The Department of Justice agreed last week that a St. Louis eating disorder clinic discriminated against an HIV-positive woman by intentionally delaying her admittance and denying her treatment. Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders has been ordered to pay a $140,000 settlement, the secon ... More >>
In a statement released late yesterday afternoon, the Department of Justice announced it reached a settlement with Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders over its refusal to treat an HIV-positive woman suffering from anorexia. Susan Gibson, a mid-Missouri resident, tried to gain acceptanc ... More >>
When Brooke Taylor was being treated at a Ballwin-area eating disorder clinic, she uncovered a devastating secret from her past. In the course of her therapy at Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders, Taylor realized a close family member had repeatedly raped her, and that she'd been phys ... More >>
When Richard P. Martielli took the job as president of the Missouri Psychological Association last summer at age 33, he likely became the youngest person in the country to lead a state psychological association. As MPA president, he works on the legislative side of things, protecting and expanding t ... More >>
A Minnesota woman is suing her Ballwin eating-disorder clinic and its director for giving her hypnosis treatment and psychotropic drugs that caused her to believe she was the victim of multiple rapes and a member of a satanic cult that sacrificed babies. The hypnosis and drugs that Castlewo ... More >>
image viaIf you've been to college, you've probably heard stories about those girls who skip meals in order to reserve the extra calories for alcohol. It's sort of like the stories about how the pipes in certain sorority houses are corroded because so many of the girls who live there are buli ... More >>
After complaints from the National Eating Disorders Association, Yoplait has pulled an ad that "contained language NEDA says is a trigger for those most vulnerable" to eating disorders. The offending commercial features a woman debating and bargaining with herself about eating a piece of cheesecake ... More >>
A highlight of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in St. Louis will be a screening of the 2007 documentary America the Beautiful paired with an appearance by filmmaker Darryl Roberts.The National Eating Disorders Association has declared February 21-26 National Eating Disorders Awarenes ... More >>
Art history gives indication of how portion sizes have increased over the centuries. The International Journal of Obesity has studied nearly 1000 years of paintings of The Last Supper for clues. (The New York Times) California county votes to consider banning toy tie-ins with junk food. The ... More >>
A routine check caught the salmonella contamination in pistachios. (AP)Food & Wine magazine announces its Best New Chefs for 2009.Here's a study that surely won't cause any controversy: Some teenage vegetarians might be suffering from an eating disorder. (Los Angeles Times)
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