All Hail the Lord of Misrule

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From now until after New Year, it’s fully authorized and officially sanctioned binge time, and rather than one Lord of Misrule, we have thousands.

Remodeling Halloween

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What can we do to make Halloween candy collection less important? One option is to shift the emphasis to creativity and participation.

Halloween — a Paradigm Shift

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Here’s a quick rundown of the insidious ways Halloween could do harm, along with some suggestions for “best practices.”

That Month Comes Around Again

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Why is Childhood Obesity News not making a bigger deal out of National Child Obesity Awareness Month? Well, around here, that’s every month.

Many Aspects of Bariatric Surgery for Teens

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Over the past few years, the idea of performing irreversible, life-altering surgery on young people has become normalized.

Fat Acceptance Roundup, Revisited

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Today’s Childhood Obesity News post adds to the collection with an overview of our other reports about various aspects of fat acceptance.

Advertising Roundup

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There is so much to say about television advertising and children, we made a five-part series exploring the ugliness.

Let’s Get Morbid About Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity News rounds up the posts that deal with morbid obesity in children and adults, its causes and treatment possibilities.

The Great Fat Acceptance Roundup

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Fat rejection is out of the question, but if the alternative is to buy into fat acceptance — is that also unhealthy?

Is Ghrelin an Obesity Villain?

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Ghrelin, the “hunger hormone,” reminds us to eat, in case we forget. It’s like the warning light on a car’s dashboard that tells you to add oil before the engine seizes up. Face-to-face with an opossum, “yum yum” would not be a person’s first thought. It took the survival-stimulating chemical ghrelin to make the connection […]

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