

    "Come on, don't be lazy."

    Struggling with being overweight affects more than 75 percent of all Americans, and is a serious problem for the Jewish population in the United States. But...

  • Obesity WeighsHeavily on Jews

    By Judy Gruen

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Lynn Kaufman admits that she comes from "big, hearty stock." But after 30 years of being overweight, the Westside resident decided to get control.

    "I had gotten to a really scary number on the scale," said Kaufman, a veteran of numerous diets and 10 years with Overeaters Anonymous....

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