National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. What All Medical Professionals Should Know About Eating Disorders

    ... up to 5% of young women, are associated with high use of medical resources, but often go unrecognized in medical settings. Men with ... without altering the underlying problem.  Medical professionals should be familiar with common presenting complaints, with ...

  2. Medical Practitioners Should Heed: Evaluate Behaviors, Not Size

    ... as overweight or obese.  While no surprise to ED professionals and sufferers, it’s a breakthrough that a prestigious medical journal is finally substantiating the crucial need for healthcare ...

  3. American Medical Association Calls for Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders

    ... _admin_communications's blog The American Medical Association voiced its support for “equal health care access and ... are so often made by insurance companies rather than health professionals. This announcement reinforces the AMA’s already impressive ...

  4. NEDAwareness Week 2015 Recap!

    ... around weight or calories as well as other ways that fitness professionals can make positive changes for their clients. We also asked ... by doctors. Friday was dedicated to raising awareness in the medical world of eating disorders. Our physicians and medical professionals are ...

  5. Nine Truths about Eating Disorders

    ... disorders carry an increased risk for both suicide and medical complications. Truth #7: Genes and environment play important ... The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation , Residential Eating Disorders Consortium , ...

  6. Confidentiality and Legal Considerations for Parents, Friends and Employers

    ... Act of 1996, or HIPAA, protects individuals’ medical records from becoming public knowledge. HIPAA states that under normal ... private and that anyone with access to them, like healthcare professionals, healthcare facilities or insurers, cannot share that medical ...

  7. Sample Letters to Use with Insurance Companies

    ... copay for the psychiatrist from the patient be changed to a medical copay rate instead of the higher mental health copay, because the ... with it urgently. Remember: you need to research the professionals available through your plan and local support systems. In this ...

  8. Identifying Eating Disorders in Athletes: It’s Okay to Say You’re Not Okay

    ... Identifying Eating Disorders in Athletes: A Discussion for Professionals . The panel consisted of three brave, inspiring athletes sharing ... to seek help. Zach is now attending the University of Kansas Medical Center to become a sports medicine physician and continue his advocacy ...

  9. How to Manage an Appeals Process

    ... Appeals can take weeks or months to complete, and health professionals and facilities that treat eating disorders advise that it’s ... that sending documentation of an appeals request to the medical director, the human resources director of the company where the patient ...

  10. Changing the Way We Measure Health

    ... term ‘body mass index (BMI)’ was first established in a medical paper published in 1972, as a “relative weight index of general obesity. ” Since then, healthcare professionals have used it as a tool to categorize individuals as underweight, ...

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