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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 22-28, 2009

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating disorders have become a common thread in the fabric of American society. From obesity to anorexia, most Americans have had some sort of experience with eating disorders. Below are a variety of expert guests who can address these issues on your program and keep your audience tuned in to hear about useful solutions to these problems.

Gastric Band Surgery Doesn't Address All Obesity Issues

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo can discuss the rise of gastric band surgery and why many patients continue to have problems after having this procedure. While the surgery addresses the physiological aspects of obesity, it doesn't address the psychological aspects.

CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, (214) 236-9533 (PA);

AVAILABILITY: Pennsylvania, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone

What Are We Teaching Our Children?

With so many moms and dads on diets, many children perceive food in a negative way. This can affect their relationship with food for life. Dr. Therese Pasqualoni can tell your audience how to ensure their children have a positive perception of food and nutrition.

CONTACT: Dr. Therese Pasqualoni, (609) 748-4290 (NJ);

AVAILABILITY: New Jersey, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone

The Celebrity Influence of Eating Disorders

Fitness expert Susie Shina can tell your audience about how the media's continual coverage of the weight gain and weight loss of celebrities can affect the average person's body image. With eating disorders becoming so common, she can offer more sensible solutions for weight loss.

CONTACT: Susie Shina, (678) 438-9185 (GA);

AVAILABILITY: Georgia, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone

How Fear Relates to Eating Disorders

Weight loss coach Diane Ness battled bulimia for years trying to find comfort in food before winning her fight against this eating disorder. She says that recognizing the role that fear plays in people's lives can help people overcome eating disorders.

CONTACT: Diana Ness, (513) 847-1260 (OH);

AVAILABILITY: Ohio, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone

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SOURCE Drs. Elizabeth Lombardo and Therese Pasqualoni, et al.
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