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A Positive Step in Curbing Opiate Addiction

by TK Staff

Everyone knows the drill: within seconds of entering a doctor’s office for a routine check-up, someone sticks a thermometer in your ear, pumps up a blood pressure cuff, records your respiratory rate and takes note of your heart rate. These are your vital signs; if any one of your vitals is abnormal it serves as an […]

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A New Form of Bulimia: Pump Eliminates Need to Purge

by TK Staff

Decades ago, patients had their mouths literally wired shut. Then came the era of the balloon inserted and inflated in the stomach to mimic the sensation of fullness. Then we moved into radical surgery that rerouted the gut altogether. The most recent attempt to achieve weight loss is the lap band, considered less invasive and […]

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Bill and Bob Were Right all Along

by TK Staff

The Big Book, essentially the “bible” for Alcoholics Anonymous was first published in 1939. From that year until the present day, spirituality, in the form of developing a working relationship with a Higher Power, has been considered an essential component of addiction recovery in the 12 step program. Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the founders […]

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The Biggest Loser: Every Contestant Loses in the Long Run

by TK Staff

Finally, after all these years, the reality show “The Biggest Loser” has offered the American public something of actual value; this comes in the form of a surprising new medical discovery made by studying the 14 contestants who participated in the 2009 show. Surprising and new to everyone except those of us who work in the eating disorder field! If […]

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Positive Change in the Modeling Industry

by TK Staff

I am forever astounded by the shocking inability of the high-fashion industry to learn and change. Those in the clothing business, along with their cohorts in the advertising world, clearly remain committed to using ridiculously skinny models in advertising campaigns. The latest offender is Gucci. A recent ad displayed a young female model who was […]

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Suicide in College: The Tide Needs To Turn

by TK Staff

At this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, Lady Gaga sang a song entitled “Until It Happens to You.” The song shed light on the very real problem of rape on college campuses across America, a message made even more dramatic by the many female rape survivors appearing on the stage with the singer. I respect any […]

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Barbie: Stepping Out in a Whole New Body

by TK Staff

Throughout her tenure as one of America’s most iconic dolls, Barbie has exhibited great versatility in her hairstyles, outfits, and professions. However, in one important area she has not deviated one millimeter from the traditional Barbie script:  her body. From top to bottom, Barbie’s chest has remained shockingly large, her waist extremely small, her legs impossibly long, […]

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America’s Game, America’s Addiction

by TK Staff

The only thing hyped as much as the Super Bowl are its commercials. It was a highly publicized fact that a single 30-second advertisement would cost $5 million this year. That is serious money. So, it would stand to reason that companies would only advertise if the message was geared to a huge audience, such […]

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Medical Terrorists: Unethical and Uninformed Doctors Armed with Prescription Pads

by TK Staff

It is an honor to be a physician. It is an even greater privilege to use my knowledge and ability at Timberline Knolls to help very ill girls and women recover from addictions, eating disorders, and other mental health issues. Although I would prefer to believe that all professionals in the medical field have a deep understanding of the great privilege and responsibility that […]

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Walking Strong into the New Year

by TK Staff

So…2015 will soon come to a close. As I look forward to a new year, I often reflect on the past 12 months to consider what I have learned, how I have grown. I always thought I knew what unconditional love was, and then I had Samuel. There is absolutely no condition placed on my love for him; […]

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