Navigation Links
Recent Ralph Lauren Advertisement Sends Unrealistic and Possibly Deadly Message to Women of All Ages, Says Medical Director at Timberline Knolls
Date:10/9/2009

CHICAGO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Size-zero models gracing advertisements and magazine covers and the airbrushing of models' flaws to create the "perfect" woman are nothing new. For years, the practices of the fashion industry have shaped unrealistic and very unhealthy body images for women of all ages. But according to Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a recent Ralph Lauren advertisement crosses the line with its feature of a retouched photo of a model so emaciated that her head is larger than her waist.

"The standards society as a whole projects to our young women are unfair, unrealistic, dangerous and even deadly," said Dr. Dennis. "Advertisements like this most recent ad by Ralph Lauren are blatantly irresponsible and send damaging and deadly messages to girls and young women across the nation."

Dr. Dennis added, "The continued importance and pressure society places on being thin, especially for women, can take a toll on someone already susceptible to life threatening illnesses, like eating disorders or depression, and can also trigger feelings in someone who has never struggled before. While we recognize a small number of magazines and fashion shows have already taken a positive step in addressing the 'skinny model' problem, we urge the fashion industry as a whole to re-evaluate the inhuman images they continue to promote."

As many as 10 million females and one million males are fighting a life and death battle with anorexia or bulimia, and another 25 million are fighting a binge eating disorder, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. Eating disorders are usually shrouded in secrecy, but those who are suffering need to know that reaching out for assistance is the first step to getting back on track.

Located just outside Chicago, Timberline Knolls is an innovative residential treatment center designed exclusively for women. The center sp
'/>"/>

SOURCE Timberline Knolls
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Eat Seafood, See Weight Loss: Recent Study Finds Another Reason to Eat Seafood for a Fit Lifestyle
2. Health Insurance Premiums Rise 6.1 Percent in 2007, Less Rapidly Than in Recent Years But Still Faster Than Wages and Inflation
3. SearchMedica Finds Most Relevant and Now Most Recent Search Results
4. Lacey Veterinarian Awarded 2007 WSVMA Recent Graduate Award
5. Dr. Stephen Paget, Physician-in-Chief and Chairman, Division of Rheumatology, at Hospital for Special Surgery is Available to Comment on a Recent CDC Study on the Impact of Arthritis in the Work Place
6. Chair of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Pledges to Recommend Re-evaluation of Recent Glaucoma Findings
7. Alcohol and cancer -- recent research and prevention opportunities
8. BioReliance Appoints Executive Chairman to be Interim CEO and Announces Recent Senior Executive Additions
9. Studies attribute recent increase in multiple myeloma survival to novel therapies
10. Congress Proclaims Support for Long Term Care Awareness Week; Recent Poll Shows Voters Want Long Term Care Included in Presidential Candidates Healthcare Proposals
11. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Reports Recent Accomplishments and Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2015)... Madre, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 ... ... solutions to wound center management, Decatur County Memorial Hospital recently transitioned management companies ... model of Wound Center Management for their outpatient wound center. , Transitioning ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... at the Zoo to celebrate children helping children, a thank you to the ... West Ohio have contributed to the United Methodist initiative to end malaria deaths. ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... endless journey that local pizza maker Paul LaRocco has gone through to open a ... city approval and permitting process tends to take several months, but the current process, ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... Surgical Center is taking part with their subsidiary USPI Tenet Health. , The American ... to fight heart disease and stroke. They believe that together, a difference can be ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... As reported by Medical Daily on August ... for results that last for two years, the longest of any cellulite reduction system ... looking for a long-lasting, effective solution for their cellulite, according to Dr. Robert Weiss, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 2Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 3Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 4Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 3Health News:Article on Building Approval Process for LA Business Highlights the Need for a Bridge Between Businesses and City Officials, says Fire Protection Group Inc. 2Health News:North Central Surgical Center’s Subsidiary Participates in Walk 2Health News:Maryland Dermatologists Discuss Non-Invasive Cellulite Reduction System Cellfina Receiving 2-Year FDA Clearance 2Health News:Maryland Dermatologists Discuss Non-Invasive Cellulite Reduction System Cellfina Receiving 2-Year FDA Clearance 3
... -- U.S. emergency department visits for drug-related suicide attempts by ... a government report says. "The misuse of prescription drugs ... Hyde, head of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ... aged 21 to 34 made more than 29,000 emergency room ...
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) ... in the United States in the past two decades, two ... dramatic decline between 1990 and 2007 -- nearly 900,000 fewer ... getting better for the majority of cancers," said Dr. Iuliana ...
... not promote healing. This is the conclusion of ... current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International ... negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT), wounds are covered with ... is applied using an electronically controlled pump. The ...
... 16 (HealthDay News) -- The introduction of a human ... reduction in high-grade cervical abnormalities that are precursors to ... examined trends in high-grade cervical abnormalities, or HGAs, among ... a national HPV vaccine program for all women aged ...
... and nursing researchers in the United States and the ... in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in ... line bloodstream infections to become one of the world,s ... by the Health Foundation in the UK, the collaboration ...
... Southwestern Medical Center scientists are shedding new light on ... response in patients with treatment-resistant depression. ... fast-acting antidepressant potentially has use in emergency rooms with ... increase that immediately relieves depression," said Dr. Lisa Monteggia, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Rise in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts by Young Men Alarms Experts 2Health News:Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report 2Health News:Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report 3Health News:HPV Vaccine May Cut Rate of Cervical Cancer 'Precursors' 2Health News:International team works out secrets of one of world's most successful patient safety programs 2Health News:International team works out secrets of one of world's most successful patient safety programs 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... N.J. , Aug. 28, 2015  IP Shakti, LLC, ... LLC. ... "Our new corporate identity signifies our transformation ... world,s first predictive analytics platform for patent claim validity." ... the launch of the proprietary AIA Shield™ platform, the Company ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... PITTSBURGH , Aug. 28, 2015 ... announced that its shareholders have approved Mylan,s proposed ... ; TASE) and the related issuance of Mylan ... general meeting of shareholders held today. The transaction ... the extraordinary general meeting. In addition, the transaction ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... LONDON , August 28, 2015 ... approach seamlessly connects people, technologies and care protoc ... improving outcomes and the cost of healthcare delivery   ... PHIA) today announced its presence at  ESC Congress 2015 , where ... Model A.I. , EchoNavigator and IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, that connect people ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:IP Shakti, LLC Changes Company Name to Prediqtus, LLC 2Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 2Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 3Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 4Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 5Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 6Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 7Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 8Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 9Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 2Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 3Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 4
... name in gloves, Polymed has become even better. ... advantages of regular Polymed with the exciting addition ... source of antioxidants, which are vital to healthy ... and powder-free to reduce the potential for latex ...
... Clear View Drapes allow practitioners to ... leg during intraoperative adjustments. Makes it ... access legholder adjustment handles for safe ... even when controls are adjusted through ...
... range of procedure-specific designs for all surgical ... the world. Surgical needs such as strength, ... using different materials to provide performance where ... in a wide array of formats, including ...
CYSTOSCOPY "T". DRAPE...
Medicine Products: