Eating Disorders

Local Art Exhibit Raises Awareness Of Eating DisordersAn art exhibit featuring work created by women with eating disorders took center stage Monday night in Delaware County. As KYW's Justin Udo reports, the artists’ stories are just as compelling as their artwork.
The Specialty Of Adolescent MedicineMany pediatricians, family doctors, and ob/gyns do a great job - but adolescent medicine physicians are another option and a good one.
Anorexia And Bulimia May Be More Than Psychological DisorderIn addition to the psychological disorders that lead to anorexia or bulimia, research indicates genetics and discrete biochemical signals may play an active role.
Eating Disorders Affect More Than Just FemalesToday marks the start of "National Eating Disorders Awareness Week", and a University of the Sciences professor says the problem is not just limited to young women.
Survey: Family Meals Important For Many ReasonsA charitable foundation working to improve research and treatment for eating disorders conducted a survey on the importance of family meals.
Talking About Weight Loss With TeensWhen talking to teens about weight loss, you should talk about “healthy eating”. Just focusing on weight loss could lead to an eating disorder.
Hunger Genes Prove ComplexResearchers are very interested in isolating a gene or genes that suppress hunger. They've found one, but it hasn't proved to be the solution they'd hoped for.
Art Therapy Turned Into Art Exhibit On Display At Chestnut Hill CollegeThe show is called "The Art of Recovery." The drawings and paintings were created by twenty-three young adults and women recovering from eating disorders at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia.
Body Dysmorphic DisorderIn body dysmorphic disorder, a person is preoccupied with an imagined deficit in the appearance of one or more body parts.
Health: Eating Disorder AwarenessMillions of people, mainly women, have eating disorders. But most are too guilty or embarrassed to admit it. Now, with some famous people leading the way, experts say it's starting to change.
Teasing Kids Effects Behavior As AdultsChildren who were teased about their weight are more likely to try fasting, skipping meals, vomiting, or using diet pills or laxatives as adults.
STUDY: Women Over 50 Suffer From Eating DisordersPrevious studies report a lower risk for eating disorders as women mature, but this new study is the first of its kind, studying women 50 and older.