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Blog Archives: March 2016

How The Emily Program is Working to Raise the Industry Bar on Eating Disorder Treatment

March 31, 2016. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
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    A recent article in The New York Times"Centers to Treat Eating Disorders are Growing, and Raising Concerns," discusses the rapid growth of residential eating disorder centers across the country, but questions their integrity and program effectiveness.

    This confusion is a natural consequence of the attempts by so many to find more and better ways to help those who suffer from eating disorders. For most of the history of eating disorder treatment, there were no efforts made at prevention, involving families or outreach into the community. In fact, there was widespread unavailability of treatment options for most patients.

    However, as the eating disorder treatment community matures and looks to expand access to treatment, we are seeing a lively and much-needed debate about how to get the best preventative care and treatment to patients.

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Medical Complications of Eating Disorders – Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

March 29, 2016. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
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    Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    One of the best known and most feared complications of eating disorders is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease in which there is loss of bone mass, often throughout the body, and a significant increased risk of fracture and pain. Osteoporosis is a diagnosis made through bone scans, particularly a DEXA scan. A score of -2.5 or greater on a DEXA scan is considered to be osteoporosis. A score of -1 to -2.5 is defined as osteopenia. Anyone with osteopenia is at great risk of developing osteoporosis. Statistically, 40% of people with anorexia will have osteoporosis and as high as 90% will have osteopenia.

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Join Us for a Community Education Event on Eating Disorders and Co-occurring Diagnoses

March 24, 2016.
  • Eating disorders often present with other diagnoses, and one of the more common co-occurring disorders is anxiety.

    Join us for a community education event on "Anxiety and Eating Disorders: An Intertwined Relationship." The Emily Program's Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Lucene Wisniewski will share information on the relationship between eating disorders and anxiety.

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Words with Wisniewski: The High Cost of Eating Disorders

March 08, 2016. Written by Lucene Wisniewski, PhD
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    This article talks about the health repercussions of eating disorders. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    The harsh reality of eating disorder mortality rates

    Eating disorders kill. This is a harsh reality. Our clients are reminded about this fact from their loved ones, doctors and therapists. Yet, many of our clients believe that it will be someone else who dies and not them.

    Eating disorders impact about 30 million people in the United States. They are associated with high levels of premature mortality, including an increased risk for suicide. Without treatment, up to 20 percent of people with a serious eating disorder will die. These are sobering statistics.

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Introducing Two New Intensive Outpatient Programs in the Twin Cities, MN

March 03, 2016.
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    At The Emily Program, we are always determining what type of services are needed and/or going to be most helpful for our clients' recovery. Recently we have expanded our intensive programs in Woodbury and St. Paul, MN to adapt to our clients' needs.

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