Awareness & Prevention

American Doctors: Take The Pledge

by Dr. SooMi Lee-Samuel MD

The expression “it takes a village” is often bandied about; it is used to indicate how difficult it will be to accomplish a task. Today, the United States is in the grip of a very dangerous epidemic.  In order to turn the tide on opioid addiction, it will take far more than a village, it […]

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Cautionary Note for Young Female Athletes

by Dr. SooMi Lee-Samuel MD

Many decades ago, organized sports were synonymous with males; athletics were mostly made up of boys, not girls. Today, teen girls participating in sports is becoming more common.  On so many levels—physical and emotional health, positive self-esteem and body image, improved brain function – this is a positive trend. Every moment a young girl is […]

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Advice for Parents with an Overweight Child

by Julie Raymond, MA, LCPC, Eating Disorder Specialist

Many parents grapple with the same question:  If my child is overweight, should I talk to her about it? A new study offers a degree of guidance regarding this issue; the conclusion is “no.” Published in the Journal Eating and Weight Disorders, the study concluded that parents’ comments regarding weight, even though well-intended, often lead […]

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Suicide in America: The Numbers Only Go Up

by Timberline Knolls Staff

The United States is arguably one of the greatest countries in the world. We live free and exist in an environment that is rife with opportunity. There is no dictator, no tyrannical government. And yet, every single day, far too many people succumb to suicide. According to a federal data analysis, suicide in our country has surged […]

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week at Timberline Knolls, Feb. 21-27

by TK Staff

We know the best way to combat eating disorders is prevention through awareness and education. The National Eating Disorder Association set apart a special week in February designed to do just that: to place the spotlight on eating disorders in order to improve public understanding of their causes, dangers and treatments. This year’s theme is “3 […]

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No More Body-Shaming: Supermodel Emme’s #BodyBeaUtiful Social Media Campaign Lifts Off in 2016

by Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, National Eating Disorders Awareness Advocate, Community Relations Specialist
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“A New Year, a New You!” We’ve heard this phrase countless times, usually in the latest diet or exercise ad. There is certainly something restorative and motivating about beginning anew. However, that’s no excuse for the outrageous lengths to which the diet and beauty industry go to cash in on widespread body dissatisfaction and insecurity […]

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Congress Must Act … Now

by Timberline Knolls Staff
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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that a large segment of the US population has experienced a sharp spike in the death rate since 1999. Moreover, the key causes of those increased deaths are seemingly self-imposed: alcohol, drugs, and suicide. This increasingly at-risk group is middle-aged white people. Prior to 1999 the mortality rate for this […]

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New Project Strives to Combat Body Dissatisfaction

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Negative body image has been growing throughout our country for quite some time; and what used to be confined to the female population, has rapidly move into the male population as well. At Timberline Knolls, we are increasingly aware that this trend has moved out of mere body dissatisfaction and into the realm of body […]

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The University of Chicago: Taking Steps to End Sexual Assault on Campus

by TK Staff
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Every year, young women throughout the country embark on a college career, full of positive anticipation regarding what the future will offer. These plans never include sexual assault. Yet, one in four college women will be the victim of this type of assault during her academic career. Sexual assault is somewhat sanitized terminology for one […]

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Let’s Put an End to Fat Chat

by Rita Ekelman, MBA, RDN, LDN
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Fat talk, which is defined as public body self-disparagement, is omnipresent throughout our culture. Negative talk of this type is actually viewed as a type of social bonding ritual among women. Whereas females may fail to connect on topics such as people they know or where they grew up and attended school, once they embark […]

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