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  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a mental health condition characterized by an obsession with food and weight. It harms a person’s… hospitalized? If I suspect my child has an eating disorder, what should I do? Resources MentalHealth.gov: Anorexia Nervosa National Alliance on Mental Illness: Eating Disorders

  • For Parents: Eating Disorders in Teens

    An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when eating… An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when it comes to eating. Three…

  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

    Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is the conscious or unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth. It happens most often in… can cause TMJ, or temporomandibular joint problems. Teeth grinding also can be tied to emotional issues, such as: anxiety stress tension depression eating disorders Some…

  • Gastroparesis

    Gastroparesis is a medical condition resulting from damaged stomach nerves and muscles. It prevents your stomach from emptying properly… the mouth to the stomach), the stomach or the upper small intestine. Radiation of the chest or stomach for cancer treatment. Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and…

  • Therapy and Counseling

    Professional therapy and counseling can improve your mental wellness… loss, or bereavement. Anger. Career choice. Parenting or family problems. Phobias. Insomnia. Fertility issues. Chronic pain or illness. Domestic violence or abuse. Eating disorders. If you are not sure if therapy and counseling are right for…

  • Body Image (Children and Teens)

    Many things influence how children see themselves. Parents can play a critical role in helping children develop a positive body… not eating or eating more than usual) Not talking as much as usual at home Wanting to spend time alone Symptoms of eating disorders Excessive…

  • Obesity

    Obesity is when you weigh more than what is considered healthy for your age, gender, and height. This happens when… ovary syndrome Cushing’s disease Diabetes Hypothyroidism Cardiovascular disorders Congestive heart failure Idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle) Heart valve disorders Sleep disorders Sleep…

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It makes your bones brittle and breakable. Learn how to prevent and manage… osteoporosis. Controllable risk factors: Lack of calcium and/or vitamins. Inactive lifestyle or lack of exercise. Smoking or tobacco use. Alcohol abuse. Eating disorders, such as anorexia…

  • Osteopenia

    The condition osteopenia begins as your bones get weaker. It’s common as you age. People who have osteopenia have a… risk. Stop smoking or using tobacco. Avoid or limit alcohol use and drinking carbonated beverages. Get regular exercise. Maintain a healthy diet. Eating disorders, such…

  • Understanding Your Teen's Emotional Health

    The teen years are full of ups and downs. Teens may feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical changes they… often have low self-esteem or family problems. They may experiment with using drugs or alcohol, or having unprotected sex. Depression and eating disorders are other common health issues…

  • Childhood Overweight and Obesity: Helping Your Child Achieve a Healthy Weight

    Good nutrition and regular physical activity can help your child achieve and maintain a healthy weight… attention to the warning signs of an eating disorder. These include being overly concerned about calories, having anxiety about body weight, not eating at all, binge eating, or exercising excessively. Eating disorders such as…

  • Overeating in Children and Teens

    Sometimes it may seem your child or teen eats all the time. How do you know if this is something… What is binge eating disorder? Eating disorders usually develop during the teenage years or in early adulthood. Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder in which…

  • Healthy Ways to Gain Weight If You’re Underweight

    While many people who are obese or overweight have a hard time losing weight, being underweight can cause health problems,… loss from illness. Psychological issues. Our mental wellbeing affects every part of our lives. Things like stress and depression can disrupt healthy eating habits. Severe body image fears and distortions…

  • Female Athlete Triad

    The female athlete triad is a disorder that women can develop that affects energy levels, menstrual cycles, and bone… athlete triad is a disorder that should be taken seriously. Most cases require treatment. A doctor will talk to you about healthy eating habits and lifestyle…

  • Pica

    Pica is a compulsive eating disorder in which people eat nonfood items. Dirt, clay, and flaking paint are the most… poisonous, and bacterial content of the nonfood items. Repeatedly eating nonfood items over a period of time can cause: Lead poisoning (from eating paint chips…

  • Spina Bifida

    Spina bifida is a birth defect that happens when a baby’s spine and spinal cord don’t close completely during… complications are possible, including: Abnormal nerve sensation Skin irritation Latex allergy More serious cases may have severe complications, including: Choking and difficulty eating Stomach disorders Trouble…

  • Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern. You fast during a certain period of time each day. You then eat during… one small meal of 500 to 600 calories on your fasting days. The time you’re allowed to eat is called your eating window. During your…

  • Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination. It usually appears in infancy… What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of neurological (brain) disorders. These disorders affect body movement and muscle coordination. It usually appears…