Viewing blog posts tagged with "Bmi"

See Something, Say Something

posted by Morgan O'Toole-Smith on March 7, 2019 at 2:46pm

See something, say something is what the anti-terrorist watch tells us at the airport and in public spaces. When people take individual and collective responsibility for reporting whenever they see something potentially dangerous, something not right, it’s possible to prevent catastrophes.


An alert went out on the AED (Academy of Eating Disorders) listserv from Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD who had caught wind of a weight loss study recruiting subjects in Australia under the auspices…

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Food and Love

posted by Julie O'Toole on January 3, 2019 at 3:03pm

I was so struck by the discussion I heard on the radio that I had to pull over to write the words down: “someone who loves you is at home cooking for you.”

In the social avalanche of discussions online, on-air, on-screen about fat/weight/fitness (largely misplaced and often futile) I frequently hear blame placed for our increasing girth on families and individuals being very “food focused”. We are admonished not to equate food with love.

What? Food, its procurement, its…

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It’s Enough to Make You Crazy

posted by Julie O'Toole on October 2, 2015 at 11:25am

Let’s start with the impetus for my morning study focus: requirements by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) for what they call “Maintenance of Certification”.  Those of you reading this who are American physicians know what I mean: we are required to take Board Examinations every ten years, something I have just finished doing (again).  Some of you reading this may be lawyers or therapists—imagine if you had to retake your professional exams every ten years.  I am not talking…

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Appeasing The Monster

posted by Julie O'Toole on December 18, 2013 at 11:55pm

Some blog topics draw in a continuous trickle of commentary long after they've been published.  One such blog is entitled “Determining Ideal Body Weight”. And little wonder.


The other day I answered a comment by a young reader named Charlotte. It started me thinking how urgent her question might be for others who may not have read the original blog (or at least not for some time).  Charlotte wrote:

"I am an 18 year old female with a history of initially EDNOS and then AN B/P…

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