Understanding Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are not physical, but psychiatric illness. Eating disorders can be driven by social factors such as the media’s ad depictions of beauty. These disorders can also be driven by our environmental exposure as well. Environmental factors include bullying, OCD, depression, and other life stressors. Of all of the mental health disorders, ED’s have the highest mortality rate. read more

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Heart Valve Disease

Heart Valve Disease

Millions of people around the world are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. In America, more than 5 million people are diagnosed each year. Although the incidence of valve disease grows increases with age, the Washington University School of Medicine states that “more than 60 percent of heart valve replacement procedures are performed in women.” read more

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