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IWK reduces hours for eating disorder service

The region’s largest children’s hospital is reducing hours at its eating disorder clinic in the wake of the province cutting

Anorexia treatment for Calgary teen costing family $40K per month

A former Calgarian says she had to send her teenage daughter to Portugal to get the treatment she needs for a severe eating disorder.

When she got to Portugal, Savannah weighed just 80 to 85 pounds, her mother says. (Sandy Henry)
Sandy Henry's daughter Savannah was diagnosed with anorexia when she was 11.

With no residential treatment program available in Calgary, the family struggled to find appropriate care.

They tried a private clinic in the U.S. and even moved to B.C. to access a residential program there.

Nova Scotia health budget clawback hits eating disorder group, loses nearly a quarter of its funding

A group that provides peer support for Nova Scotians with eating disorders says its services are at risk after a clawback in provincial funding.

Warnings after student 'diet-pills' death

The distraught mother of a student who died after taking "diet pills" bought on the Internet joined police Tuesday in issuing a stark warning about the dangers of online drugs.

Eloise Parry, 21, died in hospital in Shrewsbury on April 12 after taking tablets that police believe contain the highly toxic substance dinitrophenol or DNP.

Eloise's mother, Fiona Parry, said her daughter, a student at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, had taken eight of the tablets, unaware that just two could be lethal.

Supporting Healthy Eating and Growth: What can we do for kids?

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) in collaboration with The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign will be hosting a free presentation!


DATE:  Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

TIME: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Beyond the bump: Eating disorders in pregnancy

On Monday, April 13, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) released the 

Hashtagging eating disorders: help or hindrance in recovery?

Recovering from an eating disorder can feel very isolating, which is why people are increasingly using social media to document their progress. But the trend raises questions about whether or not that's healthy.

In a video posted to YouTube, a young woman named Hannah in Vancouver, B.C., expressed her struggles with an eating disorder. 

France likely to ban super-skinny models

The link between high fashion, body image and eating disorders on French catwalks may lead to a ban on super-skinny models.

Feeding Hope: Ground-breaking procedure to treat anorexia

Dr. Marla Shapiro on a ground-breaking procedure called 'Deep Brain Stimulation' that is used experimentally to treat severe anorexia.  Link to the video:  




Texas teen dies of eating disorder

Lacey Smarr drew jeers from her peers on an eighth-grade volleyball team in Longview, Texas, who said Smarr's butt looked big in sportswear.


What is the BC Centres for Excellence in Eating Disorders?

The BC Centres for Excellence in Eating Disorders (BC CFE) aims to build knowledge and capacity amongst hospital, clinicians, community providers, patients and families in BC to support the provision of high quality eating disorders prevention, early intervention, treatment and follow-up services. The BC CFE links to the BC Eating Disorders Community of Practice (CoP).

Join the CoP