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Finding Peace Through Grief While in Eating Disorder Recovery

May 22, 2017

Periods of grief can make someone in recovery particularly vulnerable to relapse. Experiencing a loss takes what was once predictable and manageable, and turns it into chaos. Whether it be losing a loved one, a job, a relationship, or a […]

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Current Ways to Be Involved in Advocacy in the Eating Disorder Community

May 21, 2017

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness [1]. With such a high mortality and prevalence, most people have been impacted by an eating disorder in some way, whether personally or through a loved one. Many of […]

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Overview of Current Programs That Offer Scholarships For Treatment

May 20, 2017

An overwhelming number of individuals with eating disorders are in need of treatment, including everything from inpatient treatment to outpatient support. Sadly, there remains a tremendous gap between needing help and being able to pay for the necessary treatment. Even […]

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Boys to Men: The Rise of Eating Disorders in the Male Population

May 19, 2017

Penn State place-kicker Joey Julius recently made headlines again after sharing his decision to re-enter treatment to seek further help for binge eating. Julius, who publicly announced his struggles with binge eating last season, helps shed more light on a […]

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How Nutrition & Exercise Can Contribute to Positive Body Image

May 18, 2017

Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation “Eating disorders are not only about food and weight.” This is a truth repeated over and over by families battling eating disorders, […]

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Addressing Dental Concerns in Bulimia Recovery

May 18, 2017

Contributor: Marge Crotty, Director of Nursing at Timberline Knolls. Medical, psychiatric, and nutritional stabilization are high priorities while in recovery from bulimia, particularly during the more acute phases of the recovery process. The dangerous and perpetual binge/purge cycle associated with […]

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Managing Co-Occurring Food Addiction and Anxiety

May 17, 2017

Addiction can take many forms. Most commonly, we hear of addiction to alcohol and various substances, including illicit drugs, pharmaceuticals, and more. Many individuals may assume that food is not something that one can become addicted to; however, there are […]

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Recovering From the Female Athlete Triad: Effective Treatments

May 17, 2017

The Female Athlete Triad is the combination of low energy intake, amenorrhea (or absence of menstruation), and decreased bone mass density health in females. Up to 70% of elite athletes competing in weight class sports are dieting, and have some […]

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Ways to Create a Support Group for Eating Disorder Recovery

May 16, 2017

Support groups also often referred to as self-help groups. They consist of a group of people who gather to share common problems and experiences associated with a particular condition, illness, or personal circumstance. In a support group, people are able […]

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Periodontal Impact of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

May 16, 2017

Dentists and dental hygienists may be the first healthcare providers to assess the physical and oral effects of anorexia and bulimia nervosa, making them ideal for early identification, referral, and treatment. Dental issues can be manifested as early as six […]

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