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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...

  • Weight Loss Doesn’t Decrease Strokes and Heart Attacks in Overweight Diabetics

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 5, 2013 | 4:30 pm

    Doctors spend a lot of time recommending diet and exercise for weight loss. If you’re my patient, unless you’re quite fit, you've probably heard me ask you to exercise more and eat less. There is good reason for this. Many short term studies have convinced us of multiple benefits...

  • 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...

  • New Israeli bill seeks to widen ad ban to all underweight models

    March 5, 2012 | 11:24 am

    A bill seeking to ban the use of underweight models in Israeli advertising also aims to prevent Israel’s media from using ads produced overseas with too-thin models.

    The bill is an effort to discourage an idealization of overly thin bodies, out of concern that such advertising...

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  • Powerlifting: She started late, but it was worth the wait

    October 25, 2011 | 7:53 pm

    Ellen Stein is 58 years old but says she doesn’t feel like it. Indeed, Stein is a woman who seems to defy age — a competitive powerlifter who still wins meets against women born in decades when she was already well into adulthood. She is, to put it simply, a competitor, and...

  • 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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    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...

  • Keep Your Eyes Open

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Kein v' Lo: Snack Attack

    YeLAdim talked to the LAPD and got these tips on what kids can do to stay safe -- and maybe to help catch a bad guy:

    • Be aware of your surroundings on the way to and from school, at your synagogue and while hanging out with your friends.
    • If you find a note...

  • Got Baby Weight? Try Pilates

    By Maria Leone

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Too many "When are you due?" comments that came weeks after I gave birth to my second child were all the motivation I needed to reclaim my body. I had gained 60 pounds with my first child, but I bounced back into shape with little effort. Now I was five years older, recovering from...

  • Redefining Beauty

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Four years ago, Camryn Manheim walked into David Kelley's office, feeling glum. She knew the executive producer didn't want her for his new ABC drama, "The Practice." After all, Hollywood typically ridiculed women who were 5-foot-10 and a size 22. Kelley practically yawned throughout...

  • Fat and Fit

    By Rachel Louise Snyder

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Looking at television and magazine ads these days, you'd think the surest route to health is a diet that goes something like this: an apple slice and a thimbleful of skim milk for breakfast, a carrot with a gallon of water for lunch, four grains of rice, one strawberry and a shot of...

  • Centenarian Inspiration

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Sam Dabby was 100 years old on Nov. 5, but he waited to celebrate with members of his family and friends at a Nov. 18 party given at Kahal Joseph Congregation Temple. Among the celebrants was his workout trainer, Jeremy Forte, who has been helping Dabby lift weights and exercise for...