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Anorexia & Bulimia

Unhealthy weight-loss behaviors epidemic among youth

Dear Straight Talk: My 14-year-old daughter is being treated for anorexia and bulimia. Her clothes covered it well. I am writing about the media frenzy around being thin, which goes into overdrive in January. With epidemic numbers of young…

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Just say no to #ThighGap

Dear Straight Talk: I’m happy to observe that today’s teens seem to see the ideal female form as more curvy and less pre-pubescent than in my youth. (Thank you, Beyoncé.) Then I learned of the latest baffling body-image…

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Anorexic girl dying for sister to tell on her

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: My younger sister is 15 and paranoid about her weight because when she was younger she was teased about being fat. From researching the Internet, I think she has anorexia.…

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