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SavvyMom Roundup: LumoBack, Daddle and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Funny Ellen videos, standing tall, too much screen time, online shopping deals and a Daddle -- that's what caught my attention this week.

A Bizarre Form Of Child Abuse

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Doctors need to be alert for signs of a form of abuse in which a parent fabricates illness in a child and exposes them to unnecessary and po...

The Real Biggest Losers? The Show's Audience

Yoni Freedhoff M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Living
Yoni Freedhoff M.D.

While I personally find The Biggest Loser to be an emotionally and physically abusive, misinformative, horror show, it's clearly beloved and trusted by many. And while my personal opinions shouldn't concern you, the peer-reviewed medical literature should. Along with being taught that obesity is treatable by means of incredible amounts of vomit-inducing exercise, severe dietary restriction, and never-ending servings of guilt and shame, the medical literature suggests viewers will also be taught that failure is an obese child's personal choice.