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Binge Eating and Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome is a combination of symptoms that occur in women, typically between their ovulation and period. The cause isn't fully understood but likely involves changes in hormones during the menstrual cycle and includes ...

Diabetes and Eating Disorders

October is National Diabetes Month and according to the American Diabetes Association, girls and young women with Type 1 diabetes have about twice the risk of developing an eating disorder as their peers without diabetes. This may be ...

Eating Disorders and Bone Health

When we think of the medical issues associated with eating disorders, we tend to focus on the immediate pressing concerns including abnormal cardiac function, seizures from low blood sugar, and gastrointestinal bleeds from bulimic ...

COVID-19 and Eating Disorders

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our society and disrupt our everyday lives, individuals struggling with disordered eating beliefs and behaviors report feeling more challenged than ever. The circumstances of COVID-19 have ...

Suicide Prevention

Every year, the Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month. Unfortunately, individuals ...

Equine Therapy

More and more, animals are being incorporated into therapy sessions in eating disorder, substance abuse treatment centers, and outpatient programs. At Avalon Hills, animals are an integral part of our program, and horses, in ...

Fertility & Eating Disorders

Eating disorders have an impact on multiple organ systems and especially on the reproductive system. Learn more about the impacts of eating disorders and fertility in today’s blog, written by Taylor Anderson, a Family Nurse ...

Back To School

Back to school tends to bring on a wave of anxiousness and stress as students prepare for new classes, new friends, new schedules, and new information. This time of transition can be especially difficult for students who are not yet ...

Compulsive Exercise

Compulsive exercise is common amongst individuals dealing with an eating disorder and can be very difficult to treat. This is why at Avalon Hills, we work with our clients to treat all aspects of their health so that they can leave ...

5 Eating Disorder Myths Debunked

Eating disorders are often misunderstood by people who have not experienced them first hand and because of this limited knowledge, common myths about eating disorders have emerged. Replacing these common misconceptions with more ...

Treatment Stages

When clients are admitted to the program, they will work through a series of stages designed to help them reach a goal of integrating their newly developed skills into their everyday lives. We hope that with these skills, they will be ...