Understanding Eating Disorders


February 19, 2020

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The ABCs of CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp. You may have heard about treating a variety of medical conditions using CBD. But what does science say? Learn more about an FDA approved medication and CBD-focused research in the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine.

Your Heart Valves

Did you know that your heart has four valves? Under normal conditions, these valves open to let blood flow out of your heart and then shut to keep it from flowing backward. Sometimes your valves don’t work properly, possibly because of conditions such as regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, or stenosis. Some valve problems are minor and don’t need treatment while others might require medicines or surgery. Heart tests can show if you have a heart valve disease.

Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious medical illnesses marked by severe disturbances to a person’s eating habits. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may be signs. These disorders can affect a person’s physical and mental health. But eating disorders can be treated. Learning more about eating disorders can help you spot the warning signs and seek treatment early.

Learning Disabilities

A child with learning disabilities may have trouble speaking, writing, or performing other learning-related tasks. Learning disabilities don’t have anything to do with intelligence. They are caused by differences in the brain, and they affect the way the brain processes information. Learn more about the signs of learning disabilities and treatment options.

Are You Through with the Chew?

You probably know that tobacco is harmful to your health. Did you also know it’s not just inhaling cigarette smoke that causes disease? Smokeless tobacco (dip, chew, snuff, snus) contains more than 4,000 chemicals, and as many as 30 of these have been linked to cancer. Smokeless tobacco can cause:

  • gum disease and tooth loss
  • cancer of the mouth
  • nicotine addiction
  • esophageal cancer
  • pancreatic cancer

Learn more about the risks of smokeless tobacco and making a quitting plan.

Roasted Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have a bad reputation, but they are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Give them another try with this Roasted Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts recipe.