“Burn It Off” Campaign
A new study raises concern for the eating disorder community and general public alike. The study describes the impact of using physical activity calorie equivalent/expenditure (PACE) labelling for foods, instead of the common marking of calories.
Food, Culture, and Body Image – Part 1
Columbus Park founder and director Melissa Gerson recently presented a series on food, culture, and body image at an independent girls’ school in New York City. In a research-informed, interactive workshop, Gerson encouraged girls to think critically about our...
Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm
With International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on the horizon, it’s important to recognize that suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm can be significant challenges for people dealing with eating disorders.
Columbus Park’s Outcomes for 2019
Read here to see how Columbus Park patients are faring… Does our method of treatment delivery work?
Eating Disorders and the LGBTQIA Community
In recent years, an increasing body of research has shown that eating disorders are disproportionately common in the LGBTQIA community.
Weight Stigma Awareness Week and Health At Every Size
In the powerful spirit of Weight Stigma Awareness Week (September 23-27), we’re reflecting on the impact that societal attitudes about body weight and size have on us all. With messages coming at us from all sides about what a “good” or “healthy” weight is for our...
Press Release: Columbus Park Becomes a Blue Cross Blue Shield In-Network Provider
In an effort to increase access to evidence-based outpatient eating disorder treatment, Columbus Park will now accept Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance as an in-network provider.
Yikes: New WW Dieting App for Kids
WW (the company formerly known as Weight Watchers) recently released a free weight loss app called Kurbo that targets children and young adults, ages 8-17. There are a number of unanswered questions about this new app and the risks it might pose to young people.
Health Tracking Apps and Eating Disorders: Do they help or hurt?
As smartphone use becomes more and more prevalent in our culture, growing numbers of people are using health-tracking apps. Here are the basics on health-tracking apps and how they might relate to disordered eating. What are health-tracking apps? Health-tracking apps...
I Feel Fat
We call it the “anorexic wish:" the desire to recover from the cognitive symptoms of anorexia (like the obsessive thoughts about food and the body and weight preoccupation) without having to gain weight. Anorexia is tricky to treat since so much about the condition...