| Oct 29, 2011
With an impending graduation and no job lined up, John Windsor sat in his apartment at St. Mary's College and listened to his old high school friend pitch him an idea of traveling across the country on a bike.'
Hours later that January night, Windsor and...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Hesston, Ka., population 4,000, is just one small town among others on America's Midwestern plains.
But the town left an indelible impression on John Windsor and Jonathan Zorn after their short stay there during a recently completed 73-day...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 2:11 PM
"Like a Tree, My Body is…"
With those words, a poster campaign for eating disorders at Sheppard Pratt began six years ago and continues today, providing a creative and informative way to reach out to youth.
"It's unique because it is art-based,"...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
When the war is against your own body, nobody wins.
This insight inspires Kathryn Craft's first novel "The Art of Falling," the tale of a woman with a passion for dance and a tendency for self-destruction. Penelope Sparrow's struggles with eating...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:44 AM
The holiday season brings families together with a big emphasis on food, which can be overwhelming for a child or teen with an eating disorder. Some therapists note an increase in families seeking medical help for a child with an eating disorder during...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Source: National Eating Disorders Association
Eating disorders are real, complex and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for a patient's health, productivity and relationships - and even kill.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Demi Lovato has a new book coming out, and Monday on Facebook she gave fans a taste of what's to come.
In the book's March 15 entry, Lovato reflects on the day that's the anniversary of her sobriety and recovery, and shares the serenity prayer. ...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 15-year-old daughter, who is overweight, wants to lose weight badly. She has recently lost about 20 pounds, but I'm becoming worried about how she's doing it. She often skips meals, and she exercises for several hours every day. I...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:50 PM
It wasn't too long ago that Julia Schaeffer consumed only 300 calories a day.
She also refused to spend time with anyone, gave up on sleep and skipped classes to make time for exercise. Dance to gym to rehearsals to work and back to the gym — that...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:30 AM
"YOU KNOW, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gives of herself. But they are not saints," said actor Edward James Olmos.
Well, during no point in Hillary Clinton's lifetime has she ever been considered a saint. Princess Diana, however, even...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating disorders are most often associated with young women, but a new study suggests young men can also become obsessed with their appearance and go to extremes to enhance their bodies.
The problem can resemble a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:52 AM
Self-harm blogs shelter in a dark, desperate corner of the Internet that few of us will ever see. But 14-year-old Anouschka, a baby-faced blogger, has lived here for months, collecting photos of slashed wrists and razor blades, reading grim, adolescent...