Hospital Under Fire for Unpopular 'No Fatties' Policy

Last year, a medical center in Texas quietly instituted controversial rule — a hiring policy that bars any applicant from consideration for a job there if they have a Body Mass Index of over 35 or if they project an image that somehow conflicts with how patients think doctors and nurses should look. And even though the … » 4/09/12 5:45pm 4/09/12 5:45pm

Emme: "We Need To Push The Boundaries On What Represents Health"

After seeing her speak on a panel about body image and health, I grabbed a few minutes with the legendary full-figured model, cancer survivor, author, blogger, former television news reporter, you-name-it, Emme. Getting through the crowd of admirers was tough. » 4/06/10 4:20pm 4/06/10 4:20pm

When Eating Disorders, Obesity, And Genetics Collide

America — third-fattest country in the world, according to the WHO — has a schizophrenic relationship with food. Could the union of obesity activists and eating-disorder advocates generate any real insight? Strangely, at a recent panel, it kinda did. » 4/05/10 6:30pm 4/05/10 6:30pm

"Neda Is My Daughter, I Have One Just Like Her"

On Saturday, "Neda", a young Iranian woman watching the protests in Tehran, was allegedly shot by a Basij, dying in her father's arms. It was captured on video. Some say she may be the new face of the opposition movement. » 6/21/09 12:30pm 6/21/09 12:30pm