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Miss America to address eating disorders in Ill.

Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan will host the 8th annual candlelight vigil for eating disorders at the Healing Garden of Linden Oaks at Edward in Naperville May 16. Full story

SPOTLIGHT: Advocates share eating disorder stories

By the time they reach middle school, most kids have been taught enough about drug and alcohol abuse that they can rattle off a list of addictive substances without giving the question much thought. Not so many can identify the factors that are causing that kid in the lunch room to shun food every s Full story

Md. woman on 'Addicted to Food'

A Maryland woman will face her eating disorder head on Tuesday when the Oprah Winfrey Network premieres its new show, "Addicted to Food," at 10 p.m. Full story

Half million U.S. teens have eating disorders

Government research shows more than half a million U.S. teens have had an eating disorder but few have sought treatment for the problem. Full story

Secondhand TV-Watching Influences Eating Disorders

Watching popular television shows full of skinny actresses can contribute to the development of eating disorders in girls. But turning off the TV isn't enough to protect them. Full story

Eating disorders rising among Orthodox Jews

Hilary Waller remembers begging her mother to let her fast on Yom Kippur. At 10 years old she was a bit too young, but embracing the rigid discipline seemed desperately important. Health experts say eating disorders are a serious, underreported disease among Orthodox Jewish women, Full story

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  Tori Spelling: “I do not have an eating disorder”

The actress, who just penned her third book, “Uncharted TerriTori,” tells TODAY’s Ann Curry that she was so upset over rumors about her health that she lied about her weight on Twitter.

  Analyzing eating disorders with brain scans

BYU researches are studying eating disorders by comparing images of different body types, to the MRI scan of their brain after seeing the image. KSL's Carole Mikita reports.

  Health warning signs leading up to Michael Jackson's death?

June 26: Michael Jackson had admitted in the past to abusing prescription drugs. Could an upcoming tour, a history of drug use and a rumored eating disorder have contributed to his death? Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

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