Disordered Eating in a Disordered Time

Social isolation and unstructured days add to the anxiety of those struggling to achieve a healthy relationship with food.
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Minneapolis is the third-fittest city in the nation, while St. Paul is ranked No. 12. That's according to the 13th annual fitness index study released Tuesday by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, which ranked Minneapolis behind Arlington, Va. and Seattle, Wa. out of the 100 largest cities in the country. Scores were compiled via surveys of residen ts across 33 areas like health behaviors (exercise and nutrition habits), prevalence of chronic diseases (obesity,…
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County commissioners told the Pittsburgh Business Times and other media outlets last week that they were told to expect targeted mitigation measures by Thursday.
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Medical College of Wisconsin president and CEO Dr. John Raymond Sr. called “very troubling” the recent increase in new Covid-19 cases in Wisconsin, but said lagging indicators of the disease’s impact like hospitalizations and deaths are not alarming so far. The number of new diagnoses in Wisconsin jumped in recent days after a lull following the Fourth of July. Wisc onsin posted its four highest days for new cases from July 9 through Sunday ranging from 752 to 929. “Our early indicators…
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An Austin company has created a device that can measure someone's heart beat without any physical contact. The race is on to bring the product to market as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic. Click through to learn more about their latest partnership.
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A biopharmaceutical company that has been working in collaboration with UAB on an intranasal Covid-19 vaccine candidate said preclinical studies of the candidate had positive results. Altimmune Inc., a Gaithersburg, Maryland-based firm, said the results showed strong neutralizing activity and potent immunity in the respiratory tract. The nasal injection in the respiratory tract may be necessary to block both infection and transmission of the virus and prevent further spread.  Based on the findings,…
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The mayor wants to avoid more restrictions on business, but that will depend on whether Covid-19 cases keep rising.
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With the spread of coronavirus in the United States, our lives are changing in ways we never anticipated. Along with feeling heightened emotions like anxiety, uncertainty or even panic, many are experiencing unprecedented changes to their daily lives. Mass unemployment and job insecurity have impacted millions of Americans, and many of whom are fortunate to remain secure in their employment have adjusted to a new work-from-home lifestyle.  While such disruptions are harmful for everyone, quarantine has been particularly difficult for those who suffer from an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa a...
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Staying home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus has brought major life changes for many. For those who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, social isolating can pose a serious risk to their recovery. When U.S. health officials began recommending that people stay at home in March, Allison Caswell didn’t expect doing so would trigger old anxieties about food that she struggled with daily in the past. For one thing, Caswell, a 29-year-old in Wilmington, North Carolina, had been in recovery for her eating disorder for 12 years. For another, as a health care worker, she felt that she had a good understandin...
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Eating disorders build themselves on perceived feelings of control. Yet, as we find ourselves in the midst of unprecedented and uncertain times, with the coronavirus pandemic, how do those with eating disorders manage? As an individual with an eating disorder, I struggle with the Christmas season, mostly as my ‘safe’ foods are suddenly superseded with aisles of turkeys and potatoes and normal life grinds to a halt for a day as shops close and families and friends gather at home. Coronavirus feels like this, but every single day and on a much bigger scale.  Food aisles are being stripped bare by panic ...
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