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March 04, 2019

Celebrating Women’s History Month and Resilience

  • By Ranna Parekh, M.D., Darcy Gruttadaro, J.D., Sejal Petal, M.P.H.
  • Patients and Families, Women

Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and modern society. Initially a weeklong celebration in 1980, it quickly evolved into a month in 1987 when the nonprofit organization, National Women’s History Project (NWHP) successfully lobbied Congress. Today, Women’s History Month is celebrated during March in the United States and other countries and corresponds with International Women’s Day on March 8. The 2019 theme is “Visionary women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.”

February 01, 2019

Eating Disorders, Weight-Shaming and “Clean” Eating

  • Addiction, Eating Disorders, Patients and Families, Women

Eating disorders affect all kinds of people: women, men, young and old and from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Many factors likely contribute to developing eating disorders, including a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Having a close relative with an eating disorder or a history of dieting are risk factors. High levels of body image dissatisfaction and setting unrealistically high expectations for oneself (perfectionism) also increase the risk

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