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  1. Living With Anorexia: Lizzy

    By Lizzy I guess it all started with a diet when I was a sophomore in high school. I had been overweight for awhile, but I hadn't given much thought to it. Then, my grandpa died, and I thought, "Life is really short, and I'm tired of spending it in a body that I hate." At least, that's what I told m

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  2. Living With Anorexia: Melissa Román

    By  Melissa Román I come from a very Catholic family in which everything has to be picture perfect, even if it's an illusion, like in "Desperate Housewives." I was always thin, while my sister was the overweight one -- my mother put her on Weight Watchers when she was 12. Early on, I got the message

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  3. Living With Anorexia: Carré Otis

    By Carré Otis Growing up in an alcoholic household where life was chaotic and unstable had me searching for ways to cope and remedy the anxiety I experienced. I had a tremendous fear of becoming a woman, and my relationship with my mother was fractured. I lacked the nurturing that makes the process

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  4. Overcoming First-Day Jitters

    Whether it's the first day at kindergarten, junior high, or high school -- or if it's a new school -- children get excited but they also get nervous. These are milestones in your child's life, and how your child adapts may determine how he or she adjusts to other "firsts" later in life. "Kids who ar

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  5. How to Survive a Plane Crash

    A JetBlue plane made an emergency landing Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport due to landing gear problems. No one was hurt when plane landed safely, though one of the front tires burned up after touching down. The incident was not a crash. But it may make some people wonder "what if" the

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  6. Meth 101

    Use of methamphetamine, a powerful and addictive stimulant, is rampant and spreading across the United States, reaching levels that have been called "epidemic." In places where it hasn't been a problem in the past, it may seem to have come out of nowhere, but methamphetamine has been a fixture of th

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  7. Portrait of a Psychopath

    Jack Levin, PhD, knows a lot about psychopaths and serial killers. He's the director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University in Boston and the author of several books on serial killers, including Extreme Killings. Levin said that serial killer Dennis Rader's cool a

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  8. Many Emotions Can Damage the Heart

    Volatile emotions like anger and hostility are bad for heart health. But studies have shown that some of the quieter emotions can be just as toxic and damaging. "Study after study has shown that people who feel lonely, depressed, and isolated are many times more likely to get sick and die prematurel

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  9. Out of the Blue

    Brooke Shields seemingly has it all -- happy marriage, celebrated beauty, critical applause, world fame. Yet, after her child was born, she fought the "mother lode" of emotional battles: a crippling bout with postpartum depression. After giving birth two years ago, actress/model/icon Brooke Shields

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  10. Denying Health Issues Can Be Deadly

    Denial can be deadly. This is particularly true when it comes to health issues. Many of us can envision friends, family, or spouses who, for no good reason, kick and scream at the thought of seeing the doctor, even for a physical. Wait a minute. No good reason? "Deniers" have plenty of "good" reason

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