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Student Claims Yale Threatened Forced Medical Leave over Her Low Weight

04/08/2014 at 05:55 PM EDT

Frances Chan is done trying to convince Yale that she’s healthy.

The 5’2″ history student, who weighs 92 lbs., says she was forced by the student health center to attend weekly weigh-ins, counseling sessions and meetings with a nutritionist after her body mass index was determined by school health officials to be too low.

“I’ve always been small,” writes Chan, 20, in a piece for The Huffington Post. “My whole family is skinny. … I just don’t gain weight easily.”

According to Chan, her weight was flagged as a concern in September when she went to the university’s cancer center after detecting a lump in her breast. (It turned out to be benign.)

In December, she claims, a clinician told her that because she only weighed 90 lbs., she would be required to meet for weekly weigh-ins. The clinician also allegedly threatened to put her on medical leave if she did not comply.

“Every week I [tried] to convince my clinician that I am healthy but skinny,” Chan writes. But even after Chan’s family sent her childhood medical records and asked her family doctor to contact the university, Yale maintained that her low weight was a health risk.

Finally Chan tried to gain weight to get the university off of her back. “I asked my health-conscious friends what they do to remain slim and did the exact opposite,” she writes, adding that she gorged on ice cream, cookies and Cheetos, and took elevators instead of stairs. She gained 2 lbs., only to be told she needed to gain a few more until she reached 95 lbs.

Eventually, she decided to speak out. “I don’t have an eating disorder, and I will not let Yale Health cause me to develop one,” she writes on The Huffington Post. “If Yale wants to kick me out, let them try.”

Since her essay ran in March, Chan has heard from other students who have allegedly experienced similar treatment. She has recently been assigned a new physician who says that BMI is just one factor in determining a person’s overall health.

Yale University did not respond to a request for comment.

Student Claims Yale Threatened Forced Medical Leave over Her Low Weight
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Tara Reid ‘Sparks Breast Cancer Fears’

Tara Reid ‘Sparks Breast Cancer Fears’

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Tara Reid ‘Sparks Breast Cancer Fears’TARA Reid has sparked concern about her health.

The 38-year-old actress was photographed looking concerned as she left The Encino Breast Care Center in Los Angeles.

“She was there for about two hours,” an eyewitness told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“She appeared visibly distraught and was dressed down with very little makeup on. It looked like she had a medical scare.”

On its website, The Encino Breast Care Center says it provides ul­trasounds, mammograms and bone density scans, and focuses on “provid­ing women with optimal breast care.”

While her publicist told the National Enquirer that “Tara just had an annual exam, nothing unusual,” the Sharknado star has had problems with her breasts in the past.

In 2004, Tara had two botched plastic surgery procedures, including a breast en­hancement and joint liposuction. She later suffered a wardrobe malfunction which showed scarring and damage to her nipples.

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Tara Reid ‘Sparks Breast Cancer Fears’
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Celebs Attend Pre-Golden Globes Boom Boom Room Event

Celebs Attend Pre Golden Globes Boom Boom Room Event

Celebrity parents checked out the hottest brands for babies and kids at the Pre-Golden Globe Boom Boom Room gifting suite on January 10 and 11th. The event – organized by celebrity insider Jayneoni Moore – was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Event sponsors Cotton Babies, Bum Genius, Daddy & Co by Daddyscrubs, and celeb favorites GOGO Squeeze, Binkdkids, and Spectra USA Bling Breast Pumps were just some of the brands on hand to showcase their products.

Scott Wolf and his wife Kelley, Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams, Alfonso Ribeiro and his wife Angela, A.J. McLean, and Shameless actress Shanola Hampton were some of the attendees who opened up about pregnancy and parenthood at the event.

Scott Wolf and Wife Kelley (parents to Jackson Kayse, 4½, and Miller William, 1, expecting their third child)

“We are excited to start working on her room-we only have done boy rooms up until now.”

Jesse Williams (dad to Sadie, 1 month)

“Being a new dad is amazing, no sleep, but amazing.”

Alfonso Riebero & Wife Angela (parents to Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Jr.,  nearly 3 months)

“We are really enjoying getting to know the little guy.”

Shanola Hampton (expecting a girl with husband Daren Dukes)

“I am sooo excited we are almost there.”

It was also a day to give back. In addition to browsing all the fun baby and parenting products represented, Jayneoni Moore and the attending celebrities packed 100 surprise birthday boxes for homeless children living at Colette’s Children’s Home. “Not only will the children living in the homeless shelter, on their birthday, receive a box filled with fun, amazing toys, but there’s also a lot of love packed into those boxes,” said Jayneoni Moore.

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Thanks For The Mammaries! 2013′s Best Moments In Celebrity Cleavage

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It’s been a while since we busted out our trusty Riverside, but we’re pretty sure that it was Shakespeare who famously coined the phrase, “Giggity!” Then again, it might have been Quagmire on Family Guy. Regardless of what brilliant mind invented that phrase, this was a year in which those three delectable syllables rolled off our tongues with great frequency, for 2013 was one of the most memorable years in recent memory when it came to celebrity cleavage. Some, but not us, might even call it the Breast Year Ever…


It seems not so long ago that twig-thin models—like, say, oh, I don’t know TWIGGY perhaps?—dominated the runways and glossy pages of fashion magazines, but Sports Illustrated (and GQ and Cosmo and Esquire and Vanity Fair and, well, you get the point) cover girl Kate Upton disrupted the entire fashion world thanks to the power of her glorious, once-in-a-generation cleavage. This year, she became the first model since Elle MacPherson in 1987-88 to appear on the cover of the famed SI Swimsuit issue in consecutive years, and it’s safe to say that she’s far and away the most popular model since Cindy Crawford.

The barrage of Kate Upton photos, GIFs (see below!), YouTube clips, and late night talk show appearances was but one of this year’s most mammarable (sorry for the terrible pun!) moments, though. Take a stroll through our gallery of 2013′s Best Moments In Celebrity Cleavage to find out about the rest! Don’t worry, it’s Saturday — your boss isn’t going to be making a surprise appearance over your shoulder.

Thanks For The Mammaries! 2013′s Best Moments In Celebrity Cleavage

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