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the inner you, butterfly, eating disorders, self esteem

What Is Wrong With Our Medical Profession? By Hal Eisenberg, CEO

I was asked to write a reaction as a professional social worker who has worked with many youth and adults who are struggling with an Eating Disorder to the following quote in the article linked below. The original article is posted under my reaction. The article is actually a very good article on Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and is advocating for services but I am still appalled that there is not more being done professionally for those struggling. Education is [...]

TEENS SHARE AND CARE AT AIDS CONFERENCE

By Jillian Ogawa Daily News Writer Friday, May 27th 2005 JACKIE LABANCA’S father died just a few weeks after she was born, and through the early years of her life, she believed his life had been taken by cancer. It wasn’t until she was 9 that she learned the truth – Anthony LaBanca had died, at age 40, of an HIV infection. Jackie LaBanca, 17, shared her story this week at the Teen to Teen HIV/AIDS conference held at Queens College in Flushing. “That [...]

New Fashion Designer in Town

By Amanda Marinaccio Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Watch out Gucci, move over Prada, there is a new designer in town, and the amazing part is she hasn’t even finished the 5th grade. Growing up on Hone Avenue, ten-year-old Maria A. Manolis has been drawing since she could hold a crayon and plans to become a designer after attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. “Her first attempt at designing was draping fabrics when she was a toddler,” said Elena Manolis. “From 4 years old [...]