Blog Posts in 2017

  • The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action (“EDC”) announced last week that 65 bipartisan Members of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives sent letters to the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) urging that questions about eating disorders be re-included within the CDC national surveillance systems such as the CDC’s Youth Risk ...
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  • On October 5, 2017, Kantor & Kantor, LLP joined over 100 advocates on Capitol Hill for The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action’s (EDC) Advocacy Day. Advocacy Day kicked off with welcome-speeches given by long-time EDC champion, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Kitty Westin, one of the founding members of the EDC who lost her daughter Anna Westin to anorexia in ...
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  • National Suicide Prevention Month

    || 15-Sep-2017

    Suicide. It’s not an easy topic to talk or blog about. But thankfully, through the hard work of people such as Pete Domenici, Ted and Patrick Kennedy, Paul Wellstone, Jim Ramstad, and so many amazing organizations like American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Crisis Text Line, we live in a day and age where we can talk about suicide. Yet, there remains much stigma around mental ...
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  • When School Officials Think You're Fat

    || 28-Aug-2017

    For the past 72-hours, social media newsfeeds have been buzzing with posts about what a South Carolina Principal said to students this week during assemblies that, in part, discussed the school’s dress code. Here are her comments as shared by ABC News’s Drew Tripp: “(Leggings are) meant to wear underneath a long shirt that covers your heiny, or a long sweater of some type, or a ...
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  • Help Protect Access to Mental Health Treatment

    || 24-Jul-2017

    Today, Monday, July 24, it appears the US Senate plans to vote on one of two bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as early as tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) urges you to contact your US Senators to ask them to vote no on either health care reform option because – •Either option will mean fewer Americans with mental illness will ...
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  • Kantor & Kantor is happy to announce that it has won an important victory in New Jersey on behalf of a woman with bulimia nervosa. The woman, whose name is being kept anonymous to protect her privacy, began experiencing symptoms of her eating disorder when she was only eight years old. The eating disorder was left untreated for ten years. Over a two year period the woman cycled in and out of ...
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  • Written by Craig Kramer, Lisa Kantor, & Brian Flegg January 2017 The second annual U.S. leadership summit on eating disorders was held January 12-13, 2017, at the headquarters of Google's life science division, Verily, in South San Francisco, California. The summit is a meeting of top leaders from the U.S. eating disorder community with the goal of finding ways to unite forces in order to ...
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  • Why Insurance Companies Should Know About the Minnesota Starvation Study

    || 12-Jan-2017

    The Minnesota Starvation Study, conducted over 70 years ago, provides us with enlightening and important information about the power of starvation on the human body. While the findings of this study are not news to most of us in this field, it is an immediate reminder as to why weight restoration on its own is not the answer. It is a reminder of both the physical and emotional influences that ...
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