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What is Bulimia?
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder which is characterized by a person who is overly concerned with weight & body image, who binges (eats large amounts of food) and then purges (rid their bodies of the food).
What causes the disorder is not known, but factors that can contribute to it include:
- Cultural bias toward thinness
- Changes in the level of brain chemicals
- Emotional stress
- Disturbed self-image
Young women between the ages of 11-20 are especially at risk to develop Bulimia. Other risk factors include a history of obesity, anxiety, mood disorders while behavioral symptoms (beyond binging and purging) include exercising excessively, mood swings and depression.
Bulimia also presents itself in additional physical and psychiatric conditions. It can also lead to other and potentially life-threatening problems.
We cannot stress enough that the details of this complex disorder go beyond this summary. If anyone who has a friend/family member who may have bulimia or shows signs, encourage this person to read the full article here.
Maintaining healthy attitudes about food and body image is one of the best ways to prevent bulimia. Understanding and support from loved ones are the best ways to help those already effected by it.
The Florida Association of Blood Banks honored Suncoast Communities Blood Bank and Sarasota Memorial Hospital by awarding them the “Hospital Partnership Award” and the “Innovation Award” for the implementation of software that helps hospitals track blood utilization & patient outcomes.
Shown here is the Chair of our Blood Drive, Ken Trotter, and Kathleen McDonald of our Quality Improvement Department accepting the awards on behalf of SMH.
The Joke Appeal: Laughter for money and for medicine
UK-based CLIC Sargent, a not-for-profit cancer charity for children, recently launched the The Joke Appeal. Online users submit jokes that raise funds through sharing & sponsorship, with all proceeds going cancer stricken children and their families.
Please visit CLIC Sargent to find out more.
Thanks to psfk | Image courtesy CLIC Sargent
Paintings with the Same Name(3/?)
Velazquez vs. Dali vs. Picasso
"This, the most famous of Velázquez’s works, offers a complex composition built with admirable skill in the use of perspective, the depiction of light, and the representation of atmosphere. There have been innumerable interpretations of this subject and later references to it. The most numerous emphasize a defense of the nobility of painting versus craft.” (x)
Truly engaging post
The Cubism movement heralded the arrival of abstract art and as Braque shows in this piece, it encourages the viewer to rethink traditional interpretations. Linear shapes are fused with bold lines to suggest form within a space, yet leaves a great deal of openness for personal discovery.
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.