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Surviving the Thanksgiving Table

It is that time of year again, the time where family and friends gather around the dinner table to eat delicious food, enjoy each other's company, and revisit memories from the year. For those with an eating disorder, this can be a...

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How To Know if You Have an Eating Disorder

Having an eating disorder does not always present itself in typical symptoms like eating disorders. If you are feeling pressure from yourself or others to eat less, notice a change in how much food your body wants and needs, feel out of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Power of Affirmations

Eating disorder recovery is a challenging process, emotionally, physically, and mentally. There will be times where you may feel like you are failing, however, learning to set good intentions followed by positive affirmations is a...

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Our Philosophy: Treat to Outcome

On average, clients at Avalon Hills have been through treatment multiple times before entering our facility. It is common for these girls and women to get stuck in a revolving-door cycle of recovery and relapse for a significant amount of...

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Exercise & Eating Disorders

Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to move. When done correctly and in moderation, exercise has numerous mental and physical health benefits. When exercise becomes excessive, however,...

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