Politics

Empty Promises in a Bottle

By: 
Jeaninne Milne, NEDA Navigator, Alaska

Glamorous, beautiful, fantastic, a workout in a pill, the easy way, the answer you have been looking for! These are the things that came to my mind when I thought of diet pills. My struggle with disordered eating began way before my struggle with bulimia; it began years earlier when I began using diet pills. I was searching for a way to become the “ideal dancer,” and it seemed every time I turned around diet pills were in my face.

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Victory for Care and Coverage for Eating Disorders!

By: 
Caitlin Hamilton, Communications Associate

In 2010, the family of a 14-year-old girl who was suffering from anorexia filed a complaint against health insurance giant Cigna for denying coverage for the nutritional counseling her doctors deemed necessary. This complaint, and many others like it, prompted the New York Attorney General’s office to launch an investigation into some of Cigna’s practices.

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Political Pun or Blatant Fat Shaming?

By: 
Caitlin Hamilton, Communications Associate

The recent Time magazine cover of newly re-elected New Jersey governor Chris Christie, calling him the “Elephant in the Room” is more than just a political pun in bad taste – it’s blatant fat shaming. 

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