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Experts say the trend highlights the best and worst of social media's messaging on healthy eating

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The State of Teen Mental Health

COVID, social media, and triggering events for American youths

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What Happens When We Classify Kids' Weight as a 'Disease'?

The AAP obesity guidelines stand to worsen stigma and mental health

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Eating Disorders in Teen Girls Doubled During the Pandemic

Female adolescents also saw increases in anxiety disorders, ADHD, and depression

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Profiteering Off the Body Insecurity of Teens

Keep dangerous supplements out of kids' hands

May 17, 2023
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Eating Disorders Are More Common Than You Think

Misconceptions can pose barriers to screening and treatment

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Lawmakers Hash Out Ways to Protect Kids From Internet Bullies, Predators

During hearing, witnesses recounted the dangers of social media

Feb 15, 2023
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Cosmetic Surgery Goes Viral

Cosmetic surgery on social media is a "double-edged sword," says Charlotte Markey, PhD

Dec 29, 2022
Taylor Swift, Lizzo, and Others Are Changing the Messaging on Mental Health

Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, explains how providers can use celebs to connect with patients

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It's Time to Retire BMI as a Clinical Metric

An undue focus on weight can lead to patient distrust and delayed care

Oct 19, 2022
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'There Is Something Wrong With My Body'

Failing to practice weight neutral care can trigger distress or disordered behaviors in patients

Jun 11, 2022
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Muscle Dysmorphia in Men: The Han Swolo Effect

Relatively new form of body dysmorphic disorder pumped up by advertising and media

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COVID Secondary Brain Changes; Screening Normal-Weight People for Eating Disorders

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