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Guest Post: Emotional Distress And Weight Gain

Posted September 1, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Today’s guest post comes from Erik Hemmingsson, PhD,  a Group Leader at the Obesity Center, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. His group studies the role of psychological and emotional distress in weight gain and obesity by mapping life events that influence stress, metabolism and body weight. Erik has a PhD in Exercise and […]

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Diabetes

Call For Abstracts: Canadian Obesity Summit, Toronto, April 28-May 2, 2015

Posted August 28, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Building on the resounding success of Kananaskis, Montreal and Vancouver, the biennial Canadian Obesity Summit is now setting its sights on Toronto. If you have a professional interest in obesity, it’s your #1 destination for learning, sharing and networking with experts from across Canada around the world. In 2015, the Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO) and the […]

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Education

Does Facebook Use Promote Eating Disorders?

Posted August 26, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Social media are not just a means of sharing your life with the world – they also open your life to praise (likes and positive comments) or criticism. Thus, it is easy to see how avid use of such platforms (especially those with ample picture posts) can potentially promote body image and weight obsessions in […]

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Comedy

We Are Robin Williams: Becoming Helpful in Helpless Times

Posted August 14, 2014 by Anonymous

The tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has many of us talking about things that legitimately need attention and discussion. To me, what seems most glaringly obvious in these retrospective conversations and reflections is that we are merely on the foothill of developments in our thinking about suffering and identity, and that none […]

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General

Where have I been?

Posted May 27, 2014 by Zoom!

Where have I been the last few months? I’ve been depressed. I still am, but I’m doing better now than I was. It was bad. It started in December and peaked in February I think. Between crazy workload issues and packing and moving and selling the house and renovations and migraines and awful migraine prevention [...]

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