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A Study with GUTS

As Perri Klass (pediatrician, personal hero) describes in this article, it's not just the disenfranchised youth but also the mainstream ones who face hurdles around self esteem during adolescence. GUTS (Growing Up Today Study) looked beyond body image perception and asked: what medicine and supplements do typical developing tweens and teens take in an effort to change their shape? The answers may not be surprising, but the numbers of teens doing it might...

Attention, Teenagers: Nobody Really Looks Like That

The universal truth of puberty and adolescence is body change, and relatively rapid body change. Teenagers have to cope with all kinds of comparisons, with their peers, with the childhood bodies they leave behind, and...Read More

The Care and Keeping of NYC

I love the Bloomberg administration's continued insistence on beating the health and wellness drum. Looks like they are choosing an issue that is near and dear to my heart this time: girls' self esteem. Samantha Levine and Mayor Bloomberg, let me know if I can ever join your campaign to raise strong, happy, healthy girls!

City Unveils Campaign to Improve Girls’ Self-Esteem

The fashion industry and Madison Avenue are not anathema to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in the same way that soda companies and big tobacco are. But they are, in a sense, the impetus for City Hall’s latest public...Read More