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Eating Disorders: The Misconceptions and the Treatment

Posted on · You might recognize the symptoms of certain eating disorders. Anorexia was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM, in 1952. That made the illness more recognizable by doctors and eventually the general public. The same recognition of the disorder bulimia came later, in 1980. Recently, a new disorder has made it into […]

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Rethinking Fast Food in Houston’s Medical Center

Posted on · Recently, an event was held by a local initiative of Value [the] Meal, a national campaign with Corporate Accountability International. Their aim for this event was to challenge the CEO’s of some of the Texas Medical Center hospitals, like Texas Children’s Hospital and Ben Taub, to remove the McDonald’s restaurants from their buildings. The event comes on […]

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Getting Kids to Eat Healthy Includes Teaching Them to Cook

Posted on · A few months ago we had a discussion about efforts to get kids to eat healthier. And while there are many programs and efforts within schools to teach kids where their food comes from – by doing things like starting a small garden on the school grounds – not all those programs take the next […]