| Sep 25, 2009
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reported that hospitalizations for eating disorders have increased in the new millennium. The most common diagnosis was anorexia nervosa, accounting for 37% of hospitalizations in 2005 to 2006, an...
| Dec 22, 2009
Actress Brittany Murphy was vivacious and seemingly self-aware, but the 32-year old died Sunday. It's something that makes Euless' Janee Harrell shudder. Janee Harrell says, "I think it's because I realize that could have been me."
The 35-year old is a...
| Jan 20, 2010
In the 1987 family photo, Maggie Baumann's red shirt is tucked tightly over a flat stomach. She smiles next to her husband and their 1-year-old sitting in a high chair.
She's six months pregnant and starving herself, she writes on the popular blog,...
| Feb 24, 2010
Kelly had an epiphany in her car two years ago on a lunch break.
She thought about the lifestyles of other people in their early 30s, her age. They went out. They had kids. They led full lives. When she thought about her own life, she burst into tears....
| Mar 29, 2009
From Lifetime movies to non-fiction accounts and heavy-handed novels, the theme of anorexia has almost become a cliche. These accounts are often melodramatized and glamorized: vertebrae spiking through skin; calling size zero fat; pasting "thinspiration"...
| Apr 2, 2009
| 6:29 PM
Bryan Bixler is dying.
He feels it in his bones a little more each day, as if passing the mirror in his Laguna Beach apartment and glancing at himself isn't evidence enough. Here's what greets him: sunken eyes, paper-thin arms and legs that hang like a...
| Apr 7, 2009
Gay marriage on trial
Re “Iowa’s OK of gay marriage could bolster Prop. 8 foes,” April 4
The Times' article regarding the legalization of gay marriage in Iowa is excellent reporting, but it is crucial we remain careful going forward...
| Feb 23, 2010
| 7:59 AM
They're the cold hard facts you may not know about eating disorders.
" Anorexia in particular has the highest fatality rate of any mental illness. With bulimia, you can have an electrolyte imbalance that would cause you to have a heart attack," says...