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9 truths about eating disorders and tips for parents

ANYONE can develop an eating disorder, any age, race, nationality, socioeconomic status; eating disorders do not discriminate. Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental illnesses. There are several types of eating disorders. These can include: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) and others. The quicker the behaviors are addressed, the more likely there is to be a positive outcome. There are many misconceptions about eating disorders. Below are nine TRUTHS about eating disorders to help anyone who might be facing one. If you think you or someone you love may have an eating disorder please visit childrensmercy.org for more information.

Top 6 things the pros want you to know about antibiotics

When many of today’s parents were kids, they were prescribed antibiotics almost as often as they went to the doctor. A cough, an earache, or an upset stomach might all be treated with the same bubble-gum-flavored medicine. More recently, medical research has shown that antibiotics are most effective when they are prescribed more carefully, and not treated as a cure-all solution. These facts are intended to help families use antibiotics with maximum effectiveness and minimum side effects.